renato-hernandezRenato Hernandez CPA, MBA, GAICD

Group Chief Finance Officer (CFO)

Rene has over 37 years of experience in the field of External/Internal Audit, Accounting, Finance, Supply Chain and Senior Management. He started his career with Sycip, Gorres, Velayo & Co., CPA’s. After his external audit stint, he joined a local conglomerate as head of its Internal Audit Section. At the same time, he jointly worked with his wife (also a CPA) in managing her own private CPA practice handling over 35 clients. He was asked to join a local pioneer BOI Registered manufacturing and service Company owned by the British Imperial Chemicals Inc (ICI). The said local Company provided crucial supplies and service to the local Mining, Infrastructure and Construction Industry. From an Accounting Manager position, he rose to head the Finance Department.

Rene was invited and joined the largest rubber thread manufacturing Company in the world based in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia as its Financial Controller. After spending two years abroad, he went back to the country and joined ICI as the Treasurer and Commercial Manager of specialty chemical companies acquired from Unilever. At the same time, he was appointed to the local Board of the said Companies. After 5 years stay at ICI, Rene was invited to re-join the Mining services Company that was acquired by an Australian publicly listed firm from ICI. When the principal of the Mining services Company merged with its competitor, Rene jointly managed the Finance Department of the two other local entities (a manufacturing concern and a trading firm).

He retired from the multinational Mining services Company as the Finance head of its East Asia region consisting of the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea. During the course of his work in East Asia, he travelled to each of the said countries and was able to manage the very diverse requirements of each entity. He also held Directorship position to seven Companies including one in Taiwan and in Malaysia. Rene was invited to join Quest Exploration Drilling as the Group Chief Finance Officer (CFO) with his various experiences in Senior Management from varied industries.

Rene’s professional qualifications are; Baccalaureate Degree (graduated Cum Laude) Major in Accounting, Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Ateneo De Manila University and a Graduate Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He passed the CPA Board examination in 1977.