Leadership

Board of Directors

BOD Leadership

Willy N. Ocier

Age

64 years old

Designation

Chairman of the Board
Chairperson, Executive Committee
Date of First Appointment July 29, 1999
No. of Years in the Board 22 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Willy N. Ocier, Filipino, 64, is the Chairman of the Company and a Director since July 29, 1999. He is an Executive Director and Co-Vice Chairman of Belle Corporation, Highlands Prime, Inc. and Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc. He is also the Chairman of the Board and Director of Premium Leisure Corp. as well as with APC Group, Inc., and Premium Leisure and Amusement, Inc. He serves as the Chairman of Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, Inc., The Country Club at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc. and The Spa and Lodge Inc. He is a Director of Leisure & Resorts World Corporation, Vantage Equities Inc., and Abacore Capital Holdings Inc. He also serves as the Chairman of Philippine Global Communications, Inc. He was the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Eastern Securities Development Corporation. He graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. In recognition of Mr. Ocier’s corporate leadership and role in providing employment opportunities to Filipinos, the University of Batangas conferred him a degree in Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa.

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

1.   Belle Corporation – Executive Director (Chairman)

2.   Premium Leisure Corp. – Director (Chairman)

3.   APC Group, Inc. - Director (Chairman)

4.   Leisure & Resorts World Corp. - Director (Non-Executive)

5.   Abacore Capital Holdings, Inc., - Director (Non-Executive)

6.   Vantage Equities Inc., - Director (Non-Executive)

 

Jackson T. Ongsip

Age

47 years old

Designation

President of the Board

Date of First Appointment October 7, 2021
No. of Years in the Board NA

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Jackson T. Ongsip, 47, is currently associated with the following listed corporations: (i) APC Group, Inc. as its President and Chief Executive Officer; (ii) Belle Corporation as its Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer; (iii) Premium Leisure Corp. as its Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and (iv) SM Investments Corporation as its Vice President for Portfolio Investments. Mr. Ongsip is a Certified Public Accountant with an extensive audit and finance background accumulated from several years in external audit with SyCip, Gorres, Velayo & Co., Globe Telecom, and now with the SM Group. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.

Armin Antonio B. Raquel Santos

Age

53 years old

Designation

Director

  Member, Executive Committee
Date of First Appointment May 31, 2017
No. of Years in the Board 4 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Armin Antonio B. Raquel Santos, Filipino, 53, is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Premium Leisure Corp. (PLC) and concurrently the Executive Vice President – Integrated Resorts of Belle Corporation. He is a Director of Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc. and Trustee and Vice President of Melco Crown Philippines Foundation Corporation. He was former Chief Finance Officer of Aboitizland, Inc., Cebu Industrial Park, Inc. and Mactan Economic Zone II and First Philippine Electric Company. He was also former Governor of the Board of Investments (BOI), served as Assistant Secretary with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Vice Chairman and CEO of Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA), Executive Vice President of Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC), and Deputy Administrator of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA). His experience includes stints with multinational companies; Securities 2000 Inc. (Singapore Technologies Group) and First Chicago Trust Company of New York. He holds a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College, U.S.A. and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Finance from Iona College, U.S.A.

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

  1. Premium Leisure Corp. - Director (President & CEO)

 

Tarcisio M. Medalla

Age

72 years old

Designation

Director
  Member, Audit Committee 
  Member, Board Risk Oversight Committee
Date of First Appointment December 10, 2001
No. of Years in the Board 19 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Tarcisio M. Medalla, Filipino, 72, is a Director of the company since December 10, 2001. He is currently the Chairman and President of listed firm Paxys, Inc. He is also a Director of All Asia Customer Services Holdings Ltd., the principal shareholder of Paxys, Inc. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce (Major in Accounting) from De La Salle University. He attended the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

  1. Paxys Inc. - Director (Chairman & President)

 

 

 

Henry N. Ocier

Age

 61 years old

Designation

Director

  Member, Related Party Transaction Committee
Date of First Appointment June 29, 2009
No. of Years in the Board 11 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Henry N. Ocier, Filipino, 61, is a Director of the company since June 29, 2009. He serves as Senior Manager for Corporate Social Responsibility for Belle Corporation. He currently holds the position of President & General Manager of Guatson International Travel and Tours, Inc. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from De La Salle University.

