Board of Directors,Management Team, and Executive Officers

Board of Directors

Willy N. Ocier  
Chairman
Non-Executive Director
Date of First Appointment: 1999
Chairman, Executive Committee and Compensation and Remuneration Committee

Mr. Ocier, 63, is the Chairman of the Company. He is also an Executive Director and the Chairman of Belle Corporation and Premium Leisure Corp., Chairman and Director of PremiumLeisure and Amusement, Inc. and the Vice Chairman of Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc. and Highlands Prime, Inc. He is the Chairman and Director of Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, Inc., The Country Club at the Tagaytay Highlands, Inc., The Spa and Lodge, Inc. Mr. Ocier is also the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Philippine Global Communications, Inc., Chairman and President of Pacific Online Systems Corporation, and Chairman of Total Gaming and Technologies, Inc. He is a Director of Leisure and Resorts World Corporation. He also sits as a Director to the following unaffiliated corporations, IVantage Equities, Philequity Management, Inc., Abacore Capital Holdings, Inc. and Toyota Corporation Batangas. He was formerly President and Chief Operating Officer of Eastern Securities Development Corporation. Mr. Ocier 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.   


Jackson T. Ongsip 
President and Chief Executive Officer
Executive Director
Date of First Appointment: August 2015
Member, Executive Committee

Mr. Ongsip, 46, is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Risk Officer of the Company. He is also the Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Premium Leisure Corp., Vice President for Portfolio Investments of SM Investments Corporation, Executive Vice President and CFO of Belle Corporation. Mr. Ongsip is also 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 8 years now with the SM Group. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.


Virginia A. Yap
Non-Executive Director

Date of First Appointment: June 2012
Member, Executive Committee and Compensation and Remuneration Committee

Ms. Yap, 68, is a Director of APC Group, Inc. Ms. Yap holds key positions in SM Investments Corporation as a Senior Vice President – Office of the Chairman Emeritus and Securities Department.

Ms. Yap is also a Director of Belle Corporation. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Major in Accounting) degree from the University of Mindanao.


Edmundo L. Tan
Non-Executive Director
Date of First Appointment: Year 2000
Member, Compensation and Remuneration Committee

Atty. Tan, 74, is a Director of APC Group, Inc. from 2000 up to the present and as Corporate Secretary from 2000 until 2016. He serves as Director of Philippine Global Communications, Inc. from 2000 up to the present and as Corporate Secretary from 2000 until 2010. He is a director of Aragorn Power and Energy Corporation from 2005 up to the present and as Corporate Secretary from 2005 up to 2012. He is currently a Director of PRC MAGMA Resources, Inc. (2010 up to the present). He is a director of OCP Holdings, Inc. from July 2012 up to the present. He was elected as director of Sagittarius Mines, Inc. in March 2016. On 12 December 2019 he was elected Director of Concrete Aggregates Corporation. He serves as Corporate Secretary of BDO Unibank, Inc. from July 2007 up to the present and BDO Private Bank from February 2012 up to the present. He was formerly a Director of BDO Leasing & Finance, Inc. and now serves as Adviser of the Board.

Atty. Tan was a founder and was elected President of Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI) in July 2017.

Atty. Tan is the Managing Partner of Tan, Acut Lopez & Pison Law Offices (1993 up to present). He was formerly Senior Partner in Ponce Enrile Cayetano Reyes & Manalastas Law Offices, a Partner in Angara Abello Concepcion, Regala & Cruz Law Offices, and an Associate in Cruz Villarin Ongkiko Academia & Durian Law Offices


Bernardo D. Lim
Non-Executive Director 
Date of First Appointment: 2001
Chairman, Risk Oversight Committee
Member, Audit Committee, Corporate Governance Committee, and Related Party Transactions Committee 

Mr. Lim, 72, is a Director of the Company since 2001. He was the General Manager for Finance of P.T. Bakrie Sumatra Plantations in Indonesia before he joined APC Group. He also assumed various positions in the firms he joined earlier: Vice President for Finance and Administration of Westinghouse Asia Controls Corporation and Cellophil Resources Corporation; Vice President and Treasurer of Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Company of Manila and AG&P Industrial Corporation; Vice President for Finance of Trans-Philippines Investment Corporation; Treasurer of Fluor Daniel/AG&P, Inc., Technoserve International Corporation, and Wire Rope Corporation of the Philippines; Vice President and Director of Philippine Global Communications. Mr. Lim was also Controller of Philippine Iron Mines. He was previously the President of Aragorn Power and Energy Corp., Aragorn Coal and APC Mining. He was also Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of APC Group, Inc. before he retired on March 31, 2014. Mr. Lim holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of the Philippines. He is a Certified Public Accountant.


