Board of Directors

JOSEPH HERNANDEZ CALATA, 34. Mr. Calata is the Chairman/President and Chief Executive Officer of Calata Corporation. Mr. Calata has served as Member of the Board of Directors from 1999 up to the present and has been Chairman of the Board from 2009 – present.

Mr. Calata is responsible for bringing the Company among the top 1000 Corporations in the Philippines and transforming it into the biggest combined distributor of Agro Chemicals Feeds, Fertilizers and Seeds in the country. A member of the Management Association of the Philippines, Mr. Calata started his professional career as a Trainee Manager of then Planters Choice Agro Products, Inc. Mr. Calata was given the Gintong Kabataan Award ng Bulacan and the Gawad Dangal ng Plaridel Award in 2009. Mr. Calata earned a degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Management of Financial Institutions from the De La Salle University.

BENISON PAUL BAUTISTA DE TORRES, CPA, 34. Mr. De Torres has been the Chief Financial Officer of Calata Corporation since 2007. Currently, in addition to said position, Mr. De Torres is the Company’s Chief  Operations  Officer.  Mr.  De  Torres  has served as a Member of the Board of Directors from November 25, 2011 up to Present.

After passing the Certified Public Accountants’ Examination, Mr. De Torres joined the auditing firm of Villaruz, Villaruz and Co. as junior auditor. Thereafter, from 2004 to 2006, Mr. De Torres became an auditor of Sycip, Gorres, Velayo and Co. From 2006-2007, he assumed the position of Financial Services Manager of Prime Outsource Corporation. Mr. De Torres earned his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at the Philippine School of Business Administration.

JOSE MARIE E. FABELLA, 38. Atty. Fabella is the Corporate Secretary of Calata Corporation. He was elected as Corporate Secretary from November 25, 2011 up to Present.  He has served as a Member of the Board of Directors from December 28, 2012 up to Present.
He is a partner at the Fabella and Fabella Law Office - a firm which specializes in the practice of Corporate and Securities Law. After being admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2005, he immersed himself in litigation work as an associate lawyer in several law offices. Thereafter, he served as Securities Counsel III at the Securities Registration Division in the Corporation Finance Department of the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission until January 2010. Apart from conducting lectures to listed companies, Atty. Fabella is an MCLE lecturer on Securities Law and a Masters of Law (Commercial Law) Candidate at the San Beda College Graduate School of Law.


MR. EDGARDO S. PAGULAYAN, 40, Filipino.  Mr. Pagulayan is a Director of Calata Corporation. He was appointed as Member of the Board of Directors last March 27, 2013 up to present.  
Mr. Pagulayan graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Major in Animal Science at the University of the Philippines, Los Banos, Laguna. His professional experience includes: General Manager, Calata Corporation – Farms Group (2012) ; Territory Sales Manager – Central Luzon, San Miguel Foods, Inc., 2002 to 2011; Accounts/Sales Representative, Pure Foods Corporation, 1999 to 2002; Farmers Support Team Coordinator, Novartis Agro Philippines., Inc. 1999; Medical Sales Representative, Novartis Consumer Health, 1997; Marketing Associate, Richellieu International, 1996.

JOHNNY L. UY, 45.  Mr. Uy is a Director of Calata Corporation. He was appointed as Member of the Board of Directors last December 22, 2014 up to present.

Mr. Uy graduated from the University of the East – Caloocan with a degree in Bachelor of Science Major in Business Administration.  Currently, he is Chairman to various companies namely, Fastpace Tractor Corporation from 2011 to present; Powertrac Incorporated from 2012 to present; and JLU Holdings, Inc. from 2013 to present.  He is a member of the Rotary Club of Valenzuela West Chapter from 2010 to present and a director of the Phil Lam An Association from 2011 to present.

REV. FR. CONRADO CRUZ ZABLAN, FILIPINO, 48.  Fr. Conrad is an Independent Director of Calata Corporation.  He was elected as Member of the Board of Directors last August 31, 2012 up to present.  
Fr. Conrad finished his undergraduate studies at the University of the East with a course on Civil Engineering in 1985. In 1999, he obtained a degree in A.B. Classical Philosophy in the Immaculate Concepcion Major Seminary and likewise earned his M.E. Masteral Degree in Pastoral Ministry. He was ordained as a priest in the year 2000. In 2007, he held the following positions: 1. Procurator – Immaculate Concepcion Major in Seminary; 2. Administrator- St. Jospeh Parish, Meycauayan, Bulacan. In 2008, he held the position as Parish Priest at the Stella Maris Parish Church in Pamarawan, Malolos City, Bulacan. From 2011 up the present, he holds the following positions: 1. Finance Officer, Colegio de San Pascual Baylon, Obando, Bulacan; 2. Member, Audit Team, Commission on Family and Life, Diocese of Malolos; 3. Member, Commission on Temporal Goods, Diocese of Malolos 4. Member, Commission Social Security and Welfare of Clergy, Diocese  of Malolos; 4. Commission Head, Columbary, Diocese of Malolos

EDMUND M. SOLILAPSI, 29. Mr. Solilapsi is an Independent Director of Calata Corporation. He was appointed as Member of the Board of Directors last December 22, 2014 up to present.

Mr. Solilapsi began his career as a management trainee for the Commercial Banking unit of ING Bank N.V. in 2007 and worked as an Associate for the Corporate Finance Asia team of ING Bank N.V. from 2009 to 2013, focused on providing mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory to corporations in the Philippines and Asia. Currently, Mr. Solilapsi is a Director of Dodson Management Consultancy Inc., a private financial consultancy and advisory company focused on providing strategic M&A and corporate planning solutions to its clients. He is also the President and CEO of Arqcapital Partners Inc., an investment holding company and Treasurer and CFO of Arqpacific Development Corporation, a real estate development company. Mr. Solilapsi earned a degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He has also successfully passed Level III of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam and is a graduate of the 2007 Markprof Foundation Marketing Bootcamp.