Rolando Gapud is a Filipino businessman and current Executive Chairman of the Board of Del Monte Pacific Limited (DMPL). DMPL owns and operates a group of companies that caters to today’s consumer needs for premium quality, healthy food and beverage products. In February 2014, DMPL acquired the consumer food business of Del Monte Corporation in the United States, which has been renamed Del Monte Foods, Inc.
In 1961, Rolando Gapud graduated with honors from Ateneo University in Manila, Philippines, where he received his B.A. in Mathematics. In 1964, he received a Master of Science degree in Industrial Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
During his studies, he researched management theory in depth and went on to publish a book titled “A Measure of Information System Efficiency”.
Since the early 1970’s, Rolando Gapud has served as CEO and sat on the board of various companies active in areas ranging from pharmaceuticals to banking, operating from diverse geographical locations such as Manila, Hong Kong, New Delhi or San Fransisco.
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