ROBERTO V. ONGPIN, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ongpin, Filipino, was elected Director and Chairman of the Board on November 11, 2009. He is also the Chairman of Atok-Big Wedge Company, Inc. (AB) and Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc., and former Director of San Miguel Corporation (SMC), PAL Holdings, Inc. (PAL) and Petron Corporation (PCOR). In Hong Kong, he was the Non-Executive Director of Shangri-La Asia and was the Deputy Chairman of the South China Morning Post, both listed in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He was also a Non-Executive Director of Forum Energy PLC (United Kingdom). Mr. Ongpin graduated cum laude in Business Administration from the Ateneo de Manila University, is a Certified Public Accountant, and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
DENNIS O. VALDES, President
Mr. Valdes, Filipino, has been a Director since 2011. He became the President of the Company effective February 1, 2020. He is also a Director of Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc. (AB). His previous work experience includes 14 years with PhilWeb Corporation, ten years with the Inquirer Group of Companies, and six years with The NutraSweet Company. He is a certified public accountant, graduated magna cum laude in Business Administration and Accountancy from the University of the Philippines, and has an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
ANNA BETTINA ONGPIN, Vice Chairman and Director
Ms. Ongpin, Filipino, was elected Director on March 19, 2014 and elected as Vice Chairman on February 1, 2020. She has more than 30 years of communications, marketing, project management, and operations experience in the management consulting and media fields. She has a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Wellesley College.
ERIC O. RECTO, Vice Chairman and Director
Mr. Recto, Filipino, was elected Director on 12 November 2009 and appointed as Vice Chairman on June 20, 2018. He is also presently the President of Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc., the Chairman of the Philippine Bank of Communications in 2012. He is presently Chairman and President of Bedfordbury Development Corporation; Chairman and President of Optimum Dev’t. Holdings Phils., Inc.; Independent Director of Aboitiz Power Corporation and Philippine H2O; Director of DITO CME Holdings Corp. (formerly ISM Communications Corporation); and a Member of the Board of Supervisors of Acentic GmbH. Mr. Recto served as Undersecretary of Finance of the Republic of the Philippines from 2002 to 2005, in charge of handling both the International Finance Group and the Privatization Office. Before his stint with the government, he was Chief Finance Officer of Alaska Milk Corporation and Belle Corporation. Mr. Recto has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Philippines as well as an MBA from the Johnson School, Cornell University.
SENATOR JUAN EDGARDO M. ANGARA, Director
Mr. Angara, Filipino, was elected Director on June 20, 2018. He was elected to the Senate of the Philippines in 2013 where he placed 6th. He worked as a trainee at the Metopolitan Bank and Trust Company in 1991, as news reporter for The Philippine Star in 1992. He served as an apprentice and member of the delegation in the Philippine Mission to the United Nations in New York in 1994. He worked as an associate attorney at the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz (ACCRA) law firm from 2001 to 2003. He finished his law degree at the University of the Philippines College of Law, and earned his Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.
JAIME J. BAUTISTA, Director
Mr. Bautista, was elected Director of the Company on Sept 17, 2019. He is presently a Member of the Board of Trustees of the University of the East, Member of the Board of Trustees of the UE Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Member of the Board of Trustees of the International School of Sustainable Tourism, Independent Director of Airspeed International Corporation, Independent Director of Nickel Asia Corp., Independent Director of Belle Corp., Independent Director of Premium Leisure Corp., Independent Director of Gothong Southern Shipping Corp., Member of the board of Directors of Philippine Bank of Communications, Member of the Board of Directors of Cosco Capital Corp. and President of Skal International Makati, He was previously President and Chief Operating Officer of Philippine Airlines, Inc, President and Director of PAL Holdings, Inc., and Treasurer and Director of Macroasia Corp. He started his career with Sycip, Gorres, Velayo and Company and help various management position in the Lucio Tan Group of Companies. Mr. Bautista, a certified public accountant, graduated from Colegio de San Juan de Letran with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in Accounting.
ATTY. FLORENTINO M. HERRERA III, Independent Director
Mr. Herrera, Filipino, was elected Independent Director on June 20, 2018. He is the founding partner of Herrera Teehankee & Cabrera Law Offices (established in 1986). He was formerly a Partner of one of the largest law offices in the Philippines. He has been engaged in the general practice of law for the past forty-four (44) years specializing in corporate law practice as counsel for various companies. Among others, he serves as Senior Adviser of CVC Asia Pacific Limited (since April 2014). He is a Director of Philippine Airlines, Inc. (since 2014), Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) (since 2017) (Corporate Secretary of LTP from 2000 to 2016). He is the Corporate Secretary of MacroAsia Corporation (since 2014) and Allianz PNB Life Insurance, Inc. (since 2016). Atty. Herrera holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree (Cum Laude, Salutatorian) both from the University of the Philippines.
