Bobby Batungbacal Heads Makati Business Club

Photo from MBC website

Effective March 15, 2024, our member Bobby Batungbacal assumed the Executive Director’s position in the influential Makati Business Club.

Its website cites MBC’s purpose to be the voice of the Philippine business sector, taking advocacy positions and implementation roles necessary to contribute to nation-building. Bobby retired as Managing Director of Dow Chemicals Asia Pacific operations in April 2023. During his time, Dow Chemicals sponsored a Research Grant for the DMMME on Upcycling of Waste Plastics, with several Thesis Support Grants for the participating students.

He has been active in the Samahan sa Pilipinas ng Industri Kimia (SPIK) and with several programs of the Department of Trade and Industry. Since his retirement, he has been active in UPERDFI affairs, as a member of the Innovation Committee.

We wish for him renewed energy in his MBC leadership role. Several UPERDFI members are also active in MBC advocacies. Our member, Ed Chua, also served as MBC ED soon after his retirement as Country President of Shell Philippines in 2016.

Source: UPERDFI Newsletter – March 2024