By Robbie Pangilinan
Robert Gerard Nazal II, president of YSA Skin Care Corporation, is the new President of Rotary Club of Sta. Mesa, Quezon City. He will assume leadership following the awards night at the One Shangri-la Place, Ortigas on July 27.
Nazal’s vision for the club is for its members to set the example of the Rotary way of service and how to enjoy life in an ambience of peace and love. The centerpiece of his leadership will be servant leadership.
“We, Rotarians, have proven time and again, that serving humanity is the highest calling. Service to humanity has been the cornerstone of Rotary since its earliest days, and has been its main purpose ever since. We share our lives with our fellow human beings, especially those in need. We share our expertise, our time, and our resources at the limit of what we can give without being asked. When we serve, we do so with heart. ‘Puso,’ as we proudly say. There is no small and insignificant, or minor service. Because all our service is done with all our hearts, minds, strength, even souls,” Nazal said in his keynote speech before members of the Rotary Club of Sta. Mesa on its most recent anniversary.
“We are not alone. In all these, we have God who sees the desire of our hearts to help. And He will be with us, in every project, every program, every endeavor, every time we humble ourselves and serve others. And when our task is done, we shall thank God and give back to Him and our neighbors what we have, and thus, continue the cycle of servant leadership,” he adds.
Nazal studied at the Ateneo De Manila University from Grade School, High School and College graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies minor in Business Economics. He furthered his education by finishing his Masters in Applied Business Economics at the University of Asia and the Pacific.
His mother, Dra. Isabel Lopez Nazal, a dermatologist by profession, involved him in the preparation of skin care products when he was a young boy. After graduation from college, he started overseeing both production and distribution of consumer products. He started with family-owned product YSA papaya soap then eventually released other FMCGs such as YSA Papaya with Kojic soap and lotion, the GlutaMAX whitening line, and Nice Day Coffee and Anagen Hair GrowthSystem.
Robert has led the growth of YSA Skin Care Corporation into becoming one of the top corporations in the Philippines.
Bert is currently President of PERRC Construction and Development Corporation, a company involved in construction and development of vertical and horizontal structures.
Aside from that, he is CEO of MRMJ Mining Corporation and Ephesus Minerals Corporation, both involved in exploration of minerals in different mining sites. He is also involved in Real Estate being the President of Noveltown Ventures Inc and South Eastern Belle Holding Inc. Both companies are involved in property development and management.
Robert has been married to his wife, Sheila for 23 years. Sheila is currently the Operations Director of YSA Skin Care Corporation. They are blessed with three children.
As Nazal takes on a new role as All Star President of Rotary Club Sta. Mesa, he vows to exert the same enthusiasm and passion in implementing his projects that will lead him and his members to serve humanity better.