Marcial Orlando A. Balgos, Jr., Ph.D
Head, Department of Leadership and Human Resource
Leadership and Human Resource
PhD in Leadership Studies
Mars Balgos finished his PhD in Leadership Studies at the Ateneo de Manila University, where he also earned his MBA and BS Legal Management degrees.
He worked as General Manager of Avid Sales Corporation, Microdata, PIMS Inc./Keysquare and Tristar Electronic Corporation before embarking on his present career of being a management consultant and academic. He also had a stint as president of an automobile dealership, as well as engagements as Corporate Development Director at Solid Manila Corp./Solid Group, personnel services manager at S. C. Johnson & Son Inc., and human resource development manager at RCPI. He also served on the boards of a business process outsourcing company and a construction company (where he was also the executive committee chair).
As a management consultant, he has run programs ranging from strategic management and marketing to human resource management, leader development, corporate communications and organization development for public and private organizations. He has developed policies and systems for companies engaged in consumer products and food manufacturing, electric products manufacturing, construction products distribution, book publishing, business process outsourcing, insurance, mass and new media, basic education, plastics manufacturing, electronic products manufacturing and distribution, automotive distribution, and retail marketing.
Mars teaches Leadership, Leading Organizational Change and Human Resource Management courses at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business. He also teaches at the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health and the School of Social Sciences. Currently, Mars is the head of the Department of Leadership and Human Resource Management.