Board of Directors

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John L. Gokongwei, Jr., is the founder and Chairman Emeritus of JG SummitHoldings, Inc. (JGSHI) effective January 1, 2002. He continues to be a member of the Board of Directors of JGSHI and certain of its subsidiaries. He also continues to be a member of the Executive Committee of JGSHI and is Chairman Emeritus of certain of its subsidiaries.He is currently the Chairman of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. (GBFI), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc., Deputy Chairman and Director of United Industrial Corporation, Ltd. (UIC) and Singapore Land, Limited (Singland),and a director of Cebu Air, Inc., JG Summit Capital Markets Corporation (JGSCMC), Oriental Petroleum and Minerals Corporation (OPMC). He is also a non-executive director of A.Soriano Corporation. Mr. Gokongwei received a Masters degree in Business Administration from De La Salle University and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

James L. Go, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JGSHI. He had been President and Chief Operating Officer of JGSHI and was elected to his current position effective January 1, 2002. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, he heads the Executive Committee of JGSHI. He is currently the Chairman of Universal Robina Corporation (URC), Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC), JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation (JGSPC) and JG Summit Olefins Corporation (JGSOC). He is the Vice Chairman and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. and a director of Cebu Air, Inc., UIC, Singland, Marina Center Holdings. Inc., Hotel Marina City Private Limited. He is also the President and Trustee of the GBFI. He has been a director of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) on November 3, 2011. He is a member of the Technology Strategy Committee and Advisor of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of PLDT. He was elected a director of Manila Electric Company on December 16, 2013. Mr. James L. Go received his Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Degree in ChemicalEngineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. Mr. James L. Go is a brother of Mr. John L. Gokongwei, Jr.

Lance Y. Gokongwei, is the President and Chief Operating Officer of JGSHI. He had been Executive Vice President of JGSHI and was elected President and Chief Operating Officer effective January 1, 2002. He is also President and Chief Executive Officer of URC, Cebu Air, JGSPC and JGSOC. He is the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RLC, Chairman of Robinsons Bank, Vice Chairman of Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. and a director of OPMC, UIC, Singland and Manila Electric Company. He is a trustee and secretary of the GBFI. He received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the son of Mr. John L. Gokongwei, Jr.

Lily G. Ngochua, has been a director of JGSHI since its formation in 1990. She is responsible for overseeing the Company’s hotel and agro-industrial business in Cebu. She also supervises the purchasing and treasury departments of the URC Biscuit and Noodle Plants in Cebu and handles the treasury functions of the retail and mall business in Cebu. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Maryknoll College in Quezon City in 1957.

Johnson Robert G. Go, Jr., was elected as a director of JGSHI on August 18, 2005. He is currently a director of URC, RLC and Robinsons Bank. He is also a trustee of the GBFI. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Liberal Arts) from the Ateneo de Manila University. He is a nephew of Mr. John L. Gokongwei, Jr.

Patrick Henry C. Go, has been a director of JGSHI since 2000. He is currently a director and Vice President of URC and is Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director of JGSPC, URC Packaging Division (BOPP), CFC Flexible Packaging Division and JGSOC. In addition, he is a director of RLC and Robinsons Bank. He is a trustee and treasurer of the GBFI. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the Ateneo de Manila University and attended a General Manager Program at Harvard Business School. Mr. Patrick Henry C. Go is a nephew of Mr. John L. Gokongwei, Jr.

Robina Y. Gokongwei-Pe, was elected as a director of JGSHI on April 15, 2009. She is also a director of RLC, Cebu Air, Inc., Robinsons Bank and JGSCMC. She is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. consisting of Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Supermarket, Handyman, True Value, Robinsons Specialty Stores, Robinsons Appliances, Toys R Us and Saizen by Daiso Japan. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the New York University. She is a daughter of Mr. John L. Gokongwei, Jr.

Gabriel C. Singson, has been a director and Senior Adviser of JGSHI since 1999. He is a director of OPMC and a trustee of the GBFI and Tan Yan Kee Foundation. He is also the Chairman of Sun Life Grepa Financial Inc. and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation. He was the former Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (1993-1999) and President of the Philippine National Bank (1992-1993). Heobtained his Bachelor of Laws degree, cum laude, from the Ateneo Law School and received his Master of Laws from the University of Michigan Law School as a Dewitt Fellow and Fulbright scholar.

