Delgado Stewardship: 4 Generations of Delgado leadership
1ST GENERATION: DR. JOSE MARIA DELGADOChairman: Delgado Brothers Hotel Corporation
Jose Maria graduated from Ateneo de Manila University as Valedictorian and University of Santo Tomas as Magna Cum Laude as a Doctor in Medicine and Surgery. He would become the FIRST AMBASSADOR OF THE PHILIPPINES TO THE VATICAN and a Grand Knight for the Council 1900 of the Knights of Columbus, which he founded. He was a man who held his country in high regard and is known to uphold his commonly uttered phrase: “I have three loves in this life: God, Country, and Culture,” the same spirit he passed on to his descendants.
2ND GENERATION: ANTONIO C. DELGADOFounder/Chairman: Delgado Brothers Incorporated
An innovative businessman, Antonio brought many developments to the Philippines; most notable of which was the establishment of the Caltex Floating Station, adapted from leftover war boats, that delivered supplies to ships waiting in the harbor, which also led to his win to manage the Port of Manila. He first ESTABLISHED ACD, INC, in 1947 and DELGADO BROTHERS, INC. in 1947 and Delgado brothers, Inc.(Delbros) in 1949 and was followed by a whole range of other business industries such as logistics, brokerage, and hotels. Eventually, he followed his father’s footsteps and also became the PHILIPPINE AMBASSADOR TO THE VATICAN alongside his passion for the Boy Scouts where he became the FIRST ASIAN CHAIRMAN OF THE WORLD COMMITTEE.
3RD GENERATION: JOSE EDUARDO DELGADOPresident and CEO: Delgado Brothers Incorporated
Most of Jose Eduardo’s learning years were spent in the United States at the Portsmouth Abbey School in Rhode Island, then at the University of Pennsylvania. He later returned to the Philippines to head Delbros and eventually became the EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT FOR ACD INC., managed the portfolio and real estate of the company, and finally became the PRESIDENT AND CEO of Delbros Inc. His virtuosity in business has led to the ongoing success and growth of the company.
4TH GENERATION: JOSE PAOLO DELGADOManaging Director, Delgado Brothers Group
Jose Paolo is the newest generation of the Delgado family to enter and manage the company and is the CURRENT MANAGING DIRECTOR of Delbros. Since his return to Asia in 2006 and the Philippines in 2008, he was able to distinguish himself as a successful international businessman with an enduring passion for social service. Jose Paolo currently leads Delbros armed with an understanding of the new economy and its relevance to the direction of the company moving forward. In particular, he is interested in addressing mainstream concerns about logistics and agriculture development, with the goal to reach a global state of food security through technology and automation.
In the last seven decades, Delbros had the benefit of having active members of the Delgado family involved in protecting the interests of the group by being part of its management committee, board of directors, and various organizations.
Apart from Delbros’ incumbent leaders, Jose Eduardo C. Delgado and Jose Paolo L. Delgado, other family members are currently part of its Board of Directors and Management Committee, and are involved in running some aspects of its business operations, particularly Margarita L. Delgado and Clarissa Isabelle L. Delgado.
Members of the Delgado family who were previously involved in the company’s operations include Francisco Afan Delgado, Francisco C. Delgado, Jose C. Delgado, Nellie C. Delgado, Guillermo F. Garcia, Jose Roberto C. Delgado, Ricardo C. Delgado, Francisco C. Delgado III, Federico C. Delgado, and Guillermo D. Garcia.