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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Manuel Pangilinan

70 2006 Chairman of the Board

Jose Ma. Lim

64 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

David Nicol

56 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Jose Jesus Laurel

61 2010 Vice President – Legal, General Counsel, Compliance Officer

Santhea delos Santos

38 2014 Chief Risk Officer, Assistant Vice President

Armin Tulio-Uy

36 2016 Assistant Vice President - Finance

Maida Bruce

42 2009 Vice President, Group Controller

Loudette Anne Zoilo

39 2012 Assistant Vice President of Human Resources

Albert Pulido

44 2009 Vice President - Investor Relations

Maricris Aldover-Ysmael

36 2016 Assistant Vice President - Investor Relations

Melanie Bendijo

42 2015 Assistant Vice President - Treasury

Melody del Rosario

51 2009 Vice President - Public Relations and Corporate Communications

Ricardo Pilares

34 2015 Assistant Vice President - Legal

Karim Manuel Garcia

48 2015 Vice President - Business Development

Antonio Picazo

74 2016 Corporate Secretary

Cristina Palma Gil-Fernandez

48 2013 Assistant Corporate Secretary

Albert del Rosario

76 2016 Director

Rodrigo Franco

2016 Director

Francisco Sebastian

62 2016 Director

Ray Espinosa

60 2009 Non-Executive Director

Ramoncito Fernandez

59 2009 Non-Executive Director

Robert Nicholson

59 2009 Non-Executive Director

Augusto Palisoc

58 2006 Non-Executive Director

Lydia Echauz

68 2009 Independent Director

Edward Go

77 2006 Independent Director

Artemio Panganiban

80 2007 Independent Director

Washington SyCip

94 2011 Independent Director

Alfred Ty

48 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Manuel Pangilinan

Mr. Manuel (Manny) V. Pangilinan has been Chairman of the Board of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since March 2006. He is Director at Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, Manila Electric Company, Philex Mining Corporation and Philex Petroleum Corporation; as well as Beacon Electric Asset Holdings, Inc., Smart Communications, Inc., PLDT Communications and Energy Ventures Inc. (formerly Piltel), Landco Pacific Corporation, Medical Doctors, Inc., Colinas Verdes Hospital Managers Corporation, Davao Doctors Inc., Asian Hospital, Inc., Maynilad Water Services Corporation, Mediaquest, Inc., Associated Broadcasting, Corporation (TV5), Manila North Tollways Corporation, Meralco Powergen Corporation, Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc., MetroPac Movers, Inc., MetroPac Logistics Company Inc., MetroPac Water Investments Corporation, Cardinal Medical Charities Foundation, Inc., East Manila Hospital Managers Corporation, Ideaspace Foundation, Inc., Light Rail Manila Holdings, Inc., Metro Pacific Light Rail Corporation, Metro Pacific Investments Foundation, Inc., Porrovia Corporation. He worked in Manila for Philippine Investment Management Consultants Inc. (the PHINMA Group) and in Hong Kong with Bancom International Limited and American Express Bank, and thereafter with First Pacific Company Limited. Mr Pangilinan founded First Pacific in 1981 and serves as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Within the First Pacific Group, he holds the positions of President Commissioner of P.T. Indofood Sukses Makmur, the largest food company in Indonesia. In the Philippines, he is the President and CEO of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), the country's dominant telecom company and Smart Communications Incorporated - the largest mobile phone operator in the Philippines, after serving as their Chairman until December 2015. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the San Beda College.

