Mr. Tan was elected as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board on 28 August 2013. He is the Chairman of Emperador Distillers, Inc. since its incorporation in 2003. He has served as Director of Alliance Global Group, Inc. since 2003 and as its Chairman of the Board from September 2006 to present and Chief Executive Officer from September 2006 to June 2018 and as Vice-Chairman of the Board from August 2003 to September 2006. Mr. Tan is concurrently the Chairman of the Board and President of Megaworld Corporation, Megaworld Land, Inc., Megaworld Globus Asia, Inc., Mactan Oceanview Properties and Holdings, Inc., Richmonde Hotel Group International Limited, The Bar Beverage, Inc. and Yorkshire Holdings, Inc. He is also the Chairman of Megaworld Newport Property Holdings, Inc., Alliance Global Group Cayman Islands, Inc., Empire East Land Holdings, Inc., AllianceGlobal Brands, Inc., Global- Estate Resorts, Inc., Suntrust Properties,Inc., Adams Properties, Inc., Consolidated Distillers of the Far East, Inc., and Townsquare Development, Inc. He sits in the boards of Infracorp Development, Inc., Eastwood Cyber One Corporation, Megaworld Cayman Islands, Inc., Megaworld Cebu Properties, Inc. (formerly known as Forbes Town Properties & Holdings, Inc.), Gilmore Property Marketing Associates, Inc., Megaworld Central Properties, Inc., Fairways & Bluewater Resort Golf & Country Club, Inc., Twin Lakes Corporation, Anglo Watsons Glass, Inc., Alcazar De Bana Holdings Company, Inc., Raffles & Company, Inc., Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. and The Andresons Group, Inc. He is also the Vice-Chairman and Treasurer of Golden Arches Development Corporation and Golden Arches Realty Corporation and a Director and Treasurer of Andresons Global, Inc. Mr. Tan graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of the East with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and was conferred Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities (Honoris Causa) in 2011 by the same university.
Mr. Co was elected as Director and President on 28 August 2013. He is a Director and President of Emperador Distillers, Inc. since 2007. He served as Director of Alliance Global Group, Inc. from 1998 to 15 June 2022 where he previously was Vice Chairman of the Board from November 1999 to August 2003 and Chairman from June 1998 to October 1999. His field of expertise is in marketing of consumer products. He is concurrently Chairman and President of New Town Land Partners, Inc., Chairman of Anglo Watsons Glass, Inc., President of Cocos Vodka Distillers Philippines, Inc., Director of Alliance Global Brands, Inc., Raffles & Company, Inc., and The Bar Beverage, Inc.; and Senior Vice President of The Andresons Group, Inc. Mr. Co is a graduate of Jose Rizal College with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce.
Mr. Tan was elected as Director on 28 August 2013. He has served as Corporate Secretary and Executive Director of Emperador Distillers,Inc. since 2008 and 2011, respectively. He is also the Head of Research & Development of Emperador Distillers, Inc. He is concurrently Director of Anglo Watsons Glass, Inc., Consolidated Distillers of the Far East, Inc., Progreen Agricorp, Inc., Emperador Brandy, Inc., The Bar Beverage, Inc., The Andresons Group, Inc., Yorkshire Holdings, Inc., Andresons Global, Inc., Cocos Vodka Distillers Philippines, Inc., and Zabana Rum Company, Inc. Mr. Tan graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.
Mr. Tan was first elected as Director on 4 October 2017. He has over 11 years of experience in retail leasing, marketing and operations. He is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy officer of Megaworld Corporation where he is in charge of developing corporate strategies, expansion and new opportunities, as well as investors and stakeholder relations. He was formerly head of the Commercial Division of Megaworld Corporation, which markets and operates the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, including Eastwood Mall and The Clubhouse at Corinthian Hills in Quezon City, Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill, Burgos Circle at Forbes Town Center, and Uptown Mall, all in Fort Bonifacio, California Garden Square in Mandaluyong City, Newport Mall at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, and Lucky Chinatown Mall in Binondo, Manila. He is the Chairman and CEO of Agile Digital Ventures, Inc., Chairman and Director of Infracorp Development, Inc., Director and President of Townsquare Development, Inc., Director and Corporate Secretary of Alliance Global Brands, Inc., Director and Treasurer of Consolidated Distillers of the Far East, Inc. and Uptown Cinemas, Inc., Director of Megaworld Foundation, Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer of MREIT, Inc., and Director of Emperador Distillers, Inc., Anglo Watsons Glass, Inc., Yorkshire Holdings, Inc., The Bar Beverage, Inc., Emperador Brandy, Inc., New Town Land Partners, Inc., Eastwood Cyber One Corporation, Twin Lakes Corporation, AlcazarDe Bana Holdings Company, Inc., Cocos Vodka Distillers Philippines, Inc., Zabana Rum Company, Inc., and The Andresons Group, Inc. He holds a degree in Bachelor of Arts Major in Humanities with Professional Certificate in Management, from the University of Asia and the Pacific.
