Dr. Andrew L. Tan
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
ANDREW L. TAN, Filipino, 70 years old, was first elected as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 12 January 2011. Mr. Tan serves as Chairman of the Board of Alliance Global Group, Inc. (AGI) which has interests in the food and beverage business, real estate, tourism-entertainment and gaming, quick-service restaurant business and infrastructure development. Dr. Tan is the founder of the Company’s parent company, Megaworld Corporation and has served as its Chairman and President since its incorporation in 1989. He pioneered the live-work-play-learn model in real estate development through Megaworld/s integrated township communities, fueling the growth of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry. He embarked on the development of integrated tourism and leisure estates through the Company and is Chairman of the Company’s subsidiaries Twin Lakes Corporation, Southwoods Mall, Inc. and Oceanfront Properties, Inc. Mr. Tan is also Chairman of Megaworld subsidiaries Empire East Land Holdings, Inc. and Suntrust Properties, Inc. and AGI’s brandy subsidiary, Emperador, Inc. He is a director of Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc which owns Resorts World Manila, and Golden Arches Development Corporation, the master franchise holder of McDonald’s in the Philippines. Dr. Tan graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of the East with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Lourdes T. Gutierrez-Alfonso
LOURDES T. GUTIERREZ-ALFONSO, 56 years old, was first elected as Director of the Company on 30 June 2011. Effective 01 March 2015, she was appointed as the Company’s Managing Director to oversee the Company’s business performance and lead in the formulation of overall strategic direction, plans, and policies for the Company. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Megaworld Corporation and is a member of Megaworld’s Management Executive Committee. She is currently the Director and Vice Chairman of Suntrust Properties, Inc. and a director of Megaworld Cebu Properties, Inc., Megaworld Resort Estates, Inc., Oceantown Properties, Inc., Prestige Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Oceanfront Properties, Inc., Megaworld Global-Estate, Inc., Twin Lakes Corporation, and FEUDC. She is a trustee and Corporate Secretary of Megaworld Foundation, Inc. Ms. Gutierrez is a certified public accountant by profession and graduated Cum Laude from the Far Eastern University with the degree of Bachelor of Science major in Accounting.
Atty. Monica T. Salomon
MONICA T. SALOMON, 51 years old, has served as Director, President, and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since 01 March 2015. Prior to joining GERI, she was Head of Megaworld’s Corporate Management Division and spearheaded strategic real estate acquisitions and joint ventures for the Megaworld Group. She was also a member of Megaworld’s Management Executive Committee, which is responsible for the development and execution of the Group’s corporate strategies, policies and initiatives. She holds directorships in various Megaworld and GERI subsidiaries significant of which are Twin Lakes Corporation, Megaworld Global-Estate, Inc., Southwoods Ecocentrum Corp., Southwoods Mall, Inc., Prestige Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Luxury Global Hotels and Leisure, Inc., Belmont Hotel Boracay, Inc., Savoy Hotel Boracay, Inc., Twin Lakes Hotel, Inc., and Megaworld Foundation, Inc. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws in 1994 from the University of the Philippines.
Wilbur L. Chan
Director for Hotels and Clubs
WILBUR L. CHAN, Filipino, 60 years old, was first elected as Director of the Company on 12 January 2011. He also serves as Director for Hotels and Clubs and is currently the Chairman of Fairways & Bluewater Resorts Golf & Country Club, Inc. and Fil-Estate Urban Development Corporation. He is also a director in Southwoods Ecocentrum Corporation and Uni-Asia Properties, Inc. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management, a Master’s Degree in National Security Administration (Silver Medalist) from the National Defense College of the Philippines and a Degree in Command & General Staff Course at Command & General Staff College.
Kevin Andrew L. Tan
KEVIN ANDREW L. TAN, 40 years old, was elected as Director on 26 June 2014. He is the Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Alliance Global Group and Chief Strategy Officer of Megaworld Corporation. He is concurrently a director of listed companies, Emperador Inc. and Empire East Land Holdings, Inc. He is also a director of various companies in the Alliance Global Group including Emperador Distillers, Inc., Alliance Global Brands, Inc., Anglo Watsons Glass, Inc., Yorkshire Holdings, Inc., The Bar Beverage, Inc., Emperador Brandy, Inc., Southwoods Ecocentrum Corp., Twin Lakes Corporation, and Southwoods Mall, Inc., Belmont Hotel Boracay, Inc., and Twin Lakes Hotel, Inc. He has over 11 years of experience in retail leasing, marketing, and operations having served as head of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls for over 11 years. Mr. Tan holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration major in Management, from the University of Asia and the Pacific.