Jose Ma. Lim

Mr. Jose Ma. K. Lim has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since March 2006. Mr. Lim graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. He received his MBA degree in 1978 from the Asian Institute of Management. Mr. Lim worked as a senior officer for various local and foreign banking institutions from 1988 to 1995. He was Director for Investment Banking of the First National Bank of Boston from 1994 to 1995, and prior to that, Vice President of Equitable Banking Corporation. In 1995, Mr. Lim joined Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC) as Treasury Vice President and eventually was appointed Chief Finance Officer in 2000. In 2001, Mr. Lim assumed the position of Group Vice President and Chief Finance Officer of FBDC’s parent company, Metro Pacific Corporation (MPC) on a concurrent basis. He was then elected President and CEO of MPC in June 2003. In 2006, MPC was reorganized into Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), where he continues to serve as President andCEO. Mr. Lim is also President of the Metro Strategic Infrastructure Holdings, Inc. (MSIHI) which holds a minority ownership in Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corp. (Skyway). He is active in the Management Association of the Philippines and has served as Vice-Chair of the Good Governance Committee from 2007 to 2009. He is a founding member and Treasurer of the Shareholders Association of the Philippines. He was awarded by the Corporate Governance Asia as the Best CEO for Investors Relations for four consecutive years from 2012-2015. He is Director at Manila Electric Company, Asian Hospital, Inc., Beacon Electric Asset Holdings, Inc., Indra Philippines, Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, Tollways Management Corporation, Medical Doctors, Inc., Colinas Verdes Hospital Managers Corporation, Davao Doctors Inc., Maynilad Water Services, Inc., Indra Philippines, Inc., Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, among others.

David Nicol

Mr. David John Nicol has been Chief Finance Officer and Executive Director of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since May 2010. He is Director at AF Payments, Inc., Asian Hospital, Inc., Colinas Verdes Hospital Managers Corporation, Light Rail Manila Holdings, Inc., Medical Doctors’, Inc., and Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc. He is voted by Institutional Investor as the top Conglomerate CFO all Asia in 2012 and 2013 Mr. Nicol began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he served for 10 years in London, New York and Hong Kong. He joined First Pacific Company Limited in 1991 and in 1994 moved to their Thai affiliate Berli Jucker PCL where he served as CFO until 1998 and then as Group CEO until 2002 when First Pacific exited Thailand. From 2002 until 2010 when Mr. Nicol joined MPIC, he held positions as CEO Europe and Asia for SIRVA, Inc., CEO of Pinnacle Regeneration group and as a director of Reconomy Limited in the UK’s waste and recycling sector.

Jose Jesus Laurel

Atty. Jose Jesus G. Laurel has been Vice President – Legal, General Counsel and Compliance Officer of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since May 2010. Prior to joining MPIC, Atty. Laurel was Vice President for Legal and External Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Petron Corporation and concurrently President of Petron Foundation. Before working for Petron, he was Vice President for Corporate Services of Energy Development Corporation (EDC) where he headed Legal, HR, Purchasing, Planning and Finance. Prior to EDC, he served at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for 9 years as securities analyst, prosecutor, hearing officer and as deputy executive director (General Counsel). Concurrent with the above positions, he also served as Law Dean of Lyceum of the Philippines and law professor for 27 years at Ateneo de Manila Law School. He graduated from Ateneo de Manila with degrees in A.B. Economics and Law. He placed 6th in the 1981 bar. He also has a Master of Laws from Yale University.

Santhea delos Santos

Ms. Santhea V. delos Santos has been Assistant Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since February 2014. Ms. delos Santos joined the Company in February 2007 and has performed functions like financial and management reporting, planning, analysis and budget. In 2014, she was also designated as the Company’s Chief Risk Officer. In this position, she is responsible for the implementation of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program of the holding company in a pragmatic approach and advocates adoption of the same across the Group. She has over 17 years of extensive experience in finance, audit and ERM where she was exposed to diverse industries including utilities, telecommunication, media, power and shared services. She has been involved in helping senior management craft investment and funding strategies and in assessing key enterprise risks for the Group. She started her career at SGV & Co. where she gained her audit experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science with a degree in Accountancy and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Armin Tulio-Uy

Ms. Armin F. Tulio-Uy has been Assistant Vice President - Finance at Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since February 2016. She is responsible for the Company’s overall accounting operations and financial reporting compliance. She graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines Diliman in 2000 and was a CPA board topnotcher in 2001. Before joining Metro Pacific Investments Corporation in 2013, she was a Senior Director in SGV&Co. where she gained over 10 years of experience in external audit. Aside from external audits, she was one of the team leaders of SGV’s Capital Markets Group responsible for assisting clients in cross border capital market transactions and local initial public offerings. As a member of SGV’s Accounting Standards Group, she was a lead trainer for local and regional IFRS and US GAAP workshops. She has had international assignments with Ernst & Young Hong Kong, Ernst & Young US and Shell Shared Services India.

