MEET TEAM TAO

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Julio D. Sy Jr.

Tao Corporation Founder & President
Jun Sy is a passionate entrepreneur who believes in businesses with a purpose. A frustrated rocker and cook, Jun runs his business with a mix of eastern philosophy (the Tao Way) and western professional management discipline. While appearing serious, he is not taken seriously at home. His kids call him “The Plug” for his penchant for solving everyone’s problems.

Cristine Marie Carmel D. Roquim

Director of Information Management and Head of Treasury
A home-grown talent of Tao, Cristine Roquim rose from the ranks from Accounting Manager in 1995 to Chief Finance Officer, a position she held until 2021. Her passion to provide instantaneous data with the use of technology spurred her move to Information Management. She continues to maintain her role as Head of Treasury. Cristine’s other passions are that of being a weekend baker-wannabe to her family and sometimes a weekend warrior with her bonsais, and is a staunch recycling advocate striving towards a zero-waste lifestyle.

Laura Love P. Guevara

President of Tao Foods Company Inc.
Since joining in 2004, Laura has overseen the Group’s legal requirements through advisory services, compliance monitoring and general corporate and litigation legal services. For the past 15 years, she has also been part of the Management Committee helping stir the Group’s growth and transformation which led to her current role as head of Tao Foods Company. This is so fitting as Laura’s fervent interests are good food and wine. One of her favorite past times is participating in the activities of the International Wine and Food Society as member of their board of trustees.

Ma. Melissa J. Crucillo

Group Marketing Director
With 30-some years in communications and marketing, Meli Crucillo brings a diverse wealth of experience gathered from posts both local and regional, and has worked on a diverse number of brands from FMCGs, telco, retail, sports, food, beauty, household, finance, hospitality and property. She served as CEO and Managing Director of two multi-national creative agencies. She counts Nike among her favorite posts and hasn’t given up on running the New York marathon.

Grace C. De Castro

Director of Human Resources
Grace is an innovative leader with more than fifteen years of experience in corporate human resources combined with over six years of entrepreneurship and self-employment. Passionate about her boys, business and BTS, these highlight what she values most in life: leaving things better for the next generation, strengthening “human” before “resources” and celebrating the awe-inspiring magic in our differences.

William M. Valtos Jr.

Director of Special Projects, Corporate Planning Head
Billy Valtos contributes his 32 years of C-level experience in investment banking and private equity to support and nurture Tao Group’s businesses to innovate, scale, employ global best practices, and grow shareholder value. Billy, his wife, and two sons share a passion for food and travel. He is a happy weekend chef and enjoys sharing his wines with friends.

Sebastian Teodoro B. Almazan

Chief Finance Officer
Ted Almazan has more than 22 years of experience in Finance, Audit and Compliance working in local and multinational companies from various industries. Prior to joining Tao Corporation, he served as Country CFO of Grundfos Pumps and IS Support Centre in the Philippines. Ted loves travelling and learning different cultures. In his spare time, he cooks though admittedly, the outcome is not always as expected.
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