The Board of Directors is vested with the principal responsibility of promoting sound corporate governance. It sets the company’s vision and mission, strategic objectives, and key management policies and procedures. It also establishes and approves the mechanisms by which senior management is evaluated.
The board is composed of nine members, more than half of whom are independent and non-executive directors. Directors have a one-year term of office, which ends when their successors are elected and qualified.
Independent directors may serve for a period of not more than nine (9) years.
Profile of Members
Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Filipino, 60, has served as Chairman of the Board of ALI since April 1999.
He holds the following positions in publicly listed companies: President and Chief Operating Officer of Ayala Corporation; Chairman of Manila Water Company, Inc. and AC Energy Corporation (formerly AC Energy Philippines, Inc.).; Director of Bank of The Philippine Islands, Globe Telecom, Inc. and Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc.; and Independent Director of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation. He is the Chairman of AC International Finance Ltd., Liontide Holdings, Inc., AC Energy and Infrastructure Corporation (formerly AC Energy, Inc.), Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc., Automobile Central Enterprise, Inc., Alabang Commercial Corporation, Accendo Commercial Corp. and Hero Foundation, Inc.; Co- Chairman of Ayala Foundation, Inc. and Ayala Group Club, Inc.; Vice-Chairman of AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc., ALI Eton Property Development Corporation, Ceci Realty Inc., Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation, Bonifacio Land Corporation, Emerging City Holdings, Inc., Columbus Holdings, Inc., Berkshires Holdings, Inc. AKL Properties, Inc., AC Ventures Holdings Corp., and Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc.; Director of LiveIt Investments, Ltd., AG Holdings Ltd., AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation, Altaraza Development, Corporation, Asiacom Philippines, Inc., Ayala Retirement Fund Holdings, Inc., Honda Cars Philippines, Inc., Isuzu Philippines Corporation, and Manila Peninsula; Member of the Board of INSEAD Business School and Georgetown University; Member of the International Advisory Board of Tikehau Capital and of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library International Advisory Council; Vice Chairman of the Philippine-Singapore Business Council, member of the Chief Executives Organization; Chairman of Habitat for Humanity International’s Asia-Pacific Capital Campaign Steering Committee; and Member of the Board of Trustees of Caritas Manila, Pilipinas Shell Foundation, and the National Museum.
He graduated with B.A. Liberal Arts at Harvard College in 1982 and holds a CIM from INSEAD, France.
Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Filipino, 61, Director of Ayala Corporation since May 1987. He is the Chairman and CEO of Ayala Corporation since April 2006.
He holds the following positions in publicly listed companies: Chairman of Globe Telecom, Inc., Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. and Bank of the Philippine Islands; and Vice Chairman of Ayala Land, Inc., Manila Water Company, Inc., and AC Energy Corporation (formerly AC Energy Philippines, Inc.). He is also the Chairman of Ayala Retirement Fund Holdings, Inc., AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc., AC Ventures Holding Corp., AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation, and Asiacom Philippines, Inc.; Co-Chairman of Ayala Foundation, Inc. and Ayala Group Club, Inc.; Director of Alabang Commercial Corporation, Ayala International Pte. Ltd., AC Energy, and Infrastructure Corporation (formerly AC Energy, Inc.), Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc., Light Rail Manila Holdings, Inc. and AG Holdings Ltd.
Outside the Ayala group, he is a member of various business and socio-civic organizations in the Philippines and abroad, including the JP Morgan International Council, JP Morgan Asia Pacific Council, and Mitsubishi Corporation International Advisory Council. He sits on the board of the Singapore Management University and on various advisory boards of Harvard University, including the Global Advisory Council, HBS Board of Dean’s Advisors, and HBS Asia-Pacific Advisory Board, which he chairs. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Asia Business Council, a member of the Global Board of Adviser of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Co-Vice Chairman of the Makati Business Club, Chairman of Endeavor Philippines, and a board member of Eisenhower Fellowships.
He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Merit in 2009, the Philippine Legion of Honor with the rank of Grand Commander in 2010, and the Order of Mabini with the rank of Commander in 2015 by the President of the Philippines in recognition of his outstanding public service. In 2017, he was recognized as a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Pioneer by the UN Global Compact for his work in sustainable business strategy and operations. The first recipient of the award from the Philippines, he was one of 10 individuals recognized for championing sustainability and the pursuit of the 17 SDGs in business.
He graduated with B.A. in Economics (Cum Laude) from Harvard College in 1981 and obtained an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business in 1987.
Bernard Vincent O. Dy, Filipino, 57, has led Ayala Land, Inc. as President and Chief Executive Officer since April 7, 2014.
He is also a Senior Managing Director of Ayala Corporation and a member of the Ayala Group Management Committee since April 2014.
He was the Head of Residential Business, Commercial Business, and Corporate Marketing and Sales.
