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  • Description of the Directors and Executive Officers
    • Lance Y. Gokongwei, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Handyman Express Mart, Inc., Robinsons Appliances Corp., Robinsons Daiso Diversified Corp., Robinsons Specialty Stores, Inc., Robinsons Toys, Inc., Robinsons Ventures Corporation, South Star Drug, Inc., Waltermart-Handyman, Inc., Angeles Supercenter, Inc., Everyday Convenience Stores, Inc., Robinsons True Serve Hardware Philippines, Inc., Robinsons Handyman, Inc., Eurogrocer Corp., JAS 8 Retailing Mngt. Corporation and RHI Builders and Contractors Depot Corp. He is the Vice Chairman of Robinsons Convenience Stores, Inc. and Vice Chairman and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Robinsons Handyman, Inc., Robinson's Incorporated and Robinsons Supermarket Corporation. He is the President and Chief Operating Officer of JG Summit Holdings, Inc. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Robina Corporation, JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation, and JG Summit Olefins Corporation. He is the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Robinsons Land Corporation. He is also the Chairman of Robinsons Bank Corporation, and 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 also a trustee and secretary of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. Mr. Lance Y. Gokongwei received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

      James L. Go, is the Vice Chairman of the Company. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Robinsons Supermarket Corporation, Robinson's Incorporated, Robinsons Convenience Stores, Inc., and Robinsons Handyman, Inc. He is a director of Handyman Express Mart, Inc., RHD Daiso-Saizen, Inc., Robinsons Appliances Corp., Robinsons Daiso Diversified Corp., Robinsons Specialty Stores, Inc., Robinsons Toys, Inc., Robinsons Ventures Corporation, South Star Drug, Inc., Waltermart-Handyman, Inc., Angeles Supercenter, Inc., Eurogrocer Corp. and JAS 8 Retailing Mngt. Corporation. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JG Summit Holdings, Inc. and Oriental Petroleum and Minerals Corporation. He is the Chairman of Universal Robina Corporation, Robinsons Land Corporation, JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation and JG Summit Olefins Corporation. He is 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. James L. Go received his Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

      Robina Y. Gokongwei-Pe, is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. She is a Director of JG Summit Holdings, Inc., Robinsons Land Corporation, Cebu Air, Inc., and Robinsons Bank Corporation. She is a Trustee of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation Inc., Immaculate Conception Academy Scholarship Fund and the Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation. She was also a member of the University of the Philippines Centennial Commission. She attended the University of the Philippines-Diliman from 1978 to 1981 and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree (Journalism) from New York University in 1984. Ms. Pe joined the group in 1984 as a management trainee. She is a daughter of Mr. John L. Gokongwei, Jr.

      John L. Gokongwei, Jr., is a Director of the Company. He is also the Chairman Emeritus and a director of Robinson's Incorporated, Robinsons Convenience Stores, Inc., Robinsons Supermarket Corporation, Robinsons Specialty Stores, Inc., and Robinsons Toys, Inc. He is the Chairman Emeritus and a member of the Board of Directors of JG Summit Holdings, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries. He also continues to be a member of the Executive Committee of JG Summit Holdings, Inc. He is currently the Chairman of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc., Deputy Chairman and Director of United Industrial Corporation Limited and a director of Cebu Air, Inc. and Oriental Petroleum and Minerals Corporation. He was elected a director of Manila Electric Company on March 31, 2014. He is also a non-executive director of A. Soriano Corporation. Mr. John L. Gokongwei, Jr. received a Masters degree in Business Administration from the De La Salle University and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

      Faith Y. Gokongwei-Lim, is a Director of the Company. She is also the Vice President- Merchandising for Ministop since 2006. She has assumed various key roles in other Robinsons business units as follows: Department Head of Robinsons Department Store and Merchandising Head of Robinsons Supermarket from 1997 to 2006. She is also currently the General Manager of Chic Centre Corporation, a cosmetics business. Ms. Faith graduated from the De La Salle University with a Bachelor of Arts degree (English Literature). She has over 22 years of retail experience obtained from the Company. She is a daughter of Mr. John L. Gokongwei, Jr.

      Hope Y. Gokongwei-Tang, is a Director of the Company. She is also the General Manager of Robinsons Appliances, effective as of April 1, 2012. She had been with the Robinsons Department Store for 21 years and was promoted from the Department Head to Vice President of the merchandising department of the Department Store. Ms. Hope graduated from De La Salle University with a Bachelor of Arts degree (English Literature). She has over 22 years of retail experience obtained from our Company. She is a daughter of Mr. John L. Gokongwei, Jr.

