ROBERTO V. ONGPIN, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ongpin, Filipino, 83 years old, was elected Director and Chairman of the Board on November 11, 2009. He is also the Chairman of Atok-Big Wedge Company, Inc., and former Director of San Miguel Corporation, PAL Holdings, Inc. and Petron Corporation. 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 on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He was also a 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, 59 years old, was elected a Director of the Company in 2011 and elected President on February 1, 2020. He is also a Director of Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc. His previous work experience includes 13 years as President and a Director of PhilWeb Corporation, and 10 years with the Inquirer Group of Companies. 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
Ms. Ongpin, Filipino, 56 years old, was elected Director of the Company on 19 March 2014. She was elected President on 31 May 2016, and Vice Chairman on 1 February 2020. She is also President of The Alpha Suites and a Director of Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc. Ms. Ongpin has more than 25 years of communications, marketing, project management, and operations experience in the management consulting and media fields. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Wellesley College.
ERIC O. RECTO, Vice Chairman
Mr. Recto, Filipino, 56 years old, is Vice Chairman of Alphaland Corporation. He is also the Chairman of Philippine Bank of Communications, Vice Chairman and President of Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc., an Independent Director of Aboitiz Power Corp. and PH Resorts Holdings Inc., and a Director of ISM Communications Corp. Prior executive engagements of Mr. Recto include President of Petron Corp. from 2008 to 2013 and President of Eastern Telecommunications Phils. Inc from 2006-2009. He served as Undersecretary of the Department of Finance from 2002 to 2005. He obtained an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management and a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Philippines.
SENATOR JUAN EDGARDO M. ANGARA, Director
Mr. Angara, Filipino, 47 years old, has been a Senator of the Republic of the Philippines since 2013. In his 16 years as a legislator, he has sponsored or authored more than 200 laws, particularly on education and employment. Mr. Angara represented the province of Aurora in the House of Representatives from 2004 to 2013, and was recognized as one of the The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) for government service and legislation in 2010. He has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines College of Law, and a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School.
JAIME J. BAUTISTA, Director
Mr. Bautista, 62 years old 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 and Vice Chairman of the Philippine Eagle Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees of the International School of Sustainable Tourism, Independent Director of Airspeed International Corporation, Member of the Board of Directors of Sabre Philippines, Inc., President of Skal International Makati, and Treasurer of Tan Yan Kee Foundation Inc. 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
Atty. Herrera, Filipino, 68 years old, is the founding partner of Herrera Teehankee & Cabrera Law Offices. He was 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 two (42) years specializing in corporate law practice as counsel for various companies. Among others, he serves as Senior Adviser of CVC Asia Pacific Limited, he is a Director of Philippine Airlines, Inc. (PAL) and Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP). He is the Corporate Secretary of MacroAsia Corporation and Allianz PNB Life Insurance, Inc. 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. Francis Lim, Filipino, 64 years old, is a Senior Partner and a Member of the Executive Committee and Special Committee of the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW). Atty. Lim is the incumbent President of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP). He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Philippine Stock Exchange and the Securities Clearing Corporation of the Philippines. He also served as President of Shareholders’ Association of the Philippines (SharePhil). Atty. Lim is a Director of several companies, among which are the DHL Summit Solutions, Inc., Energy Development Corporation, Producers Savings Bank Corporation, and The Insular Life Assurance Co., Ltd. He is also a Trustee of the FINEX Foundation, Inc., SharePhil, CIBI Foundation, Inc. and Judicial Reform Initiatives, Inc., and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Atty. Lim is the co-author of the “The Philippine Competition Act: Salient Points and Emerging Issues”. Atty. Lim is a columnist of Rappler Online Publication. Atty. Lim is a member of the American Bar Association, International Insolvency Institute (“III”), and Advisory Committee for the Asian Principles of Business Restructuring Project of the III and Asian Business Law Institute. Atty. Lim is a law professor in the Ateneo de Manila University, San Beda Graduate School of Law and a Professorial Lecturer and Vice Chair of the Commercial Law Department of the Philippine Judicial Academy. He is a member of both the Philippine Bar and the New York State Bar.
ATTY. MARIO A. ORETA, Director
Atty. Oreta, Filipino, 73 years old, was elected Director on November 11, 2009. He served as President of the Company from 2007 to 2016. He is also the Director of The City Club at Alphaland Makati Place, Inc. He graduated with honors from the Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Laws degree and immediately joined the law firm of Siguion Reyna, Montecillo and Ongsiako. He was Founding Partner of Tanjuatco Oreta and Factoran Law Firm and The Law Firm of Mario A. Oreta and Partners.
LORENZO V. TAN, Director
Mr. Lorenzo Villanueva Tan, 58 years old, was elected Director of the Company on June 20, 2018. He served as Vice Chairman of the Company in 2018. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of House of Investments, Inc. of the Yuchengco Group. He was previously the Managing Director of Primeiro Partners. Mr. Tan was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. until May 2016. He served as Chairman of the Asian Bankers Association from 2012 to 2014, President of the Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) from 2013 to March 14, 2016. As BAP president, he led the Association in representing the BAP in the ASEAN Bankers Association (ABA), composed of the national banking associations from the 10-member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Mr. Tan is also a Director at Smart Communications, Digitel Telecommunications, EEI, House of Investments, iPeople, Malayan Insurance, Sunlife Grepa, and Board of Trustees of De La Salle Zobel, and Vice Chairman TOYM foundation. Mr. Tan is a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania, USA and in the Philippines. Mr. Tan graduated from De La Salle University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Commerce, and holds a Master in Management degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.
