Lance Y. Gokongwei is the chairman of the Company.
Mr. Gokongwei is the president and chief executive officer of JG Summit Holdings, Inc. He is also the chairman of Universal Robina Corporation, Robinsons Land Corporation, Altus Property Ventures, Inc., JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation, JG Summit Olefins Corporation, and Robinsons Bank Corporation. He is president and chief executive officer of Cebu Air, Inc. He is a director and vice chairman of Manila Electric Company, and is a director of Oriental Petroleum and Minerals Corporation, United Industrial Corporation Limited and Meralco Powergen Corporation. He is a member of the board of Global Reporting Initiative. He is a trustee and chairman of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc.
Mr. Gokongwei obtained bachelor's of science degrees in finance and in applied science from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a son of Mr. John L. Gokongwei, Jr.
James L. Go is the vice chairman of the Company.
Mr. Go is the chairman JG Summit Holdings, Inc. and Cebu Air, Inc. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Oriental Petroleum and Minerals Corporation. He is the chairman emeritus of Universal Robina Corporation, Robinsons Land Corporation, JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation, and JG Summit Olefins Corporation. He is a director of Meralco Powergen Corporation. He is also a trustee and president of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. He has been a director of PLDT, Inc. since November 3, 2011. He was elected a director of Manila Electric Company on December 16, 2013.
Mr. Go received bachelor's and master's of science degrees in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Robina Y. Gokongwei-Pe is the president and chief executive officer of the Company.
Ms. Gokongwei-Pe is a director of JG Summit Holdings, Inc., Robinsons Land Corporation, Cebu Air, Inc., and Robinsons Bank Corporation. She is a trustee and secretary of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc.. She is also a trustee of Xavier School and the ICA (Immaculate Conception Academy) Greenhills Scholarship Foundation, Inc. She was a member of the University of the Philippines Centennial Commission and a former trustee of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation. She joined the group in 1984 as a management trainee.
Ms. Gokongwei-Pe attended the University of the Philippines Diliman from 1978 to 1981 and obtained a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from New York University in 1984. She is a daughter of Mr. John L. Gokongwei, Jr.
Ian James Winward McLeod was elected as a director of the Company on November 23, 2018.
Mr. McLeod was named group chief executive of The Dairy Farm Group in September 2017 (the Pan-Asian multi-format retailer), having spent the previous two years as chief executive officer of Southeastern Grocers, the fifth largest supermarket chain in the United States.
With over 35 years of retail experience, Mr. McLeod began his career with Asda (subsequently Walmart) in 1981 where he spent 20 years working in the United Kingdom and Germany. Following this, he moved to Halfords, the UK’s leading cycling and motoring retailer, where he became chief executive officer in 2005. In 2008, he moved to Australia as managing director of Coles, overseeing 2,200 outlets and 100,000 employees. Whilst there, he oversaw fundamental improvements in product quality and value as well as customer service. This resulted in Coles producing substantial increases in both turnover and profits, as well as significant market outperformance.
Mr. McLeod attended the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program in 1999 and was awarded an honorary doctorate in his native Scotland in 2010 for services to business and retail.
Mr. Choo Peng Chee was elected as a director of the Company on July 30, 2021.
Mr. Choo has more than 35 years of experience in the retail industry. He was appointed chief executive officer of DFI Retail North Asia in August 2021, covering all food retail operations in Hong Kong, Macau, China, as well as the convenience format in Singapore. He has been a director of the Dairy Farm Management Services Board since 2013 and is also a member of the executive board of the DF Retail Group. He joined the Group in 2000 and was the chief executive officer of Cold Storage, Market Place and Shop N Save in Singapore from 2005 to 2009. He subsequently served as the chief executive officer for Wellcome Hong Kong from 2010, and was appointed as regional director for North Asia (Food) in 2013, and CEO for North Asia & Group Convenience in 2018.
Mr. Choo has an MBA in retailing from the University of Stirling, Scotland.
Rodolfo P. Ang was elected as an independent director of the Company on May 14, 2020.
Mr. Ang has been an educator for over 30 years, beginning as a high school English teacher at Xavier School right out of college, then joining the full-time faculty of the management department of the Ateneo de Manila University’s College of Arts and Sciences in 1985. He became chairman of the department in 1991 and held a variety of administrative appointments at the Ateneo before eventually being named dean of the John Gokongwei School of Management (Loyola Schools) in 2004, a post he held for the next 10 years. He transferred to the Ateneo Professional Schools in April 2014, when he was asked to assume the role of dean of the Graduate School of Business. His research interests are in the areas of business franchising and social entrepreneurship. He served the Philippine Commission on Higher Education in various capacities including as member of the Technical Panel for Business and Management Education, the Technical Committee for Business Administration and Entrepreneurship, and the NCR Regional Quality Assessment Team.
His business interests are in fast-food franchises and small scale commercial real estate development. He sits on the boards of Xavier School (Greenhills), San Jose Seminary, Fr. Barbero Foundation for PGH Charity Patients, ERDA Foundation, ERDA Tech Foundation, and Perla Compañia de Seguros (Perla Insurance). He is a past president of the Alumni Association of Xavier School, and past chairman of the Jollibee Franchisees Association. He is also a member of the board (representing Asia) and past president of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools.
Mr. Ang completed his undergraduate studies at the Ateneo de Manila University, earning a double degree--AB Communications and BS Management (honors program), magna cum laude--in 1983. He earned his master's degree in business administration at Boston College in 1988, graduating first in his class. He is a PhD candidate of the University of the Philippines.
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.
Enrico S. Cruz was elected as an independent director of the Company on April 27, 2022.
Mr. Cruz is also an independent director at Security Bank Corporation, SB Capital Investment Corporation, Maxicare Healthcare Corporation, AREIT, Inc., The Keepers Holdings, Inc., DITO CME Holdings Corporation, and CIBI Information, Inc.
Mr. Cruz was the chief country officer of Deutsche Bank AG (Manila Branch) from June 2003 to July 2019 and was concurrently head of corporate finance. He joined Deutsche Bank in July 1995 where he established the Global Markets franchise in the Philippines. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he was a senior vice president at Citytrust Banking Corporation, an affiliate of Citibank N.A. He served as a director of the Bankers Association of the Philippines in 2003-2007, 2011-2015, and 2017-2019, and was a past president of the Money Market Association of the Philippines.
Mr. Cruz obtained a bachelor's degree in business economics and a master's degree in business administration from the University of the Philippines. He was named Distinguished Alumnus by the UP School of Business/College of Business Administration in 2008 and the UP School of Economics Alumni Association in 2015.
Cesar G. Romero was elected as an independent director of the Company on August 2, 2022.
Mr. Romero previously served as the president and chief executive officer of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (Shell Philippines) from November 1, 2016 to November 30, 2021. He served in various local and international capacities in the Shell Group of Companies including vice president of Shell’s Global Retail Network and vice president for eastern retail sales and operations (covering Southeast Asia, South Asia, and China). He was a member of the Shell Global Retail Leadership team which sets policies, strategies, annual business targets, capital allocation, and operations for Shell’s downstream retail business comprised of over 43,000 petrol stations worldwide, the largest single branded retailer in the world. He also currently serves as an independent director at Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc.
Mr. Romero holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines, and a master’s degree in business administration (with high distinction) from the University of Michigan.