Ronald Cang , a senior executive of FMC Corporation, lives in the Philippines and travels all over the world—much of it places throughout Asia as well as the United States. His historical perspective and far flung global experience have informed his strong views of what is happening in the Philippines under its new political leadership and the potential impact it could have on his country’s relationship with China as well as the United States and the rest of the world. I talked with him in Manila and know you’ll find his views on business and politics—backed by a deep historical and economic understanding—fascinating.
Ronald Cang Biography
Ronald Cang began his career on a path that deviated from his mechanical engineering studies. Ron’s first job was with Shell Oil in sales, and then progressed to a management position at Engineering Equipment Inc. in market development. He then joined FMC Corporation which was then a machinery and chemical conglomerate. Ron started with FMC with the Food Machinery Division, overseeing market activities in Asia & Pacific. He eventually changed course and joined FMC’s industrial chemicals group. Ron’s career with FMC spanned 3 decades and prior to the divestiture of FMC’s Global Peroxygen business, was Regional Manager for Asia. Ron is now Regional Manager, Asia/Pacific for PeroxyChem LLC, the new entity established after the FMC unit’s divestiture in early 2014.
Ron is a member of the board of Thai Peroxide Co. Ltd.. now a joint venture between PeroxyChem LLC (Philadelphia) and Aditya Birla Group (India).He is active with the American Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Makati West in Manila, both in the Philippines. He is active in sustainability projects that focus on protection of the sea and wildlife. He is also actively involved in disaster relief and fund raising initiatives. Ron’s attended University of San Carlos and where he obtained his BS Mechanical Engineering degree. He also took courses at De La Salle University Graduate School of Business Administration in Manila.
Outside of professional interests, he travels widely, reads, collects maps, hikes and fills up the wine chiller. As family is an important element, Ron pursues many activities with his wife and four children along with four Dachshunds.