Board of Directors & Executive Officers

ROBERTO V. ONGPIN was elected Director and Chairman of the Board on November 11, 2009. He is the Chairman of the following Philippine listed Corporations: ISM Communications Corporation, PhilWeb Corporation and Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc. and is Director of San Miguel Corporation, Ginebra San Miguel, Inc., PAL Holdings, Inc. and Petron Corporation. Mr. Ongpin is also a Director of Philippine Airlines, Inc. and Top Frontier Investment Holdings, Inc. He is also Chairman of Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc., The City Club at Alphaland Makati Place, Inc. and Alphaland Marina Club, Inc. In Hong Kong, he is a Non-Executive Director of Shangri-La Asia Limited and the Deputy Chairman of the South China Morning Post, both listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is also the Chairman of Acentic GmbH (Germany) and a Non-Executive Director of Forum Energy plc (London). Mr. Ongpin joined SGV & Co. in 1964 and was Chairman and Managing Partner of the firm from 1970 to 1979. He served as the Minister of Trade and Industry of the Republic of the Philippines from 1979 to 1986. Mr. Ongpin graduated cum laude in Business Administration from the Ateneo de Manila University, is a Certified Public Accountant and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

ERIC O. RECTO was elected Director on November 11, 2009 and elected Vice Chairman on December 8, 2009. He is the Chairman of the Philippine Bank of Communications; the Vice Chairman of Philweb Corporation, The City Club at Alphaland Makati Place, Inc., Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc., Alphaland Marina Club, Inc. and Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc.; the President of Petron Corporation and ISM Communications Corporation; a Director of Manila Electric Company and San Miguel Corporation; and a Member of the Board of Supervisors of Acentic GmbH. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Recto served for three years as an Undersecretary of the Department of Finance of the Philippine Government in charge of handling both the International Finance Group and the Privatization Office. Before his work with the government, he was the CFO of Alaska Milk Corporation and prior to that, 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.

MARIO A. ORETA was elected Director on November 11, 2009 and President on December 8, 2009. He is also the President of Alphaland Development, Inc., Alphaland Balesin Island Resort Corporation, Alphaland Makati Place, Inc., Alphaland Makati Tower, Inc., The City Club at Alphaland Makati Place, Inc., Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc., Alphaland Marina Corporation, Alphaland Marina Club, Inc., Aklan Boracay Properties, Inc., Alphaland Heavy Equipment Corporation and Alphaland Property Management Corporation; the Vice Chairman of Alphaland Reclamation Corporation; and Chief Operating Officer of Jet Eagle International Limited, Inc. He is Chairman of Major Holdings, Inc., Major Properties, Inc. and Major Homes, Inc. He is a Director of PhilWeb Corporation, ISM Communications Corporation, and Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc., Toyota Pasongtamo, Inc. and Toyota Global City. Mr. Oreta 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. He was also the founder and managing partner of Tanjuatco Oreta and Factoran Law Offices.

PETER DAVIES was elected Director on December 20, 2011. Mr. Davies is a British citizen and received an Honours degree from the University of London in 1985 (History) and subsequently studied to become a Chartered Surveyor receiving his professional qualifications (Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) in 1990. He has been employed in the real estate business since 1988 and has worked for a number of fund management businesses specializing in real estate including ING Real Estate and Goodman.

JOANNA O. DUARTE was elected Director on April 20, 2012. She is currently the Director for Sales and Marketing for the Company. She is an entrepreneur with ventures in the retail industry. She is the founder of clothing brands Big & Small Co., Orange Juice and Spin. She ran her own ventures for 20 years before joining Alphaland. She has a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Ateneo de Manila University and has attended an MA in Entrepreneurship from the Asian Institute of Management.

MICHELLE S. ONGPIN was elected Director on May 26, 2011, and is also a Director of Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc. She has an MA in Communication Sciences from the University of Vienna and a postgraduate degree from the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna.

RODOLFO MA. A. PONFERRADA was elected Director on April 20, 2012. He is also currently the Corporate Secretary and a Corporate Information Officer of the Company. He is also the Corporate Secretary and a Corporate Information Officer of Philweb Corporation, ISM Communications Corporation, Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc., and Philippine Bank of Communications as well as Corporate Secretary of Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc., The City Club at Alphaland Makati Place, Inc. and Alphaland Marina Club, Inc. He is a Member (representing the private sector) of the Board of Directors of the Social Housing Finance Corporation. Mr. Ponferrada is a Member of the Philippine Bar.

