Communications Director - Pfizer Inc.
2010 – 2011
Corporate Relations Director - Unilever Philippines
1994 – 2009
Jika is a corporate communications professional with proven ability in strategic communications planning, project management and cost-effective execution in support of business objectives. She has a strong background in establishing and leading corporate communications teams in a fast-paced and regulated environment. Highly trained, well-traveled and exposed to working in a multi-cultural setting, Jika is likewise an experienced and recognized coach with the ability to motivate colleagues to achieve goals in the best way possible.
Prior to joining Pepsi, Jika was the Communications Director of Pfizer Inc. and the Communications Country Lead for the Philippines. She has more than 17 years experience in Internal and External Communications, Media Relations, PR, Brand and Crisis Communications, and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Jika began and built her career in Unilever Philippines after finishing BS Business Administration in the University of the Philippines (UP), where she was a consistent honor student and leader of various organizations.
Jika’s extensive career in Unilever included roles in Training and Development, Total Quality Management, Corporate Relations, and Communications. This included a secondment to the Unilever head office in London, UK, where she handled Global Communications.
Jika was recognized with a “Unilever Bayani” Award in 2004 as a Unilever model employee and an “Outstanding Coach of the Year” Award in 2006. She is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP). She obtained her Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) also in UP where she topped the Comprehensive/ Thesis Exams.
Jika has been conferred the prestigious Accredited in Public Relations (APR) distinction by PRSP for demonstrating excellence and integrity in the practice of the profession.