Pacific Management

Pacific Management

Melisa Tantoco Quijano President of Nu Skin Asia Pacific

Melisa Tantoco Quijano

President, Asia Pacific


Melisa Tantoco Quijano serves as President of the Asia Pacific region overseeing 13 countries and nearly 800 employees. During her 18 years in Nu Skin, she served in various leadership capacities such as Regional Marketing Director for SEA, General Manager for Nu Skin Thailand and Malaysia, Vice President for Global Market Services based in the company’s headquarters in Utah, USA.


In 2010, Melisa was named as the Best Asian Executive by the prestigious International Stevie Awards for leading Nu Skin Southeast Asia as the fastest growing region in the Nu Skin world. The award recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, business owners and the organizations they run. She was also one of the 3 finalists in the prestigious Women In Leadership award in 2013.


Melisa Quijano has a vast knowledge of Nu Skin’s Asian operations, as well as the direct selling industry in Southeast Asia. Melisa is serving a second term as a member of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA) Advisory Council for the Asia/Pacific region, a position she has held since 2011.  She was also a member of the association's Ethics Committee from 2011-2013. She serves as an honorary board member of the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Foundation of Thailand, a board member of the CHILD Foundation in the Philippines and a board member of the Southeast Asia Children's Heart Fund.


Before joining Nu Skin, Melisa worked in other multinational consumer companies and direct selling companies. She has nearly 35 years of management experience with a solid track record of growth.  Melisa is married to Anthony Quijano and has two children, Carl and Lia. She graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor’s degree in Management and was a university scholar.



John Hobby

John Hobby

Vice President of Sales & Operations, Pacific Region


John joined the Nu Skin family in February 2014, leading the Sales Team and establishing partnerships to drive growth in the Pacific Markets, managing sales growth and fostering Nu Skin’s goals and culture.


John has been working in the Direct Selling industry since the age of 18. He began his career as an Independent Distributor to expand his knowledge of Direct Selling. John later joined the Direct Selling business from the corporate side, working in numerous positions with a focus towards driving sales growth, strategic business planning and developing sponsoring initiatives. John’s passion for working with people to overcome their challenges in life has encouraged many to create their own success. 




Gilbert Lum

Gilbert Lum

Financial Controller, Pacific Region


Having worked across a wide variety of industries, including motor vehicle, gaming, pharmaceutical, and more, it was Nu Skin where Gil truly found his place. Gil has been with Nu Skin Pacific for nearly 10 years, and genuinely believes in Nu Skin’s ability to empower people to improve their own lives as well as those less fortunate.


As the Financial Advisor, Gil has provided a backbone for the company to grow in their success, while working across all departments to provide a seamless and unified financial operation. 







Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Logistics Manager, Pacific Region


Paul Smith is a senior supply chain professional with over twenty years of leadership experience. Paul started with Nu Skin in the very beginning, joining Nu Skin Pacific’s launch year in 1992 and currently serves as the Logistics Manager for the Pacific Region.


He is responsible for the region’s total supply chain function and needs, and has built an efficient, productive supply chain organisation. Paul’s passion for people translates throughout his work, and fits perfectly within Nu Skin’s compassionate culture. 







Penny Jerome

Penny Jerome

Marketing Manager, Pacific Region


Penny has worked at Nu Skin for over five years and presently manages Nu Skin Pacific’s marketing team. Before joining Nu Skin, Penny studied at several top design schools in Sydney and London whilst building an extensive career in creative marketing for the defence, telecommunication, hospitality and real estate industries.


In her role as Marketing Manager, Penny drives her team towards innovative thinking and creativity to push the boundaries of Nu Skin’s marketing campaigns and projects. 







Joseph McCaffrey

Joe McCaffrey

Sales Manager, Pacific Region


Joe joined Nu Skin Pacific in 2014 and quickly fell into place within the Nu Skin Sales Team. Joe has a passion for building meaningful relationships with Nu Skin leaders, and has cultivated continued success for the Pacific markets.


As the Sales Manager, Joe recognises the importance of working within a company that acts as a Force for Good throughout the world and continues to be an uplifting voice for the Nu Skin Pacific Team.