Chief Operations Officer

Augusto Francis R. De Vera is the Chief Operations Officer of the We Lead Companies. He is concurrently holds the position of General Manager of Camp Benjamin, a facility being managed by We Lead Development Land, Inc., a member of the We Lead Companies. Prior to this, he held the position of Director of Business Development at SGS Gulf Ltd. – ROHQ. He also has almost two decades of experience in human resource management, training, productivity, and organizational development having held the following positions: Director of Human Resources of SGS Gulf Ltd. –ROHQ, Vice President for Human Resources of ePLDT Ventus, Vice President for Human Resources of Bankard, Inc. He also held the position of Production Planning and Control Department Head at Benguet Management Corporation.

Francis is an active member of the Personnel Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) where he served as Chair of the Membership Committee in 2009 -2010 and spearheaded  the revamp, repositioning and redesign of the PMAP Website in 2011- 2012. Francis has likewise facilitated at least a hundred change and culture management, seminars and trainings for various profit and non- profit organizations, as well as multinational and local companies.

Francis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Philippines in Diliman. He took and topped the YGC- De La Salle University Graduate School’s Leadership and Management Development Program in 2003 and holds Certificate in Strategic Human Resources Management form Ateneo Center for Organizational Research and Development.