Lou O. Parroco: A Lady of Charity, Vision and Integrity
Low profile yet known in the Arab corporate world, Lou Olvido-Parroco, a senior level HR manager with 18 years broad-based and progressively responsible experience in management and human resources, though highlights some of her traits that she’s happy to have.
Many individuals who have worked with her are amazed by her ability to communicate effectively and effortlessly work with numbers with her strong analytical skills. Yes, not so many have both abilities and interest to excel in both subjects.
She was a former Global Human Resources Manager of LMKR Holdings, a global petroleum technology company. She now leads the firm’s global HR function with a total workforce of around 500 employees, spread across eight major cities in four geographical regions. She supervises a team of eight direct reports.
When she moved to Dubai in May 1996, she initially worked on the shop floor of Dubai Duty Free as a stepping stone towards finding her HR career path in Dubai. It did not take long for her talent, abilities and hard work to get noticed because after a few months, she was promoted to the position of Training and Development Officer.
Her story is featured in a coffee table book Precious Gems in a Desert of Gold. Read More: ‘Desert of Gold’ features Filipino leaders in UAE in Rappler.
THE BLOGGER. Ulysses Espartero is a journalist, speechwriter and publicist who traces his roots from two Philippine jewels – Laguna and Antique. While in Dubai, he enjoyed his expat life documenting the struggles and victories of migrant workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council states. In 2014, he released Precious Gems in a Desert of Gold, the first and only coffee table book about Filipino achievers in the United Arab Emirates. Connect with him on facebook.