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Board of Directors

Ayala's Board of Directors is composed of seven directors who have diversed backgrounds. and disciplines including finance, economics, business, and technology. Directors are elected annually and serve a term of one year. 71 percent of the Board is composed of non-executive and independent directors.

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala

Chairman and CEO

Filipino, 61, Director of Ayala Corporation since May 1987. He is the Chairman and CEO of Ayala Corporation since April 2006. He holds the following positions in publicly listed companies: Chairman of Globe Telecom, Inc., Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. and Bank of the Philippine Islands; and Vice Chairman of Ayala Land, Inc., Manila Water Company, Inc. and AC Energy Philippines, Inc. He is also the Chairman of Ayala Retirement Fund Holdings, Inc., AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc., AC Ventures Holding Corp., AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation and Asiacom Philippines, Inc.; Co-Chairman of Ayala Foundation, Inc. and Ayala Group Club, Inc.; Director of Alabang Commercial Corporation, Ayala International Pte. Ltd., AC Energy, Inc., Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc., Light Rail Manila Holdings, Inc. and AG Holdings Ltd. Outside the Ayala group, he is a member of various business and socio- civic organizations in the Philippines and abroad, including the JP Morgan International Council, JP Morgan Asia Pacific Council, and Mitsubishi Corporation International Advisory Council. He sits on the board of the Singapore Management University and on various advisory boards of Harvard University, including the Global Advisory Council, HBS Board of Dean’s Advisors, and HBS Asia-Pacific Advisory Board, which he chairs. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Asia Business Council, a member of the Global Board of Adviser of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Co-Vice Chairman of the Makati Business Club, Chairman of Endeavor Philippines, and a board member of Eisenhower Fellowships. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Merit in 2009, the Philippine Legion of Honor with rank of Grand Commander in 2010, and the Order of Mabini with rank of Commander in 2015 by the President of the Philippines in recognition of his outstanding public service. In 2017, he was recognized as a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Pioneer by the UN Global Compact for his work in sustainable business strategy and operations. The first recipient of the award from the Philippines, he was one of 10 individuals recognized for championing sustainability and the pursuit of the 17 SDGs in business. He graduated with B.A. in Economics (Cum Laude) from Harvard College in 1981 and obtained an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business in 1987.

Fernando Zobel de Ayala

President and COO

Filipino, 60, Director of Ayala Corporation since May 1994. He is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Ayala Corporation since April 2006. He holds the following positions in publicly listed companies: Chairman of Ayala Land, Inc., Manila Water Company, Inc., and AC Energy Philippines, Inc.; and Director of Bank of the Philippine Islands, Globe Telecom, Inc. and Integrated Micro- Electronics, Inc.; and Independent Director of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation. He is the Chairman of AC International Finance Ltd., ALI Eton Property Development Corporation, Liontide Holdings, Inc., AC Energy, Inc., Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc., Automobile Central Enterprise, Inc., Alabang Commercial Corporation, Accendo Commercial Corp. and Hero Foundation, Inc.; Co- Chairman of Ayala Foundation, Inc. and Ayala Group Club, Inc.; Vice-Chairman of AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc., Ceci Realty Inc., Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation, Bonifacio Land Corporation, Emerging City Holdings, Inc., Columbus Holdings, Inc., Berkshires Holdings, Inc. AKL Properties, Inc., AC Ventures Holdings Corp., and Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc.; Director of LiveIt Investments, Ltd., AG Holdings Ltd., AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation, Asiacom Philippines, Inc., Ayala Retirement Fund Holdings, Inc., Honda Cars Philippines, Inc., Isuzu Philippines Corporation, and Manila Peninsula; Member of the Board of INSEAD Business School and Georgetown University; Member of the International Advisory Board of Tikehau Capital and of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library International Advisory Council; Vice Chairman of the Philippine-Singapore Business Council, member of the World Presidents’ Organization and Chief Executives Organization; Chairman of Habitat for Humanity International’s Asia-Pacific Capital Campaign Steering Committee; and Member of the Board of Trustees of Caritas Manila, Pilipinas Shell Foundation, and the National Museum. He graduated with B.A. Liberal Arts at Harvard College in 1982 and holds a CIM from INSEAD, France.