He is the Chairman of Ayala Property Management Corporation, Makati Development Corporation, Alveo Land Corporation, Amaia Land Corporation, Bellavita Land Corporation, Ayagold Retailers, Inc., Station Square East Commercial Corporation, Aviana Development Corp., Cagayan De Oro Gateway Corp., BGSouth Properties, Inc., BGNorth Properties, Inc., BGWest Properties, Inc., Portico Land Corporation, Philippine Integrated Energy Solutions, Inc., Avencosouth Corp., Nuevocentro, Inc., and Cebu Holdings, Inc.
In addition, Mr. Dy serves as Vice Chairman of Ayala Greenfield Development Corporation and Alviera Country Club, Inc. He is also the President of Bonifacio Land Corporation, Emerging City Holdings, Inc., Columbus Holdings, Inc., Berkshires Holdings, Inc., Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation, Aurora Properties Incorporated, Vesta Property Holdings, Inc., Ceci Realty Inc., Alabang Commercial Corporation, and Accendo Commercial Corporation.
Further, He serves as Director of AyalaLand Logistics Holdings Corp., MCT Bhd in Malaysia, Avida Land Corporation, Amicassa Process Solutions, Inc., Whiteknight Holdings, Inc., AyalaLand Medical Facilities Leasing, Inc., Serendra, Inc., AlveoFederal Land Communities, Inc., ALI Eton Property Development Corporation, and AKL Properties, Inc.
Mr. Dy is the President of Hero Foundation Inc. and Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ayala Foundation, Inc. and Ayala Group Club, Inc. He is a Director of the Junior Golf Foundation of the Philippines since 2010 and has served as its Vice Chairman since 2017. In 2020, he became a member of the University of Chicago’s Global Leaders Group.
He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame in 1985. He received his MBA in 1989 and MA in International Relations in 1997, both from the University of Chicago.
Rizalina G. Mantaring, Filipino, 61, has served as an Independent Director of ALI since April 2014.
Concurrently, she also holds the following positions: Director, Sun Life Grepa Financial, Inc.; an Independent Director of Ayala Corporation, First Philippine Holdings Corp. Inc., PHINMA Corp. Inc., Universal Robina Corp. Inc., East Asia Computer Center Inc., and Microventures Foundation Inc.
She is also a member of the Boards of Trustees of the Makati Business Club, and Philippine Business for Education.
A recipient of the Asia Talent Management Award in the Asia Business Leaders Award organized by the global business news network CNBC. She was selected as one of the 100 Most Outstanding Alumni of the past century by the University of the Philippines College of Engineering and was a 2019 PAX awardee of St. Scholastica’s College Manila, the highest award given by the school to outstanding alumni.
She holds a BS Electrical Engineering degree from the University of the Philippines where she graduated with honors in 1982. She obtained her MS degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Albany in 1993.
Rex Ma. A. Mendoza, Filipino, 58, has served as the Independent Director of Ayala Land, Inc. since April 22, 2020.
He is the President and CEO of Rampver Financials, a financial services firm and the leading non-bank mutual funds distributor in the country.
He currently serves as the lead independent director of Globe Telecom, Inc. (publicly listed company) and an independent director of two (2) listed firms, Ayalaland Logistics Holdings Corp. and the National Reinsurance Corporation of the Philippines.
He is also a director of Esquire Financing, Inc., the Cullinan Group, TechnoMarine Philippines, Seven Tall Trees Events Company, Inc., and Mobile Group, Inc.
Rex is a member of Bro. Bo Sanchez’ Mastermind Group, and is cited by many as one of the best leadership, business strategy, investments, marketing, and sales speakers in the country. He is the author of two books, Trailblazing Success and Firing On All Cylinders, both certified national bestsellers.
He served as the President & CEO of Philam Life, one of the country’s most trusted financial services conglomerates, and was Chairman of its affiliates and subsidiaries. He was also Senior Adviser to the Chief Executive Officer of the AIA Group.
Prior to this, he was previously Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing and Sales Officer of ALI. He was also Chairman of Ayala Land International Sales, Inc., President of Ayala Land Sales, Inc., and Avida Sales Corporation.
He has a Master’s Degree in Business Management with distinction from the Asian Institute of Management. He was one of the 10 Outstanding Graduates of his batch at the University of the Philippines where he obtained a BSBA degree with a double major in marketing and finance. He was awarded Most Distinguished Alumnus of the UP Cesar Virata School of Business.
He is also a Fellow with Distinction at the Life Management Institute of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, a Registered Financial Planner (RFP), and a four-time member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT).
He was a professor of Marketing and Computational Finance at the De La Salle University Graduate School of Business. He taught strategic marketing, services marketing, and services strategy. He has served as Chairman of the Marketing Department and was awarded as one of the University’s most outstanding professors.
