Leadership

Board of Directors

BOD Leadership

Willy N. Ocier

Age

61years old

Designation

President & Chairman of the Board

  Chairperson, Executive Committee
Date of First Appointment July 29, 1999
No. of Years in the Board 18 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Mr. Willy N. Ocier, Filipino, is the Chairman and President of the Company and has been a Director since July 29, 1999. Currently 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. Mr. Ocier serves as the Chairman of Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, Inc., The Country Club at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc. and The Spa and Lodge Inc. He likewise holds a directorship position with Leisure & Resorts World Corporation, Vantage Equities Inc., and Abacore Capital Holdings Inc. Moreover, he is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Philippine Global Communications, Inc. He previously held the position of 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.

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

  1. Belle Corporation – Executive Director (Vice Chairman)
     
  2. Premium Leisure Corporation – 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)

 

Directorship in Other Companies:

  1. Highlands Prime, Inc. – Director (Vice Chairman)
     
  2. Premium Leisure and Amusement, Inc. – Director (Chairman)
     
  3. Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc. – Director (Vice Chairman)
     
  4. Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, Inc. – Director (Chairman)
     
  5. The Country Club at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc. – Director (Chairman)
     
  6. The Spa and Lodge Inc. – Director (Chairman)
     
  7. Total Gaming Technologies, Inc. – Director (Chairman)
     
  8. Toyota Corporation Batangas – Director
     
  9. PhilEquity Management Inc. – Director
     
  10. Philippine Global Communications, Inc. – Director (Chairman, President & CEO)

 

Armin Antonio B. Raquel Santos

Age

50 years old

Designation

Director

  Member, Executive Committee
Date of First Appointment May 31, 2017
No. of Years in the Board 7 Months

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Mr. Armin Antonio B. Raquel Santos, Filipino, is a Director of the Company and was first appointed on May 31, 2017. He is presently 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.

Mr. Raquel Santos 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.

Mr. Raquel Santos 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 Corporation – Director (President & CEO)

Directorship in Other Companies:

  1. Premium Leisure & Amusement, Inc. – Director (President & CEO)
     
  2. Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc. – Director
     
  3. MELCO Resorts (Philippines) Foundation – Trustee (Vice President)

 

 

 

 
Tarcisio M. Medalla

Age

69 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 16 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

 

Mr. Tarcisio M. Medalla, Filipino, is a Director of the Company and was first appointed on 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.

Mr. Medalla 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. Mr. Medalla is a Certified Public Accountant. 

 

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

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

Directorship in Other Companies:

  1. None

     

 

 

 

Henry N. Ocier

Age

59 years old

Designation

Director

  Member, Related Party Transaction Committee
Date of First Appointment June 29, 2009
No. of Years in the Board 8 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Mr. Henry N. Ocier, Filipino, is a Director of the Company and was first appointed on June 29, 2009. He presently serves as Senior Manager for Corporate Social Responsibility for Belle Corporation. He concurrently holds the position of President & General Manager of Guatson International Travel and Tours, Inc.

Mr. Ocier graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from De La Salle University.

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

None

Directorship in Other Companies:

None

 

 

 
Regina O. Reyes

Age

53 years old

Designation

Director 

  Member, Related Party Transaction Committee
Date of First Appointment July 21, 2016
No. of Years in the Board 1 Year

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Ms. Regina O. Reyes, Filipino, is a Director of the Company and was first appointed on July 21, 2016.  She is presently the President and CEO of listed firm, Abacore Capital Holdings, Inc., and President of private company, Click Communications, Inc.

Ms. Reyes also served as Administrator of the Province of Marinduque from January 2010 to January 2012. She was likewise 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 & CEO)

Directorship in Other Companies:

None

 

 

 

 

Ma. Virginia V. Abo-Hamda

Age

58 years old

Designation

Director & CFO

  Member, Executive Committee
Date of First Appointment January 1, 2016
No. of Years in the Board 2 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Ms. Ma. Virginia V. Abo-Hamda, Filipino, is a Director of the Company and was first appointed on January 1, 2016. She is concurrently the Chief Financial Officer of the Company having 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.