Prof. Soriano was first elected as Independent Director of our Company on 16 May 2016. He is also an Independent Director of MREIT Fund Managers, Inc., Alliance Global Group, Inc. and Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. He is a former World Bank/IFC Governance Consultant, Columnist, Book Author, former Chair of the Marketing Cluster, Programme Director for Real Estate and Professor of Global Marketing at the ATENEO Graduate School of Business. Prof Soriano is currently the Executive Director of the Wong + Bernstein Advisory Group, an APAC based Strategic Advisory firm that specialises on Family Governance and Next Generation Leadership. He is also a Senior Adviser of the Family In Business Strategic Group, Senior Fellow on Governance at the IPMI International Business School in Jakarta, Indonesia. He holds a B.A. in History from the University of the Philippines, an MBA from De La Salle University and an Executive Diploma in Directorships at the Singapore Management University. For purposes of our secondary listing on the SGX-ST, the Board has designated Prof. Soriano as our Lead Independent Director.
Mr. Lapus was elected as Independent Director on 17 May 2021. Mr. Lapus is concurrently Chairman and Independent Director of STI Education Services Group, Inc.; Chairman of LSERV Corporation, Director of Information and Technology Academy (iAcademy); Independent Director of Alliance Global Group, Inc., Philippine Life Financial Assurance Corporation and STI Education Systems Holdings, Inc. and Adviser to Radiowealth Finance Company, Inc. Mr. Lapus has served in the cabinets of three Philippine Presidents at positions including Secretary of Department of Trade and Industry, Secretary of Department of Education, President and CEO of The Land Bank of the Philippines and Undersecretary of Department of Agrarian Reform. Mr. Lapus became Auditor-in-Charge and Management Consultant at SyCip Gorres Velayo & Company at the age of 20, became the Chief Finance Officer of Ramcar Group at the age of 23 and became the first Filipino and the youngest Managing Director of Triumph International (Philippines) in his 30s. Mr. Lapus holds a Doctor of Public Administration (Honoris Causa) from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and Master in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management. He also attended post graduate studies at several international academic institutions such as Harvard University.
Ms. Tan was elected as Director and Treasurer on 28 August 2013. She has served as Director and Treasurer of Alliance Global Group, Inc. since February 2007. She is a Director and Treasurer of Emperador Distillers, Inc. since 2003 and 2007, respectively. She is also a Director of Megaworld Corporation, MREIT, Inc., Alliance Global Brands, Inc., Yorkshire Holdings, Inc., Emperador Brandy, Inc., Progreen Agricorp, Inc., Cocos Vodka Distillers Philippines, Inc., and Zabana Rum Company, Inc. She is concurrently Chairman and President of Andresons Global, Inc. and Choice Gourmet Banquet, Inc.; Director and Corporate Secretary of The Bar Beverage, Inc., Director of Anglo Watsons Glass, Inc., and Alcazar De Bana Holdings Company, Inc.; and Director and President of The Andresons Group, Inc., Consolidated Distillers of the Far East, Inc., and Raffles & Company, Inc. Ms. Tan is not involved in the day-to-day operations of Raffles & Company, Inc. Ms. Tan graduated from St. Scholastica’s College with a degree in Nutrition.
Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Information Officer and Compliance Officer
Ms. Inting was elected as Chief Financial Officer, Compliance Officer and Corporate Information Officer on 28 August 2013. She is the Chief Financial Officer, Compliance Officer and Corporate Information Officer of Alliance Global Group, Inc. She is currently a director of Progreen Agricorp, Inc. She gained an extensive experience in the fields of audit, comptrollership, treasury, finance, branch operations and personnel management from her previous employments. She is a cum laude graduate of Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Accounting, Honours Programme, at the Philippine College of Commerce (Polytechnic University of the Philippines), and is a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Ms. Llovido was elected as Corporate Secretary on 30 April 2020. She served as Assistant Corporate Secretary from 20 May 2019 to 29 April 2020. Ms. Llovido concurrently serves as Senior Corporate Legal Counsel of Emperador Distillers, Inc. and as the Corporate Secretary of Megaworld Corporation. She is an experienced in-house counsel with 16 years of practice in mergers and acquisitions, financing, regulatory compliance, transactional contracts negotiation, data privacy, litigation, labour and intellectual property law. She is the data privacy officer of Emperador Inc. and Emperador Distillers, Inc. Prior to her employment in Emperador Distillers, Inc., Ms. Llovido was a Manager at Reeves & Associates International Corporation and was charged with the management of its Philippine representative office. She also served as Legal Counsel to Transnational Diversified Group, Inc. from May 2008 to September 2009 where she serviced the legal requirements of over 30 companies engaged in total logistics, ship management, air and travel services, and information and communications technology. She was an Associate Lawyer at Tantoco Villanueva De Guzman & Llamas law offices from April 2006 to April 2008. Ms. Llovido obtained her bachelor’s degrees in Laws in 2004 and Hotel and Restaurant Management in 1999 from the University of Santo Tomas.