Board of Directors

Executive Directors

Mr. Federico R. Lopez

CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mr. Federico R. Lopez, 59 years old, was elected Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in May 2010. He has been a Director of the Corporation since February 2006. He is the Chairman of the Executive Committee and of the Finance and Investment Committee. He is the Vice Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee, and a member of the Compensation and Remuneration Committee. He is also the Chairman & CEO of First Gen Corp. and Energy Development Corp. and the Vice Chairman of Rockwell Land Corp. He likewise chairs the Boards of Asian Eye Institute, First Balfour, Inc., Terraprime, Inc., ThermaPrime Drilling Corp., First Philippine Electric Corp., First Philec, Inc., First Philippine Industrial Park, First Philippine Realty Corp., FP Island Energy Corporation, First Industrial Science and Technology School, Inc., Pi Energy Inc., and Pi Health Inc. He is a board member of ABS-CBN Corporation and President of Lopez, Inc. since October 2017. He is the Chairman and CEO of Lopez Holdings Corporation since October 2020. He is also the Chairman of the Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change and the President of Ang Misyon He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Double Major in Economics and International Relations (cum laude) (1983).


Mr. Francis Giles B. Puno

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Mr. Francis Giles B. Puno, 56 years old, was elected Director of the Corporation in March 2011.  He was appointed as President & Chief Operating Officer of FPH effective October 2015.  He is the Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Finance and Investment Committee, as well as a member of the Compensation and Remuneration Committee and Corporate Governance Committee of FPH.  He was Chief Finance Officer and Treasurer of FPH in October 2007 (promoted to Executive Vice President in September 2011), a position he held until Sept. 30, 2015. He was Vice President since he joined the Corporation in June 1997. He is currently the President & Chief Operating Officer of First Gen. He is also Chairman of First Batangas Hotel Corp. and First Philippine Development Corp.  He is President of First Philippine Industrial Park, Inc., FPH Capital Resources, Inc., First Philippine Utilities Corp., FPHC Realty & Development Corp. and First Philippine Realty & Development Corp. He is Vice Chairman of FPH Land Ventures, Inc. He is a Director of Energy Development Corporation and its various subsidiaries. He is likewise a director of First Balfour, Inc., Terraprime, Inc., ThermaPrime Drilling Corp., First Philippine Electric Corp., First Philec Energy Solutions, Inc., First Philec, Inc., First Philec Manufacturing Technologies Corp., First Philippine Power Systems, Inc., First Philippine Industrial Park, Inc., FPIP Property Developers & Mgt. Corp., FPIP Utilities, Inc., First Philippine Properties Corp., First Philippine Realty Corp., First Industrial Township, Inc., First Industrial Township Utilities, Inc., First Industrial Township Water, Inc., Grand Batangas Resort Development, Inc., Rockwell Land Corp., FP Island Energy Corp., First Industrial Science and Technology School, Inc., Pi Energy Inc. and Pi Health Inc.  Before joining FPH, he worked with The Chase Manhattan Bank as Vice President for its Global Power and Environmental Group. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the Ateneo de Manila University and a Masters in Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Chicago, Illinois.