Ms. Abo-Hamda 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

Directorship in Other Companies:

  1. Falcon Resources, Inc. – Director (President)
     
  2. Total Gaming Technologies, Inc. – Director
     
  3. Lucky Circle Corporation – Director
     
  4. MCR Industries, Inc. – Director
     
  5. Packagemakers, Inc. – Director

 

 

 
Laurito E. Serrano

Age

57 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 3 Years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Mr. Laurito E. Serrano, Filipino, is a Director of the Company and was first appointed on May 23, 2014. He presently serves as Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corporation. He also serves as an Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee and a member of the Risk Oversight Committee of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation.  He is likewise an Independent Director of the APC Group, Inc., 2GO Group Inc., and Axelum Resources Corp., and a director of MRT Development Corporation. Mr. Serrano is a former partner of the Corporate Finance Consulting Group of SGV & Co.

Mr. Serrano is a Philippine Certified Public Accountant with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business. His area of specialization is Financial Advisory and Corporate Finance. 

 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. APC Group Inc. – Independent Director (AGM)

 

Directorship in Other Companies:

  1. Axelum Resources Corp. – Independent Director
     
  2. MRT Development Corporation – Director

 

 
Jerry C. Tiu

Age

61 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 10 years

 

Professional & Educational Background:

Mr. Jerry C. Tiu, Filipino, 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 presently a Director and President of Tagaytay Highlands International Golf club, Inc., The Country Club at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc., Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, Inc., The Spa & Lodge at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc., and the Tagaytay Highlands Community Condominium Association, Inc. Mr. Tiu is likewise President of the Tagaytay Midlands Community Homeowners’ Association, Inc. and Greenlands Community Homeowners’ Association, Inc.  He previously held a directorship position at Manila Polo Club.

Mr. Tiu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce (Major in Marketing) from University of British Columbia.

 

Directorship in Other Listed Companies:

None

Directorship in Other Companies:

  1. Tagaytay Highlands Int’l. Golf Club, Inc. – Director (President)
     
  2. The Country Club at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc. – Director (President)
     
  3. Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, Inc. – Director (President)
     
  4. The Spa & Lodge at Tagaytay Highlands Inc. – Director (President)
     
  5. Tagaytay Highlands Community Condominium Ass’n. Inc. – President
     
  6. Greenlands Community Homeowners’ Association, Inc. – President

 

 
Joseph C. Tan

Age

60 years old

Designation

Independent Director

  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 7 Months

Professional & Educational Background:

Atty. Joseph C. Tan, Filipino, is an Independent Director of the Company and was first appointed on July 25, 2017. He is 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 presently 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

 

Directorship in Other Companies:

  1. LMG Chemicals Corporation – Independent Director

     

 

 

 

Atty. Bayani K. Tan

Age

62 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, Filipino, is the Corporate Secretary of the Corporation and was first appointed on May 2007.  He is also a Director, Corporate Secretary or both of the following reporting and/or listed companies: Belle Corporation, Coal Asia Holdings, Inc., Discovery World Corporation, I-Remit, Inc., Philequity Group of Mutual Fund Companies, Premium Leisure Corporation, Sterling Bank of Asia Inc.,  TKC Metals Corporation, Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc., Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, Inc., The Country Club at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc., The Spa and Lodge at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc., and Vantage Equities, Inc.

He is the Managing Partner of the law offices of Tan Venturanza Valdez, Managing Director/President of Shamrock Development Corporation, Director of Destiny LendFund, Inc., Pascual Laboratories, Inc., and Pure Energy Holdings Corporation, Managing Trustee of the SCTan Foundation, Inc.,  President of Catarman Chamber Elementary School Foundation, Inc., Trustee and Treasurer of Rebisco Foundation, Inc., Trustee and Corporate Secretary of St. Scholastica's Hospital, Inc. and Trustee of Guimaras Forest Foundation, Inc., Reintegration for Care and Wholeness (RCW) Foundation, Inc. and St. Scholastica’s College Manila.

Atty. 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

46 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, Filipino, is the Assistant Corporate Secretary of the Company and was first appointed on 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.

Atty. Nalupta is a member of the Philippine Bar and holds a Juris Doctor degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management (major in Legal Management), from Ateneo de Manila University.