David Consunji

David Mendoza Consunji (October 18, 1921 – September 4, 2017) was a Filipino businessman and the chairman of a publicly listed holding firm, DMCI Holdings, Incorporated (PSEDMC). He was a former secretary of the Department of Public Works, Transportation and Communications from 1970 to 1975, during the Marcos administration. In 2014, Forbes listed him as the 6th richest Filipino, with a net worth of US$3.9 billion.[1]

David Consunji
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Secretary of Public Works, Transportation and Communications
In office
PresidentFerdinand Marcos
Preceded byAntonio Syquio
Succeeded byAlfredo Juinio
Personal details
Born(1921-10-18)October 18, 1921
Bataan, Philippines
DiedSeptember 4, 2017(2017-09-04) (aged 95)
Manila, Philippines
Spouse(s)Fredesvinda Almeda
Alma materUniversity of the Philippines
OccupationChairman of the Board (DMCI)
Known forFounder of DMCI

Education and careerEdit

Consunji enrolled at University of the Philippines in 1939 and took up civil engineering and graduated in 1946 and passed the board during the same year.

After graduation, Consunji worked as teacher in Bataan and later a concrete inspector for Kuenzle and Streiff. He founded D.M. Consunji, Incorporated in 1954 and has become its Chairman since.

In 1995, he established the DMCI Holdings, Incorporated to consolidate the businesses.

He also served as the president of the Philippine Contractors Association, International Federation of Asian & Western Pacific Contractors' Association, Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers and Vice-President of the Confederation of International Contractors' Association. Aside from these organizations, he was also the chairman of the Contractors Association, the Philippine Domestic Construction Board and the U. P. Engineering Research and Development Foundation.


Consuji's death was announced on September 4, 2017. He was 95. His cause of death was not disclosed.[2]

Consunji wrote his autobiography, A Passion to Build: A Memoir of David M. Consunji. His son, Isidro Consunji is currently the president of the DMCI Holdings, Incorporated. His grandson, Victor Consunji, is married to 2007 Bb. Pilipinas World Maggie Wilson in December 2010.[3][4]


  1. ^ David Consunji Profile Forbes Retrieved December 16, 2014
  2. ^ "David Consunji of DMCI Holdings passes away at 95". ABS-CBN News. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  3. ^ Reuters
  4. ^ David M. Consunji Building A Legacy