Javier Jose Calero
Javier Jose Calero
Vice Chairman and Director
JayJay is the former chairman of J. Walter Thompson-Philippines, the advertising agency which handled such industry leaders as Century Tuna , CFC, Ford and Unilever. As Regional Director and Senior Vice President of J. Walter Thompson, Calero was responsible for JWT’s operations in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka as well the Philippines. His goal was to ensure that the offices reporting to me followed the group’s quality and corporate standards. His undisputed management performance as J. Walter Thompson Philippines’ first Filipino General Manager earned him an Agora Award for marketing management in 1987. He led the company to industry leadership, increasing the billings from a mere 30 million pesos when he took over in 1976 to 267 million pesos by 1991.
He remains one of the most respected figures in the advertising industry. In addition to JWT, he has headed Signium Ward Howell and was a key leader in Zenith Optimedia, an active member of the Publicis Group of Companies.
Currently he a Senior Adviser of International Foundation for Elections System-Washington, D.C. firm and of the Global Executives Solutions Group, a Philippines-based company specializing in Senior Executive placement.
He is Chairman of Full Circle Communications. Inc., a leading public relations firm, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Asia and the Pacific and Chairman, Board of Advisers, Asia Pacific Tambuli Awards, which honor brands that do good and do well - the seamless integration of creativity, human good and results.
JayJay is also an Independent Director of PAMEE, a subsidiary of Philam Life; the ABS-CBN Foundation; Dearborn Motors, the largest Ford dealership in the Philippines; Auto ZoomZoom, a Mazda agency.
He is a graduate of De La Salle University and also completed the Advance Management Program of Harvard Business School.