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.

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala

CHAIRMAN

Filipino, 63, Director of Ayala Corporation since May 1987. He is the Chairman of Ayala Corporation since April 2006. He was the Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to April 2021.  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. and AC Energy Corporation (formerly AC Energy Philippines, Inc.). He is also the Chairman of AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc., AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation, and Asiacom Philippines, Inc.; Co-Chairman of Ayala Foundation, Inc.; Director of AC Ventures Holding Corp., Alabang Commercial Corporation, AC Energy and Infrastructure Corporation (formerly AC Energy, Inc.), Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc., Light Rail Manila Holdings, Inc. and AG Holdings Ltd. Outside the Ayala Group, he is a Director of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited and 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 is a member of the Board of Governors of the Asian Institute of Management, the Advisory Board of Asia Global Institute (University of Hong Kong) and of various advisory boards of Harvard University, including the Global Advisory Council, Asia Center Advisory Committee, HBS Board of Dean’s Advisors, and HBS Asia- Advisory Committee. He sits on the Board of Singapore Management University (SMU) and is a Chairman of SMU International Advisory Council in the Philippines. He is a member of the Asia Business Council, Asean Business Club Advisory Council, Leapfrog Investment Global Leadership Council, The Council for Inclusive Capitalism, and Word Wildlife Philippines National Advisory Council. He is Co-Vice Chairman of the Makati Business Club, Chairman of Endeavor Philippines, and Trustee Emeritus 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 CEO

Filipino, 62, Director of Ayala Corporation since May 1994. He is the President of the Company since 2006 and the Chief Executive Officer since April 2021. He was Chief Operating Officer from April 2006 to April 2021. He holds the following positions in publicly listed companies: Chairman of Ayala Land, Inc., and AC Energy Corporation (formerly AC Energy Philippines, Inc.); and Director of Bank of the Philippine Islands, Globe Telecom, Inc. Manila Water Company, Inc., and Integrated Micro- Electronics, Inc.; and Independent Director of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation. He is the Chairman of AC International Finance Ltd., Liontide Holdings, Inc., AC Energy and Infrastructure Corporation (formerly AC Energy, Inc.), Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc., Alabang Commercial Corporation, Accendo Commercial Corp., BPI Foundation, and Hero Foundation, Inc.; Co- Chairman of Ayala Foundation, Inc.; Vice-Chairman of AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc., ALI Eton Property Development Corporation, 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 AG Holdings Ltd., AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation, Altaraza Development Corporation, Asiacom Philippines, Inc., BPI Asset Management and Trust Corp. and Manila Peninsula; Member of the Board of INSEAD Business School and Georgetown University; Member of the Board of Trustees of Asia Philanthropy Circle, and Asia Society; Member of International Advisory Board of Tikehau Capital; Member of the Philippine-Singapore Business Council; Member of the International Council of The Metropolitan Museum; Co-Chair of Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee of the Tate Museum; Member of the Chief Executives Organization and Habitat for Humanity International’s Asia-Pacific Development Council; 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, 75, Non-Executive Director of Ayala Corporation since January 2007. He holds the following positions in publicly listed companies: Director of Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc., and Globe Telecom, Inc.; and Independent Director of Monde Nissin Corporation. His other significant positions include: Chairman of Atlas Fertilizer & Chemicals Inc., Chairman and President of A.C.S.T. Business Holdings, Inc. and AYC Holdings, Inc.; Vice Chairman and President of Asiacom Philippines, Inc.; Director of AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc., 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. and a member of the BPI Advisory Council. 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.

