In just less than two years, the PrimeBMD family has grown from 6 members (4 expats and 2 locals) to a whopping number of 218 as of January 15, 2019!…
Chief Finance officer
Josephine is a CPA and a seasoned professional in construction and manufacturing industries.
She had more than 20 years of experience in one of the construction and engineering companies in the Philippines with nationwide footprint in power and energy, water and transportation infrastructures. She was an AVP in different capacities. The first half of her career in construction focused on corporate finance management, projects accounting, and joint ventures finance. She largely contributed in setting up accounting/finance capabilities for three large joint venture projects, arrangement of spin off of subsidiary, and merger of two companies.
Prior to her position as Chief Financial Officer of PrimeBMD, she was an AVP Commercial. Her role as Head of Project Cost Control and Management integrated her financial capabilities with project operations management further enhanced her exposure to earned value management for construction, budget and forecast, contracts, and risk management.
She spent early years of her career in a pioneer company manufacturing of boiler and boiler components.
Josephine graduated in Western Philippine Colleges (now University of Batangas) with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce, major in Accounting.
DIRECTOR | TREASURER
Stephen Paradies is a businessman with over 40 years of experience. He is currently the Senior Vice President for Finance of Aboitiz & Co., Inc., Director of International Container Terminal Services, Inc., Director of Union Properties, Inc., Trustee at Bloomberry Cultural Foundation Inc., and Board Chairman at NapaGapa Beverages Corp.
Previously, Stephen was the Group Chief Finance Officer in Aboitiz Equity Ventures, where he also served on various boards within the Aboitiz Group such as Union Bank of the Philippines, where he was a member of the executive, audit, and risk management committees, Pilmico Foods Corp., City Savings Bank, Aboitiz Construction Inc., and Aboitiz Foundation.
Stephen graduated at Santa Clara University in California, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
DIRECTOR | VICE PRESIDENT
B.Eng (Civil)(Hons), FIEAust, CPEng, EngExec, RPEQ, MBA (SF’07)
Having commenced his career as a Site Engineer with BMD Constructions more than 20 years ago, Scott has a thorough understanding of the urban development, construction and infrastructure delivery industries.
Prior to his appointment as Group Executive Director – Operations in 2009, Scott performed roles across all BMD companies including Project Manager, Constructions Manager and General Manager for BMD Constructions (NSW) and Urbex.
While BMD is predominantly recognised for its strengths in the delivery of transport infrastructure, under Scott’s leaderships the business has bolstered their capability in non-traditional sectors including ports, oil and gas, airports and resources.
Scott is involved in all facets of the major construction and land development projects undertaken by the subsidiary companies of the Group, including roles on major project leadership and steering groups and joint venture boards and takes a keen interest in the smaller traditional land development projects now undertaken by BMD Urban.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Gloria is a Certified Public Accountant with proven 25 years of progressive and diverse accounting and finance accomplishments within start-ups and global multi-million dollar organizations. Gloria has a demonstrated ability to streamline business operations that drive growth and increase efficiency and bottom-line profit. Strong qualifications in developing and implementing financial controls and processes in addition to productivity improvements and change management. Gloria joined Sycip, Gorres, Velayo & Co. (SGV & Co.) after passing the CPA board exams. She then moved on to assume finance managerial roles at Portland Concrete Phils., Inc., Pilipinas Makro, Inc. and Transfield Philippines, Inc. She has also established her own accounting consultancy firm, MGGV Accounting Services, which provided tax, audit and accounting consultancy services for small to medium sized businesses. She was the Chief Finance Officer at Freyssinet International Manila, Inc. before joining Prime Metro BMD Corporation as its CFO in May 2017. Gloria graduated at the Philippine School of Business Administration in Manila.
Authorized Managing Officer
Joining PrimeBMD’s executive team in May 2017, Dennis is a seasoned Civil Engineer with over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Throughout his career, he has worked in various fields where he handled pre-contracts and construction phases involving cost estimating, planning and scheduling, and site supervision of real estate development and building construction.
Dennis has managed over 15 projects, all of which have honed his skills in his current areas of expertise – project and construction management, procurement and cost management, change management, and design coordination. He has led projects by several prestigious companies in Dubai and across Metro Manila. With his progressive experience in vastly diverse projects, Dennis’ reliable leadership ensures the integrity of PrimeBMD’s masterpieces through his perseverance and keen eye for detail.
Dennis attained his Civil Engineering degree in Mapua Institute of Technology and passed the licensure examination shortly after.
