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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, 62, Director of Ayala Corporation since May 1987. He is the Chairman of the Board of the Ayala Corporation since April 2006. He was its CEO from April 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 Ayala Retirement Fund Holdings, Inc., AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc., , AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation, and Asiacom Philippines, Inc.; Co-Chairman of Ayala Foundation, Inc.; Trustee of Ayala Group Club, 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 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 sits on the board of the Singapore Management University and on various advisory boards of Harvard University, including the Global Advisory Council, HBS Board of Dean’s Advisors, and HBS Asia-Pacific Advisory Board, which he chairs. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Asia Business Council, a member of the Global Board of Adviser of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Co-Vice Chairman of the Makati Business Club, Chairman of Endeavor Philippines, and a board member 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, 61, Director of Ayala Corporation since May 1994. He is the Vice Chairman of the Board and President of the Company since April 2006. He was elected as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company on April 23, 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 Manila Water Company, Inc., Bank of the Philippine Islands, Globe Telecom, Inc. and Integrated Micro- Electronics, Inc.; and Independent Director of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation. He is the Chairman of AC International Finance Ltd., ALI Eton Property Development Corporation, Liontide Holdings, Inc., AC Energy and Infrastructure Corporation (formerly AC Energy, Inc.), Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc., Alabang Commercial Corporation, Accendo Commercial Corp., Altaraza Development Corporation, BPI Foundation, Ayala Group Club, Inc. and Hero Foundation, Inc.; Co-Chairman of Ayala Foundation, Inc.; Vice-Chairman of AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc., 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, Asiacom Philippines, Inc., Ayala Retirement Fund Holdings, Inc., BPI Asset Management and Trust Corp., Honda Cars Philippines, Inc., Isuzu Philippines Corporation, and Manila Peninsula; Member of the Board of INSEAD Business School and Georgetown University; Member of the International Advisory Board of Tikehau Capital; Member of the Philippine-Singapore Business Council, member of the Chief Executives Organization; Chairman of Habitat for Humanity International’s Asia-Pacific Capital Campaign Steering Committee; 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. His other significant positions include: Chairman of Atlas Fertilizer & Chemicals Inc., Chairman and President of A.C.S.T. Business Holdings, Inc.; Vice Chairman and President of Asiacom Philippines, Inc.; Director of AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc., AYC Holdings, Ltd., 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., a member of the BPI Advisory Council, and a Board Member of Monde Nissin Corporation. 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.

Keiichi Matsunaga

DIRECTOR

Japanese, 56, has been a Director of Ayala Corporation since April 2017. He is the General Manager of Mitsubishi Corporation Manila Branch. Currently, he is also the Chairman of International Elevator & Equipment Inc.; President of MC Diamond Realty Investment Phils., MC Oranbo Investment, MC Cavite Holdings, Inc., MC Commercial Property Holdings, Inc., MC Alabang, Inc., FMT Kalayaan, Inc., The Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Philippines (JCCIPI) and Director of, Isuzu Philippines Corporation, Kepco Ilijan Corporation, Portico Land Corp., and The Japanese Association Manila, Inc. (JAMI). He is not a director of any publicly listed company in the Philippines other than Ayala Corporation. He entered Mitsubishi Corporation after graduating from the Faculty of Law at Waseda University in 1988 and has since held various leadership positions.    

Cezar P. Consing

DIRECTOR

Filipino, 61, has been a Director of Ayala Corporation since December 3, 2020. He was the President and CEO of BPI, one of the Ayala Group’s publicly listed companies, from April 2013 to April 22, 2021. He is a Director of Bank of the Philippine Islands, Globe Telecom, Inc. and AC Energy Corporation. He is an Independent Director of Jollibee Foods Corporation. His other significant positions are: Chairman of Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corp. and its operating subsidiaries namely, Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corporation, Philippine Securities Settlement Corp., and Philippine Depository & Trust Corporation, and Director of Filgifts.com., Sqreem Technologies and Endeavor Philippines. He is also a Director of the US-Philippines Society, and the Philippine-American Educational Foundation, trustee of the Manila Golf Club Foundation and College of St. Benilde, and a member of the Trilateral Commission. He served as an Independent Director of CIMB Group Holdings from 2006 to 2013 and First Gen Corporation from 2005 to 2013, and as Chairman of National Reinsurance Corporation from 2018 to 2019. He served as Chairman and President of the Bankers Association of the Philippines from 2019 – 2021 and was President of Bancnet, Inc. from 2017 – 2021. He first worked for BPI’s corporate planning and corporate banking divisions from 1980 – 1985. He worked for J.P. Morgan & Co. in Hong Kong and Singapore from 1985 – 2004 and headed the firm’s investment banking business in Asia Pacific from 1997 – 2004 and President of J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Ltd. As a senior Managing Director of J.P. Morgan, he served as a member of the firm’s global investment banking management committee and its Asia Pacific management committee. He was a partner at The Rohatyn Group from 2004 – 2013, 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 graduated with a degree of A.B (Accelerated Program) Economics (Magna Cum Laude) from De La Salle University in 1979 and M.A. Applied Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1980.

Antonio Jose U. Periquet

LEAD INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Filipino, 60, Independent Director of Ayala Corporation since September 2010 and Lead Independent Director since December 3, 2020. He is the chairman of Campden Hill Group, Inc., and of BPI Asset Management and Trust Corporation. He also serves as an independent director of the Bank of the Philippine Islands, ABS-CBN Corporation, DMCI Holdings, The Max’s Group of Companies, and Semirara Mining and Power Corporation, The Philippine Seven Corporation and the Albizia ASEAN Tenggara Fund. He is a trustee of Lyceum of the Philippines University and a member of the Dean’s Global Advisory Council at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Mr. Periquet holds an AB Economics degree from the Ateneo de Manila University, a Master of Science (Economics) degree from Oxford University, UK, and an MBA from the University of Virginia, USA.

Rizalina G. Mantaring

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Filipino, 61, 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. and Microventures Foundation Inc. 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 from the University of the Philippines where she graduated with honors in 1982. She obtained her MS degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Albany in 1993.