Leadership

Board of Directors

BOD Leadership

Willy N. Ocier

Age

64 years old

Designation

President & Chairman of the Board

  Chairperson, Executive Committee
Date of First Appointment July 29, 1999
No. of Years in the Board 21 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Willy N. Ocier, Filipino, 64, is the Chairman and President of the Company and a Director since July 29, 1999. He is an Executive Director and Co-Vice Chairman of Belle Corporation, Highlands Prime, Inc. and Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc. He is also the Chairman of the Board and Director of Premium Leisure Corp. as well as with APC Group, Inc., and Premium Leisure and Amusement, Inc. He serves as the Chairman of Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, Inc., The Country Club at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc. and The Spa and Lodge Inc. He is a Director of Leisure & Resorts World Corporation, Vantage Equities Inc., and Abacore Capital Holdings Inc. He also serves as the Chairman of Philippine Global Communications, Inc. He was the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Eastern Securities Development Corporation. He 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.

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

1.   Belle Corporation – Executive Director (Chairman)

2.   Premium Leisure Corp. – Director (Chairman)

3.   APC Group, Inc. - Director (Chairman)

4.   Leisure & Resorts World Corp. - Director (Non-Executive)

5.   Abacore Capital Holdings, Inc., - Director (Non-Executive)

6.   Vantage Equities Inc., - Director (Non-Executive)

 

Armin Antonio B. Raquel Santos

Age

53 years old

Designation

Director

  Member, Executive Committee
Date of First Appointment May 31, 2017
No. of Years in the Board 4 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Armin Antonio B. Raquel Santos, Filipino, 53, is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Premium Leisure Corp. (PLC) and concurrently the Executive Vice President – Integrated Resorts of Belle Corporation. He is a Director of Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc. and Trustee and Vice President of Melco Crown Philippines Foundation Corporation. He was former Chief Finance Officer of Aboitizland, Inc., Cebu Industrial Park, Inc. and Mactan Economic Zone II and First Philippine Electric Company. He was also former Governor of the Board of Investments (BOI), served as Assistant Secretary with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Vice Chairman and CEO of Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA), Executive Vice President of Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC), and Deputy Administrator of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA). His experience includes stints with multinational companies; Securities 2000 Inc. (Singapore Technologies Group) and First Chicago Trust Company of New York. He holds a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College, U.S.A. and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Finance from Iona College, U.S.A.

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

  1. Premium Leisure Corp. - Director (President & CEO)

 

Tarcisio M. Medalla

Age

72 years old

Designation

Director
  Member, Audit Committee 
  Member, Board Risk Oversight Committee
Date of First Appointment December 10, 2001
No. of Years in the Board 19 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Tarcisio M. Medalla, Filipino, 72, is a Director of the company since December 10, 2001. He is currently the Chairman and President of listed firm Paxys, Inc. He is also a Director of All Asia Customer Services Holdings Ltd., the principal shareholder of Paxys, Inc. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce (Major in Accounting) from De La Salle University. He attended the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

  1. Paxys Inc. - Director (Chairman & President)

 

 

 

Henry N. Ocier

Age

 61 years old

Designation

Director

  Member, Related Party Transaction Committee
Date of First Appointment June 29, 2009
No. of Years in the Board 11 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Henry N. Ocier, Filipino, 61, is a Director of the company since June 29, 2009. He serves as Senior Manager for Corporate Social Responsibility for Belle Corporation. He currently holds the position of President & General Manager of Guatson International Travel and Tours, Inc. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from De La Salle University.

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

None

 

Regina O. Reyes

Age

56 years old

Designation

Director 

  Member, Related Party Transaction Committee
Date of First Appointment July 21, 2016
No. of Years in the Board 4 Years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Regina O. Reyes, Filipino, 56, elected as Director last July 21, 2016.  She is currently the President and CEO of listed firm, Abacore Capital Holdings, Inc., and President of private company, Click Communications, Inc. She also served as a Solicitor at the Office of the Solicitor General, Provincial Administrator of the Province of Marinduque, and a member of the House of Representatives, representing the lone district of Marinduque, from 2013 to June 2016. In Congress, she was Vice Chairman of the Committee on National Defense and Security and was a member of several key committees, including Appropriations, Justice, Health, and Natural Resources. Ms. Reyes earned her Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University, USA and her Bachelor of Laws degree from the Ateneo de Manila University Law School. Ms. Reyes is a member of both the Philippine Bar and the State Bar of California.