Delfin L. Lazaro

Director

Filipino, 74, Non-Executive Director of Ayala Corporation since January 2007. He holds the following positions in publicly listed companies: Director of Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc., Manila Water Company, Inc., and Globe Telecom, Inc. His other significant positions include: Chairman of Atlas Fertilizer & Chemicals Inc., Chairman and President of A.C.S.T. Business Holdings, Inc.; Vice Chairman and President of Asiacom Philippines, Inc.; Director of AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc., AYC Holdings, Ltd.., AC International Finance, Ltd., Purefoods International Limited and Probe Productions, Inc. He is an Independent Adviser to the Board of Directors of Ayala Land, Inc. He graduated with BS Metallurgical Engineering at the University of the Philippines in 1967 and took his MBA (with Distinction) at Harvard Graduate School of Business in 1971.

Keiichi Matsunaga

Director

Japanese, 55, has been a Director of Ayala Corporation since April 2017. He is the General Manager of Mitsubishi Corporation Manila Branch. Currently, he is also the Chairman of International Elevator & Equipment Inc.; President of MC Diamond Realty Investment Phils., MC Oranbo Investment, MC Cavite Holdings, Inc., FMT Kalayaan, Inc., Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Philippines (JCCIPI) and Director of Century City Development II Corporation (CCDC II), Isuzu Philippines Corporation, Kepco Ilijan Corporation, Portico Land Corp., and The Japanese Association Manila, Inc. (JAMI). He is not a director of any publicly listed company in the Philippines other than Ayala Corporation. He entered Mitsubishi Corporation after graduating from the Faculty of Law at Waseda University in 1988 and has since held various leadership positions.  

Xavier P. Loinaz

Independent Director

Filipino, 76, Independent Director of Ayala Corporation since April 2009. He has been our Lead Independent Director since April 2017. He is also an Independent Director of the Bank of the Philippine Islands, a publicly listed company. He also holds the following positions: Independent Director of BPI Family Savings Bank, Inc., and BPI/MS Insurance Corporation; Trustee of E. Zobel Foundation; Chairman of Alay Kapwa Kilusan Pangkalusugan and XPL Manitou Properties, Inc.; and Vice Chairman of XPL MTJL Properties, Inc. He was formerly the President of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) from 1982 to 2004. He was also the President of Bankers Association of the Philippines from 1989 to 1991. He graduated with an AB Economics degree at Ateneo de Manila University in 1963 and took his MBA-Finance at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1965.

Antonio Jose U. Periquet

Independent Director

Filipino, 59, Independent Director of Ayala Corporation since September 2010. He is the chairman of Campden Hill Group, Inc., and of BPI Asset Management and Trust Corporation. He also serves as an independent director of the Bank of the Philippine Islands, ABS-CBN Corporation, DMCI Holdings, The Max's Group of Companies, and Semirara Mining and Power Corporation, The Philippine Seven Corporation and the Albizia ASEAN Tenggara Fund. He is a trustee of Lyceum of the Philippines University and a member of the Dean's Global Advisory Council at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. Mr. Periquet holds an AB Economics degree from the Ateneo de Manila University, a Master of Science (Econ) degree from Oxford University, UK, and an MBA from the University of Virginia, USA.

Rizalina G. Mantaring

Independent Director

Filipino, 60, has been an Independent Director of Ayala Corporation since April 24, 2020.  Concurrently, she is also a Director of Sun Life Grepa Financial, Inc. and an Independent Director of Ayala Land, Inc., First Philippine Holdings Corp. Inc., PHINMA Corp. Inc., FEU Alabang, East Asia Computer Center Inc., Roosevelt College Inc., and Microventures Foundation Inc. She is also a member of the Boards of Trustees of the Makati Business Club, and Philippine Business for Education. A recipient of the Asia Talent Management Award in the Asia Business Leaders Award organized by the global business news network CNBC. She has also been recognized by the International Association of Business Communicators (Philippines) with the CEO Excel award. She was named by Moneysense Magazine as one of the 12 Most Influential in Personal Finance. She was selected as one of the 100 Most Outstanding Alumni of the past century by the University of the Philippines College of Engineering, and was 2019 PAX awardee of St. Scholastica’s College Manila, the highest award given by the school to outstanding alumni. She holds a BS Electrical Engineering degree from the University of the Philippines where she graduated with honors in 1982. She obtained her MS degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Albany in 1993.