GILBERTO EDUARDO GERARDO C. TEODORO, Independent Director
Mr. Teodoro, Filipino, 55 is the Chairman of the Board of Sagittarius Mines, Inc. and Indophil Resources, Inc. He is also a Director of Canlubang Sugar Estate, and Philippine Geothermal Production Co., Inc., and an Independent Director of BDO Unibank, Inc. He is the Chairman of the Philippine Air Force Multi-Sectoral Governance Council and sits on a similar council of the Philippine Navy.
MARGARITO B. TEVES, Independent Director
Mr. Teves, Filipino 76 years old, was elected Independent Director on August 3, 2011. He is also an Independent Director of Atok-Big Wedge, 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 Representative (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 Developmental Economics from the Center for Development Economics, William College, Massachusetts, USA. He was conferred an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Laws, by William 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. Dennis A. Uy, Filipino, is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of UDENNA Corporation, his holding company with a diverse business portfolio that includes interests in petroleum retail and distribution, shipping and logistics, real estate development, infrastructure, education, leisure and gaming, and telecommunications. He is the President and CEO of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc., the country’s leading independent oil company. He is Chairman of Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corporation, a dominant player in the shipping and logistics industry, and Chairman of 2GO Group Inc., the country’s largest logistics provider. He is Chairman and President of UDENNA Development Corporation, which develops and manages real estate projects such as Clark Global City, Calaca Industrial Seaport Park, UDENNA Tower, and The Emerald in Mactan, Cebu under development. He is Chairman and President of UDENNA Infrastructure Corp., Chairman of PH Travel and Leisure Holdings Corp., President of Enderun Colleges, Inc., and Chairman of Dennison Holdings. Mr. Uy is also Chairman of Phoenix Philippines Foundation, UDENNA Foundation, Siklab Atleta Pilipinas Sports Foundation, and LIFE Fund. He was appointed Presidential Adviser on Sports in 2016, and Honorary Consul of Kazakhstan to the Philippines in 2011. Mr. Uy is a graduate of De La Salle University with a degree in Business Management.
FR. JOSE RAMON T. VILLARIN, Independent Director
Fr. Villarin, Filipino, 60 years old, is presently the President of the Ateneo de Manila University. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Scientific Community/ Academe of the National Resilience Council and Co-Chair of the National Industry Academe Council. He is also a Member of the Board of Governors of Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Synergeia, Manila Observatory, and Confucius Institute. Fr. Villarin is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of various private institutions, among which are the Philippine Institute of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Loyola School of Theology, and Ateneo de Naga University. Fr. Villarin has a degree in Physics from the Ateneo de Manila University and a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from Georgia Tech.
GREGORIO T. YU, Independent Director
Mr. Yu, 61 years old, is also currently Chairman of Auto Nation Group Inc. (since 2012), CATS Automobile Corporation (since 2004). He is also the Chairman of American Motorcyles, Inc. (since 2012) and Nexus Technology, Inc. (since 2019). He is also the Vice Chairman of Sterling Bank of Asia (since 2006). He is also a Director of CATS Asian Cars, Inc (since 2012), APO Agua Infrustructura Inc. (since 2014), ISM Corporation (since 2016), Philippine Airlines (since 2011) and PAL Holdings (since 2014). He is also the Director of Philippine Bank of Communication (since 2011), Philequity Management Inc.(since 2013), Vantage Financial Corporation (formerly E-business Services, Inc. (since 2015), Vantage Equities Inc. (since 2013), Unistar Credit and Finance Corporation (since 2012), Prople BPO Inc. (since 2006), Glyph Studios, Inc. (since 2011), WSI Corporation (since 2001), and Jupiter Systems Corporation (since 2001). He is also a Board Member of Ballet Philippines and The Manila Symphony Orchestra (since 2009).
MICHAEL ANGELO PATRICK M. ASPERIN, Chief Operating Officer & Balesin Island Club CEO
Mr. Asperin, Filipino, 61 years old, was elected Chief Operating Officer of the Company on May 31, 2016. He served as Director of the Company from 2013 to 2017. He is presently Director of Atok-Big Wedge Company, Inc. (AB). He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc. He also handles the operations of the aviation and security divisions of Alphaland Group of Companies. Prior to joining Alphaland, he served in Philweb Corporation (WEB) from 2009 to 2012 as Senior Vice President for Enterprise Risk Management. He graduated from the Philippine Military Academy in 1981.
CRISTINA B. ZAPANTA, Treasurer and Senior Vice President for Finance
Ms. Zapanta, Filipino, 57 years old, 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 and General Counsel
Mr. Alba, Filipino, 45 years old, was elected Corporate Secretary of the Company on June 17, 2017. He 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, 46 years old, 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 Assistant Corporate Secretary, Corporate Information Officer, and Deputy Compliance Officer of Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc. (AB). She has been a member of the Philippine Bar since 2003.