Tomas D. Santos
Independent Director

Non-Executive Director
Date of First Appointment: June 2012
Chairman, Corporate Governance Committee and Related Party Transactions Committee 
Member, Audit Committee and Risk Oversight Committee

Mr. Santos, 67, is one of the Independent Directors of the Company from 6 June 2012 up to the present. He is also the President of Irvine Construction Corporation from 1994 to present. He is the owner of Shamu Marketing and the President of Filipino Chinese Youth Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. from 2011 to present.

Mr. Santos holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of the East.


Rafael M. Alunan III
Lead Independent Director

Non-Executive Director 
Date of First Appointment: August 10, 2020
Chairman, Audit Committee
Member, Corporate Governance Committee, Related Party Transactions Committee, and Risk Oversight Committee 

Mr. Alunan, 72, sits on various Boards of Directors: as Vice-Chair, Pepsi Cola Products (Philippines), Inc. and chairs the Audit Committee (PCPPI); Metro Global Holdings Corp. and chairs the Risk and Corporate Governance Committees; as Chairman, Philippine Council for Foreign Relations (PCFR) and Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Association of the Philippines Inc. (HKSAAPI); as President, Philippine Taekwondo Foundation;

He also sits on the board of the Spirit of EDSA Foundation; founded One Philippines Party List; and serves as Senior Adviser to United Harvest Corp., Kaltimex Energy Phils, and United Defense Manufacturing Corp.

Mr. Alunan is an Eminent Fellow of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP); and Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA). He co-authored the book entitled “Silver Linings”; and produced the documentary entitled “Tagaligtas”; and is a member of the Maritime League; the Fraternal Order of Eagles of the Philippines; and Zeta Phi Omega fraternity.

He holds the rank of Colonel in the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and commanded the 131st Infantry Division (Standby Reserve) and the 9th Infantry Division (Ready Reserve) of the Philippine Army. He is an adopted member of Philippine Military Academy Marangal Class of 1974, PC-Special Action Force, Special Forces Regiment (Airborne) and First Scout Ranger Regiment.

Mr. Alunan obtained his double degree in Business Administration and History-Political Science from De La Salle University; attended Ateneo de Manila University’s Master in Business Administration-Senior Executive Program; earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a certificate in Executive Education from Harvard Kennedy School of Government; and graduated from the Philippine Army’s Command and General Staff College Operations Course.

Mr. Alunan served in the Cabinets of Presidents Corazon C. Aquino and Fidel V. Ramos as Secretary of Tourism and Secretary of the Interior and Local Government, respectively.


Management and Officers

Richard Anthony D. Alcazar
Corporate Secretary

Atty. Alcazar, 49, is the Corporate Secretary of Philippine Global Communications, Inc. since June 22, 2010. He was appointed Corporate Secretary of BDO Leasing & Finance Inc. in 2009. He is a partner in Tan Acut Lopez & Pison Law Offices and his practice is primarily devoted to the fields of corporation law and taxation. He was formerly a Director in the Tax Division of Sycip Gorres Velayo & Co. where he worked as a tax practitioner from November 1994 to December 2002.

Atty. Alcazar graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from the University of the Philippines School of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in International Development from the International University of Japan with Public Finance as field of concentration. He is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and the Tax Management Association of the Philippines.  

Ian Jason R. Aguirre
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer,
Treasurer, Chief Risk Officer, and Compliance Officer

Mr. Aguirre, 45, was appointed as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Compliance Officer of the Company effective August 13, 2015. Mr. Aguirre is concurrently a Vice President of SM Investments Corporation (“SMIC”). He has worked in various management positions over a 16-year career that included local and international experience in strategic planning, operations and business development. His last stint prior to joining SMIC was as a Director for CEMEX Asia Pte. Ltd. Mr. Aguirre holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Philippines and a Master’s degree in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management.

Anna Josefina G. Esteban
Chief Audit Executive

Maria Neriza C. Banaria
Controller

John Michael N. Vida
Assistant Corporate Secretary

Frederic C. DyBuncio
Board Adviser

Tristan B. Choa
Investor Relations Officer
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Tel. No: (+632) 8662 8888

Michelle T. Hernandez
Vice President for Governance and Corporate Affairs

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