Maida Bruce

Ms. Maida B. Bruce has been Vice President and Group Controller of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since November 2009. She is responsible for strengthening and overseeing MPIC’s Financial Reporting, Budgeting & Forecasting and System enhancements processes. Prior to joining MPIC, Maida held a CFO role with the top real estate company in the Philippines. She was responsible for overseeing the financials of Ayala Lands’s Strategic Landbank Management Group including its other subsidiaries. She has more than thirteen years of experience in the banking industry under Citigroup Australia and Manila. She was VP for Special Purpose Vehicles under the Financial Control Department of Citigroup Australia and has handled several roles and responsibilities also in Citibank Manila. She was part of a pioneer team that implemented, supported and continuously upgraded a proprietary global financial reporting system to multiple countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Loudette Anne Zoilo

Ms. Loudette Anne Maliksi Zoilo has been Assistant Vice President of Human Resources of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since February 2012. She joined MPIC in September 2009. She currently heads MPIC HR and has been instrumental in managing and improving the MPIC organization’s People related Organizational Strategies. She brings with her 18 years of Human Resources experience, gained from PricewaterhouseCoopers where she was a Manager of the Global Human Resources Solutions team, an HR Consulting team of the firm which services a vast array of industries including but not limited to, Utilities, Consumer, Banking, Government, NGOs and others. Her project exposure included HR Consulting, Risk Management and Process Improvement projects. She was also part of the management team of Corporate Human Resources Group of Philamlife who oversaw the HR function of almost 21 affiliates where she instituted improvements in policies and procedures of the group. Prior to joining MPIC, she was the HR Head of Jollibee Worldwide Services, a shared-service organization of the Jollibee Group of Companies.

Albert Pulido

Mr. Albert William L. Pulido has been Vice President - Investor Relations of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since July 2009. In that span of time he and his team have managed the transition – from an IR perspective - to a truly public company via a public share re-launch in September 2009, increased the number of analysts covering the stock from 3 to 16, managed updates to investors on a primary share issuance of USD 200 million in July 2011, USD 150 million in January 2013 and USD 200 million in February 2015, and coordinated over 500 investor meetings over the past two years. Prior to MPIC, Albert was with the NY offices of Lehman Brothers (now Barclays Capital) from 2003 to 2008 in various capacities including: Creditor Relations, Financial Planning & Analysis, Rating Agency Relationships and Consumer Deposit Platform Development. Before this, he served as a business development officer for a couple of Philippine banks originating corporate clients. He has an MBA from Erasmus University and is a graduate of De La Salle University with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Maricris Aldover-Ysmael

Ms. Maricris C. Aldover-Ysmael has been Assistant Vice President - Investor Relations at Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since February 2016. She joined MPIC’s Investor Relations team in 2010. She is responsible for developing and maintaining the financial models used in determining the Company’s internal net asset valuation. She has been an integral part of the IR function and directly assists the Head of IR in investor conferences and meetings. These functions are designed to keep investors and analysts updated on Company developments, growth opportunities, risks and challenges. Prior to MPIC, Ms. Aldover – Ysmael was an Associate Director in SGV&Co. specializing in Assurance and Business Advisory Services. She has over 12 years of combined experience in investor relations, finance and external audit. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from De La Salle University – Manila and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Melanie Bendijo

Ms. Melanie G. Bendijo has been Assistant Vice President - Treasury at Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since February 2015. Ms. Bendijo has been with Metro Pacific Group since 2004 and has over 13 years of experience in the field of Treasury and Fund Management. She is responsible for the Company’s overall Treasury Operations and Controls. She has been instrumental in various fund raising activities of the Company’s major investments, including securing a foreign loan to support its Don Muang Tollway investment.

