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It’s that time of the month again, the time of the month that this blog dedicates to recognizing brilliant minds from all around the globe. Last month, we featured a young author and poet. This month, we’re featuring a man named Rolando Gapud. Rolando isn’t nearly as young as the “successful youth” that we featured in our last brilliant minds issue, but he is certainly just as, if not even more, brilliant. As a a Filipino businessman and current Executive Chairman of the Board of Del Monte Pacific Limited (DMPL), Gapud aids his business in their efforts to cater to today’s consumer needs for premium quality, healthy food and beverage products.
Rolando Gapud has been a driven and achieving person since he was still attending school. 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 this crucial time period in his life, he researched management theory in depth and went on to publish a book titled “A Measure of Information System Efficiency”. Through his research and writing efforts, he has become a businessman and author that has touched the lives of millions of individuals from around the world.
According to Gapud’s website, he makes regular large contributions to his community and surrounding communities. Through the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Del Monte Foundation, Gapud has contributed to the development of effective leaders in our society and provided housing, schooling and medical services to all 5’000 employees and their families of the Del Monte Foundation, as well as aiding in the development of the company’s pineapple operations in the Philippines, which happens to be the world’s largest integrated pineapple plantation, encompassing 23,000 hectares.
Rolando Gapud does his part to support his family, his neighborhood, his community, his country, his work industry, his company, and individuals that inhabit the world in which we live in today, on top of the future generations that will benefit from his advances in science, technology, and management techniques. Honestly, it’s impossible to write a series of “brilliant minds” without including someone with this type of ambition. He may not be a “successful youth”, but he is a major reason that our future youth will be successful, just like businessmen and women before us are a major part of the reason we’re currently as successful as we are. He inspires change across multiple generations, and after all, that’s exactly the spirit that this blog attempts to encompass.
If you’d like to learn more about Rolando Gapud, just visit his website: http://rolandogapud.com/