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

None

 

Regina O. Reyes

Age

56 years old

Designation

Director 

  Member, Related Party Transaction Committee
Date of First Appointment July 21, 2016
No. of Years in the Board 4 Years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Regina O. Reyes, Filipino, 56, elected as Director last July 21, 2016.  She is currently the President and CEO of listed firm, Abacore Capital Holdings, Inc., and President of private company, Click Communications, Inc. She also served as a Solicitor at the Office of the Solicitor General, Provincial Administrator of the Province of Marinduque, and a member of the House of Representatives, representing the lone district of Marinduque, from 2013 to June 2016. In Congress, she was Vice Chairman of the Committee on National Defense and Security and was a member of several key committees, including Appropriations, Justice, Health, and Natural Resources. Ms. Reyes earned her Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University, USA and her Bachelor of Laws degree from the Ateneo de Manila University Law School. Ms. Reyes is a member of both the Philippine Bar and the State Bar of California.

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

  1. Abacore Capital Holdings, Inc. - Director (President and CEO)

 

Laurito E. Serrano

Age

60 years old

Designation

Independent Director
  Chairman, Audit Committee
  Member, Board Risk Oversight Committee
  Member, Related Party Transaction Committee
  Member, Corporate Governance Committee
Date of First Appointment May 23, 2014
No. of Years in the Board 6 Years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Laurito E. Serrano, Filipino, 60, is a Director of the company since May 23, 2014. Mr. Serrano concurrently serves as Independent Director of Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corporation, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, 2GO Group Inc., and Axelum Resources Corp.  He is also a director in privately-held MRT Development Corporation.  As independent director in listed entities, Mr. Serrano serves as chairman or member of such companies’ audit, compliance, and risk committees. Mr. Serrano is a former partner of the Corporate Finance Consulting Group of SGV & Co.  He is a Philippine Certified Public Accountant and has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. His area of specialization is Financial Advisory and Corporate Finance in a broad range of clients and industry sectors.

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

1.   Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation. – Independent Director

2.   2Go Group, Inc. – Independent Director

3.   Atlas Consolidated Mining Corporation – Independent Director

4.   Axelum Resources Corp. – Independent Director

 

Maria Gracia M. Pulido-Tan

Age

65 years old

Designation

Independent Director

  Chairman, Board Risk Oversight Committee
  Member, Corporate Governance Committee
  Member, Related Party Transaction Committee
  Member, Audit Committee
Date of First Appointment May 28, 2021
No. of Years in the Board Less than 1 year

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Atty. Ma. Gracia M. Pulido Tan, 65, Filipino, is currently an Independent Director of the company since May 28, 2021. She was the first female to hold the Chairperson position at the Philippine Commission on Audit. In prior years, she has held other distinguished positions such as Commissioner of Good Government and Undersecretary of Finance for Revenue Operations. Atty. Tan is also the External Auditor of both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO). She is a CPA and Lawyer whose educational background includes a BS in Business Administration and Accountancy in UP Diliman. She also holds a Bachelor of Legislative Law from the same school, and took further studies to receive LlM (Tax) at New York University.

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

1. Asia United Bank - Independent Director

 

 
Roberto C.O. Lim

Age

62 years old

Designation

Director

  Chairman, Corporate Governance Committee
  Chairman, Related Party Transaction Committee
  Member, Board Risk Oversight Committee
  Member, Audit Committee
Date of First Appointment May 28, 2021
No. of Years in the Board Less than 1 year

