Jose Decolongon Crossfit Fanatic and Operations Director of SGS Academy
"Mastering the Discipline in Individual: The Crossfit Experience"
Jose believes in multiple careers though he says he will always be a teacher at heart. With a background in organizational communication and management, he moved from PR (IHG Group), to research and teaching (De La Salle university) and moved on to corporate life (SGS). He has worked in Switzerland, Australia and Hong Kong in both global and regional roles focused on process improvement. He has also managed diverse teams, including the SGS Academy. The latest evolution in his career is as head of the Agriculture, Food and Life Division of SGS Philippines which provide quality and safety solutions to the agriculture and food supply chain. He is also a Board of Trustee of PSTD where he heads the Research and Publication committee. He is also a surfer, SUP boarder, yoga enthusiast and recently a Crossfit fanatic.
Most Unconventional Work Experience
During my PR days, I got to perform in front of the Eraserheads. It was a sales blitz performance with a James Bond theme which we performed at the offices of all the key clients of the hotel I worked for. When we visited Adidas, the Eraserheads was there, and I played James Bond in front of them along with our sales and marketing team. I was 21 years old and it was such great fun.