Mr. Emmanuel P. Singson

TREASURER & CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER

Mr. Emmanuel P. Singson, 55 years old, was appointed Senior Vice President, Treasurer & Chief Finance Officer of FPH effective October 2015. He was elected as a Director of the Corporation last May 2021. He is a member of the Executive Committee, Related Party Transactions Committee, and the Finance and Investment Committee of FPH.  He is presently the SVP, Treasurer and CFO of First Gen Corporation which he joined in 2001. He has led, structured, negotiated and implemented multiple financing initiatives for First Gen and its subsidiaries, including the US$1.5B EDC acquisition in 2007, the US$544M Sta. Rita Refinancing in 2008, and the US$360M Acquisition of British Gas shares in the First Gas companies in 2012. A number of key initiatives were undertaken under unfavorable financial circumstances. He was appointed Vice President of First Gen in 2005, and Head of Investor Relations in 2007.  He was appointed Treasurer in 2010, and CFO in 2011. He is currently the President of First Philippine Development Corp.  He is likewise Director and Treasurer of First Philec, Inc., FPH Land Ventures, Inc., First Philippine Properties Corp., First Philippine Realty Corp., FP Island Energy Corp., First Industrial Science and Technology School, Inc., Grand Batangas Resort Development, Inc., First Philippine Utilities Corp., Pi Energy, Inc. and Pi Health, Inc.  Mr. Singson is Director of First Balfour, Inc., Terraprime, Inc., First Philippine Electric Corp., First Industrial Township, Inc., First Industrial Township Utilities, Inc., First Industrial Township Water, Inc., First Philippine Industrial Park, Inc. FPIP Property Developers & Management Corp., FPIP Utilities, Inc. and FPH Capital Resources, Inc. He is likewise Treasurer of First Sumiden Realty, Inc. Mr. Singson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the Ateneo de Manila University (1987).


Mr. Richard B. Tantoco

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Mr. Richard B. Tantoco, 54 years old, was elected Director of the Corporation on March 1, 2018. He has been an Executive Vice President since September 2011 and a Vice President of the Corporation since May 1997. He is a member of the Executive Committee, Related Party Transactions Committee, and the Finance and Investment Committee of FPH. He is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Energy Development Corporation and several EDC subsidiaries. He also sits as a director and Executive Vice President of First Gen Corporation and several First Gen subsidiaries and its affiliates. He is currently the President and Trustee of the Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation, Inc. and a Trustee in the board of several non-profit organizations, such as KEITECH Educational Foundation, Inc., Business for Sustainability Development, Inc., The Lopez Museum, Stiftung Solarenergie Solar Energy Foundation and Messy Bessy. Prior to joining FPH, he worked with Procter and Gamble Philippines as a Brand Manager and with the management consulting firm Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Inc. in New York and London where he specialized in mergers and acquisition advisory, turnaround strategy advisory, and growth strategy formulation for media and manufacturing companies. Mr. Tantoco has an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania (1993) and a BS degree in Business Management from the Ateneo de Manila University where he graduated with honors (1998).

Non-Executive Directors

Mr. Manuel M. Lopez

VICE CHAIRMAN

Ambassador Manuel M. Lopez, 78 years old, is the Chairman Emeritus of Lopez Holdings Corporation since October 2020 and Chairman of the Board of Rockwell Land Corporation, Rockwell Leisure Club and Sky Vision Corp. He is the Vice Chairman of FPH and Lopez Inc. He is a Director of ABS-CBN Corp., First Philippine Realty Corp. and a Trustee of the Lopez Group Foundation, Inc. He is the President of the Eugenio Lopez Foundation, Inc. He is a member of the Corporation’s Corporate Governance Committee. He was the Philippine Ambassador to Japan from December 2, 2010 until June, 2016. He served as the Chairman of the Board of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) from 2001 to May 2012, and as its President from 1986 to June 2001. He was its concurrent Chief Executive Officer from 1997 to June 2010. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of the East and pursued advanced studies in Financial and Management Development from the Harvard Business School.

Mr. David O. Chua

DIRECTOR

Mr. David O. Chua is President & CEO of Cathay Pacific Steel Corporation (CAPASCO) Vice Chairman of the Board, University of the East (UE), President, One Palanca Land Inc., President, Orinda Land Corp., - President, Asia Pacific Capital Equities and Securities Corporation, Member of the Advisory Board, Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (Metrobank), and Trustee of the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center (UERMMMC). He was elected as a Director of the Corporation last May 2021. He is a member of the Board Risk Oversight Committee of FPH. He also currently serves as a director on the board of NiHAO Mineral Resources, Inc., Dizon Copper and Silver Mines Inc., Auto Nation Group Inc.  (Mercedes Benz), the Manila House Private Club Inc., Prople BPO Inc. and Kaisa Heritage Museum Inc.  He is also the  Vice President and Board Director, Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FFCCCII),  President, Philippine Steelmakers Association (PSA),  Chairman, Philippine- Slovenia Business Council, PCCI, Treasurer, Heavenly Garden Memorial Park Development Corp., Board Director, Edison Electric Integrated Inc.,  Board Director, Kellogg/Northwestern University Alumni Association of the Philippines, Vice Chairman, Advisory Board, St Jude Catholic School Alumni Association and Learning Officer, YPO Gold, Philippines. He is a Member of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Employers Confederation of the Philippines and the Makati Business Club. He was previously a Board Director of the  Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC),  Philippine Savings Bank, (PSBank),  Philippine Banking Corporation (Philbank),  Crown Equities Inc., PBC Capital and Investment Corporation and Lincoln Electric Philippines Inc. He graduated from St. Mary's College of California with a Bachelors of Science in Financial Services Management Honors Program and received his Master of Business Administration from J.L. Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) and the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) Graduate School of Management.