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

  1. Abacore Capital Holdings, Inc. - Director (President and CEO)

 

Ma. Virginia V. Abo-Hamda

Age

61 years old

Designation

Director & CFO

  Member, Executive Committee
Date of First Appointment January 1, 2016
No. of Years in the Board 5 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Ma. Virginia V. Abo-Hamda, Filipino, 61, is a Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. She joined Pacific Online in September 2009 as Vice President of Instant Tickets Division and was promoted as SVP for Corporate Planning & Business Development in 2013. Prior to this, she worked as a Consultant for AB Leisure Exponent, Inc. (1999-2009), and AB Gaming & Leisure Specialist Inc. (2003-2009). Ms. Abo-Hamda served as General Accounting Manager for D’Agostino Supermarkets, Inc. New York, USA from 1990 to 1996 and as Senior Financial Analyst for Kraft-General Foods International, New York, USA from 1988 to 1989. She worked with Carlos J. Valdes & Co., CPAs from 1981 to 1986, in its Management Services Division as an Associate Consultant. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce (Major in Accounting) from College of the Holy Spirit. Ms. Abo-Hamda passed the CPA board exams in 1980 at 16th place. She earned her Master’s degree in Business Administration (Concentration in Finance) from Fordham University, New York, USA.

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

None

 

 
Laurito E. Serrano

Age

60 years old

Designation

Independent Director
  Chairman, Audit Committee
  Member, Board Risk Oversight Committee
  Member, Related Party Transaction Committee
  Member, Corporate Governance Committee
Date of First Appointment May 23, 2014
No. of Years in the Board 6 Years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Laurito E. Serrano, Filipino, 60, is a Director of the company since May 23, 2014. Mr. Serrano concurrently serves as Independent Director of Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corporation, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, 2GO Group Inc., and Axelum Resources Corp.  He is also a director in privately-held MRT Development Corporation.  As independent director in listed entities, Mr. Serrano serves as chairman or member of such companies’ audit, compliance, and risk committees. Mr. Serrano is a former partner of the Corporate Finance Consulting Group of SGV & Co.  He is a Philippine Certified Public Accountant and has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. His area of specialization is Financial Advisory and Corporate Finance in a broad range of clients and industry sectors.

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

1.   Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation. – Independent Director

2.   2Go Group, Inc. – Independent Director

3.   Atlas Consolidated Mining Corporation – Independent Director

4.   Axelum Resources Corp. – Independent Director

 

Jerry C. Tiu

Age

64 years old

Designation

Lead Independent Director

  Chairman, Board Risk Oversight Committee
  Member, Audit Committee
  Member, Related Party Transaction Committee
  Member, Corporate Governance Committee
Date of First Appointment February 21, 2007
No. of Years in the Board 14 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Jerry C. Tiu, Filipino, 64, is an Independent Director of the company since February 21, 2007 and was appointed as the Lead Independent Director last May 31, 2017. He is a Director and the President of Tagaytay Highlands Community Condominium Association, Inc., Tagaytay Midlands Community Homeowners’ Association, Inc., and Greenlands Community Homeowners’ Association, Inc.  He is likewise the President of the following companies: Tagaytay Highlands International Golf club, Inc., The Country Club at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc., Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, Inc., and The Spa & Lodge at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc. He is a former Director of the Manila Polo Club. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce (Major in Marketing) from University of British Columbia.

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

None

 

 
Joseph C. Tan

Age

63 years old

Designation

Member, Board Risk Oversight Committee

  Chairman, Related Party Transaction Committee
  Chairman, Corporate Governance Committee
  Member, Audit Committee
Date of First Appointment July 25, 2017
No. of Years in the Board 6 Years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Atty. Joseph C. Tan, Filipino, 63, was the Founding Partner of MOST Law Firm from September 2006 to present. He was a Special Counsel for the Agus Cruz & Manzano Law Office from 2004 to August 2006. He was an Associate of Puno & Puno Law Offices from 1991 to 1995. He is currently an Independent Director of 2GO Group, Inc., Premium Leisure, Corp., Pacific Online Systems Corporation and LMG Chemicals Corporation. He was also a director of Philippine Bank of Communications from September 2010 to August 2011. Atty. Tan holds a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Business Administration degree from University of San Francisco, USA (Class of 1978). He also holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Ateneo de Manila College of Law, Makati City, graduating with honors (Class of 1985).

