Board of Directors
James L. Go
Mr. James L. Go is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of JGSHI. He had been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JGSHI since January 1, 2002. He is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Oriental Petroleum and Minerals Corporation and Chairman of Cebu Air, Inc. He is Chairman Emeritus of Universal Robina Corporation, Robinsons Land Corporation, JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation, and JG Summit Olefins Corporation. He is the Vice Chairman of Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. and a director of Marina Center Holdings, Private Limited, United Industrial Corporation Limited, and Hotel Marina City Private Limited. He is also the President and Trustee of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. He has been a director of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) since 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. Go received his Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
Lance Y. Gokongwei
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Lance Y. Gokongwei is the President and Chief Executive Officer of JGSHI. He had been President and Chief Operating Officer of JGSHI since January 1, 2002. He is the Chairman of Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. He is also the Chairman of Universal Robina Corporation, Robinsons Land Corporation, JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation, JG Summit Olefins Corporation, and Robinsons Bank Corporation. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cebu Air, Inc. He is a director of Oriental Petroleum and Minerals Corporation and United Industrial Corporation Limited. He is a director and Vice Chairman of Manila Electric Company. He is a trustee and secretary of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Lily G. Ngochua
Ms. 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.
Patrick Henry C. Go
Mr. Patrick Henry C. Go has been a director of JGSHI since 2000. He is currently a director and Vice President of Universal Robina Corporation and is the President and Chief Executive Officer of JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation and JG Summit Olefins Corporation. He is also the Senior Managing Director of the URC Packaging (BOPP) Division and the Flexible Packaging Division. In addition, he is a director of Robinsons Land Corporation and Robinsons Bank Corporation. He is a trustee and treasurer of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the Ateneo De Manila University and attended the General Manager Program at Harvard Business School.
Johnson Robert G. Go Jr.
Mr. Johnson Robert G. Go, Jr. has been a director of JGSHI since August 18, 2005. He is currently a director of Universal Robina Corporation, Robinsons Land Corporation, and Robinsons Bank Corporation. He is also a trustee of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Liberal Arts) from the Ateneo de Manila University.
Robina Gokongwei Pe
Ms. Robina Gokongwei Pe has been a director of JGSHI since April 15, 2009. She is also a director of Robinsons Land Corporation, Cebu Air, Inc., and Robinsons Bank Corporation. She is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc., consisting of Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Department Store, Handyman, True Value, Robinsons Builders, Robinsons Specialty Stores, Robinsons Appliances, Toys R Us, Daiso Japan, Ministop and South Star Drug, and The Generics Pharmacy. She is a Trustee of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. and the Immaculate Conception Academy Scholarship Fund. She was also a member of the University of the Philippines Centennial Commission and was a former Trustee of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the New York University.