Melody del Rosario

Ms. Melody M. del Rosario has been Vice President - Public Relations and Corporate Communications of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since 2009. Ms. Del Rosario has been with the Metro Pacific Group since 1993, and has over 21 years of experience heading MPIC's public and media relations, corporate communications, advertising and corporate social responsibility (CSR). In these various capacities, Ms. del Rosario is in charge of strengthening the credibility and corporate public image of MPIC by planning and overseeing the implementation of strategic corporate communication programs, handling reputation and crisis management, as well as working closely with the corporate communication teams and CSR heads of the group. Ms. del Rosario is also the Corporate Information Officer of MPIC for the Philippine Stock Exchange and is a Trustee of the MPIC Foundation where she actively implements institutional programs on education, economic empowerment and environmental awareness.

Ricardo Pilares

Mr. Ricardo M. Pilares, III has been Assistant Vice President - Legal at Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since February 2015. Mr. Pilares graduated Valedictorian from the Ateneo Law School in 2006 and passed the Philippine Bar Examinations in 2007 with the second highest ranking. Before joining Metro Pacific Investments Corporation in 2010, Mr. Pilares was an associate in ACCRA Law Offices, and subsequently in Puno and Puno Law Offices, where he handled litigation cases and special corporate projects for various clients. He also acts as legal counsel of the various subsidiaries of MPIC. He is also a member of the faculty of the Ateneo Law School.

Karim Manuel Garcia

Mr. Karim Manuel G. Garcia has been Vice President - Business Development at Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since January 2015. Mr. Garcia is responsible for new business expansion and integration into MPIC’s businesses. His mandate is to increase shareholder value, by actively searching new business ventures, and executing the development of PPP, Greenfield and M&A transactions, especially those with synergies to existing business. Within the energy industry, Karim has over a decade worth of experience. Initially, he was an oil trader for one of the largest independent fuel oil bunker service companies. He then moved to Houston, Texas where he managed several international power development projects, with a combined generation capacity of a 1000MW, from concept to financial close. In addition, he also executed energy venture capital M&A deals in South East Asia. Prior to joining MPIC, Karim was Vice President for Strategic Planning for Trans Asia Oil and Energy Development Corporation, a Phinma Company, where he was responsible for the development of power projects, and the acquisition of energy assets. In 2015, Karim was instrumental in MPIC’s takeover of the LRT-1 system. Currently, he is leading our foray into airports, and the development of additional rail projects, as well as other deregulated and scalable infrastructure projects. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University, and obtained a Masters of Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

Antonio Picazo

Atty. Antonio A. Picazo has been Corporate Secretary of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since March 2006. He was its Non-Executive Director from March 2006 to May 27, 2016. He is Director at Philippine Associated Smelting and Refining Corporation, Celestial Corporation, Pacific North Star, Inc. and PASAR Corporation. He is currently a Senior Partner of Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos Law Offices. He serves as a Director and/or Corporate Secretary of several large Philippine corporations, including Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, a position he has held since 2006. He is currently also a member of the Board of the PGH Medical Foundation, Haribon Foundation and the Gerry Roxas Foundation.

Cristina Palma Gil-Fernandez

Atty. Cristina S. Palma Gil-Fernandez has been Assistant Corporate Secretary of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since May 24, 2013. Atty. Palma Gil-Fernandez graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Major in History (Honors) from the University of San Francisco in 1989, and with a Juris Doctor degree, second honors, from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1995. She is currently a Partner at Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos Law Offices and has over 18 years of experience in corporate and commercial law, with emphasis on the practice areas of banking, securities and capital markets (equity and debt), corporate reorganizations and restructurings and real estate.

Albert del Rosario

Amb. (Retd.) Albert F. Del Rosario has been Director of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. since May 27, 2016. He was former Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States of America from October 2001 to August 2006. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Economics at New York University. He also headed the development of Pacific Plaza Towers, Metro Pacific Corporation's project in Fort Bonifacio's Global City.

