Nestor P. Bonoan, Chairman & CEO
Before setting up BTIC, Inc., Nestor was a career banker and worked as a senior executive for financial institutions such as Citibank (Philippines), Pratt International (Philippine Representative Office), Allied Bank (Philippines) and Bank of Hawaii. Nestor was also the Chairman & CEO of Playmate Philippines, Inc., a toy and furniture manufacturing company, for over 20 years.
He is a board member of various non-profit foundations such as the Foundation for the Assistance to Hansenites, Inc. (FAHAN), the Educational Research and Development Assistance Foundation, Inc. (ERDA), and the Educational Research and Development Assistance Technology (ERDA Tech). He is also a director of the First Malayan Leasing & Finance Corporation (Philippines).
Nestor taught at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), the University of the Philippines and at the Ateneo de Manila University. He received his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, and his undergraduate degree in economics from the Ateneo de Manila University.
Connie Nicolas Bonoan, President
Connie Nicolas Bonoan is a serial entrepreneur. Before BTIC, she established Playmate Philippines, Inc., a toy and furniture manufacturing company with husband Nestor and served as its President for over 20 years. She also established Hinabi Phils., a textile production company which supplied hand-woven materials to exporters. Hinabi Phils. also supplied materials to Linea Maria, another company established by Connie, which produced hand-woven ready-to-wear clothes and bags.
Prior to setting up her own businesses, Connie was a senior executive at Philippine Ink Corporation (PIC) and its marketing arm RGNicolas, Inc.
Connie studied at the Dairy School of Penn State University to learn ice cream manufacturing with an emphasis on frozen yogurt production.
Pie Bonoan Cabigas, General Manager
Pie manages the overall operations of BTIC, Inc. Her background in both chemistry and business allows her to supervise the various technical operations of the company from product development to retail sales and distribution.
Pie was the recipient of the Fujitsu Asia Pacific Scholarship (2000-2001), a postgraduate education and cross-cultural management training program awarded to participants from the Asia-Pacific region. She received her MBA from the University of Hawaii in Honolulu and certificate in cross-cultural studies from the Japan-America Institute of Management Science (JAIMS), Hawaii. She received her undergraduate education in Chemistry from the University of Hawaii in Honolulu and at the Ateneo de Manila University.
Prior to establishing BTIC, Pie also studied at the Dairy School of Penn State University to learn ice cream and frozen yogurt manufacturing.