Robertino E. Pizarro

Position: Director and President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Robertino E. Pizarro, Filipino, 65, was elected as President and Chief Executive Officer on December 7, 2018. Prior to his current position, he was an Executive Chairman beginning September 2016 until March 2017 when it was changed to Chairman. He was the President of the company from August 2003 to Sept. 2016.  He finished the course on Strategic Business Economic Program at the University of Asia and the Pacific (Aug 2002–Aug 2003). He was the former (2017 to 2018) and is the present President and Member of the Board of Directors of Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  He is also the President of ABERDI, Brown Resources Corporation, NAKEEN Corporation (February 26, 1997 to present), Xavier Sports and Country Club (1999 to present), Simple Homes Development, Inc., Bonsai Agricultural Corporation, and Minpalm Agricultural Co., Inc. (2004 to present). He was the former President and now Director of the Philippine Palmoil Development Council, Inc. (PPDCI).

As three-time elected President of Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation (2017, 2018, and 2020), Mr. Pizarro presides the 422-member chamber. He will espouse increased and satisfied membership and calls for its members to take advantage of the Duterte administration’s thrust to develop the countryside and to ramp up economic activities in the rural areas. These economic benefits mean the development of the city and its neighboring areas, bringing in tourists, increasing the number of business meetings and conventions, and promoting a conducive business atmosphere. He is also an advocate of the Metro Cagayan de Oro.

Mr. Pizarro is in the forefront of introducing new concepts for urban planning, infrastructure, and land management focusing on real estate development in Mindanao.  Under his leadership, ABCI introduced Cagayan de Oro’s first mixed-use, nature-themed, well-planned integrated residential subdivision, the Xavier Estates. ABCI also developed Northern Mindanao’s first agri-residential subdivision in Bukidnon; the first residential resort in Misamis Oriental; and the first residential estates in Caraga Region located beside a driving range and a golf course.  The demand for ABCI real estate properties continues to be strong due to its idyllic views, high elevation and flood-free locations, well-developed infrastructure with wide main roads, centralized water system, and tree-lined streets and landscaped roadways.

As Director and former President of the Philippine Palm Oil Development Council, Inc. (PPDCI), he espoused agriculture development and job creation in the countryside. New interests and investments in the oil palm industry were created during his term. During the 8th National Palm Oil Congress, which he chaired, the utilization of unproductive lands and the promotion of economic stability through investments in the palm oil industry was highlighted.