Cirilo P. Noel
Cirilo P. Noel was elected as an independent director of the Company on August 12, 2020.
Mr. Noel is the chairman of Palm Concepcion Power Corporation, Juxtapose Ergo Consultus, Inc., and Cofiar Land Corporation. He is a director San Miguel Foods and Beverage, Inc., Security Bank Corporation, First Philippine Holdings Corporation, Eton Properties, Inc., Transnational Diversified Group Holdings, Amber Kinetics Holdings Co. Pte. Ltd., LH Paragon, Inc., and Golden ABC, Inc. He is also a trustee and vice chairman of St. Luke’s Medical Center Foundation, Inc. and a director of St. Luke’s Medical Center.
Mr. Noel was chairman and managing partner of SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co., the Philippines' largest multidisciplinary professional services firm and a member firm of EY, until his retirement in 2017. At various times, he was a member of the EY Global Advisory Council, presiding partner of the EY Asia Pacific Council, EY ASEAN tax head, and EY Far East Area tax leader.
Mr. Noel is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a lawyer with expertise in international tax, tax advisory and planning, tax advocacy, litigation, investment, and trade laws. He earned bachelor's degrees in business administration from the University of the East and in law from the Ateneo Law School. He also obtained a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School and is a Harvard International Tax Program fellow. He also completed the Program Management Development Program of the Asian Institute of Management. He was recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission during the 2019 Outstanding Professionals of the Year awards as Outstanding CPA for his distinguished contributions in the fields of accountancy, tax, and law.