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

1.   2Go Group, Inc. – Lead Independent Director

2.   Premium Leisure Corporation. – Independent Director

3.   LMG Chemicals Corporation– Independent Director

 

Atty. Bayani K. Tan

Age

65 years old

Designation

Corporate Secretary
Date of First Appointment May 2007
No. of Years in the Board N/A

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Atty. A. Bayani K. Tan, 65, Filipino, is the Corporate Secretary of the Corporation (since May 2007, Publicly-Listed).  He is also a Director, Corporate Secretary or both of the following reporting and/or listed companies: Belle Corporation (since May 1994, Publicly Listed), Coal Asia Holdings, Inc. (since July 2012, Publicly-Listed), Discovery World Corporation (since March 2013, Publicly-Listed), I-Remit, Inc. (since May 2007, Publicly-Listed), Premium Leisure Corporation (since December 1993, Publicly-Listed), Sterling Bank of Asia Inc (A Savings Bank) (since December 2006), Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc. (since November 1993), Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, Inc. (since June 1997), The Country Club at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc. (since August 1995), and The Spa and Lodge at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc. (since December 1999).  He is the Founding Partner of the law offices of Tan Venturanza Valdez (which was established in 1988), Managing Director/President of Shamrock Development Corporation (since May 1988), Chairman of Destiny LendFund, Inc. (since June 2020), Director of Pascual Laboratories, Inc. (since March 2014) and Pure Energy Holdings Corporation (since October 2016), Managing Trustee of the SCTan Foundation, Inc. (since 1986), President of Catarman Chamber Integrated School Foundation, Inc. (since August 2012), Trustee and Treasurer of Rebisco Foundation, Inc. (since April 2013), Trustee and Corporate Secretary of St. Scholastica's Hospital, Inc. (since February 2011), Trustee of Guimaras Forest Foundation, Inc. (since September 2019), Reintegration for Care and Wholeness (RCW) Foundation, Inc. (since April 2014) and St. Scholastica’s College Manila (since October 2019). Mr. Tan holds a Master of Laws degree from New York University (Class of 1988) and earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines (Class of 1980) where he was a member of the Order of the Purple Feather (U.P. College of Law Honor Society).  Mr. Tan placed 6th in the bar examinations in 1981. He has a Bachelor of Arts major in Political Science degree from the San Beda College (Class of 1976) from where he graduated Class Valedictorian and was awarded the medal for Academic Excellence.

 

Atty. Jason C. Nalupta

Age

49 years old

Designation

Assistant Corporate Secretary

Date of First Appointment October 2009
No. of Years in the Board N/A

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Atty. Jason C. Nalupta, Filipino, 49, is the Assistant Corporate Secretary of the corporation since October 2009. He is also currently the Corporate Secretary or Assistant Corporate Secretary of listed firms A. Brown Company, Inc., Asia United Bank, and Crown Asia Chemicals Corporation. He is also a Director and/or Corporate Secretary or Assistant Corporate Secretary of private companies Sino Cargoworks Agencies, Inc., Falcon Resources, Inc., Mercury Ventures, Inc., Total Gaming Technologies, Inc., Parallax Resources, Inc., SLW Development Corporation, Metropolitan Leisure & Tourism Corporation, Sagesoft Solutions, Inc., Radenta Technologies, Inc., Xirrus, Inc., Glypthstudios, Inc., Loto Pacific Leisure Corporation, and Sta. Clara International Corporation. He is a Partner at Tan Venturanza Valdez Law Offices specializing on corporate, securities, and business laws. Mr. Nalupta earned his Juris Doctor degree, as well as his Bachelor of Science degree in Management (major in Legal Management), from Ateneo de Manila University in 1996 and 1992, respectively. Mr. Nalupta was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1997.