ATTY. FRANCISCO ED. LIM, Director
Atty. Lim, Filipino, was elected Director on June 20, 2018 and is presently the Senior Partner and a member of the Executive and Special Committees of the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW). He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. from September 16, 2004 to February 10, 2010. He is the incumbent president of the Shareholders’ Association of the Philippines (SharePHIL). He is also a trustee of the CIBI Foundation, Inc. and the Judicial Reform Initiative, Inc. and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, FINEX Research Foundation, Inc., International Insolvency Institute (“III”), Advisory Committee for the Asian Principles of Business Restructuring Project of the III and the Asian Business Law Institute. Atty. Lim is a columnist of The Philippine Daily Inquirer and a law professor in the Ateneo de Manila University, San Beda Graduate School of Law and a professorial lecturer and the Vice-Chair of the Commercial Law Department of the Philippine Judicial Academy. He is a director of several public companies, among which are the Union Bank of the Philippines, Energy Development Corporation, The Insular Life Assurance Co., Ltd., and Producers Savings Bank Corporation. He is also director of private corporations like the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines and Camerton Holdings. He is a member of both the Philippine Bar and the New York State Bar.
ATTY. MARIO A. ORETA, Director
Mr. Oreta, Filipino, was elected Director on November 11, 2009. He served as President of the company from 2009 to 2016. He graduated with honors from the Ateneo De Manila University with a degree in Bachelor of Laws and immediately joined the law firm of Siguion Reyna, Montecillo and Ongsiako after graduating from law school. He is the managing partner of The Law Firm of Mario A. Oreta and Partners.
LORENZO V. TAN, Director
Mr. Tan, Filipino, was elected Vice Chairman and Director on June 20, 2018. He is also a director of Atok-Big Wedge Company, Inc. He is the incumbent President & CEO of Yuchengco-owned House of Investments, Inc. He is a prominent banker who served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation from 2007 to 2016; Prior to that, he also served as President and CEO of Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc., the Philippine National Bank, and the United Coconut Planters Bank. Mr. Tan is currently serving as Director of Smart Communications, Inc., Digitel Telecommunications, EEI Corp., Sun Life Grepa Financial, Inc., iPeople, Inc., Malayan Insurance Company, Inc., Manila Memorial Park Cemetery, Inc., PetroEnergy Corporation; Philippine Realty and Holding Corporation (Philrealty) and Hi-Eisai Pharmaceutical Inc.; Also serves as Director for Honda Cars Philippines and Isuzu Manila, Inc.; Director, President and CEO of RCBC Realty Corporation and San Lorenzo Ruiz Investment Holdings and Services, Inc. He holds the Vice Chairmanship of the Pan Malayan Management and Investment Corporation (PMMIC), and TOYM Foundation; Member of the Board of Trustees at De La Salle Zobel. Other past experiences include: Managing Director of Primeiro Partners, Inc., Chairman of Asian Bankers Association (ABA); President of Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP). Mr. Tan is a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania, USA and in the Philippines, graduated from De La Salle University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Commerce and holds a Master of Management degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Evanston, Northwestern University.
GILBERTO EDUARDO GERARDO C. TEODORO, Independent Director
Mr. Teodoro, Filipino, was elected Independent Director for the company on June 20, 2018. He is also a Director of Canlubang Sugar Estate from 1991 to present and Philippine Geothermal Production Co., Inc. from 2012 to present. He is currently the Chairman and President of Bolam Holdings, Inc., Branko Holdings, Inc. and WIPSIAE Holdings, Inc. He studied law at the University of the Philippines and finished at the top of his class. He obtained his Masters of Laws degree from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States and passed the State Bar of New York.
MARGARITO B. TEVES, Independent Director
Mr. Teves, Filipino, was elected Independent Director on August 31, 2011. He is also an Independent Director of AB, Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc., and The City Club at Alphaland Makati Place, Inc. He was formerly Secretary of the Department of Finance, Landbank President and CEO, and a Member of the House of Representatives (representing the 3rd District of Negros Oriental). He obtained a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Studies, equivalent to a BSC in Business Economics, from the City of London College, and a Master of Arts (MA) in Development Economics from the Center for Development Economics, Williams College, Massachusetts, USA. He was recently conferred an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Laws, by Williams College, and named Senior Adviser to the China-Asean Economic and Culture Research Center and Visiting Professor at the Guilin University of Electronic Technology in China.