Cezar P. Consing

DIRECTOR

Cezar P. Consing, Filipino, 62, has been a Director of Ayala Corporation since December 3, 2020. He is the Acting President and CEO of the Corporation effective August 15, 2022.  He is a Director of the publicly-listed subsidiaries of Ayala Corporation: Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Globe Telecom, Inc. and AC Energy Corporation. He is the Chairman of Philippine Dealing System Holdings and its three operating subsidiaries. He is also a Director of the Singapore-listed Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd., and the Myanmar-listed First Myanmar Investment Public Company Limited. Mr. Consing was a Senior Managing Director of Ayala Corporation and President and CEO of BPI from 2013 to 2021. In the latter capacity, he served as the chairman of BPI’s thrift bank, investment bank, UK-registered bank, microfinance bank, property and casualty insurance joint venture and leasing and rental joint venture and board director of its asset management company and its life insurance joint venture. He is currently a member of BPI’s executive committee of the board and is a board director of its investment bank, microfinance bank and asset management company. He served as the Chairman and President of the Bankers Association of the Philippines and was the President of Bancnet, Inc. He was a Partner at the Rohatyn Group from 2004 to 2013 and headed its Hong Kong office and its private investing business in Asia and was a board director of its real estate and energy and infrastructure private equity investing subsidiaries. He worked for J. P. Morgan & Co. in Hong Kong and Singapore from 1985 to 2004 and headed the firm’s investment banking business in Asia Pacific from 1997 to 2004 and served as President of J. P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Ltd. As a senior Managing Director. Mr. Consing was a member of the firm’s Global Investment Banking Management Committee, its Asia Pacific Management Committee, and its Global Managing Director Selection Committee. He worked for BPI from 1981 to 1985, as a Management Trainee and eventually as Assistant Vice President. He has served as an independent board director of four publicly listed companies in Asia: Jollibee Foods Corporation (2010 to 2021), CIMB Group Holdings (2006 to 2013), First Gen Corporation (2005 to 2013), and National Reinsurance Corporation (2014 to 2019), where he also served as Chairman (2018 to 2019). He currently serves on the board of FILGIFTS.com. He has also served on the boards of SQREEM Technologies, Endeavor Philippines and the Hongkong based Asian Youth Orchestra. He is a board director of the US-Philippines Society and the Philippine-American Educational Foundation, and a board trustee of the Manila Golf Club Foundation. He is a member of the National Mission Council of De La Salle Philippines and a board trustee of College of St. Benilde and La Salle Greenhills. Mr. Consing has been a member of the Trilateral Commission since 2014. Mr. Consing received an A.B. Economics degree (Accelerated Program), magna cum laude, from De La Salle University in 1979. He obtained an M.A. in Applied Economics from the University of Michigan in 1980.

 

Rizalina G. Mantaring

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Rizalina G. Mantaring, Filipino, 62, 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., Universal Robina Corp. Inc., East Asia Computer Center Inc., Microventures Foundation Inc., Maxicare Healthcare Corporation and GoTYME Bank. She is also a member of the Boards of Trustees of the Makati Business Club, and Philippine Business for Education. She was Chief Executive Officer and Country Head of Sun Life Financial Philippines, the country’s leading insurer, prior to which she was Chief Operations Officer, Sun Life Asia, responsible for IT & Operations across Asia.  She was a recipient of the Asia Talent Management Award in the Asia Business Leaders Award organized by the global business news network CNBC. 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, cum laude, from the University of the Philippines and an MS Computer Science from the State University of New York at Albany.

Cesar V. Purisima

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Filipino, 61, has been an Independent Director of the Company since April 29, 2022. He has been an Independent Director of ALI since April 18, 2018. He is an Asia Fellow of Milken Institute, a global non-profit, non-partisan think tank. He is a founding partner at IKHLAS Capital, a pan-ASEAN private equity platform. He currently serves as Independent Director of other publicly-listed companies, namely: Bank of the Philippine Islands, Jollibee Foods Corporation, and Universal Robina Corporation. He is also a member of the boards of AIA Group, BPI Capital Corporation, De La Salle University, International School of Manila, and World Wildlife Fund-Philippines, He is a member of the board of advisors of ABS-CBN. He is a member of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s Global Advisory Council and Singapore Management University’s International Advisory Council in the Philippines. From 2010 to 2016, Purisima was the Secretary of Finance of the Philippines and the Chair of Economic Development Cluster of the President’s Cabinet. He briefly served as Finance Secretary in 2005 and Trade and Industry Secretary from 2004 to 2005. Additionally, he was a member of the Monetary Board of the Philippines Central Bank, and the Governor for the Philippines at the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. He served as Alternate Governor for the Philippines at the International Monetary Fund. Under his leadership, the Philippines received its first investment-grade ratings. He was named Finance Minister of the Year seven times in six consecutive years by a number of publications, a first for the Philippines. Prior to his stints in the government service, he was the Chairman & Country Managing Partner of the Philippines’ largest professional services firm SGV & Co., and was a member of the Global Executive Board and Global Practice Council of Ernst & Young. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce Major in Accounting and Financial Institutions from De La Salle University in 1979. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Illinois in 1983. He was conferred a Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honour by the French Republic (Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur) in 2017. In 2016, Purisima was awarded the Order of Lakandula with the rank of Grand Cross (Bayani) for his contributions to the Philippine economy. The Order of Lakandula is one of the highest civilian honors conferred by the President of the Republic of the Philippines.

Chua Sock Koong

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Singaporean, 64, has been an Independent Director of the Company since April 29, 2022. She is Senior Advisor at Singapore Telecommunications Limited, Asia’s leading communications technology group, having served as its Group Chief Executive Officer for 13 years until 31 December 2020. She sits on the boards of Bharti Airtel Limited, Bharti Telecom Limited, the Defence Science and Technology Agency and Cap Vista Pte Ltd.  She is also a Director of Prudential plc and Member of the Supervisory Board of Royal Philips. She is Deputy Chairman of the Public Service Commission and a member of the Council of Presidential Advisers. She was conferred the Medal of Commendation (Gold) at NTUC May Day Awards 2016 and the Public Service Star (BBM) at Singapore’s 2019 National Day Awards. She holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (First Class Honours) from the University of Singapore. She is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a CFA charter holder.