Philippines 2016

Through collaboration between DowCorps and the company’s Human Resources function, this year’s Leadership in Action (LIA) program is harnessing the skills of 40 employees who have formed teams to work on six important projects in partnership with non-governmental organizations in Cebu, Philippines.

Now in its fourth year, the novel LIA approach develops solutions to critical needs in the host country while simultaneously enabling new leadership development opportunities, giving participants a chance to learn more about the realities of international business, as well as identifying new business opportunities. This is an investment in the leaders of tomorrow, who in turn are making an investment in the Dow of tomorrow.

Dow will leverage Human Resources, Sustainability, DowCorps, Global Citizenship and in-country resources to develop solutions for these six projects:

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Projects

Branding and Packaging for Meat and Dairy Products

Partner Organization: All R Up (Pagtambayayong Foundation, PFI)

Sector: Packaging

Objective: Establish proper branding, marketing, and packaging solutions for pork and milk products to make them competitive within the mainstream market, without compromising affordability for the organization’s current urban poor partners.

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The Branding and Packaging for Meat and Dairy Products team includes, from left, Yung Jin Kim, Cynthia Smith, Amit Shah, Anthony Mitchell, Stefanie Boos, and Carolina Gregorio.

Creating Pathways for Employment in Ag Fields

Partner Organization: Cebu Technological University

Sector: Education/Agriculture

Objective: Develop global linkages and networks with foreign universities and organizations to improve the professional employability of graduates of the agricultural programs, as well as develop partnerships with various industries for collaborative research and product development.

The Creating Pathways for Employment in Ag Fields team includes, clockwise from left, Rachael Christiansen, Thiago Esteves, Josh DeVelvis, Stefan Boesenberg, Stephanie Wu, and Rebekah Feist.

Increasing Crop Production through Better Farming

Partner Organization: Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative

Sector: Agriculture

Objective: Educate farmers on techniques to increase the production of high-quality crops, reduce post-harvest loss, and support their financial literacy.

The Increasing Crop Production through Better Farming team includes, from left, Everton Luz dos Santos, Maureen Shi, Jason Ramps, Anthony Mitus, Sadie Bell, Marloes Wigman, and Facundo Lamot.

Promoting Exportation of Dried Foods Using Hybrid Dryer

Partner Organization: Department of Science and Technology Region 7

Sector: Agriculture

Objective: Promote the production and commercialization of dried food products that are acceptable to local and export market consumers, through the development of a hybrid (solar and boiler) dryer.

The Promoting Exportation of Dried Foods Using Hybrid Dryer team includes, clockwise from left, Silvia Pena Alonso, Poompichate Eakawut, Guillaume Artois, Matt Lendzinski, Amanda Ciccone, Eunice Ch’ng, and Umashankar Sistu.

Water Access for Enhanced Consumer Plant Production

Partner Organization: Philippine Business for Social Progress

Sector: Water

Objective: Increase access to sufficient and affordable safe water to 50 households of Sitio Kabatbatan, on the Buhisan Watershed, for their personal consumption and to boost their ornamental plant production, which is the basis of their livelihood.

The Water Access for Enhanced Consumer Plant Production team includes, from left, Lotheronie (Teenie) Raby, Jack Chen, Lisa Malik, Marta Feliu Pamies, Arthur Bremski, Ayush Bafna, and Arda Ozkaynak.

Water Quality Assessment and River Rehabilitation

Partner Organization: University of San Carlos School of Engineering

Sector: Water

Objective: Develop recommendations for funding sources and methodologies to assess the water quality and quantity of Tinago Creek, as a pilot for subsequent river rehabilitations throughout the city of Cebu.

The Water Quality Assessment and River Rehabilitation team includes, from left, Tong Wu, Rogerio Mantovani, Mohammed Sami, Cristina Fandino, Abhishek Roy, Gregore Tom Oliveira, and Elizabeth Uhlhorn.

Participants

Silvia Pena AlonsoSilvia Pena Alonso

Title: TS&D Specialist
Functional Area: Research & Development
Location: Spain
Project Team: Department of Science and Technology

 

Guillaume ArtoisGuillaume Artois

Title: Geographic Communication Manager
Functional Area: Government & Public Affairs
Location: France
Project Team: Department of Science and Technology

 

Ayush BafnaAyush Bafna

Title: Lead R&D Manager
Functional Area: Research & Development
Location: USA
Project Team: Philippine Business for Social Progress

 

Sadie BellSadie Bell

Title: I/S Architect
Functional Area: DSS IT
Location: USA
Project Team: Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative

 

Stefan BoesenbergStefan Boesenberg

Title: Strategic Sourcing Manager
Functional Area: Purchasing
Location: Switzerland
Project Team: Cebu Technological University

 

Stefanie BoosStefanie Boos

Title: Lead Marketing Manager
Functional Area: Marketing & Sales
Location: Germany
Project Team: All R Up

 

Arthur BremskiArthur Bremski

Title: Lead Commercial Manager
Functional Area: Marketing & Sales
Location: Canada
Project Team: Philippine Business for Social Progress

 

Jack ChenJack Chen

Title: Lead Marketing Manager
Functional Area: Marketing & Sales
Location: China
Project Team: Philippine Business for Social Progress

 

Eunice Ch'ngEunice Ch’ng

Title: Lead Marketing Manager
Functional Area: Marketing & Sales
Location: Singapore
Project Team: Department of Science and Technology

 

Rachael ChristiansenRachael Christiansen

Title: Product Manager
Functional Area: Marketing & Sales
Location: USA
Project Team: Cebu Technological University

 

Amanda CicconeAmanda Ciccone

Title: Lead Product Manager
Functional Area: Business Management Administration
Location: USA
Project Team: Department of Science and Technology

