We at the Kristiyano-Islam (Kris) Peace Library are so honored to have been the recipient of the thousands of books comprising the private library of Prof. Emeritus Gaby Mendoza -- respected Asian Institute of Management co-founder, chief operating officer and well-known management consultant to many international and local corporations and programs -- who passed away last December.
We thank the late professor's wife Manolita Mendoza and children Stella and Sylvia for choosing to pass on the books to the Kris Library, with the request that they be send to our three of five Kris libraries in the Zamboanga Peninsula. We are so honored and touched for the Mendoza family's trust in our good intentions to share Prof. Gabi's love for country by educating the poor people there to help them turn back on the life of terrorism and rebellion; and unchain themselves from poverty and hopelessness.
We share the Mendoza's family mourning for the passing away of a true Filipino patriot who even in death continues to help shape and form the minds of the country's future leaders through his many books on management -- and almost all topics under the sun -- which will soon land in the loving hands of poor yet bright kids in Mindanao.
So our 101 Kris scholars and thousands of Kris Library users will get to know Prof. Gaby even more and follow his footsteps in his impressive career, we are reprinting the news of his death and background on the good professor:
THE Asian Institute of Management (AIM) COMMUNITY mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus Gabino A. Mendoza on December 22, 2011.
Prof. Mendoza was the first faculty member and COO during the founding of AIM in 1968. He was president of the Institute from 1978 to 1986, dean of the Institute from 1973 to 1986, and dean of faculty from 1968 to 1972.
Prof. Mendoza taught general management (strategy formulation and implementation), marketing, and finance in the MBA, Master in Management, and Executive MBA programs, and initiated the course on development of enterprise. He spearheaded the Rural Development Management Program that led to the Masters in Development Management degree.
He was the chairman of the board of Allied Metals and director-treasurer of Foodmach, Inc. He was also a director of several companies, among them Philippine Investment Management Consultants (PHINMA), NCR (Philippines), Basic Advertising, Executive Digest Inc., Prosoft Ltd., Options Publishing Services, Audience Research Asia, and TQM Asia. In the past several years, he served as a general management consultant to such companies as San Miguel Corporation; Ayala Land; Delbros Inc.; First Holdings, Inc.; Phelps Dodge Philippines; Sime Darby (Philippines); Basic/Foote, Cone and Belding, Inc.; Makati Medical Center; Caltex Pacific Indonesia; Federal Auto Holdings Bhd. (Malaysia); World Executive's Digest; and Canadian International Development Agency.
Prof. Mendoza obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree (valedictorian) from the Ateneo de Manila University (1953) and an MBA (With Distinction) from Harvard Business School (1966). He was the 1975 Eisenhower Fellow from the Philippines and was a Fellow of the International Academy of Management. He was also a member of the visiting committee of the Lahore Business School in Pakistan. He was married for 55 years to Manolita M. Mendoza, he had eight children, 12 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
With the passing of Prof. Mendoza, AIM has lost one of its legendary professors. AIM extends its deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Prof. Mendoza.
Stella Ma. MendozaM&E Officer for LuzonPhilippines' Response to Indigenous Peoples' and Muslim Education (PRIME) Program