Herminio S. Esguerra
Chairman and CEO
Mr. Herminio S. Esguerra is owner, founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of six other companies that includes petroleum shipping and trading, waste management and a breeding farm that comprise The Herma Group.
A man with a vision and untiring entrepreneurial spirit, he continued to chart new courses. Proof of Mr. Esguerra’s commitment and leadership resulted in his steering a one-barge bunkering operation to a group of Companies that is now a name in providing petroleum, maritime and environmental services. Actively involved in the advocacy for environmental care and protection, Mr. Esguerra is also known in the field as a hard worker in the social, public, and national sectors as well.
Today, after two decades, while he is still very active in top management, he is a charismatic and persistent coach, determined to prepare his people well in the management of their organization.
Benedict F. Ibuyan
Mr. Ibuyan, after graduating from the Ateneo De Manila University, joined the company as a management trainee in 2002. Prior to engaging in the day to day fuel trading activities of the business, Ben was immersed with the operational aspects of the business including familiarization with the various delivery ports around the Philippines.
In 2010, after overseeing all trading and business development activities for the company, he was formally appointed as the company’s Managing Director.
He graduated with honors in 2010 from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business where he took his Master’s degree in Business Administration .
Jose Exiquel A. Esguerra
Director for Operations / DPA
Mr. Esguerra joined the company as a Fuel Trader right after completing his degree in Business Administration from the DLSU-College of St. Benilde and short stint as a trainee in SMART Communications, Inc., the leading mobile network provider.
In his 10 years in the shipping business, Mr. Esguerra moved to several key positions which included fuel trading, fleet operations, safety, and quality management. He is currently the Director for Operations and the Designated Person Ashore (DPA) of the company. In 2010, he was certified by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS Academy) as an ISM Code Internal Auditor and the following year as recognized by the Philippine Government’s Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) as a certified Maritime Transport Security Officer.