Ms. Roberta L. Feliciano

DIRECTOR

Ms. Feliciano has been the Chairman of the SEA Institute since 2016, a non-profit organization with a commitment to use science-based conservation in the Verde Island Passage (VIP), the world’s center of the center of marine shore-fish biodiversity, for the benefit of the reefs and local communities. SEA stands for Science, Education and Advocacy.  At the Institute, she facilitated decision making by building consensus and developing solutions in a collaborative manner between other organizations and local government units. She directed fund-raising activities and the building of awareness in protecting and preserving the VIP.  She was elected as a Director of the Corporation last May 2021. She is a member of the Board Risk Oversight Committee of FPH. She is also the Managing Director of the ABS-CBN Foundation and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lopez Group Foundation, Inc. (“LGFI”).  The ABS-CBN Foundation is a non-profit organization that carries flagship programs on child welfare and protection (Bantay Bata 163), environment preservation (Bantay Kalikasan), and disaster response (Sagip Kapamilya). LGFI is a non-stock, non-profit organization that functions as a social, charitable institution, and coordinating body for the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives of the Lopez Group of Companies. She is also the President of Yoga Manila, Inc. She took up her BA in Government at the Connecticut College (1983).


Mr. Mercedes Lopez-Vargas

DIRECTOR

Ms. Mercedes Lopez Vargas is the President and Executive Director of the Lopez Group Foundation, Inc. (LGFI), a hub that coordinates, facilitates, and communicates the corporate social responsibility initiatives of all the major companies and foundations of the Lopez Group. Founded upon the pillars of public service, it is a reflection of the commitment made by the present generation of Lopezes to continue a legacy of philanthropy and social responsibility for the Filipino people. She was elected as a Director of the Corporation last May 2021. She is a member of the Audit Committee of FPH. She is also the Director of the Lopez Museum and Library; Former Vice President of Logistics for ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation; Chairperson of the Lopez Human Resources Council; and a Trustee for ABS-CBN Foundation and the Asian Eye Institute; all part of the Lopez Group of Companies. Ms. Vargas is a trustee of the Philippine Advocacy for Arts Foundation, Inc., organizers of the nation-wide Philippine Art Awards; Co-Founder and President of Stilo Artefino Foundation, Inc., a movement that advocates the preservation, promotion, and sustainability of Philippine artisanal crafts and livelihood; Trustee of Asia Society Philippines; and Founding Member of the Asia Venture Philanthropy Network Gender Platform. She took up BA Communication Arts at the Assumption College


Mr. Miguel Ernesto L. Lopez

DIRECTOR

Mr. Miguel Ernesto L. Lopez, 51 years old, was elected Director of the Corporation last October 1, 2020.  He has been a Director and Treasurer of Rockwell Land since 2009. He was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Rockwell Integrated Property Services, Inc. (RIPSI) since 2012 until he started heading Office Development business of Rockwell Land in June 2016. He is also an Executive Vice President of Lopez Holdings Corporation. He is a member of the Executive Committee, Audit Committee, and the Finance and Investment Committee of FPH. He is also a Director of Rockwell Leisure Club, Inc. and Rockwell Center Association, Inc. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Eugenio Lopez Foundation, Inc. and an advisor to the Lopez Group Foundation Inc. He was previously part of the Board of Directors for Indra, Outsourced Telleserve Corporation, Meralco Millenium Foundation, Inc., Philippine Commercial Capital, Inc. (PCCI) and PCCI Securities Brokers, Inc. He held several executive and management positions at Meralco from 2002-2010. Prior to this, he was with Maynilad Water Services, Inc. as head of its Central Business Area. Mr. Lopez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Menlo College of California, USA and attended the Executive Development Program of the Asian Institute of Management.


