Board of Directors
|Roberto V. San Jose, Chairman of the Board/Director
Atty. Roberto V. San Jose was elected Chairman of the Board in 2003 and has been a member of the Board of Directors as early as 1991. He is a consultant of the Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose Law Offices and a Director or Officer of the following companies: Anglo Philippine Holdings Corporation, Alsons Consolidated Resources Corporation, Philweb Corporation, CP Group of Companies, Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc., MAA Consultants, Inc., Solid Group Inc., United Paragon Mining Corporation, The Metropolitan Club, Inc. and various client corporations of their law firm. Atty. San Jose is a Filipino citizen.
|Esteban G. Peña Sy, President/Director
Mr. Peña Sy was elected as Director and President on Nov. 1, 2006. He graduated from the University of the Philippines in 1968 with the degree of A.B. Economics and completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School in 1982. Since December 2011, he has been serving as President and Director of Philippine Plaza Holdings Inc., owner of Sofitel Philippine Plaza. He is currently sitting as a member in the board of directors of the Philippine Hotel Owners Association. He is also a Director of IRC Properties, Inc., another publicly-listed company. His previous work experience includes the following: Lecturer at the University of the Philippines, Asst. Secretary General and Executive Director of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry; and various positions in the Ayala Group of Companies from 1979-1987. He worked as a financial executive and management consultant in Brunei and Hong Kong for 24 years. Mr. Peña Sy is a Filipino citizen.
|Ana Maria A. Katigbak, Director/Assistant Corporate Secretary
Atty. Katigbak-Lim holds the position of Assistant Corporate Secretary since 1999. She held the position of a director for seven years, or from 1999 to October 31, 2006, and then from June 27, 2007 up to the present. A member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and a graduate of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature (Cum Laude) at the University of the Philippines, she is currently a partner at the Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon San Jose Law Offices. Her other business experience in the last 5 years are as follows: assistant corporate secretary of publicly-listed companies and registered membership clubs such as: Boulevard Holdings, Inc., Premier Entertainment Productions, Inc., Solid Group, Inc., The Metropolitan Club, Inc., AJO.net Holdings, Inc. and PhilWeb.Corporation. She is also a lecturer at the Thames International Business School, Philippine Campus. Atty. Katigbak-Lim is a Filipino citizen.
|Andrew Charles Ferguson, Director
Mr. Andrew Charles Ferguson has been elected as director since August 2, 2021. Mr. Ferguson is currently an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of APAC Resources Limited, a company listed on the main board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and an alternate director in Mount Gibson Iron Limited, a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resource Development.
Mr. Ferguson worked as a mining engineer in Western Australia in the mid 1990’s. In 2003, Mr. Ferguson co-founded New City Investment Managers in the United Kingdom. He was the former co-fund manager of City Natural Resources High Yield Trust. In addition, he managed New City High Yield Trust Ltd. and Geiger Counter Ltd. He worked for New City Investment Managers CQS Hong Kong, a financial institution providing investment management services to a variety of investors. He has 26 years of experience in the finance industry specializing in global natural resources. Mr. Ferguson is a British citizen.
| Rodrigo B. Supeña, Independent Director
Mr. Rodrigo B. Supeña has been elected as Independent Director of the Company since March 31, 2009. Mr. Supeña, a seasoned banker who previously held various key positions in Land Bank of the Philippines and Bank of the Philippine Islands, is currently a Consultant of Land Bank of the Philippines and a Board Member of LBP Leasing Corporation. Mr. Supeña is a Filipino citizen.
|Steven G. Virata, Independent Director
Mr. Virata joined the Company in 2001. A degree holder of B.S. Architecture from the University of the Philippines, he has more than 10 years experience in the aviation industry, marketing, architecture, graphic design and production, theater industry and farm management. His other business experiences in the last 5 years are as follows: currently, he is a Director of C. Virata and Associates, ATAR-IV, Inc., Chilco Holdings Inc., and V.L. Araneta Properties, Inc. Mr. Virata is a Filipino citizen.
|Rodolfo D. Santiago, Independent Director
Retired Major General Rodolfo D. Santiago has been elected as Independent Director of the Company since November 5, 2020. He is a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy, Class of 1982. He has more than 38 years of military service and held command and staff positions of major importance in the fields of military communications, intelligence, civil military operations and infantry operations. He capped his military career as an educator serving as the 54th Commandant of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Command and General Staff College.
He is currently serving as Chief Technology Officer of Dito Telecommunity Corporation and as a member of the Board of Advisers of the Tech Peace, Build Peace Movement. He works as an independent consultant of the Department of Education since January 2017 dealing largely with other stakeholders, disaster resiliency, peace education and schools in conflict areas. He is also a research consultant of Ateneo de Manila University on disaster resiliency since May 2017. Maj. Gen. Santiago is a Filipino citizen.