HEAD OF CONSTRUCTION
Mick has 15 years of operational and technical experience across a range of transport, mining, port, airport, rail and structures projects in Australia and Internationally. As Construction Manager, Mick leads the Group’s Construction activities in the Philippines with the goal of ‘Zero Harm’ and a focus on quality outcomes for Prime BMD clients and successful delivery of projects.
Prior to his role as Construction Manager in the Philippines, Mick pioneered BMD’s move into Western Australia and developed the business from the ground up. Prior to his role in the West of Australia Mick was a long serving Project Manager for BMD working for multiple private and public clients across several industries. His focus on safety, quality and good commercial outcomes has seen BMD deliver successful projects in many locations in Australia.
HEAD OF ENGINEERING
Currently part of the business star-up team for BMD’s launch into the SE Asian market, undertaking the role of Pre Contracts Manager in this new venture. Previously the Project Director on the $200m VICT Webb Dock Redevelopment in Melbourne, Rod brings comprehensive national and international experience initiating, delivering and maintaining major construction and infrastructure projects and programs. He is well respected in the industry with a career spanning more than 35 years.
Rod has been a key participant both at company and industry level and has held a number of executive management roles including CEO of the peak employer body Victorian Civil Contractors Federation (CCF).
Rod has consistently demonstrated his excellent stakeholder management skills across a full range of large scale, complex and innovative projects. He successfully assembles high performing teams, efficiently manages operations and provides informed leadership, direction and advice to ensure projects deliver outstanding outcomes for clients.
HEAD OF PEOPLE AND BUSINESS SYSTEMS
Darren commenced with BMD in 2005, experienced in Civil design, engineering, estimating and occupational health and safety. Darren was appointed in 2012 to the role of Business Systems Manager -Southern Region (Australia) where he was responsible for the development, practical leadership and direction of OHS, Environmental and Quality. In this period, Darren initiated successful training and development strategies and packages now used within the BMD Group, in Australia, as well as here in the Philippines.
Recently expanding the role to encompass People Management – Human Resourcing, Training & Development, this plays naturally to Darren’s strengths as a team player. Applying practical, consultative and outcomes-based approach to the resolution of issues and demonstrating strong capabilities in successfully working with numerous internal and external stakeholders to provide direction and foster a cohesive working environment across the Group.
With a focus on continual improvement, Darren ensures the robustness of Prime BMD’s systems to deliver on the organisation’s overarching strategic plans and policies. Darren’s history of meeting and exceeding BMD Group’s workplace health and safety obligations will assist in achieving Prime BMD’s Zero Harm goal for safety and the environment.
HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Marcel Cardona brings over 24 years total work experience in various industries of which 11 years is in a business development role for the Philippine construction market. The extent of his role in the most demanding and complex construction projects start from strategic planning, networking, market scanning, prospecting, joint venture or partnership or consortia formation, pre-qualification, then into bid strategy development, contract negotiation, and contract closure.
Before joining Prime Metro BMD as Head Of Business Development, Marcel has taken senior leadership roles as Assistant Vice President-Business Development and Marketing for Aboitiz Construction Inc. and as Senior Business Development Manager at First Balfour, Inc.
Prior to his involvement in the construction industry, Marcel was Regional Sales Manager for Consolidated Industrial Gases Inc. (now Linde Philippines), Regional Sales Manager for Swift Foods Inc., Area Sales Supervisor for Nestle Philippines, and a Professional Service Representative at Boehringer Ingelheim (Philippines). While in these positions he acquired extensive experience in sales operations and sales management, marketing and brand promotions, and distributor operations management.
Marcel obtained his AB Economics degree from the Ateneo De Manila University under a scholarship grant.
DIRECTOR | VICE CHAIRMAN
Christian Gonzalez is the Global Corporate Head of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI). He also heads the Manila International Container Terminal, the ICTSI Group’s flagship.
As Global Corporate Head, Mr. Gonzalez oversees the ICTSI Group’s corporate functions of information technology, human resources, engineering and audit and compliance across the Group’s 30 terminals in 18 countries.
With over 20 years of experience in the port industry particularly in container terminal management, Mr. Gonzalez either chairs or sits on the board of several of the Group’s local and foreign subsidiaries. Mr. Gonzalez is also President of the ICTSI Foundation that oversees and implements The Group’s corporate social responsibility efforts and initiatives.
Mr. Gonzalez has been with ICTSI since 1997. He headed the Group’s Madagascar operations, and was key in the acquisition of the Australian concession in Melbourne.
