Chua, Edgar O.


Edgar O. Chua

Shell companies in the Philippines

Edgar O. Chua is the country chairman of Shell Companies in the Philippines. He has corporate responsibility for the various Shell companies in the exploration, manufacturing and marketing sector of the petroleum business. He also oversees the Chemicals Businesses and Shared Services. He is currently on the Advisory Board of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Globe Telecom, Inc. and Coca Cola FEMSA Philippines.

Mr. Chua is also the chairman of the Philippine Business for the Environment; president of Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc.; and trustee of various civic and business organizations including the National Competitiveness Council and the Trilateral Commission.

His career spans more than 30 years of experience in the business fields of chemicals, auditing, supply planning and trading, marketing and sales, lubricants, corporate affairs and general management.

Outside the Philippines, he held senior positions as transport analyst in Group Planning in the UK and as general manager of the Shell Company of Cambodia. From July 1999 to August 2003, he served in various regional roles in Shell Oil Products East including GM for Consumer Lubricants covering all countries East of Suez Canal including Saudi Arabia, China, India, Korea, ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Mr. Chua earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from De La Salle University (1978) and attended various international seminars and courses including the senior management course in INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He is a recipient of numerous local and international recognitions, including CEO EXCEL for Excellence in Communication in Organisations (2005); People of the Year 2013, and the Management Association of the Philippines’ (MAP) Management Man of the Year (2013). In 2014, he was cited as the CEO of the Year in the Asia Pacific SABRE (Superior Achievement in Branding Reputation and Engagement) Awards in China.