Leadership

Board of Directors

BOD Leadership

Willy N. Ocier

Age

65 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, 65, is the Chairman of the Company and a Director since July 29, 1999. He served as the Company’s President until October 2021. He is an Executive Director and the Chairman of the Board of Belle Corporation and Premium Leisure Corp. He is also the Chairman of the Board and Director of APC Group, Inc., and Premium Leisure and Amusement, Inc. Likewise, he is the Co-Vice Chairman of Highlands Prime, Inc. and Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc. He serves as the Chairman of Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, Inc. and The Country Club at Tagaytay Highlands, 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

48 years old

Designation

Director
Member, Executive Committee
Date of First Appointment October 7, 2021
No. of Years in the Board Less than a year

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Jackson T. Ongsip, Filipino, 48, is a Director and President of the company since October 2021. He is also the Vice President for Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and Compliance Officer of Premium Leisure Corp., Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer of Belle Corporation, Non-Executive Director of APC Group, Inc., and Vice President for Portfolio Investments of SM Investments Corporation.  Mr. Ongsip is a Certified Public Accountant with an extensive audit and finance background accumulated from 5 years in external audit with SyCip, Gorres, Velayo & Co., 11 years with Globe Telecom and 9 years now with the SM Group. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. 

Directorship in Other Publicly Listed Companies:

  1. APC Group, Inc. – Director
Armin Antonio B. Raquel Santos

Age

54 years old

Designation

Director

  Member, Executive Committee
Date of First Appointment May 31, 2017
No. of Years in the Board 5 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Armin Antonio B. Raquel Santos, Filipino, 54, is a Director of the company since May 2017. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Premium Leisure Corp. (PLC) of Premium Leisure and Amusement, Inc. He is 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

73 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 20 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Tarcisio M. Medalla, Filipino, 73, 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

 62 years old

Designation

Director

  Member, Related Party Transaction Committee
Date of First Appointment June 29, 2009
No. of Years in the Board 12 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Henry N. Ocier, Filipino, 62, is a Director of the company since June 29, 2009. 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

 

Raul B. De Mesa

Age

79 years old

Designation

Director 

  Member, Related Party Transaction Committee
Date of First Appointment June 9, 2022
No. of Years in the Board Less than 1 year

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Raul B. De Mesa, Filipino, 79, is a newly elected director of the Company last June 9, 2022. Chairman of AbaCore Capital Holdings, Inc. and a director at CAP Life Insurance Corporation. He is a distinguished banker and has gained a wealth of experience in the financial industry. He previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Commerce which was preceded by about 37 years of service in the banking industry, specifically in institutions like the Security Bank, Manila Banking Corporation, and Far East Bank and Trust Company.

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

None

Laurito E. Serrano

Age

61 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 8 Years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Laurito E. Serrano, Filipino, 61, is a Director of the company since May 23, 2014, and is currently the Lead Independent Director. Mr. Serrano concurrently serves as Independent Director of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, 2GO Group Inc., Axelum Resources Corp., and Anglo-Philippine Holdings, Inc. 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

5.  Anglo Philippine Holdings Corporation - Independent Director

 

Maria Gracia M. Pulido-Tan

Age

66 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 1 year

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Atty. Ma. Gracia M. Pulido Tan, Filipino, 66, is an independent director of the Company since May 28, 2021. She is likewise an independent director of Belle Corporation and Premium Leisure Corp. She is the former Chairperson of the Commission on Audit, Undersecretary of Finance and Commissioner of the Presidential Commission on Good Government. She is currently a Trustee of the International Budget Partnership, an international NGO based in Washington DC, USA. She is a director of several Philippine corporations, a tax consultant and legal adviser of some private clients, and an accredited Arbitrator of the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission, Philippines and Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc, Philippines.  Atty. Tan served as Chairman of the United Nations Independent Audit Advisory Committee, the first Filipino to have been elected to this 5-member Committee. She is also a professor at the University of the Philippines for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education.  Backed by four decades of professional work in the Philippines and abroad as a private law and accounting practitioner, government official, arbitrator and international consultant. She is an expert in the fields of legal, finance, audit, governance, dispute resolution and administration.  She graduated from the University of the Philippines in 1977 with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accountancy and in 1981 with Bachelor of Laws. In 1987, she obtained her Master of Laws (Tax) from the New York University. She is a Certified Public Accountant. 

 

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 1 year

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Atty. Roberto C.O. Lim, Filipino, 62, is an Independent 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.   Asian Terminals, Inc. – Independent Director

2.   Atlas Consolidated Mining – Independent Director

 

Atty. Jason C. Nalupta

Age

50 years old

Designation

Assistant Corporate Secretary
Date of First Appointment October 2009
No. of Years in the Board N/A

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Atty. Jason C. Nalupta, Filipino, 50 is the Corporate Secretary of the Corporation. He is also currently the Corporate Secretary of listed firms A. Brown Company, Inc., Asia United Bank, Belle Corporation, and Crown Asia Chemicals Corporation. He is also a Director and/ or Corporate Secretary or Assistant Corporate Secretary of private companies, Mercury Ventures, Inc., Total Gaming Technologies, Inc., Parallax Resources, Inc., SLW Development Corporation, Belle Infrastructure Holdings, Inc. (Formerly: Metropolitan Leisure & Tourism Corporation), Belle Bay Plaza Corporation, Glypthstudios, Inc., Grabagility, Inc., Loto Pacific Leisure Corporation, Stage Craft International, Inc., FHE Properties, Inc., Stanley Electric Philippines, Inc., and Sta. Clara International Corporation. He is a Partner at Tan Venturanza Valdez Law Offices specializing on corporate, securities, and business laws. Atty. Nalupta earned his Juris Doctor degree, as well as his Bachelor of Science degree in Management (major in Legal Management), from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1996 and 1992, respectively. Atty. 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.