Philip G. Soliven

Independent Director

57, Filipino


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 joined Cargill in 1995 as a Singapore-based manager in the Financial Markets Trading Group, then Cargill’s proprietary financial trading business. He managed the group’s investment portfolio for the Philippines and subsequently moved to the Philippines where he assumed the country lead role concurrent with his responsibilities as Asia Pacific regional treasurer.

He began his professional career with the First National Bank of Boston, Manila branch, as a foreign exchange trader. In 1984, he moved to the bank’s corporate headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts to assume a role in corporate banking. In 1985, he was assigned in 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 covering clients in Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand.

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.

Mr. Soliven holds a degree in Business Management from the Ateneo de Manila University.