Board of Directors & Executive Officers

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

Mr. Ongpin, Filipino, 79 years old, is also the Chairman of the following Philippine-listed Corporations: PhilWeb Corporation (WEB), Atok- Big Wedge Co., Inc. (AB) and a Director of San Miguel Corporation (SMC), PAL Holdings, Inc. (PAL) and Petron Corporation (PCOR). He is also the Chairman of Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc. (ABICI). In Hong Kong, he is the Non-Executive Director of Shangri-La Asia and the Deputy Chairman of the South China Morning Post, both listed in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is 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 the Harvard Business School.

 

ANNA BETTINA ONGPIN, Vice Chairman, President and Director

Ms. Ongpin, Filipino, 51, was elected Vice Chairman and President on May 31, 2016. Ms. Ongpin has more than 20 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 and Director

Mr. Asperin, Filipino, 57 years old, is also President of Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc. (ABICI) and 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 WEB from 2009 to 2012. He graduated from the Philippine Military Academy in 1981.

 

MARIO A. ORETA, Director

Mr. Oreta, Filipino, 70, is also currently the Chairman of The City Club at Alphaland Makati Place, Inc. and Director of Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc. (AB) He is also chairman of Major Holdings Corporation, Major Properties Corporation, Major Homes, Inc. and La Finca Farm and Country Resort. He was the managing partner of Tanjuatco, Oreta and Factoran Law Offices. He is a member of the Philippine Bar and a graduate of the Ateneo de Manila School of Law.

 

DENNIS O. VALDES, Director

Mr. Valdes, Filipino, 54, is also the President and a Director of Philweb Corporation (“WEB”) (since 2006), and a Director of Alphaland Corporation (since 2011). 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. 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 from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

 

VICTOR C. MACALINCAG, Independent Director

Mr. Macalincag, Filipino, 80 years old, is also an Independent Director of Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc. (“AB”), Philweb Corporation (“WEB”), Crown Equities, Inc. Semirara Mining Corporation, Republic Glass Holdings Corp., SEM Calcaca Power Corporation and Finman Rural Bank. Mr. Macalincag is a Certified Public Accountant. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of the East. He also earned a Master of Arts in Economics from the same university. He finished a fellowship program conducted by the Economic Development Institute of the World Bank, Washington D.C. U.S.A. in 1971.

 

MARGARITO B. TEVES, Independent Director

Mr. Teves, Filipino, 72 years old, 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. Mr. Teves is currently the Chairman of Think Tank, Inc., Member of the Board of Advisers of Bank of Communications. 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 Director

Mr. Araneta, III, Filipino, 68 years old, is also an Independent Director of Philweb Corporation (“WEB”), 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 President and Chairman 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.

 

EDGARDO J. ANGARA, Independent Director

Mr. Angara, Filipino, 82, is also an Independent Director of Philweb Corporation (“WEB”). A former Senator of the Republic of the Philippines, he holds the distinction of being the longest serving senator in the post-EDSA Senate. Except for a mandatory term break, he has been elected to four consecutive terms of six years each (1987-1998; 2001-2013). While in Senate, Mr. Angara authored or sponsored many laws including the Free High School Education Act, the Generics Act, the law which created Philhealth, the original Senior Citizens Act, the Renewable Energy Act, among several others. Mr. Angara graduated from the University of the Philippines in 1958 where he finished at the top of his law class. He passed the bar a year later and afterwards joined the law firm of Ponce-Enrile Siguion-Reyna Montecillo & Belo Law Offices. He then pursued further studies in law, having been granted a Columbia Law School scholarship but ultimately accepting the DeWitt Fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he obtained his Master of Laws degree majoring in labor and corporate laws. Mr. Angara is a founding member of the ACCRA Law Offices, one of the Philippines top law firms. He also served as President of the Philippine Bar Association in 1975 and President of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in 1979. While in corporate practice, Mr. Angara has served on the boards of many leading companies including San Miguel, RCBC, Insular Life and IBM.

 

CLIBURN ANTHONY A. ORBE, Compliance Officer-Manual on Corporate Governance, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Director

Mr. Orbe, Filipino, 42, is also Director of WEB since May 2014 to present, Corporate Secretary and Corporate Information Officer of WEB since 26 May 2014 up to the present. He is also the Corporate Secretary, Compliance Officer – Manual on Corporate Governance, and Corporate Information Officer of Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc. (“AB”). He is the Corporate Secretary of Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc. and The City Club at Alphaland Makati Place, Inc. 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.

 

CRISTINA B. ZAPANTA, Compliance Officer-Anti Money Laundering Manual, Treasurer and Vice President for Finance

Ms. Zapanta, Filipino, 52 years old, is also the Treasurer and Vice President for Finance of Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc., and The City Club at Alphaland Makati Place, Inc. since May 17, 2016 up to the present. She has more than 30 years solid experience in Finance, of which over half is in real estate industry. Prior to joining ALPHA, she was the Assistant Vice President for Finance and Administration of CURE Telcom, Accounting Head of Belle Corporation, and Treasury Head of Benguet Corporation. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

 

JONAMEL G. ISRAEL-ORBE, Deputy Compliance Officer-Manual on Corporate Governance and Assistance Corporate Secretary

Ms. Israel-Orbe, Filipino, 43 years old, was elected ALPHA’s Assistant Corporate Secretary and Deputy Compliance Officer – Manual on Corporate Governance on May 31, 2016. She is also a Corporate Information Officer, Deputy Compliance Officer – Manual on Corporate Governance, and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Atok-Big Wedge Co., Inc. (“AB”) since August 28, 2014 to present. She is also the Assistant Corporate Secretary of Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc. and The City Club at Alphaland Makati Place, Inc. since May 17, 2016 up to the present. She is a member of the Philippine Bar.

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