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala

Chairman and CEO

Filipino, 61, Director of Ayala Corporation since May 1987. He is the Chairman and CEO of Ayala Corporation since April 2006. He holds the following positions in publicly listed companies: Chairman of Globe Telecom, Inc., Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. and Bank of the Philippine Islands; and Vice Chairman of Ayala Land, Inc., Manila Water Company, Inc. and AC Energy Philippines, Inc. He is also the Chairman of Ayala Retirement Fund Holdings, Inc., AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc., AC Ventures Holding Corp., AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation and Asiacom Philippines, Inc.; Co-Chairman of Ayala Foundation, Inc. and Ayala Group Club, Inc.; Director of Alabang Commercial Corporation, Ayala International Pte. Ltd., AC Energy, Inc., Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc., Light Rail Manila Holdings, Inc. and AG Holdings Ltd. Outside the Ayala group, he is a member of various business and socio- civic organizations in the Philippines and abroad, including the JP Morgan International Council, JP Morgan Asia Pacific Council, and Mitsubishi Corporation International Advisory Council. He sits on the board of the Singapore Management University and on various advisory boards of Harvard University, including the Global Advisory Council, HBS Board of Dean’s Advisors, and HBS Asia-Pacific Advisory Board, which he chairs. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Asia Business Council, a member of the Global Board of Adviser of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Co-Vice Chairman of the Makati Business Club, Chairman of Endeavor Philippines, and a board member of Eisenhower Fellowships. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Merit in 2009, the Philippine Legion of Honor with rank of Grand Commander in 2010, and the Order of Mabini with rank of Commander in 2015 by the President of the Philippines in recognition of his outstanding public service. In 2017, he was recognized as a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Pioneer by the UN Global Compact for his work in sustainable business strategy and operations. The first recipient of the award from the Philippines, he was one of 10 individuals recognized for championing sustainability and the pursuit of the 17 SDGs in business. He graduated with B.A. in Economics (Cum Laude) from Harvard College in 1981 and obtained an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business in 1987.

Fernando Zobel de Ayala

President and COO

Filipino, 60, Director of Ayala Corporation since May 1994. He is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Ayala Corporation since April 2006. He holds the following positions in publicly listed companies: Chairman of Ayala Land, Inc., Manila Water Company, Inc., and AC Energy Philippines, Inc.; and Director of Bank of the Philippine Islands, Globe Telecom, Inc. and Integrated Micro- Electronics, Inc.; and Independent Director of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation. He is the Chairman of AC International Finance Ltd., ALI Eton Property Development Corporation, Liontide Holdings, Inc., AC Energy, Inc., Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc., Automobile Central Enterprise, Inc., Alabang Commercial Corporation, Accendo Commercial Corp. and Hero Foundation, Inc.; Co- Chairman of Ayala Foundation, Inc. and Ayala Group Club, Inc.; Vice-Chairman of AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc., Ceci Realty Inc., Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation, Bonifacio Land Corporation, Emerging City Holdings, Inc., Columbus Holdings, Inc., Berkshires Holdings, Inc. AKL Properties, Inc., AC Ventures Holdings Corp., and Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc.; Director of LiveIt Investments, Ltd., AG Holdings Ltd., AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation, Asiacom Philippines, Inc., Ayala Retirement Fund Holdings, Inc., Honda Cars Philippines, Inc., Isuzu Philippines Corporation, and Manila Peninsula; Member of the Board of INSEAD Business School and Georgetown University; Member of the International Advisory Board of Tikehau Capital and of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library International Advisory Council; Vice Chairman of the Philippine-Singapore Business Council, member of the World Presidents’ Organization and Chief Executives Organization; Chairman of Habitat for Humanity International’s Asia-Pacific Capital Campaign Steering Committee; and Member of the Board of Trustees of Caritas Manila, Pilipinas Shell Foundation, and the National Museum. He graduated with B.A. Liberal Arts at Harvard College in 1982 and holds a CIM from INSEAD, France.

