Philip G. Soliven

Independent Director


Mr. Philip G. Soliven began his professional career with the First National Bank of Boston, working in the Manila, Philippines branch as a foreign exchange trader. In 1984, he moved to the Bank of Boston’s corporate headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts to assume a role within corporate banking. In 1985, he was assigned to Hong Kong as manager of the bank’s corporate banking business. During his six years in Hong Kong, he occupied a number of positions across Corporate Loan Recovery, Treasury Sales-Foreign Exchange, Debt Trading and Trade Services. In 1991, he relocated to Singapore as vice president for corporate banking. His responsibilities included covering corporate banking clients in Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.


Mr. Soliven is the president and country representative of Cargill Philippines, Inc., the main operating company and the parent company of Cargill’s various businesses in the Philippines. He is also the commercial director for various Food Ingredients and Bio-Industrial (FIBI) businesses and the president of Philippine Bio-Industries, Inc., a Cargill joint venture. He also represents Cargill on the board of C-Joy Poultry Meats, Inc., a Cargill-Jollibee Foods joint venture.


Mr. Soliven is currently a director of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, and is also chairman of its Agribusiness committee. In addition, he serves as a director at the Rotary Club of Makati, as well as a member of the U.S. ASEAN Business Council, Makati Business Club, and Management Association of the Philippines. He holds a degree in business management from the Ateneo de Manila University. He is currently an independent director at First Metro Asset Management, Inc. from 2015-present.