      Lisa Y. Gokongwei-Cheng, is a Director of the Company. She is also the President of Summit Media,Group General Manager of Jobstreet Philippines, Director and President of Summit Media Informatix Holdings, Inc. and General Manager of GBFI. She graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Arts degree (Communications) in 1990 and obtained a Master of Science degree (Journalism) from Columbia University in 1993. She is the daughter of Mr. John L. Gokongwei, Jr.

      Antonio L. Go, was elected as an independent director of the Company on July 4, 2013. He also currently serves as director and 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, Oriental Petroleum and Minerals Corporation, Pin-An Holdings, Inc., Equicom Information Technology and Cebu Air, Inc. 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 of 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.

      Roberto R. Romulo, was elected as an Independent Director of the Company on July 4, 2013. He is the Chairman of AIG Philippines Insurance Inc. (formerly Chartis Philippines Insurance Inc.), PETNET, Inc, Medilink Network Inc., Nationwide Development Corporation, and Romulo Asia Pacific Advisory. He is currently a board member of A. Soriano Corporation, Equicom Savings Bank, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. and Maxicare Healthcare Corporation. He was also a board member of United Industrial Corporation Limited from January 2003 to April 2010 and of Singapore Land Limited from January 2003 to August 2014. He is a Member of the Board of Counselors of McLarty Associates (formerly Kissinger McLarty Associates). He is also the Chairman of several non-profit organizations, namely, Zuellig Family Foundation, Carlos P. Romulo Foundation for Peace and Development, Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development and Asia Europe Foundation of the Philippines. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree (Political Science) from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Ateneo de Manila University.

      Bach Johann M. Sebastian, is Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. In addition, he is also Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of JG Summit Holdings Inc., Universal Robina Corporation, Robinsons Land Corporation and Cebu Air, Inc. Prior to joining JG Summit in 2002, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Strategist of RFM Corporation, Swift Foods Inc., Selecta Dairy Products Inc., Cosmos Bottling Corporation, and PSI Technologies Inc. Between 1981 and 1991, he was with the Department of Trade and Industry as Chief of Economic Research, and Director of Operational Planning. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of the Philippines in 1981, and a Master in Business Administration degree from the Asian Institute of Management in 1986.

      Mylene Kasiban, is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Company since May 2016. She has more than 15 years of experience as a CFO in country and regional capacities for multinational companies such as Mondelez, The Hershey Company and Johnson and Johnson. Mylene is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Economics from St. Scholastica's College. She has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Bath, UK and a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Strategy from the Said Business School, University of Oxford.

      Diosdado Felix A. Zapata III, is the Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the Company and all of its subsidiaries. He joined the group in 1991. He started his career as a junior auditor of SGV in 1983. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Polytechnic University of the Philippines. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1983. He has more than 22 years of experience in the retail industry, all of which were obtained from the Company.

      Atty. Rosalinda F. Rivera, is the Corporate Secretary of the Company. She is also the Corporate Secretary of JG Summit Holdings, Inc., Universal Robina Corporation, Robinsons Land Corporation, Cebu Air, Inc., JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation, and JG Summit Olefins Corporation. Prior to joining the JG Summit Holdings, Inc., she was a Senior Associate at Puno and Puno Law Offices. She received a Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law and a Masters of Law degree in International Banking from the Boston University School of Law. She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1995.

      Atty. Gilbert S. Millado Jr., is the Assistant Corporate Secretary of the Company and the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of all subsidiaries under the Company. He was previously the Corporate Legal Counsel of RLC from 2003 to 2012. He also served as the Corporate Legal Counsel of the Araneta Properties from 2000 to 2003. He received a Bachelor of Laws degree from Far Eastern University and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2000.

      Graciela A. Banatao, 40, is the Company Treasurer. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Accountancy from St. Paul University (Tuguegarao City) in 1996 and became a Certified Public Accountant in the same year. She started her career in Sycip, Gorres and Velayo (SGV) as account-in-charge in 1996 and has a total of 19 years experience in treasury and accounting from companies such as SGV, Questronix Corporation, Abbott Laboratories and Universal Robina Corporation. She joined the Robinsons Retail group in 2014.