Cirilo P. Noel
Mr. Cirilo P. Noel was elected as director of JGSHI on May 28, 2018. He currently serves as a Board of Trustee/Director of St. Luke’s Medical Center and continues to serve as a Trustee of the SGV Foundation. He is a founding board member of the US-Philippines Society as well as the audit committee chair and a trustee of the Makati Business Club. He was elected as independent director of Globe Telecom, Inc. on April 17, 2018 and was also appointed Chairman of its Audit Committee and Related Party Transaction Committee. He is a member of the ASEAN Business Club. As a certified public accountant (CPA) and lawyer, Mr. Noel’s areas of expertise include international tax for inbound and outbound investments, tax advisory and planning, tax advocacy, litigation, investment and trade laws. He was, for many years, the Head of SGV’s Tax Services. Mr. Noel retired recently as Chairman and Managing Partner of SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co. (SGV), the Philippine member firm of EY. When he assumed the post as Chairman and Managing Partner from February 1, 2010 to December 31, 2016 and Managing Partner from January 2009 to December 31, 2016, he ushered SGV into a period of rapid expansion in terms of staff size, breadth of services, client base, and geographic coverage. He was with the Firm for 33 years. Under his leadership, SGV became part of the EY Global Delivery Network (GDN), which offers Advisory Services including Performance Improvement, Risk, and Advisory Support capabilities to EY clients around the world. GDN Philippines also offers IT services, business and creative services focused on administrative support, creative design, as well as knowledge services. In 2010, the Asia-Pacific Talent Hub was established as a cross-border teaming resource, and now has some 1,500 professionals servicing more than 65,000 clients from all over the region, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. Within the global EY organization, he was a member of the EY Global Advisory Council and the EY Asia Pacific Advisory Council for two terms or six years. Mr. Noel was the Presiding Partner of the EY Far East Asia Advisory Council and the EY ASEAN Partners Forum. He also served as ASEAN Sub-Area Tax Head and the Far East Area Business Tax Services Leader. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees and the audit committee chair of the Philippine Business for Social Progress. He is also a former governor of the Management Association of the Philippines. He has also served as president of the Harvard Law Alumni Association of the Philippines and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Harvard Club of the Philippines. Mr. Noel graduated from the University of the East in Manila with a degree in business administration and holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Ateneo de Manila University Law School. He obtained his master’s degree in law from the Harvard Law School and is a fellow of the Harvard International Tax Program. He also attended the Management Development Program at the Asian Institute of Management.
Jose T. Pardo
Mr. Jose T. Pardo has been an independent director of JGSHI since August 6, 2003. He is presently the Chairman of the Philippine Stock Exchange, Securities Clearing Corporation of the Philippines, Philippine Savings Bank, Bank of Commerce, and Philippine Seven Corporation. He is also a director of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, ZNN Radio Veritas, Araneta Hotels, Inc., Monte Oro Grid Resources Corporation, and League One Finance and Leasing Corporation. 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 degree in Commerce, Major in Accounting and his master’s degree in business administration from the De La Salle University in Manila. He has been conferred on February 10, 2018 an Honorary Doctorate in Finance by the De La Salle University.
Renato T. de Guzman
Mr. Renato T. de Guzman has been an independent director of JGSHI since April 28, 2015. He was appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Government Service Insurance System in July 2015 under the previous administration and served as such until December 2016. He was a Senior Adviser of the Bank of Singapore until September 2017. He is also a Director of Maybank Philippines, Inc., Chairman of Nueva Ecija Good Samaritan Health System, Inc. and an independent director of Investment & Capital Corporation of the Philippines. He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Singapore (January 2010-January 2015), and ING Asia Private Bank (May 2000-January 2010), Country Manager Philippines of ING Barings (1990-2000), and Deputy Branch Manager of BNP Philippines (1980-2000). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University, master’s degree in business administration with distinction at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium and a master’s degree in management from McGill University, Canada.
Antonio L. Go
Mr. Antonio L. Go was elected as an independent director of JGSHI on May 28, 2018. He is a Director and the President of Equitable Computer Services, Inc. and is the Chairman of Equicom Savings Bank and ALGO Leasing and Finance, Inc. He is also a director of Medilink Network, Inc., Maxicare Healthcare Corporation, Equicom Manila Holdings, Equicom Inc., Equitable Development Corporation, United Industrial Corporation Limited, T32 Dental Centre Singapore, Dental Implant and Maxillofacial Centre Hong Kong, Oriental Petroleum and Minerals Corporation, Pin-An Holdings, Inc., Equicom Information Technology, Cebu Air, Inc., Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc., and Steel Asia Manufacturing Corporation. He is also a Trustee of Go Kim Pah Foundation, Equitable Foundation, Inc., and Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. He graduated from Youngstown University, United States with a Bachelor Science degree in Business Administration. He attended the International Advanced Management program at the International Management Institute, Geneva, Switzerland as well as the Financial Planning/Control program at the ABA National School of Bankcard Management, Northwestern University, United States.