President, South Asia/Pacific Region
Melisa Tantoco Quijano serves as the president of the South Asia/Pacific region, bringing nearly 30 years of sales and marketing experience to the role. Previously, Melisa was the vice president of market services for the company's global Distributor Success Organization based in the U.S. She also served as regional director for Southeast Asia, general manager for Nu Skin Malaysia and Nu Skin Thailand and regional marketing director for the Southeast Asia region. Melisa 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 board member of the Southeast Asia Children's Heart Fund. Prior to joining Nu Skin Enterprises, Melisa had management positions for the Asian operations of Tupperware, Sara Lee Direct Selling Asia, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. and Warner Lambert Inc. Melisa earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines where she was a University Scholar.
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. Melisa was also appointed a member of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA) Advisory Council for the Asia/Pacific region in 2011 for a three-year term, and member of the association's Ethics Committee since 2011.
Kany Virgo Soemantoro
President, Nu Skin Indonesia and Nu Skin Philippines
Kany was promoted as President of Nu Skin Philippines and Indonesia effective May 1, 2012. Prior to this new assignment, Kany’s position was General Manager of Nu Skin Indonesia since 1 November 2008.
Joined the company since the opening of Nu Skin Indonesia in 2005 as the head of Sales Development and Distributor Support, in 2007 Kany undertook the position of Director of Distributor Success and Market Operations. During his tenure with the company, Kany has developed strong relationships with distributor leadership within the market and a solid understanding of the business. Under Kany’s leadership, the employees and distributors are aligned toward a common goal, and are taking the company towards growth and profitability.
Before joining the company, he worked as General Manager for Scholastic-Grolier Indonesia, an American publishing and multi-media company. He brings with him 8 years of experience from Oriflame Indonesia, a Swedish direct selling cosmetic company as Head of Sales and Marketing Department. Kany earned a B. Arch. from Trisakti University in Jakarta and M.B.A. from Baldwin Wallace College, Ohio, USA.