DENNIS O. VALDES was elected Director on November 11, 2009. Mr. Valdes is the President of PhilWeb Corporation as well as a Director of ISM Communications Corporation and Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc. His previous work experience includes 10 years with the Inquirer Group of Companies, as Director of the newspaper, and also expanding their Internet, printing, and ink making operations. Prior to that he spent six years with The NutraSweet Company developing their businesses in Asia. 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 from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

CRAIG WEBSTER was elected Director on November 27, 2009. In January 2005, he joined Ashmore Group and most recently became a member of its Special Situations Group, focusing on investments in Asia and Latin America. Prior to this, he was head of Ashmore’s Legal and Transaction Management Department, managing a team of 10 lawyers, and in this role was also a member of the firm’s Risk and Compliance Committee. Mr. Webster started his career as a Corporate Finance and Restructuring Lawyer before moving to Ashmore to focus on investments in emerging markets. He has a BA (Hons, First Class) in Marketing from Stirling University and qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1998. He acts as a Director on various Ashmore portfolio companies.

DELFIN J. WENCESLAO, JR. was elected Director on May 26, 2011. He is presently the Chairman and President of D.M. Wenceslao & Associates, Inc., Aseana Holdings Inc., the President and Director of Bay Dredging, Inc. and Bay Resources and Development Corporation, the Managing Director of R-I Consortium and a Director of Private Infrastructures Development Corp. (PIDC), PhilWeb Corporation, and Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc. He is the Chairman of the Capitol Jaycee Senate foundation and the Katipunan ng Mamamayan ng Bagong Paranaque. Mr. Wenceslao graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics (1964) and earned his MBA and DBA from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

MARRIANA H. YULO was elected Director on May 26, 2011. She is the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. She is also the Group CFO for PhilWeb Corporation, ISM Communications Corporation, and Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc. She also serves as Assistant to the Chairman of the Philippine Bank of Communications. She is a Director of Atok-Big Wedge Co. Inc. and Acentic GmbH. She graduated with a degree in Business Administration, major in Management, at Palawan State University. She also holds an MBA from the University of St. La Salle and has successfully completed Level I of the Chartered Financial Analyst Program.

RAMON S. ANG was elected Independent Director on April 20, 2012. He is also currently Vice Chairman, President and COO of San Miguel Corporation, the Chairman and CEO of Petron Corporation, the President of PAL Holdings, Inc., the Chairman and President of San Miguel Properties, Inc., the Chairman of Liberty Telecoms Holdings, Inc. and Cyber Bay Corporation as well as the Vice Chairman of Manila Electric Company, Ginebra San Miguel, Inc. and San Miguel Pure Foods Company, Inc. He is also a director of PhilWeb Corporation. He holds the positions of Chairman, President or Director of over 35 companies related to subsidiaries of San Miguel Corporation, and is also the Chairman of Eastern Telecommunications Philippines, Inc., The Purefoods-Hormel Company, Inc., Philippine Diamond Hotel & Resort, Inc., and Magnolia, Inc. He was previously CEO of Paper Industries Corporation of the Philippines and the Executive Managing Director of Northern Cement Corporation, among others. He has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Far Eastern University.

MARGARITO B. TEVES was elected Independent Director on May 26, 2011. Mr. Teves is the Chairman of Think Tank, Inc., Member of the Board of Advisers of Metro Bank and Trust Company and Member of the Board of Directors of Landbank Countryside Development Foundation. He is also an Independent Director of Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc., Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc. and The City Club at Alphaland Makati Place, Inc. He was the 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, Mass., 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.

MARIO J. LOCSIN was elected Independent Director of the Company on November 11, 2009. He is currently Executive Vice President and Director of ISM Communications Corporation, Vice Chairman and Director of the Philippine Bank of Communications, Director of PhilWeb Corporation and Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc. He is also President of Inpilcom, Inc., consultant of Acentic Philippines, Inc., as well as Independent Director of Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc. and The City Club at Alphaland Makati Place, Inc. In the past, he served as the President and COO of Eastern Telecommunications Philippines, Inc., President of Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc., President and Director of Alphaland Heavy Equipment Corporation, a Director of Belle Corporation, APC Group, Southwest Resources, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co., and Pilipino Telephone Co., as well as a Director, Executive Vice President, and COO of Philippine Airlines. Mr. Locsin holds a degree in LIA-Honors Math from De La Salle University and a degree of Masters in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco.

JOSEPHINE A. MANALO was appointed Corporate Information Officer on November 18, 2009. Ms. Manalo is presently connected with PhilWeb Corporation as Executive Assistant to the Chairman. She is also working in various capacities for Mr. Roberto V. Ongpin’s Group of Companies. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from St. Theresa’s College, Manila.

JOVITA D.S. LARRAZABAL was elected Assistant Corporate Secretary and Corporate Information Officer on May 26, 2011. She is also currently the Assistant Corporate Secretary, Corporate Information Officer, and Legal Counsel of ISM Communications Corporation and the Assistant Corporate Secretary of The City Club at Alphaland Makati Place, Inc., Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc., Alphaland Marina Club, Inc., Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc. and the Philippine Bank of Communications. Ms. Larrazabal holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo De Manila University - Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree major in Management Economics from the Ateneo De Manila University - College of Arts and Sciences. She is a Member of the Philippine Bar.

 

 

 

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