Rodrigo Franco

Francisco Sebastian

Mr. Francisco C. Sebastian has been Director at Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since June 2, 2016. He is Co-Vice Chairman of GT Capital since May 2016. He was previously that company's Chairman from June 2014 to May 2016. He joined the Metrobank Group in 1997. He was initially appointed President of First Metro Investment Corporation, a post he kept for 14 years until he was made Chairman in 2011. He was appointed Vice Chairman of Metrobank in 2006. He also serves as Chairman of Global Business Power Corporation since 2007. He earned his AB degree in Economics Honors, Magna Cum Laude, from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1975. He worked in Hong Kong as an investment banker from 1977 to 1984 with Ayala International Finance Limited and Filinvest Finance (HK) Ltd. From 1984 until he joined Metrobank in 1997, he owned and managed his own business and financial advisory firm in Hong Kong, Integrated Financial Services Ltd. He is Chairman of First Metro Investment Corporation, after having served as its President for 13 years.

Ray Espinosa

Atty. Ray C. Espinosa has been Non-Executive Director of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since November 12, 2009. He has a Master of Laws degree from the University of Michigan Law School and is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. He was a partner of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan from 1982 to 2000, a foreign associate at Covington and Burling (Washington, D.C., USA) from 1987 to 1988, and a law lecturer at the Ateneo de Manila School of Law from 1983 to 1985 and 1989. He is Director of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (“PLDT”), Meralco PowerGen Corporation, Manila Electric Company (“MERALCO”), and Metro Pacific Investment, Corporation, Mediaquest Holdings, Inc., ABC Development Corporation (“TV5”), Mediascape, Inc. (“Cignal”), an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company and a Director and the Vice Chairman of Philweb Corporation. He is the General Counsel of MERALCO and Head of PLDT’s Regulatory Affairs and Policy Office. He is also a trustee of the Beneficial Trust Fund of PLDT. Mr. Espinosa joined First Pacific in June 2013. He is First Pacific Group’s Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs and Head of Communications Bureau for the Philippines. He is Director at Lepanto Consolidated Mining Corporation, Manila Electric Company, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, Roxas Holdings Inc., as well as Beacon Electric Asset Holdings, Inc.Business World Publising Corporation, Cignal TV, Inc., Digitel Crossing, Inc., Excel Pacific Holdings Corporation, First Pacific Company Limited, Kalilayan Power, Inc., Manila Electric Company, Med Vision Resources, Inc., Mediaquest Holdings, Inc., Media5 Marketing Corporation, Meralco PowerGen Corporation, Metro Pacific Assets Holdings, Inc., Metro Pacific Resources, Inc., Pacific Global One Aviation Company, Inc., PhilStar Daily, Inc., Philippine Telecommunications Investment Corporation, Pilipinas Pacific Enterprise Holdings, Inc., Pilipino Star Ngayon Inc., Studio5 Inc. and others.

Ramoncito Fernandez

Mr. Ramoncito S. Fernandez has been Non-Executive Director of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since June 2009. He is Director at Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, Tollways Management Corporation, Manila North Tollways Corporation, Maynilad Water Services, Inc., Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation, PLDT Subic Telecom, Inc., PLDT Clark Telecom, Inc., Metropac Water Investments Corporation, Pacific Global One Aviation Company, Inc. and Tahanan Mutual Building and Loan Association, Inc. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Maynilad Water Services, Inc. under Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC). He is the 2009 PISM GAWAD SINOP Awardee, the highest award conferred by the Foundation of the Society of Fellows in Supply Management and the Philippine Institute for Supply Management to outstanding achievers in the field of supply management. Mr. Fernandez was head of the Tollroad business of the group from 2008 to 2015; growing its portfolio inside and outside the Philippines. He is an advocate of customer satisfaction, operating efficiency and innovation. Mr. Fernandez has been with the MVP Group since 1994, first under the packaging business and later to the Telecoms Group before moving to MPIC.