Delfin L. Lazaro

Director

Filipino, 74, Non-Executive Director of Ayala Corporation since January 2007. He holds the following positions in publicly listed companies: Director of Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc., Manila Water Company, Inc., and Globe Telecom, Inc. His other significant positions include: Chairman of Atlas Fertilizer & Chemicals Inc., Chairman and President of A.C.S.T. Business Holdings, Inc.; Vice Chairman and President of Asiacom Philippines, Inc.; Director of AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc., AYC Holdings, Ltd.., AC International Finance, Ltd., Purefoods International Limited and Probe Productions, Inc. He is an Independent Adviser to the Board of Directors of Ayala Land, Inc. He graduated with BS Metallurgical Engineering at the University of the Philippines in 1967 and took his MBA (with Distinction) at Harvard Graduate School of Business in 1971.

Keiichi Matsunaga

Director

Japanese, 55, has been a Director of Ayala Corporation since April 2017. He is the General Manager of Mitsubishi Corporation Manila Branch. Currently, he is also the Chairman of International Elevator & Equipment Inc.; President of MC Diamond Realty Investment Phils., MC Oranbo Investment, MC Cavite Holdings, Inc., FMT Kalayaan, Inc., Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Philippines (JCCIPI) and Director of Century City Development II Corporation (CCDC II), Isuzu Philippines Corporation, Kepco Ilijan Corporation, Portico Land Corp., and The Japanese Association Manila, Inc. (JAMI). He is not a director of any publicly listed company in the Philippines other than Ayala Corporation. He entered Mitsubishi Corporation after graduating from the Faculty of Law at Waseda University in 1988 and has since held various leadership positions.  

Xavier P. Loinaz

Independent Director

Filipino, 76, Independent Director of Ayala Corporation since April 2009. He has been our Lead Independent Director since April 2017. He is also an Independent Director of the Bank of the Philippine Islands, a publicly listed company. He also holds the following positions: Independent Director of BPI Family Savings Bank, Inc., and BPI/MS Insurance Corporation; Trustee of E. Zobel Foundation; Chairman of Alay Kapwa Kilusan Pangkalusugan and XPL Manitou Properties, Inc.; and Vice Chairman of XPL MTJL Properties, Inc. He was formerly the President of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) from 1982 to 2004. He was also the President of Bankers Association of the Philippines from 1989 to 1991. He graduated with an AB Economics degree at Ateneo de Manila University in 1963 and took his MBA-Finance at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1965.

Antonio Jose U. Periquet

Independent Director

Filipino, 59, Independent Director of Ayala Corporation since September 2010. He is the chairman of Campden Hill Group, Inc., and of BPI Asset Management and Trust Corporation. He also serves as an independent director of the Bank of the Philippine Islands, ABS-CBN Corporation, DMCI Holdings, The Max's Group of Companies, and Semirara Mining and Power Corporation, The Philippine Seven Corporation and the Albizia ASEAN Tenggara Fund. He is a trustee of Lyceum of the Philippines University and a member of the Dean's Global Advisory Council at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. Mr. Periquet holds an AB Economics degree from the Ateneo de Manila University, a Master of Science (Econ) degree from Oxford University, UK, and an MBA from the University of Virginia, USA.

Rizalina G. Mantaring

Independent Director

Filipino, 60, has been an Independent Director of Ayala Corporation since April 24, 2020.  Concurrently, she is also a Director of Sun Life Grepa Financial, Inc. and an Independent Director of Ayala Land, Inc., First Philippine Holdings Corp. Inc., PHINMA Corp. Inc., FEU Alabang, East Asia Computer Center Inc., Roosevelt College Inc., and Microventures Foundation Inc. She is also a member of the Boards of Trustees of the Makati Business Club, and Philippine Business for Education. A recipient of the Asia Talent Management Award in the Asia Business Leaders Award organized by the global business news network CNBC. She has also been recognized by the International Association of Business Communicators (Philippines) with the CEO Excel award. She was named by Moneysense Magazine as one of the 12 Most Influential in Personal Finance. She was selected as one of the 100 Most Outstanding Alumni of the past century by the University of the Philippines College of Engineering, and was 2019 PAX awardee of St. Scholastica’s College Manila, the highest award given by the school to outstanding alumni. She holds a BS Electrical Engineering degree from the University of the Philippines where she graduated with honors in 1982. She obtained her MS degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Albany in 1993.

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