DENNIS A. UY, Director
Mr. Uy, Filipino, was elected Director on June 20, 2018. He is also the Vice-Chairman of Atok-Big Wedge. Co., Inc. Mr. Uy is also the Founder, Chairman and CEO of UDENNA Corporation and Dito Telecommunity Corporation; Chairman of Dito CME Holdings Corp.; Chairman of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. (PNX), Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corporation, Chairman of UDENNA Land, Inc., PH Resorts Group Holdings Corp.; Chairman and President of UDENNA Infrastructure Corp.; Chairman of Phoenix Philippines Foundation, UDENNA Foundation, Silad Atleta Pilipinas Sprots Foundation and LIFE Fund. He was appointed Presidential Adviser on Sports in 2016, and has been an Honorary Consul of Kazakhstan to the Philippines since 2011. Mr. Uy is a graduate of De La Salle University with a degree in Business Management.
FR. JOSE RAMON T. VILLARIN, Independent Director
Mr. Villarin, Filipino, was elected Independent Director on June 20, 2018. He is presently the Executive Director of the Manila Observatory. He served as President of Ateneo de Manila University and Xavier University (2005-2020). At present, he is Chairman of Synergeia, an NGO for public education reform, and Vice-Chairman of the Scientific Community/Academe of the National Resilience Council. He is also on the international advisory board of Sophia University (Japan). His past engagements include membership in the boards of AIM and Ramon Magsaysay Foundation. Mr. Villarin has a degree in physics from the Ateneo de Manila University, a master's in physics from Marquette University (Wisconsin), and a doctorate in atmospheric sciences from Georgia Tech (Atlanta).
GREGORIO T. YU, Independent Director
Mr. Yu, Filipino, was elected Independent Director on June 20, 2018. He is presently the Chairman of Auto Nation Group, Inc., Cats Automobile Corp and Nexus Technology Inc. He is also the Vice Chairman and Director of Sterling Bank of Asia. Mr. Yu is also a director of various private institutions, among which are CATS Asian Cars, Inc and American Motorcycles, Inc. He is also a Director of Unistar Credit and Finance Corporation, Philippine Bank of Communication, Glyph Studios, Inc., Prople BPO Inc., WSI Corporation, and Jupiter Systems Corporation. He is also an Independent Director of Glacier Megafridge, EEI Corporation, DITO CME Holdings Corporation, APO Agua Infrastructura Inc., Philequity Management Inc., Vantage Financial Corporation (formerly E-business Services, Inc. and Vantage Equities Inc. Mr. Yu is also a Board Member of Ballet Philippines and The Manila Symphony Orchestra since 2009.He received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Honors Program) Summa Cum Laude from De La Salle University in 1978.
MICHAEL ANGELO PATRICK M. ASPERIN, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Asperin, Filipino, was elected director of the Company on April 2, 2013 and as Chief Operating Officer on May 31, 2016. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc. (ABICI) He handles various matters for the Alphaland Group of Companies including the development of the Balesin Island Club project, as well as the operations of the aviation and security divisions of the Group. Prior to joining ALPHA, he served as Senior Vice President for Security for Philweb Corporation (WEB) from 2009 to 2012. He graduated from the Philippine Military Academy in 1981.
CRISTINA B. ZAPANTA, Treasurer and Senior Vice President for Finance
Ms. Zapanta, Filipino, was appointed Treasurer and Vice President for Finance on May 17, 2016 and Senior Vice President for Finance on June 1, 2017. She is also the Senior Vice President for Finance of Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc., Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc., Alphaland Makati Place, Inc., Alphaland Southgate Tower, Inc. and Alphaland Balesin Island Resort Corporation. She has more than 30 years solid experience in Finance, of which over half is in the real estate industry. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
JASON J. ALBA, Corporate Secretary
Mr. Alba, Filipino, became Corporate Secretary on June 14, 2017 and is also the Corporate Secretary and General Counsel of the Company and its subsidiaries. He obtained his Business Administration and Law degrees from the University of the Philippines and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2002. Prior to joining Alphaland, Mr. Alba was an Associate at Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & Delos Angeles, thereafter, he served as Vice President of Standard Chartered Bank and First Vice President of the Philippine Bank of Communications.
JONAMEL G. ISRAEL-ORBE, Corporate Information Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary
Ms. Israel-Orbe, Filipino, was appointed as Corporate Information Officer of the Company since March 12, 2014 up to the present, and as Assistant Corporate Secretary of the Company since May 2016 up to the present. She is also Corporate Information Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc. She is a member of the Philippine Bar.
JERIC PAUL POSIO, Vice President for Finance
Mr. Posio, Filipino, joined Alphaland on June 26, 2014 as Head of Financial Planning and became VP for Financial Planning on June 1, 2017. He was appointed VP for Finance on January 1, 2022. Prior to joining Alphaland, he was a Senior Associate at SGV & Co. for Financial Services Risk Management under the firm’s Advisory Practice. He has more than 10 years of experience in Finance. He graduated from De La Salle University, with a degree in Finance.