Robert Nicholson

Mr. Robert C. Nicholson has been Non-Executive Director of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since November 12, 2009. He is a graduate of the University of Kent, qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and in Hong Kong. He is Director at Philex Mining Corporation, Philex Petroleum Corporation, Pacific Basin Shipping Limited and Lifestyle Properties Development Limited. Mr. Nicholson is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and in Hong Kong. He is an Executive Chairman of Forum Energy Plc, a Chairman of Goodman Fielder Pty Limited (formerly Goodman Fielder Limited) (since March 2015),and a Commissioner of PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk. Mr. Nicholson is also an Independent Non- Executive Director of Pacific Basin Shipping Limited and Lifestyle Properties Development Limited. Previously, he was a senior partner of Reed Smith Richards Butler from 1985 to 2001 where he established the corporate and commercial department, and was also a senior advisor to the board of directors of PCCW Limited between August 2001 and September 2003. Mr. Nicholson has wide experience in corporate finance and cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, regional telecommunications, debt and equity capital markets, corporate reorganizations and privatization in China. Mr. Nicholson joined First Pacific’s Board in 2003.

Augusto Palisoc

Mr. Augusto (Augie) P. Palisoc, Jr., has been Non-Executive Director of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since March 2006. He is Director at Medical Doctors, Inc., Colinas Verdes Hospital Managers Corporation, Davao Doctors Inc., Asian Hospital, Inc., Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc., Riverside Medical Center, Inc., Riverside College, Inc., Bumrungrad International Philippines, Inc., Central Luzon Doctors’ Hospital, Colinas Healthcare Inc., De Los Santos Medical Center, Inc., East Manila Hospital Managers Corporation, First Call 24/7 Corporation, Metro Pacific Investments Foundation, Inc., Metro Pacific Light Rail Corporation, Metro Pacific Zamboanga Hospital Corporation and The Megaclinic, Inc. He has been with the First Pacific group of companies for 32 years. He is currently an Executive Director of MPIC and is the President & Chief Executive Officer and Director of Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings Inc, which is the group’s holding company for all hospital and healthcare investments. Prior to joining MPIC, he was the Executive Vice President of Berli Jucker Public Company Limited in Thailand from 1998 to 2001. Mr. Palisoc served as President and CEO of Steniel Manufacturing Corporation in the Philippines from 1997 to 1998. He has held various positions within the First Pacific group as Group Vice President for Corporate Development of First Pacific Company Limited in Hong Kong, and Group Managing Director of FP Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia. Before he joined First Pacific in 1983, he was Vice President of Monte Real Investors, Inc. in the Philippines. Mr. Palisoc earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree, Major in Economics (with Honors) from De La Salle University, and his Master’s in Business Management (MBM) Degree from the Asian Institute of Management.

Lydia Echauz

Ms. Lydia Balatbat Echauz has been Independent Director of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since November 12, 2009. She is retired from academe. She was for ten years President of Far Eastern University and its three other affiliate schools. Prior to joining FEU in 2002, she served as Dean of De La Salle University Graduate School of Business, Associate Director of the MBA program of the Ateneo de Manila University Graduate School of Business, and Associate Professor of the University of the East, College of Business Administration. She is currently a member of the Board of a few organizations, member and former governor of the Management Association of the Philippines, and past President of the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning, RP Council. She has been awarded most outstanding Filipino and also most distinguished alumna of ADMU, DLSU, and St. Theresa's College. She is Director at PLDT Beneficial Trust Fund, Philstar Group, Global Business Power Corporation, FERN Realty Corporation, Riverside College Inc., Development Bank of the Philippines, DBP Provident Fund, DBP Brokerage Insurance, Inc., DBP Data Center, Inc., Henry Sy Foundation, Inc., Felicidad Sy Foundation, Inc., SM Foundation, Inc., MCO Foundation, Inc and Laudibus, Inc.

