Mr. de Guzman is Chairman and President of a family holding company on real estate acquisitions in the Philippines. He also manages a diversified portfolio of family investments in equities, mutual funds, properties and other ventures in the Philippines, China, Canada and the United States.
Prior to Gravitas Prime, Inc., Mr. de Guzman worked for 30 years with the Unilab Group (United Laboratories, Inc.) which has a presence in 9 countries and manufacturing facilities in 5, including a biotech factory in Shanghai, China. He was Senior Vice President and Senior Executive Officer, Office of the Chairman of the Board. Frequent trips to the US, Europe, Japan, China, India, Korea, Australia and ASEAN countries focused on product search, investments, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.
Major acquisitions included a leading pharmaceutical company in Indonesia, Bonifacio Global City (from the First Pacific Group via a 50-50 joint venture between the Ayala and Campos Groups), UFC Corporation (to consolidate the banana catsup lines and food condiments businesses under one dominant conglomerate) and joint ventures in the Philippines with a US-based company and a major distribution company based in Switzerland. He was also involved in stock brokerages, real estate subdivisions, golf course development, shopping centers, hospital construction and management, consumer goods and joint ventures in the Philippines with a US-based company and a major distribution company based in Switzerland. He was also involved in stock brokerages, real estate subdivisions, golf course development, shopping centers, hospital construction and management, consumer goods and nutritional condiments.
Prior to joining the Unilab Group, Mr. de Guzman worked for 8 years with Citibank, N.A. as a senior officer in various functions: Credit Supervision, Treasury/Reserves Management/Money Market/Foreign Exchange, Controllership/Taxation/Corporate Planning and Commercial Banking.
Mr. de Guzman was a founding Board member of the Asian Hospital and Medical Center, H&Q Philippine Ventures I, Inc. and H&Q Philippine Ventures III, Inc.
Elected to Life Membership in the Pi Gamma Mu and Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Societies, Mr. de Guzman obtained his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Administration degrees from the University of the Philippines, Master of Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management and completed the Strategic Business Economics Program (SBEP) at the University of Asia and the Pacific. He is a Life Member of the international Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) and the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX).