Edgar Chua was the Country Chairperson of Shell companies in the Philippines from Sept 2003 to Oct 2016. He had corporate responsibility for the various Shell companies in the exploration, manufacturing and marketing sector of the petroleum business. He also oversaw the Shared Services operations and various Shell holding companies.
His career spanned more than 38 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 July1999 to August 2003, he served in various regional roles in Shell Oil Products East including GM for Consumer Lubricants for Asia Pacific covering all countries East of Suez Canal including Saudi Arabia, China, India, Korea, ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. He also headed Shell’s Global Marketing for Commercial Fuels.
Edgar 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); Asia People of the Year (2013); Management Association of the Philippines’ (MAP) Management Man of the Year (2013); CEO of the Year in the Asia Pacific SABRE (Superior Achievement in Branding Reputation and Engagement) Awards in China in 2014. In 2015, he was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Golden Wheel Awards Foundation. In 2016, he was awarded by the Asia CEO as Global Filipino Executive of the Year
After retirement, Ed continues to be active in the industry. Ed is an independent Director in the Boards of Energy Development Corporation (EDC), Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc (IMI) and Metrobank. He is currently on the Advisory Boards of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation and Coca Cola FEMSA Philippines.
Edgar Chua however has focused his time on civic and NGO like Gawad Kalinga, Philippine Business for Education, and is in the board of various universities. Ed is currently the Chairperson of a number of organisations such as the Makati Business Club, the Integrity Initiative, the Philippine Business for Environment, the Philippine Eagle Foundation and the Board of Trustees of DLSU.
Male Champions of Change Philippines
Edgar Chua is the convenor of the Male Champions of Change Philippines Group established in 2019 in partnership with the Philippine Business Coalition of Women (PBCWE). PBCWE was formed from a partnership with the Philippine Women’s Economic Network (PhilWEN) and Investing Women (IW), an initiative of the Australian Government.
The group includes leaders from various industries including oil and gas, logistics, insurance, professional services and retail. Members have a deep personal commitment to advancing gender equality in their organisations, and they are working together towards the advancement of gender equality in leadership, recruitment and promotions.