Board of Directors & Executive Officers

 

Board of Directors

ROBERTO V. ONGPIN, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ongpin, Filipino, 81 years old, was elected Director and Chairman of the Board on November 11, 2009. He is also the Chairman of Atok-Big Wedge Company, Inc. (AB) and Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc., and former Director of San Miguel Corporation (SMC), PAL Holdings, Inc. (PAL) and Petron Corporation (PCOR). In Hong Kong, he was the Non-Executive Director of Shangri-La Asia and was the Deputy Chairman of the South China Morning Post, both listed in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He was also a Non-Executive Director of Forum Energy PLC (United Kingdom). Mr. Ongpin graduated cum laude in Business Administration from the Ateneo de Manila University, is a Certified Public Accountant, and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

ANNA BETTINA ONGPIN, Vice Chairman and President

Ms. Ongpin, Filipino, 53 years old, was elected Director of the Company on 19 March 2014 and elected as Vice-Chairman on 31 May 2016. She is also the Vice Chairman of Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc. and the Vice Chairman and President off The City Club at Alphaland Makati Place, Inc. Ms. Ongpin has more than twenty years of communications, marketing, project management, and operations experience in the management consulting and media fields. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Wellesley College.

MICHAEL ANGELO PATRICK M. ASPERIN, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Asperin, Filipino, 59 years old, was elected Director of the Company on April 2, 2013 and as Chief Operating Officer on May 31, 2016. He is the President and Chief Executive 0fficer of the Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc. (ABICI). He handles various matters for the Alphaland Group of Companies including the development of the Balesin Island Club project, as well as the operations of the aviation and security divisions of the Group. Prior to joining ALPHA, he served as Senior Vice President for Security for Philweb Corporation (WEB) from 2009 to 2012. He graduated from the Philippine Military Academy in 1981.

CLIBURN ANTHONY A. ORBE, Corporate Information Officer

Mr. Orbe, Filipino, 44, was elected Director of the Company on 31 May 2016, as Corporate Secretary on 31 May 2016 and as Corporate Information Officer on 3 December 20 I 4. He is also a Director (since 13 May 2013 up to present) and the Corporate Information Officer (since 13 December 2013 up to present) of AB. He was Director (since May 2014 to present), Corporate Secretary (since March 31, 2016 to present), and Corporate Information Officer (since May 26, 2014 to present) of WEB. He has a Bachelor of Laws degree from Mindanao State University where he graduated cum laude and class valedictorian. He is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.

MARIO A. ORETA (Director)

Mr. Oreta, Filipino, 70 years old, was elected Director on November 11 , 2009. He served as President of the Company from 2009 to 2017. He is also the Chairman of The City Club at Alphaland Makati Place, Inc. He 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 after graduating from law school. He is one of the managing partners of The Law Firm of Tanjuatco Oreta and Partners.

DENNIS 0. VALDES (Director)

Mr. Valdes, Filipino, 56 years old, was elected Director of the Company since 2011. He is presently the President and director of Philweb Corporation (WEB). He is also a Director of Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc. (AB). His previous work experience includes 10 years with the Inquirer Group of Companies, as a Director of the newspaper, and he was also in charge of expanding their Internet, printing, and ink-making operations. Prior to that, he spent six years with The NutraSweet Company developing its 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 degree from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

MARGARITO B. TEVES (Independent)

Mr. Teves, Filipino, 74 years old, was elected Independent Director on August 31, 2011. He is also an Independent Director of AB, Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc ., and The City Club at Alphaland Makati Place, Inc. Mr. Teves is currently the Chairman of Think Tank, Inc., and a Member of the Board of Advisers of Bank of Communications. He was formerly 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, Massachusetts, 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.

GREGORIO MA. ARANETA III (Independent)

Mr. Araneta III, Filipino, 69 years old, was elected Independent Director of the Company on 3 December 2014. He is presently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Philweb Corporation (WEB). He is also an Independent Director of Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc. (AB), Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc. and The City Club at Alphaland Makati Place, Inc. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Araneta Properties, Inc. since 2010. He is Chairman and President of ARAZA Resources Corporation and Carmel Development Corporation; Chairman of Gregorio Araneta Inc., Gregorio Araneta Management Corporation, and Gamma Properties, Inc. Mr. Araneta studied at the University of San Francisco and Ateneo de Manila University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics.

ERIC 0. RECTO (Director)

Mr. Recto, Filipino, 54 years old, is presently the Vice Chairman and President of Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc. (AB). He is also the Chairman and CEO of ISM Communications Corporation (ISM); the Chairman of Philippine Bank of Communications (PBC); a Member of the Board of Supervisors of Acentic GmbH; and a Director of Petron Corporation (PCOR). 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.

FRANCISCO ED. LIM (Director)

Atty. Lim, Filipino, 63 years old, is presently the Senior Partner and a member of the Executive and Special Committees of the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALA W). He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. from September 16, 2004 to February 10, 2010. He is the incumbent President of the Shareholders' Association of the Philippines (SharePHIL). He is also a trustee of the CIBI Foundation, Inc. and the Judicial Reform Initiative, Inc. and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, FINEX Research Foundation, Inc., International Insolvency Institute ("III"), Advisory Committee for the Asian Principles of Business Restructuring Project of the III and the Asian Business Law Institute. Atty. Lim is a columnist of The Philippine Daily Inquirer and a law professor in the Ateneo de Manila University, San Beda Graduate School of Law and a professorial lecturer and the Vice-Chair of the Commercial Law Department of the Philippine Judicial Academy. He is a Director of several public companies, among which are the Union Bank of the Philippines, Energy Development Corporation, The Insular Life Assurance Co., Ltd., and Producers Savings Bank Corporation. He is also Director of private corporations like the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines and Camerton Holdings. He is a member of both the Philippine Bar and the New York State Bar.