Edward Go

Mr. Edward S. Go has been Independent Director of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since July 2006. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. and of ASA Philippines Foundation. He is an Independent Director of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, PLDT Communications and Energy Ventures, Inc. (PCEV) and Filipino Fund Inc. He is also Chairman of the PLDT Beneficial Trust Fund and member of the Board of BTF Holdings Inc, Mediaquest Holdings, Inc., TV5 Network, Inc. (formerly ABC Development Corporation), Cignal TV, Inc. (formerly Mediascape Inc.), BusinessWorld Publishing Corporation, AB Capital Investment Corporation, Vicsal Investment Corporation and Union Galvasteel Corporation. He has over 40 years of management experience in banking and finance, starting as Executive Trainee with Citibank N.A. and became President of Philippine Bank of Communications in 1974 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chinabank in 1985. Mr. Go is also Chairman of the Audit Committee of MPIC and PCEV. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree, magna cum laude, and underwent postgraduate studies at the Ateneo de Manila University, where he served as member of the Board of Trustees from 2008 until he stepped down in February.

Artemio Panganiban

Chf. Justice (Retd.) Artemio V. Panganiban has been Independent Director of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since August 14, 2007. He obtained his Associate in Arts “With Highest Honors” and later his Bachelor of Laws with “Cum Laude” and “Most Outstanding Student” honors. He founded and headed the National Union of Students of the Philippines. He is also the recipient of several honorary doctoral degrees. In 1995, he was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court, and in 2005, Chief Justice of the Philippines. Aside from being a prodigious decision writer, he also authored eleven books while serving on the highest court of the land. His judicial philosophy is “Liberty and Prosperity Under the Rule of Law.” He believes that the legal profession and the judiciary must not only safeguard the liberty of his people but must also nurture their prosperity and economic well-being. To him, justice and jobs, ethics and economics, democracy and development, nay, liberty and prosperity must always go together; one is useless without the other. On his retirement on 7 December 2006, his colleagues acclaimed him unanimously as the “Renaissance Jurist of the 21st Century.” Prior to entering public service, Chief Justice Panganiban was a prominent practicing lawyer, law professor, business entrepreneur, civic leader and Catholic lay worker. He was the only Filipino appointed by the late Pope John Paul II to be a member of the Vatican-based Pontifical Council for the Laity (1996-2001 term). At present, he is a much sought-after independent director and adviser of business firms, and writes a column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. He is Director at Asian Terminals, Inc., Bank of the Philippine Island, GMA Holdings, Inc., GMA Network Inc., Jollibee Foods Corporation, Manila Electric Company, Petron Corporation, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company and Robinsons Land Corporation, among others.

Washington SyCip

Mr. Washington Z. SyCip has been Independent Director of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since August 4, 2011. Mr. SyCip is the founder of the SGV Group. He is the Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees and Board of Governors of the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines and a member of the Board of Overseers of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, New York. He is a counselor in the Conference Board, a member of the International Advisory Board, Council on Foreign Relations (1995-2010) and an Honorary Life Trustee of The Asia Society-all in New York. He is a member of the Board of Directors of a number of major corporations in the Philippines and other parts of the world. He is Director at Belle Corporation, Cityland Development Corporation, First Philippine Holdings Corporation, MacroAsia Corporation, Lopez Holdings Corporation, LT Group, Inc., PAL Holdings, Inc, Philippine National Bank, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc., Cityland Development Corporation, First Philippine Holdings Corporation, Global Business Holdings, Inc., Highlands Prime Inc., Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company, Inc., Philequity Management Inc., Philippine Investment Management, Inc. and Philippine National Bank.

Alfred Ty

Mr. Alfred Vy Ty has been Independent Director at Metro Pacific Investments Corporation since November 12, 2015. He holds Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Southern California. He is Director at Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company, GT Capital Holdings, Inc, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, Vivant Corporation, Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation, Lexus Manila, Inc., Federal Land Group of Companies, Property Company of Friends, Inc., Global Business Power Corporation, Digitel, Inc. and Cebu Energy Development Corp. He is member of the Risk Management Committee and Corporate Governance Committee of the Company.