 

Josh DeVelvisJosh DeVelvis

Title: Lead Supply Chain Planning Manager
Functional Area: Supply Chain
Location: USA
Project Team: Cebu Technological University

 

Poompichate EakawutPoompichate Eakawut

Title: Production Manager
Functional Area: Manufacturing & Engineering
Location: Thailand
Project Team: Department of Science and Technology

 

Thiago EstevesThiago Esteves

Title: Lead BPSC Operations Manager
Functional Area: Business Process Service
Location: Brazil
Project Team: Cebu Technological University

 

Cristina FandinoCristina Fandino

Title: Manufacturing & Engineering Manager
Functional Area: Manufacturing & Engineering
Location: USA
Project Team: University of San Carlos, School of Engineering

 

Rebekah FeistRebekah Feist

Title: Lead R&D Manager
Functional Area: Research & Development
Location: USA
Project Team: Cebu Technological University

 

Marta Feliu-PamiesMarta Feliu Pamies

Title: Production Manager
Functional Area: Manufacturing & Engineering
Location: Spain
Project Team: Philippine Business for Social Progress

 

Carolina GregorioCarolina Gregorio

Title: Marketing Manager
Functional Area: Marketing & Sales
Location: Spain
Project Team: All R Up

 

Yung Jin KimYung Jin Kim

Title: Account Manager
Functional Area: Marketing & Sales
Location: South Korea
Project Team: All R Up

 

Facundo LamontFacundo Lamot

Title: Supply Chain Planning Manager
Functional Area: Dow AgroSciences
Location: Argentina
Project Team: Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative

 

Matt LendzinkiMatt Lendzinski

Title: Lead Marketing Manager
Functional Area: Marketing & Sales
Location: USA
Project Team: Department of Science and Technology

 

Everton Luz dos SantosEverton Luz dos Santos

Title: Accounting Manager
Functional Area: Controllers
Location: Brazil
Project Team: Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative

 

Lisa MalikLisa Malik

Title: Marketing Manager
Functional Area: Marketing & Sales
Location: USA
Project Team: Philippine Business for Social Progress

 

Rogerio MantovaniRogerio Mantovani

Title: Lead Account Manager
Functional Area: Marketing & Sales
Location: Brazil
Project Team: University of San Carlos, School of Engineering

 

Anthony MitchellAnthony Mitchell

Title: I/S Security Manager
Functional Area: Workplace Services
Location: USA
Project Team: All R Up

 

Anthony MitusAnthony Mitus

Title: Lead Treasury Manager
Functional Area: Treasury
Location: USA
Project Team: Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative

 

Gregore Tom OliveiraGregore Tom Oliveira

Title: Production Manager
Functional Area: Manufacturing & Engineering
Location: Brazil
Project Team: University of San Carlos, School of Engineering

 

Arda OzkaynakArda Ozkaynak

Title: Lead Production Manager
Functional Area: Manufacturing & Engineering
Location: Turkey
Project Team: Philippine Business for Social Progress

 

Lotheronie (Teenie) RabyLotheronie (Teenie) Raby

Title: Mechanical Engineering Manager
Functional Area: Manufacturing & Engineering
Location: USA
Project Team: Philippine Business for Social Progress

 

Jason RampsJason Ramps

Title: Lead Site Operations Manager
Functional Area: Manufacturing & Engineering
Location: USA
Project Team: Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative

 

Abhishek RoyAbhishek Roy

Title: Senior Research Scientist
Functional Area: Research & Development
Location: USA
Project Team: University of San Carlos, School of Engineering

 

Mohammed SamiMohammed Sami

Title: Lead Commercial Manager
Functional Area: Marketing & Sales
Location: South Africa
Project Team: University of San Carlos, School of Engineering

 

Amit ShahAmit Shah

Title: Commercial Manager
Functional Area: Business Management Administration
Location: India
Project Team: All R Up

 

Maureen ShiMaureen Shi

Title: Lead Bus Finance Manager
Functional Area: Dow Agrosciences
Location: China
Project Team: Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative

 

Umashankar SistuUmashankar Sistu

Title: Production Manager
Functional Area: Manufacturing & Engineering
Location: USA
Project Team: Department of Science and Technology

 

Cynthia SmithCynthia Smith

Title: Lead Production Manager
Functional Area: Manufacturing & Engineering
Location: USA
Project Team: All R Up

 

Elizabeth UhlhornElizabeth Uhlhorn

Title: Lead EH&S Remediation Manager
Functional Area: EH&S & Sustainability
Location: USA
Project Team: University of San Carlos, School of Engineering

 

Marloes WigmanMarloes Wigman

Title: Payroll Leader
Functional Area: Human Resources
Location: Netherlands
Project Team: Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative

 

Stephanie WuStephanie Wu

Title: Strategic Sourcing Manager
Functional Area: Purchasing
Location: China
Project Team: Cebu Technological University

 

Tong WuTong Wu

Title: Associate R&D Manager
Functional Area: Research & Development
Location: China
Project Team: University of San Carlos, School of Engineering

 

Leader Biographies

Roberto (Bobby) F. Batungbacal
Country Director for Dow in the Philippines

Neil Hawkins
Corporate Vice President, Sustainability

John Kolmer
Human Resources Manager, Global Leadership Development

Kow Sin Yee
Public Affairs Manager for Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore

Willie Rytlewsk
Associate Director, Public Affairs - Global Citizenship

Eddy Setiawan
President, Southeast Asia – Dow Chemical Pacific (Singapore) Private Limited

Johanna Söderström
Corporate Vice President, Human Resources and Aviation

Rob Vallentine
Global Director, Corporate Citizenship

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