Amb. Manuel M. LopezThemed “HR TO DA MAX: Revolutionizing HR to Sustain Organizational Excellence,” the Lopez Group HR Council held its 10th HR Summit on November 25, 2011. Attended by people managers from Lopez Group companies, the summit was hosted by Energy Development Corporation (EDC) at its new corporate offices at One Corporate Center, Ortigas.
In her opening remarks, HR Council chair Cedie Lopez-Vargas gave an overview of the summit as well as the activities and accomplishments of the HR Council over the past year.
As the keynote speaker, Lopez Group chairman Amb. Manuel M. Lopez shared his views on HR.
“Your job is to see to it that everyone is well motivated, whether someone is watching or not, to work according to the Lopez values… FPH chairman Federico R. LopezFurthermore I want our HR professionals to be concerned about the career development of our people, making sure that high-potential employees achieve their potentials,” he stressed.
Forum moderator Susan Grace Rivera began the summit proper by leading the participants in a chant: “The revolution starts with me! The revolution starts with you! The revolution starts with us!”Lopez Group HR Council chair Cedie Lopez-Vargas
The leaders’ forum resource speakers, Maynilad president and CEO Victorio Vargas and Microventures Inc. president and CEO Bam Aquino, tackled “Strategic Partnering with HRs and Leveling of Expectations.”
president and COO Richard Tantoco
shared his company’s transition from governmentowned corporation to private entity and where they want the company to be in the future in “The EDC
Rounding out the morning’s learning session was the plenary session “Building the HR Function of the Future” with Robert Zampetti of Towers Watson, Hong Kong.FPH VP for HR Beth Canlas
In the afternoon, four concurrent sessions catered to the varying cfffoncerns of the people managers of the Lopez Group
: organizational development trends, talent strategies, social business trends and their impact on the workplace, and “leveling up” HR and communications skills.
The afternoon’s plenary session on compensation and benefits trends was led by Joseph Javier of Towers Watson Philippines.
“The launch of the Lopez values is anchored on the wish of our chairman emeritus, Oscar M. Lopez, to ensure that all the Lopez companiesBam Aquino of Microventurestures Inc.
will be built to last,” First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH) chairman and CEO Federico R. Lopez
(FRL) said in his closing remarks.
“Superior strategy and positioning is useless if our companies don’t have the culture and values that enable business excellence to thrive and be sustained over time,” FRL added. “…We have to constantly leverage on each other’s strengths if we are to thrive as a Group.”
HR Summit chair Beth Canlas, VP-HR of FPH, did a recap of the key learning from the learning sessions.
|Ambassador Manuel M. Lopez
||Ambassador Manuel M. Lopez
| FPH Chairman Federico R. Lopez
|| FPH Chairman Federico R. Lopez
| Elean Pazon
|| Elean Pazon
| Elizabeth Nasol
Elizabeth Nasol, President of
Professionals Network (ODPN)
| Joseph Javier
Joseph Javier, Specialist, Data Surveys
and Technology, Towers Watsons
Larry Martin 2011 Biggest Loser
Winner and Dine Laureana of
Paolo Benigno "Bam" A. Aquino IV
President and CEO of Microventures
| Richard B. Tantoco
Richard B. Tantoco, President and
COO of Energy Developement
Shirley Hombrebueno and Ernie
|Susan Grace Manalo
Susan Grace Manalo, President of TLC
Consulting and former HR head of
|Victorio P. Vargas, President and CEO of Maynilad Water Services
Victorio P. Vargas, President and CEO
of Maynilad Water Services