Oct 10, 2023
Victor Paterno, who took over the role on Oct. 3, has beenCEO of Philippine Seven Corporation, the licensee of 7-Eleven in the Philippines, since 2005.
Victor Paterno has been named the 2023-24 NACS chairman, the convenience industry association announced last week.
In his new role, Paterno takes the reins of the world’s largest trade association for convenience and fuel retailers, whose members include over 1,300 retailers and 1,500 suppliers. The organization’s board of directors has 29 members, including three members from outside North America and two members from the organization’s supplier board. The board’s membership includes representatives from both large and small convenience retailers.
Paterno brings more than a decade of experience as CEO of Philippine Seven Corporation to the role, as well as a variety of board experience.
Name: Victor Paterno
Current job: CEO of Mandaluyong, Philippines-based Philippine Seven Corporation, the licensee of 7-Eleven in the Philippines.
Work history: Began working at PSC in 1993 as construction and maintenance manager, when his father was company chairman. Took over as CEO in 2005, before which he was president and CEO of the company’s logistics subsidiary, Convenience Distribution, Inc.
Awards: Won the NACS Asian Convenience Retail Leader of the Year award in 2019 after implementing the company’s complicated supply chain network; the CEO Excel Award from International Association of Business Communicators in 2013; and the SGV Master Entrepreneur Award by Ernst & Young in 2012.
Board experience: Served as a member of the NACS Board of Directors since 2015, according to his LinkedIn profile, and was an officer of the board immediately before taking the chairmanship. He has also served as a member of the Makati Business Club board of trustees since 2019 and serves as the director for external relations for the board of the Philippine Franchise Association.
As chairman of the board, Paterno will also lead the NACS executive committee, which “provides strategic direction and financial oversight to the association.”
In addition to the new chairman, NACS named six new retail board members:
Tom Brennan, chief merchandising officer at Casey’s
Frederic Chaveyriat, CEO of Mapco Express
Natalie Morhous, president of RaceTrac
Stan Reynolds, president of 7-Eleven
Kristin Seabrook, vice president, chief legal counsel and secretary of Pilot
Babir Sultan, CEO of FavTrip.
Vito Maurici, senior vice president of sales at McLane Company, will serve as the supplier board representative on the NACS board of directors. David Charles, president of Cash Depot, has been named the 2023-24 chairman of the supplier board.
All appointments became effective on Oct. 3, after the NACS Board of Directors meeting and during the 2023 NACS Show.