Although Edgar de Jesus gets the club president’s sidebar for this issue, he said he’s not the only one calling the shots in the group.
“I don’t consider myself as the head,” he said. “I only consider myself as one of the leaders of this company of professionals in the mu-X Club of the Philippines.”
Despite this, de Jesus’ fellow club members and administrators said they asked him to become the person in charge because of his exceptional leadership qualities and people skills. De Jesus said his experience as the general manager of a multinational semiconductor company, where he has been working for the last 26 years, has helped him in managing the club.
“My job has taught me about understanding people, which is important because we all came from different places, professions, mentalities, attitudes and virtues,” he said. “I make sure that everybody keeps in touch, respects one another and abides by the rules of Team Isuzu Pilipinas. I also want to make sure that it’s not only a few people who benefit from the club.”
Besides the managerial function, de Jesus said he and his fellow administrators are tasked with pooling funds for club activities.
“We usually do it on our own, actually,” he said. “I tell the members that if they can afford a mu-X, then they should be able to pitch in. From food to fuel to accommodations for out-of-town trips, we pay for it all because the important thing is that we’re happy together.”
De Jesus said he hopes that the club will grow and last as long as their vehicles.
“We think we’ll become the oldest car club in the country because of one common denominator: the Isuzu engine,” he said. “We hope to continue sharing the joy of owning a mu-X.”