Sherisa P. Nuesa, Filipino, 66, has served as an Independent Director of Ayala Land, Inc. since April 22, 2020.
She is the President and Director of the ALFM Mutual Funds Group until March 31, 2021.
She is also an Independent Director of Far Eastern University, Integrated Micro-electronics, Inc., Manila Water Company, Inc., and AC Energy Corporation (formerly AC Energy Philippines, Inc.) She is also an Independent Director of East Asia Computer Center, Inc. and FERN Realty Corporation.
She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Corporate Directors (Vice-Chair), the Judicial Reform Initiative (Chairperson), and the Financial Executives (FINEX) Foundation.
She is a Senior Adviser to the Boards of Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc. and Vicsal Development Corporation.
She retired as a Managing Director of Ayala Corporation in 2011 and held various senior positions in finance and management operations. She was the Chief Finance Officer and concurrently, Chief Administration Officer of IMI from 2009 to 2010. She was the Chief Finance Officer of Manila Water Company, Inc. from 2000 to 2008. She also served in Ayala Land, Inc. from 1989 to1999 as Vice President/Controller, then as the Group Head of its Commercial Centers Group.
She was awarded the ING-FINEX CFO of the Year for 2008.
She received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business in Manila. She also attended post-graduate courses at Harvard Business School and Stanford University. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the Far Eastern University in 1974. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
Cesar V. Purisima, Filipino, 60, has served as an Independent Director of ALI since April 18, 2018.
He is an Asia Fellow of Milken Institute, a global non-profit, non-partisan think tank. He is a founding partner at IKHLAS Capital, a pan-ASEAN private equity platform.
He currently serves on the boards of the AIA Group, World Wildlife Fund-Philippines, De La Salle University, Ayala Land, Universal Robina Corporation, Jollibee Foods Corporation, Bank of the Philippine Islands, and the International School of Manila.
He is a member of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s Global Advisory Council and Singapore Management University’s International Advisory Council in the Philippines.
From 2010 to 2016, Purisima was the Secretary of Finance of the Philippines and the Chair of Economic Development Cluster of the President’s Cabinet. He briefly served as Finance Secretary in 2005 and Trade and Industry Secretary from 2004 to 2005. Additionally, he was a member of the Monetary Board of the Philippines Central Bank, and the Governor for the Philippines at the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. He served as Alternate Governor for the Philippines at the International Monetary Fund.
Under his leadership, the Philippines received its first investment-grade ratings. He was named Finance Minister of the Year seven times in six consecutive years by a number of publications, a first for the Philippines.
Prior to his stints in the government service, he was the Chairman & Country Managing Partner of the Philippines’ largest professional services firm SGV & Co., and was a member of the Global Executive Board and Global Practice Council of Ernst & Young.
Purisima obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce Major in Accounting and Financial Institutions from De La Salle University in 1979. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Illinois in 1983.
He was conferred a Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honour by the French Republic (Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur) in 2017. In 2016, Purisima was awarded the Order of Lakandula with the rank of Grand Cross (Bayani) for his contributions to the Philippine economy. The Order of Lakandula is one of the highest civilian honors conferred by the President of the Republic of the Philippines.
Antonino T. Aquino, Filipino, 73, has served as Director of ALI since April 2009.
He is also a Director of Manila Water Company, Inc. (MWC), another publicly listed company, since 1998.
He was the President of ALI from April 2009 to April 2014, MWC from April 1999 to April 2009, and Ayala Property Management Corporation from 1989 to 1999.
He has served the Ayala group in various capacities for 38 years. Currently, he is a Board member of Nuevocentro, Inc., Anvaya Beach & Nature Club and Mano Amiga Academy, Inc.
He is also a private sector representative in the Multi-Sectoral Advisory Board of the Philippine Army and the Multi-Sector Governance Council of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
He was named “Co-Management Man of the Year 2009” by the Management Association of the Philippines for his leadership role in a very successful waterworks privatization and public-private sector partnership.
In 2015, Mr. Aquino was elected as Director of The Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company (Philam).
He earned a degree in BS Management and completed academic requirements for Masters in Business from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1968 and 1975, respectively.
Arturo G. Corpuz, Filipino, 64, has served as a Director of ALI since April 2016.
He was a member of the Management Committee of ALI from 2008 to December 31, 2016.
He is also a member of the Board of Ceci Realty, Inc. Aurora Properties, Inc., Vesta Properties Holdings, Inc., Nuevocentro, Inc., Next Urban Alliance Development Corp., and Alviera Country Club, Inc.
He is a former President of the Philippine Economic Society and a Fellow of the Foundation for Economic Freedom and the Philippine Institute of Environmental Planning.
Mr. Corpuz received his baccalaureate degree in Architecture from the University of the Philippines in 1977 and his master’s and doctoral degrees in urban and regional planning from Cornell University in 1984 and 1989.