Outside of ICTSI, Mr. Gonzalez is a Director of Bloomberry Resorts Corp., owner and developer of the $1.2 billion Solaire Resort and Casino in Paranaque City, Philippines. He is also a Director of Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc. which stages Southeast Asia’s largest national circuit, the Philippine Golf Tour, and a new ASEAN circuit.
Mr. Gonzalez is a graduate of Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa Business School in Barcelona, Spain where he received his Bilingual Masters in Business Administration. He is also a graduate of Business Administration at Pepperdine University in California.
B. Com, FCPA, GAICD
Craig joined BMD in 2007 as Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary reporting to the Chairman and Managing Director.
Prior to joining BMD, Craig held CFO and commercial management roles in mining and energy corporations.
Craig was appointed to the BMD Group Board in March 2011 with ongoing Executive responsibility for all finance, accounting and company secretarial activities of the Group.
Founder of BMD Constructions
HonFIEAust, FAICD, FAIM, South Bank Corporation Board Member, Junior Golf Foundation of Queensland Board Member, Brisbane Lions Football Club Board Member, Surf Life Saving Foundation Vice Patron, Honorary Ambassador City of Brisbane.
With a career spanning more than 40 years in the constructions and urban development industries, and more than 36 years as Group Board Chairman and Managing Director of BMD, Mick Power AM has a record of outstanding achievement as a business owner and partner.
Under his leadership, BMD has grown to become one of Australia’s largest privately owned construction and urban development organisations. The principles upon which he founded BMD are still strongly evident today and are reflected in the numerous long term relationships with companies and individuals from all walks of life.
His strong leadership, positive outlook and capacity to extract value from opportunities will enable BMD to realise ongoing mutual success for the organisation and its partners.
DIRECTOR | CHAIRMAN | PRESIDENT
Enrique K. Razon Jr. is Chairman of the Board and President of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), a Philippine-based company involved in the management and operation of 30 ports and terminals in 18 countries. He is also Chairman of Bloomberry Resorts Corp. (BRC), developer of Solaire Resort and Casino, a US$1.2 billion integrated resort complex in the Philippines’ Entertainment City. ICTSI and BRC are both listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange.
Mr. Razon belongs to the third generation of a family involved in the business of marine cargo handling. The Razon Group has a long-standing reputation of being pioneers and innovators in the management and development of ports, terminals and related facilities. The group’s proven track record stems from over 90 years’ experience in integrated cargo handling, stevedoring and other port services in the Philippines and abroad.
In 1987, the Razon Group and the Soriano Group incorporated ICTSI, initially to bid for the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) in the Philippines.
After winning the MICT contract 1988, Mr. Razon spearheaded the MICT’s development program. The MICT today is the country’s premier international gateway. ICTSI also operates seven other terminals in the Philippines.
After consolidating and strengthening its base and flagship operation at the MICT, ICTSI launched an international and domestic expansion program in 1994. It is recognized today as a leading operator, innovator and pioneer in the field of port management with a track record that confirms its ability to rapidly adapt to different operating environments, and to add substantial value to its operated terminals by enhancing their efficiency at every level. The company continues to pursue prospects in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and Europe.
Mr. Razon sits on the board of most ICTSI subsidiaries worldwide and of several leading foreign and Philippine corporations. Mr. Razon also chairs the ICTSI Foundation, Inc., which oversees and implements the ICTSI Group’s corporate social responsibility advocacies. He is also chairman of Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc., which stages the Philippine Golf Tour, Southeast Asia’s largest professional golfing circuit, and a regional circuit called PGT Asia.
Mr. Razon’s other investments are in power, mining, oil and gas exploration, and leisure facilities including a golf course in the Philippines.
Mr. Razon is a member of the Management Association of the Philippines, the US Philippines Society, ASEAN Business Club, and Philippines, Inc.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Jeff has been an executive officer of BMD Constructions for the past 14 years and since moving to the Philippines has taken up the role of Chief Executive Officer of Prime BMD. Jeff has over 25 years of experience in the Construction Industry in Australia specializing in the delivery of Road, Rail, Port and Airport Infrastructure projects.
Jeff’s career is characterized by collaboration, teamwork and a practical, outcomes- based approach. In overseeing the delivery of a vast array of projects throughout his career, Jeff’s collaborative nature comes to the fore in his commitment to all sectors of the industries in which BMD and now Prime BMD operates.
Jeff brings selfless enthusiasm to his role as CEO – providing strong and positive leadership to a committed team, and promotes the Prime BMD brand of contracting to consistently deliver hassle-free outcomes.
Jeff is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia, a Chartered Professional Engineer in Leadership and Management, and a registered APEC Engineer and holds a graduate certificate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Jeff received his Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Queensland in 1993.