Ricardo J. Romulo, has been a director of JGSHI since July 26, 2000. He is a Senior Partner of Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles. He is Chairman of Cebu Air, Inc., Federal Phoenix Assurance Company, Inc. and InterPhil Laboratories, Inc. He is a director of SM Development Corporation, Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company and Zuellig Pharma Corporation. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree from Georgetown University and Doctor of Laws degree from Harvard Law School.

Cornelio T. Peralta, was elected as a director of JGSHI on July 26, 2000. He is a director of Philippine Stock Exchange, University of the East, UERM Medical Center Inc., Makati Commercial Estate Association, Inc., Securities Clearing Corporation of the Philippines, Wan Hai Lines, Inc., and Grow Holdings Phils., Inc. He is the Chairman of Pacific East Asia Cargo Airlines, Inc. and ZIPP Cargo Corporation He was formerly Chairman, CEO and President of Kimberly Clark Philippines, Inc. (1971-1998) and former President of P.T. Kimsari Paper Indonesia (1985-1998) and Chairman & CEO of University of the East (1982-1984). He finished Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, and Bachelor of Laws, degrees from the University of the Philippines and took up Advanced Management Program at Harvard Graduate School of Business.

Jose T. Pardo, was elected as an independent director of JGSHI on August 6, 2003.He is presently the Chairman of Philippine Stock Exchange, Securities Clearing Corporation of the Philippines, Philippine Savings Bank, Bank of Commerce and Electronic Commerce Payment Network, Inc. (ECPay). He is also a director of National GRID Corporation of the Philippines and ZNN Radio Veritas. He also held positions in government as former Secretary of the Department of Finance and former Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Accounting and his Masters Degree in Business Administration from the De La Salle University.

Members of Advisory Board

Aloysius B. Colayco, was appointed to the advisory board of JGSHI in August 2001 and is presently the Country Chairman for the Jardine Matheson Group in the Philippines. He is also Managing Director of Argosy Partners, a private equity firm. He is the Chairman of Republic Cement and Colliers Philippines. Previously, Mr. Colayco was President of AIG Investment Corporation in New York, the AIG subsidiary responsible for managing the Group’s investment portfolios outside the US (primarily Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa).

Washington Z. Sycip, was appointed to the advisory board of JGSHI in 2001 and is the founder of The SGV Group, a firm of auditors and management consultants. He is also Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees and Board of Governors of the Asian Institute of Management, member of the Board of Overseers, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business Honorary Counselor of Asia Society Policy Institute, and member of the International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations (1995-2010) and Counselor of the Conference Board. Among his awards are the Management Man of the Year given by the Management Association of the Philippines, Ramon Magsaysay Award for International Understanding, Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit given by the Federal Republic of Germany, Officer First Class of the Royal Order of the Polar Star awarded by H.M. the King of Sweden, Star of the Order of Merit conferred by the Republic of Austria, Philippine Legion of Honor, degree of Commander conferred by the Philippine Government, the Order of Lakandula, the Rank of Grand Cross conferred by the Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III.

Jimmy Tang, has been a member of the advisory board of JGSHI since 2012. He is the President and Chairman of the Board of the Avesco Group of Companies. He is currently an Honorary President of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII), and was FFCCCII President for two terms from 1993-1997. In addition, he is presently an Honorary Adviser of Electrical & Electronics Suppliers and Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (PESA) & PESA Foundation. He was the 9th President of PESA and the first Chairman of the PESA Foundation, which he served for seven years. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Mapua Institute of Technology which conferred him the “Top Outstanding Mapuan for Entrepreneurship” award in 1987.

Executive Officers

Constante T. Santos
Senior Vice President - Corporate Controller

Bach Johann M. Sebastian
Senior Vice President - Chief Strategist

Nicasio L. Lim
Senior Vice President - Corporate Human Resources

Aldrich T. Javellana
Vice President and Treasurer

Chona R. Ferrer
Deputy Treasurer

Rosalinda F. Rivera
Corporate Secretary