Christopher Po is a Filipino businessman. He is the Executive Chairman of Century Pacific Food, Inc. (PSE: CNPF), a Philippine-based food and beverage company that is present in China, U.S., Europe, Japan, and the Middle East. He is also the Chairman of Shakeys’s Pizza Ventures Inc. (PSE: PIZZA), a chain restaurant business. He currently sits on the Board and is a member of the Executive Committee of Arthaland Corporation (PSE: ALCO), a developer of sustainable real estate projects.
Chris is a member of the Board of Trustees of Asia Society Philippines, a member of the National Advisory Council of WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) Philippines, and the President of the CPG-RSPo Foundation. He sits on the board of the Ateneo de Manila University, AB Capital, Inc., and Maya Bank, Inc.
He joined the family business, Century Pacific Group, Inc., in 2007 as President and CEO. In 2014, he took Century Pacific Food, Inc. (CNPF) public as its Chairman, President, and CEO. During his term, the company diversified from its historical business of marine and meat and grew its dairy business, entered the coconut industry, and grew the international presence of the company’s brands. In 2018, he became the Executive Chairman of the company.
Prior to these, from 2002 to 2006, he was the Managing Director for Guggenheim Partners, a US financial services firm, where he was in charge of the firm’s Hong Kong office. In 2000, he worked as the Head of Strategic Planning and Business Development at JG Summit Holdings, a Philippine-based conglomerate. Previously, he was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company working with companies in the Asian region, focused on corporate finance, financial strategy, and mergers and acquisitions.
He graduated from Wharton School and College of Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania, Summa Cum Laude, with dual degrees in Economics (Finance Concentration) and Applied Science (Systems Engineering). He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.
Chris is the son of Ricardo S. Po, Sr., the founder of Century Pacific Food, Inc. He has three brothers, Ricardo, Teodoro, and Leonardo, all of whom are involved in the family businesses.