After 11 years as chairperson of the Zuellig Family Foundation, Ambassador Roberto Romulo is stepping down this September 1. He then becomes its chairman emeritus, and remains a member of the Board of Trustees (BOT).
In a recent meeting announcing his retirement, the other trustees expressed their gratitude for his wisdom in taking ZFF’s vision—of being a catalyst for the achievement of better health outcomes for all Filipinos—to scale, and encouraging it to forge partnerships that allowed ZFF to reach hundreds of local government mayors and governors who improved their health systems and the health status of their constituents.
The BOT likewise appreciated his leadership in ensuring ZFF’s interventions had relevance, rigor, and impact on the public health sector.
During the said meeting, the BOT also elected Ernesto Garilao as the new chairperson. He remains president of ZFF.
Appointed as Executive Director is Austere Panadero who will assume all responsibilities for the day-to-day operations of the Foundation.
Gil Salazar, former executive director of the Philippine Business for Social Progress, was appointed treasurer to replace Kasigod Jamias, who remains a trustee.