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Atty. Roberto C.O. Lim, Filipino, 62, is a newly-appointed Director of the Company since May 28, 2021. He is a practicing lawyer and of counsel of Creencia Carillo Velasco Law, and serves as an Independent Director of several publicly listed companies such as the Philippine Stock Exchange, Asian Terminals, Inc., and  Atlas Consolidated Mining. He is also concurrently the Director and Corporate Secretary of Manila Polo Club.  Atty. Lim has built a name for himself in the Philippine aviation industry, over the years wearing the hats of General Counsel of Philippine Airlines, Country Head & Legal Counsel of International Air Transportation Association (IATA), Vice Chairman & Executive Director of the Air Carriers Association of the Philippines, as well as Undersecretary of the Department of Transportation for Aviation and Airport. Other positions he holds are Chairman of InteliConsult, Member of Manila Angel Investors Network, Board Member of Philippine Australia Business Council (PABC), and Member of Rotary Club of Makati West. He holds a double-degree of History/Political Science and Commerce in De La Salle University, studied law at the University of the Philippines, and took up his Masters of Law at King’s College in England. Atty. Lim has taught Transportation Law, Administrative Law and Corporate Governance at the joint MBA/Law degree of the De La Salle University and Far Eastern University and currently teaches in the Lyceum of the Philippines University College of Law.

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

1.   Philippine Stock Exchange - Independent Director

2.   Asian Terminals, Inc. – Independent Director

3.   Atlas Consolidated Mining – Independent Director

 

Atty. Jason C. Nalupta

Age

49 years old

Designation

Corporate Secretary
Date of First Appointment May 28, 2021
No. of Years in the Board N/A

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Atty. Jason C. Nalupta, Filipino, 49, is the Assistant Corporate Secretary of the corporation since October 2009. He is also currently the Corporate Secretary or Assistant Corporate Secretary of listed firms A. Brown Company, Inc., Asia United Bank, and Crown Asia Chemicals Corporation. He is also a Director and/or Corporate Secretary or Assistant Corporate Secretary of private companies Sino Cargoworks Agencies, Inc., Falcon Resources, Inc., Mercury Ventures, Inc., Total Gaming Technologies, Inc., Parallax Resources, Inc., SLW Development Corporation, Metropolitan Leisure & Tourism Corporation, Sagesoft Solutions, Inc., Radenta Technologies, Inc., Xirrus, Inc., Glypthstudios, Inc., Loto Pacific Leisure Corporation, and Sta. Clara International Corporation. He is a Partner at Tan Venturanza Valdez Law Offices specializing on corporate, securities, and business laws. Mr. Nalupta earned his Juris Doctor degree, as well as his Bachelor of Science degree in Management (major in Legal Management), from Ateneo de Manila University in 1996 and 1992, respectively. Mr. Nalupta was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1997.

Atty. Ann Margaret K. Lorenzo

Age

32 years old

Designation

Assistant Corporate Secretary

Date of First Appointment May 28, 2021
No. of Years in the Board N/A

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Atty. Ann Margaret K. Lorenzo, Filipino, 32, is the Assistant Corporate Secretary of the Corporation. She is concurrently the Corporate Secretary of the following companies: Arquee Corp., Green Asia Resources Corp., GGO Realty Holdings, Inc., and Galileo Software Services Inc. She is also the Assistant Corporate Secretary of Asia United Bank Corporation, Crown Asia Chemicals Corporation, Coal Asia Holdings, Inc., Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc., The Country Club at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc., Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club,   Inc., Joy-Nostalg Corporation, Jin Natura Resources Corp., Jin Navitas Resource, Inc., Catmon Felix, Inc., Yeoj Commoditas, Inc., Yeoj Socialis, Inc., Yeoj Turbulentus, Inc., Yeoj Universalis, Inc., Bayby Earth, Inc., Jaman Boracay Corporation, Jaman Cebu Corporation, Jaman Hari Corporation, Jaman Reyna Corporation, Jaman Tagaytay Corporation, Corellia Ventures Incorporated, Sacareen Ventures Incorporated, and Iridium Ventures Incorporated. Ms. Lorenzo is a Senior Associate at Tan Venturanza Valdez where she specializes in securities law, special projects, and data privacy. She also lectures at the Paralegal Training Program of the UP Law Center on corporate housekeeping and data privacy. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Studies (cum laude) and Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines in 2010 and 2014, respectively. She was admitted to the Philippine bar in April 2015.