Ms. Anita B. Quitain

DIRECTOR

Ms. Anita B. Quitain, 74 years old, is a Commissioner of the Social Security System, having been appointed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte at the start of his administration in 2016. She was elected Director of the Corporation last March 1, 2018. She is a member of the Board Risk Oversight Committee. A graduate of the University of Mindanao in Davao City where she earned the degree of Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, she worked as a public school classroom teacher for ten (10) years, after which she transferred to the Social Security System, Region 09. Ms. Quitain also studied accounting for two (2) years at the University of Mindanao and took up masteral studies where she earned thirty-seven (37) units, during her spare time. Starting her SSS stint as a simple clerk, she slowly rose through the ranks and served the SSS in various capacities. She headed the following sections of the SSS, Region 09, namely: Membership, Real Estate, Operations Accounting, Membership Assistance Center and Sickness, Maternity and Disability. She also served as Head of the then newly-opened SSS Representative Office in Digos, Davao del Sur for five (5) years. She retired from the SSS on July 15, 2009 after thirty-one (31) years of continuous and dedicated service. She brings this wealth of experience to her present post and as director of FPH.

Independent Directors

Mr. Jaime I. Ayala

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Mr. Jaime I. Ayala, 59 years old, is the Founder and CEO of Hybrid Social Solutions, a social enterprise focused on empowering rural villages through solar energy. He was elected as a Director of the Corporation last May 2021. He is the Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Board Risk Oversight Committee of FPH. He was recognized as the Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013 and as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines in 2012. He was President and CEO of publicly-listed Ayala Land, Inc. and Senior Managing Director of Ayala Corporation. Prior to that, he was a director (global senior partner) at McKinsey & Company, where he played a number of global and regional leadership roles, including Head of the firm’s Asian Energy Practice, and President of McKinsey’s Manila office. He was previously a Director of First Gen. He is a member of the National Advisory Council of the World Wildlife Fund, Trustee of Stiftung Solarenergie – Solar Energy Foundation and Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation, and Chairman of Healthway Medical Inc. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School (honors, 1988) and completed his undergraduate work in Economics at Princeton University (magna cum laude, 1984).


Mr. Stephen T. CuUnjieng

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Mr. Stephen T. CuUnjieng, 61 years old, is currently a Senior Adviser at Evercore Asia Limited. He was Chairman from 2011 until October 2020. He is the Financial Adviser to a number of local and international companies. He has worked on major transactions that have been conferred Deals of the Year awards. He is part of the Executive Advisory Board for Asia of the Wharton School of Business. He is also an independent director at Century Properties Group, Golden Springs (Singapore) Phoenix Petroleum PH Inc. and Ave Point. He was previously an independent director of Aboitiz Equity Ventures (2010 to 2018), an Adviser to the Board of SM Investments Corporation (2008-2017) and a director of Manila North Tollways Corporation (2008-2013). He was Vice Chairman, ASEAN of Macquarie (Hong Kong) Limited from 2007 to 2009. He is the Chairman of the Compensation and Remuneration Committee and Related Party Transactions Committee, as well as a member of the Audit Committee and Corporate Governance Committee of FPH. He has a Degree in Bachelor of Arts (1980) and also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (with honors) (1984) from the Ateneo de Manila University and the Ateneo Law School. He also has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the Wharton School of Business (1986).