JOSE RAMON T. VILLARIN, SJ (Independent)

Mr. Villarin, Filipino, 58 years old, is presently the President of Ateneo de Manila University. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Scientific Community/Academe of the National Resilience Council. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Synergeia, Manila Observatory and Confucius Institute. Mr. Villarin is also a member of the Board of Trustees of various private institutions among which are the Philippine Institute of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Loyola School of Theology and Ateneo de Naga University. Mr. Villarin has a degree in Physics from the Ateneo de Manila University and graduated magna cum laude, Class Valedictorian and Physics Departmental Award of the Ateneo de Manila University.

FLORENTINO M. HERERRA III (Independent)

Mr. Herrera, Filipino, 66 years old, is presently the founding partner of Herrera Teehankee & Cabrera Law Offices. He is also a director of Philippine Airlines, Inc., Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) and Lufthansa Technik Philippines, Inc. Mr. Herrera is the Corporate Secretary of MacroAsia Corporation and Allianz PNB Life Insurance, Inc.

GREGORIO T. YU (Independent)

Mr. Yu, Filipino, 59 years old, is presently the Chairman of Auto Nation Group, Inc., Cats Automobile Corp. and American Motorcycles, Inc. He is also the Vice Chairman and Director of Sterling Bank of Asia and the Chairman and President of Lucky Star Network Communications, Inc. Mr. Yu is also a Director of various private institutions, among which are, PAL Holdings, Inc., Philippine Bank of Communications, Philippine Airlines, Inc., Philequity Management, Inc. and CATS Asian Cars, Inc. He is a board member of Ballet Philippines and Manila Symphony Orchestra and an independent director of IRemit, Inc. and E-Business Services, Inc.

GILBERTO C. TEODORO, JR. (Independent)

Mr. Teodoro, Filipino, 53 years old, is presently the Chairman of Suricon Resources Corporation. He was former Secretary of National Defense and a three-term member of the Philippine Congress. Mr. Teodoro was also the ex officio Chairman of the then National Disaster Coordinating Council (now the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council). He was also a former youth representative to various regional, provincial, and municipal bodies and was involved in organizing, training, and motivating the youth in his constituency to improve their political and civic consciousness. He completed the Command and Staff Course of the Philippine Air Force and the Joint and Combined Staff Officer Course of the Armed Forces of the Philippines where he won the Leadership Award in both courses. He has a degree in Management of Financial Institution from De La Salle University and a degree in Law at the University of the Philippines. He is a member of the Philippine Bar and New York State Bar.

LORENZO V. TAN (Director)

Mr. Tan, Filipino, 56 years old, is a prominent banker who served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation from 2007 to 2016; President of the Bankers Association of the Philippines from 2013 to 2016; and Chairman of the Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corp. until April 8, 2016. Mr. Tan is a member of the Board of Directors of Smart Communications, Inc.; an Independent Director of Philippine Realty and Holdings Corporation (RLT) since July 13, 2016; a Director of EEI Corporation (EEI) since June 16, 2017. Mr. Tan is a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania, USA and in the Philippines. Mr. Tan graduated from De La Salle University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Commerce and holds a Master of Management degree from the J.L. Kellog Graduate School of Management in Northwestern University.

DENNIS A. UY (Director)

Mr. Uy, Filipino, 43 years old, is the Chairman and President of Udenna Corporation; Chief Executive Officer and President of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. (PNX) since 2002, Comstech Integration Alliance, Inc., Chelsea Shipping Corporation, Global Synergy Trade and Distribution Corporation, Udenna Development Corporation, Value Leases Inc., and Udenna Foundation, Inc.; Chairman of 2GO Group, Inc. (2GO), Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp. (CLC), Oilink Mindanao Distribution, Mindanao Media Dynamics, Le Don Printers and Bohemian Promotions and Training Center, Phoenix Petroleum Holdings, Inc., F2 Logistics, and Phoenix Philippines Foundation, Inc. He is also an Independent Director of Apex Mining Company, Inc. (APX) and a Director of First Oriental Packaging, Señorita Farms, Aquamines Philippines, Bulbscor Minerals Corporation and Blucor Minerals Corporation. Mr. Uy is the Honorary Consul of Kazakhstan to the Philippines since November 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the De La Salle University in Manila.

 

Executive Officers

CRISTINA B. ZAPANTA, Treasurer and Vice President for Finance

Ms. Zapanta, Filipino, 53, was appointed Treasurer and Vice President for Finance on May 17, 2016 and Senior Vice President for Finance on June 1, 2017. She is also the Senior Vice President for Finance of Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc., Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc., Alphaland Makati Place, Inc., Alphaland Southgate Tower, Inc. and Alphaland Balesin Island Resort Corporation. She has more than 30 years solid experience in Finance, of which over half is in the real estate industry. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

JASON J. ALBA, Corporate Secretary

Mr. Alba, Filipino, 44 years old, is also the Corporate Secretary and General Counsel of the Company and its subsidiaries. He obtained his Business Administration and Law degrees from the University of the Philippines and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2002. Prior to joining Alphaland, Mr. Alba was an Associate at Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & Delos Angeles, thereafter, he served as Vice President of Standard Chartered Bank and First Vice President of the Philippine Bank of Communications.

JONAMEL G. ISRAEL-ORBE, Corporate Information Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary

Ms. Israel-Orbe, Filipino, 45 years old, was appointed as Corporate Information Officer of the Company since March 12, 2014 to present, and as Assistant Corporate Secretary of the Company since May 2016 to present. She is a member of the Philippine Bar.

 

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