Philippe Bellande Sr.


After taking on early retirement in 2007, from 25 years of top management positions at Mars Latin America, Philippe moved to Texas and built the house of his dreams. But pretty soon, he realized that retirement was not for him and he founded a Management Consulting Firm to lead a Global Change Management Project for his former employer, Mars Incorporated. He also consulted for Nonprofit Entities and For Profit businesses in the development of long-term strategies aligned with their goals, vision, mission and values.   Between 2010 and 2015, he helped turn around the business of his major for-profit client, Romar Trading, the largest Consumer Goods distribution company in Aruba. The Rotary Club of Intercontinental Houston and Temple Beth Torah of Humble, Texas, were among his most successful not for profit clients.

In 2013, he founded Milcham Trading LLC, a Marketing and Distribution Solution for multinational companies looking to expand their brands to new markets. In 2014, Milcham became the broker for Latin America for MBG Global Brands GmbH, a major Beverages multinational based in Paderborn, Germany with presence in 60 countries and sales of Euros 200 M.

In 2016, Philippe moved to South Florida to start a Wine Import and Distribution company with his son. The move brought him closer to three of his six grand kids who live in Miami. Looking for ways to give back to the local community, he joined the University of Miami School of Business Mentorship Program as a mentor for MBA students and became a Senior Consultant with the National Executive Service Corps.

A native of Haiti, Philippe has a BBA from the University of Puerto Rico and an MBA equivalency from Columbia University. He is fluent is five languages, lives in Aventura and loves to travel the world with his wife Fortuna Bittan, who is from Venezuela.

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