Mr. Francisco Ed. Lim

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Atty. Lim, 66 years old, is Senior Legal Counsel at Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices. He is the current President of the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (“FINEX”) and also holds the following positions: Vice Chairman, FINEX Research Development & Foundation, Inc., Corporate Secretary, FINEX Academy, Inc., Chairman of the Membership Committee, National Issues Committee, and Management Man of the Year Committee Management Association of the Philippines, Professor at the College of Law, Ateneo de Manila University and at the San Beda Graduate School of Law (on leave), Vice Chair and Professorial Lecturer II, Department of Commercial Law, Philippine Judicial Academy, Supreme Court. He is a Director/Trustee of several companies – Alphaland Corporation, Converge ICT Solutions, Inc.,, The Insular Life Assurance Co., Ltd., and Producers Savings Bank Corporation; Founding Member, Trustee and Corporate Secretary, Judicial Reform Initiative, Inc. (JRI), Trustee, Shareholders’ Association of the Philippines (SharePhil); Trustee, CIBI Foundation, Inc.; Fellow, Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD); Trustee, APREA – Philippines; Member, Regulatory Committee, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA); and  Member,  International Insolvency Institute. He was elected as a Director of the Corporation last May 2021. He is a member of the Board Risk Oversight Committee, Audit Committee, and Corporate Governance Committee of FPH.. He was Senior Partner at ACCRALAW.  He was the President of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP). He served as President and CEO and director of the Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (“PSE”), President and CEO of Securities Clearing Corporation of the Philippines (“SCCP”). He also served as President of the Shareholders’ Association of the Philippines (“SharePHIL”). He is a Member of various Sub-Committees of the Supreme Court including on SEC Cases, E-Commerce, Evidence and DNA Evidence and on Commercial Courts.  He is a columnist on Analysis/Point of Law (on leave) of the Rappler Online Publication. He is the recipient of various awards from several institutions such as “Lawyer of the Year – Philippines”  by Benchmark Litigation, Asia-Pacific Awards 2019; “Market Leader: Banking and Mergers & Acquisitions (2019) by the International Finance Law Review (IFLR1000);  Deal Maker of the Year by Thomson Reuters Asian Legal Business Philippine Law Awards 2017; “Commended External Counsel of the Year” by the In-House Community Counsels (2016-2017, 2019); Punong Gabay Award from the Philippine Council of Deans and Educators (PCDEB); Professorial Chair in Commercial Law from the Philippine Supreme Court, Philippine Judicial Academy and the Metrobank Foundation, Inc.; Advocacy Management (2015) and Shareholder Rights Advocacy Awards (2016) from BizNewsAsia. Atty. Lim is the co-author of the “The Philippine Competition Act: Salient Points and Emerging Issues”. He graduated magna cum laude in Bachelor of Philosophy and cum laude in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Santo Tomas. He completed his Bachelor of Laws degree (Second Honors) from the Ateneo de Manila University, and his Master of Laws degree from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is a member of both the Philippine Bar and New York State Bar.

Ms. Rizalina G. Mantaring

LEAD INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Ms. Rizalina “Riza” Gervasio Mantaring, 61 years old, is currently a Director of Sun Life Grepa Financial. She retired as CEO and Country Head of the Sun Life Financial group of companies in the Philippines in June 2018. She first joined Sun Life in 1992 as Senior Manager for Asia Pacific of its Information Systems Department and progressively took on a variety of roles until she was appointed Chief Operations Officer for Asia in 2008. The following year, she became Deputy President for Sun Life Philippines in March, then President and CEO in August. Riza graduated with a B.S. Electrical Engineering degree (Cum Laude) from the University of the Philippines and an M.S. Computer Science from the State University of New York at Albany. She is a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (with distinction). She has been a Director of the Corporation since 2016. She serves as the Corporation’s Lead Independent Director. She is the Chairman of the Audit Committee, as well as a member of the Related Party Transactions Committee, Compensation and Remuneration Committee, and Board Risk Oversight Committee of FPH. At present, Ms. Mantaring also serves as Independent Director of Ayala Corporation, Ayala Land, Inc., PHINMA Corporation, Universal Robina Corporation, Inc., Microventures Foundation, Inc. and East Asia Computer Center Inc.  She was the President of the Management Association of the Philippines in 2019.  She is also a member of the Boards of Trustees of the Makati Business Club (Treasurer), Philippine Business for Education, Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), and Operation Smile Philippines.


