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Rowen Paul A. Untivero
Senior Consultant

With more than a quarter century of training and consulting experience, he has successfully formed, led and been a valuable contributing member as well as coached all kinds of teams from start-ups, on-track, off-track to troubled ones; has injected science and developed original frameworks, processes and tools to practicably demystify and systematize leadership, conflict resolution, problem solving, effective coordination and smoothen communication in organizations. He provides a 360-degree and multi-dimensional set of perspectives from that of the CEO, middle management, down to that of the front-liner and staff member and has had exposure in almost every industry. Former Country Manager of Alcatel Mobile Phones, Ex-Tupperware, Smart, P&G; co-author, business columnist, former professor of Ateneo de Manila University, MBA studies-De La Salle University, Cum Laude, UP Diliman. Advanced Strategic Leadership, University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

EDUCATION.  Graduated Cum Laude at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, with a bachelor’s degree in BS Economics, a pinned member of two prestigious international honor societies: Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society and Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society for Social Sciences; supplemented by MBA studies in De La Salle University, an Executive Education Program on Strategic Business Leadership from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business-Illinois, USA, and the attendance to numerous seminars and conferences in sales, marketing, management, and leadership. 
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE.  Rowen is a valuable combination of being a training master, a seasoned and successful practitioner of marketing, sales and general management, an educator, a co-author, a columnist and a consultant. As a Senior Consultant and Partner in Mansmith & Fielders, Inc. apart from public seminars he has conducted, he has also been engaged in various training and consulting programs, for diverse clientele like 3M, Abbott Laboratories, ABS-CBN, Ace Saatchi, Ajinomoto, Amspec, Amwire, Asia Connect, Astra-Zeneca, Atlas Feeds, Bayer Animal Health, Bayer Crop Science, Bahay Financial Services, Basic Graphics, Baxter, Benby, BoehringerIngelheim, Boral Plasterboards, British Petroleum, Brother’s Burger, Businessworld, Caltex, Century Canning, CEVA SanteAnimale, Chinabank, CWC Group, Del Monte, DMCI, Duty Free,  Eastwest Seed, Edward Keller. Electrogroup, Far East Bank, Federal Land, Fonterra, Globe Telecom, Goldilocks, GSPI, Green Cross, Healthway, Hyundai, Insular Life, Intellicare, IPI, Inquirer.net, Jacinto, Jardine-Distribution, Jones Lang Lasalle Lee Chiu, JS Unitrade, JTI, Liquigaz, Khumbu Enterprise, Magsaysay Group, Malayan Insurance, Meralco, Merck, Merial, Metrovet, Microdata, Monark, Natasha, Neltex, Nestle, Nissan, Orange Power, Petron, PCI Bank, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philsteel,Pru-life, PS Bank, Purefoods, Ricoh, Rockwell Land, Rustan’s Marketing, Rustan’s&Shopwise, Sanofi, Schering-Plough Animal Health, San Miguel Central Key Account Group, San Miguel Pure-foods-Hormel, San Miguel-Feeds, San Miguel Packaging, Scholastic, Sky Cable, Smart, SMDC, Sophia Jewellery, Splash Cosmetics, St. Mary’s Publishing, Summit Media, Sunjin, Suy Sing & Super 8, Syngenta, Technotime, Thinkpadd, UCPB-Gen Insurance, Unilever, Unipresident, URC Beverage, V-Cargo, Watson’s ,World Partners Bank, Wrigley, Wyeth among others. He brings with him his “hands-on” experience and success in handling various general management, marketing and sales positions in companies like Smart Communication Inc., Tupperware, Pocketbell, Liberty Telecoms and Procter & Gamble. He was Country Manager for Alcatel Mobile Phones, before moving to entrepreneurship. He is currently the Founding Director of DigiPost Marketing Inc., a narrowcasting media pioneer dealing with digital display advertising,  the President of Privilege Z!, and also the Chairman & CEO of Connecting Mavens, the business development arm of the Mansmith Group.

ACADEMIC INVOLVEMENT.  As an educator, he has taught marketing and sales subjects in Ateneo de Manila University and St. Scholastica’s College. He has been sought as speaker for numerous conventions and conferences of varied industries as well as the academe.
 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION.  Rowen has also been director of the boards of the Advertising Board of the Philippines (ADBOARD) and Philippine Association of National Advertisers (PANA). He also became a trustee for the PANA Foundation. He was also twice Vice President of the Philippine Marketing.

Malu Dy Buncio
Senior Consultant

For almost twenty years, she has worked for Avon worldwide at all levels to develop the company’s performance and leadership. She served as the Executive Director for Regional and Business Development for Asia Pacific under Avon Products – Asia Pacific Regional Office where she successfully opened Avon Vietnam. She was the General Manager of Avon Cosmetics, Inc. (Philippines.) when the company has received two Chairman’s Awards for exemplary business performance and the Best Employers of the Philippines Award from The Asian Wall Street Journal in partnership with Hewitt Associates and the Far Eastern Monitor. She successfully managed Avon Indonesia as the President Director, despite the worst political and economic crisis in Indonesia where she received the Chairman’s Pathfinder Award for ‘managing thru Political Crises’ in 1998.


When she was a Business Development Manager at Avon Pacific, Inc (Regional office) and Avon Products Mfg., Inc. (Philippines), she established and coached distributorships in Singapore, Brunei, Fiji, Nauru, Papua New Guinea. She also pioneered Playtex Intimate Apparel for Avon.

Malu has been a Management and Business Consultant for some of the biggest and looked upon corporations in the country for quite sometime now. These corporations include The First Commercial Bank, Insular life, Swedish Match Corporation, the media giant ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, and also, Filinvest Properties Inc.  

Malu completed basic course in Interior Design at the Philippine School of Interior Design. Her educational background includes a Business Management Program at Asian Institute of Management. She graduated with Bachelor of Arts Degree Majoring in Communication Arts at Assumption College where her thesis was bestowed with the Marie Eugenie Award.

All through her career, she received awards and citations for her outstanding management which include the 1999 Pathfinder Award for Unleashing Beauty from the Chairman of the Board, Avon Products Inc. In the same year, she received the Asia Pacific Agora Award for Marketing Excellence by Philippine Marketing Association. And back in 1995 she was a Chairman’s Leadership Awardee cited by the Chairman of the Board, Avon Products Inc.

Enrique V. Abadesco
Senior Consultant

 
Considered as one of the pioneers in the organizational development (OD) field in the Philippines, Ric Abadesco was the first OD Manager of San Miguel Corporation.

Ric has over 10 years of international exposure with Exxon Chemical company, one of the world’s largest petrochemical businesses, initially as Asia Pacific regional manager of OD and Education, then later as Senior OD Adviser for Europe. Eventually, he became its worldwide manager for Organizational Effectiveness and Total Quality Development, based in the U.S.A. In 1993, Ric rejoined San Miguel as Senior Vice President for its Corporate Human Resources Division.
 
Ric graduated with a Masters degree in Management from the Asian Institute of Management and has attended various executive development programs at the Harvard Business School, the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland, and at the National Training Laboratory in Maine, U.S.A.

Ric is a trained assessor in the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Criteria and is a member of the panel of Judges in the Philippine Quality Award.  He is an adjunct professor with the Asian Institute of Management.

Ric was the 2008 National President of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) and as a certified fellow of the prestigious Society of Fellows on the Personnel Management Association of the Philippines.