Mr. Cirilo P. Noel

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Mr. Noel was elected as a Director of the Corporation last May 2021. He is Chairman of the Board Risk Oversight Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Related Party Transactions Committee of FPH. He is also an Independent Director of Globe Telecoms and serves as a Board of Trustee/Director at St. Luke’s Medical Center, St. Luke’s Foundation and St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine. He is also the Head of the Tax Committee of the Makati Business Club. Mr. Noel sits in the Board of the following companies: LH Paragon Inc.; Amber Kinetics Holding Co. PTE LTD, Eton Properties, Inc.; Transnational Diversified Group Inc. (TDGI); Security Bank Corporation; J.G. Summit Holdings, Inc.; San Miguel Food and Beverage, Inc.; and Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Palm Concepcion Power Corporation and Juxtapose Ergo Consultus, Inc. As a certified public accountant (CPA) and lawyer, Mr. Noel was, for many years, the Head of SGV’s Tax Division. He was also a Senior Advisor to the Ernst & Young Global Limited (EY) Global Delivery Services (GDS) Philippines. He retired as Chairman and Managing Partner of SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co. (SGV), the Philippine member firm of EY on June 30, 2017.  He is a former member of the Board of Trustees and the audit committee chair of the Philippine Business for Social Progress and a former governor of the Management Association of the Philippines. He also served as president of the Harvard Law Alumni Association of the Philippines and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Harvard Club of the Philippines.  He graduated from the University of the East in Manila with a degree in Business Administration and holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Ateneo de Manila University Law School. He obtained his Master’s degree in Law from Harvard Law School and is a fellow of the Harvard International Tax Program. He also attended the Management Development Program at the Asian Institute of Management.

Mr. Noel is a lawyer and certified public accountant (CPA). He holds Chairman's position at Palm Concepcion Power Corporation (since June 2018) and Juxtapose Ergo Consultus, Inc. (since May 2019). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of PLC- Security Bank Corporation (since April 2018) and appointed Vice Chairman in April 2020. He is likewise a Board member of the following - Globe Telecom, Inc. (since April 2018), San Miguel Foods and Beverage, Inc. (since September 2018), Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. (since August 2020), and JG Summit Holdings (since May 2018).  He also sits as a Board member of Transnational Diversified Corporation (since August 2020), Eton Properties, Inc. (since April 2019), Amber Kinetics Holdings Co. PTE Ltd. (since March 2018), LH Paragon Group, Golden ABC (since January 2018). He is a member of the Board of St. Luke's Medical Center-Global City (since August 2017). He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Luke's Medical Center-Quezon City (since August 2017), St. Luke's Medical Center College of Medicine (since September 2018), and St. Luke's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. (from August 2018).  He is also currently affiliated with the Makati Business Club, Harvard Law School Association of the Phils., and Harvard Club of the Philippines. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Philippine Airlines (from 2018 to 2019), PLC PAL Holdings, Inc. (from 2018 to 2019), Cal Comp Technology (Philippines) Inc. (from 2018 to 2020), and Transnational Diversified Group Inc. (from August 2019 to August 2020). He held various positions in SGV & Co. including Chairman (from 2010 to 2017), Managing Partner (from 2009 to 2016), Vice Chairman & Deputy Managing Director (from 2004 to 2009), Head of Tax Division (from 2001 to 2008), and Partner, Tax Services (from 1993 to 2017). He was also Ernst & Young (EY) ASEAN Tax Head and Far East Area Tax Leader (from 2004 to 2009). From 2004 to 2009, he was a Member of the E&Y Global Advisory Council and a Presiding Partner of the Asia Pacific Council.  He graduated from the University of the East with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and obtained his Bachelor of Law degree from the Ateneo Law School. He has a Master of Law degree from the Harvard Law School and a Fellow of the Harvard International Tax Program. He attended the AIM Management Development Program.