Jesus B. Varela
Lead Independent Director
JESUS B. VARELA, Filipino, 63 years old, was elected as Lead Independent Director on 30 June 2016. He is also an Independent Director of Megaworld Corporation. He graduated with an Economics degree in 1979 from Ateneo de Manila University. He is also the Chairman of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, GS1 Philippines (Barcode of the Philippine), and New Lights Technologies, Inc. He is the President and CEO of the Advancement of Workers’ Awareness Regarding Employment (AWARE) Foundation, Inc., and President of Philippine Greek Business Council and Philippine Peru Business Council. He is also the Director General of the International Chamber of Commerce Philippines (ICC-Philippines), Receiver of J-Phil Marine Shipping Inc., and Member of the Committee for Accreditation of Cargo Surveying Companies. Mr. Varela has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of marketing, human resources, international labor affairs, agriculture, and commerce, among others. He has done executive work with the Department of Agriculture, National Food Authority Council, Philippine Genetics, Inc., National Irrigation Administration, Philippine Planters Products, National AgriBusiness Corporation, Agriculture Anti-Smuggling Task Force, and Nautical Highway Board. He served as Labor Attaché to Kobe, Japan, to the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Island, and to Athens. Mr. Varela obtained his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Ateneo De Manila University. He attended training courses in Labor Administration and Policy Formulation under the International Labor Organization/ARPLA program, the Corporate Planning Course at the Center for Research Communication, Foreign Exchange Training by Metro Bank and Forex Club of the Philippines, Systems Analysis by the Presidential Management Staff, Asian Productivity Seminar, and other in-house seminars conducted by the Department of Labor and the Development Academy of the Philippines.
Lailani V. Villanueva
Chief Finance Officer/Compliance Officer/Treasurer/Corporate Information Officer
LAILANI V. VILLANUEVA, Filipino, 40 years old, is the Chief Finance Officer, Compliance Officer and Treasurer of the Company. She is a Certified Public Accountant with over 19 years of experience in accounting and finance. Prior to joining the Company, she was Senior Accounting Manager for Megaworld Corporation from 2007 until 2010. In 2011, she joined Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. as Comptroller. She is concurrently the Chief Financial Officer of Fairways and Bluewater Resort Golf and Country Club, Inc., Director and Chief Finance Officer of Southwoods Ecocentrum Corporation, Director of Southwoods Mall Inc., and Megaworld Global-Estate, Inc. Ms. Villanueva obtained her bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the College of the Immaculate Concepcion.
Atty. Marie Emelyn Gertrudes C. Martinez
Executive Vice President for Legal
MARIE EMELYN GERTRUDES C. MARTINEZ, Filipino, 55 years old, is the Executive Vice President for Legal. She is also the Corporate Secretary of Fil-Estate Golf and Development, Inc., Fairways and Bluewater Resort Golf and Country Club, Inc. and Newport Hills Golf Club, Inc. Before joining GERI, she was the Chief of Staff of the Office of COMELEC Commissioner Augusto C. Lagman. She was a Partner in Ponce Enrile Reyes & Manalastas (PECABAR) Law Offices and in Nisce Mamuric Guinto Rivera & Alcantara Law Offices. She was admitted to the Bar in 1991 after obtaining her Bachelor of Laws degree from University of the Philippines and her Bachelor of Arts major in Economics from the same university.
Karen B. Maderazo
Vice President for Human Resources and Corporate Admin
KAREN B. MADERAZO, Filipino, 41 years old, is Vice President and Head of the Company’s Human Resources and Corporate Administration Division. She joined the Company on 1 October 2013. Ms. Maderazo served as the Senior Manager for Human Resources Division of Megaworld Corporation from May 2005 to September 2013. She also worked for Suyen Corporation from June 2003 to February 2005 as Training Specialist of the Personnel Department. She graduated from Centro Escolar University with a bachelor’s degree in Science in Psychology. She pursued graduate studies in Psychology at the Centro Escolar University.
Engr. Felipe L. Mangubat, Jr.
Vice President and Head of Operations Management
FELIPE L. MANGUBAT, JR., Filipino, 54 years old, was appointed Vice President and Head of Operations Management of the Company in January 2020. A civil engineer by profession, he has extensive experience in project development, having managed various residential, commercial, institutional and industrial projects in the Philippines and in the Middle East Prior to his appointment, he served as Project Development Head of the Company’s Boracay Newcoast and Twin Lakes projects.
Michael R. Roxas
Chief Audit Executive and Chief Risk Officer
MICHAEL R. ROXAS, Filipino, is currently the Chief Audit Executive and Chief Risk Officer of the Company. Before joining GERI, He was the head of Risk Management & Insurance Division of Makati Development Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary and the construction arm of Ayala Land, Inc. During his time in MDC, he championed several initiatives for MDC such as documentation and improvement of MDC’s systems and procedures, establishment of the Enterprise-wide Risk Management program, development of Business Continuity Management, and Lean Construction. He has dynamic 16-year management career in auditing, assurance and consultancy in real estate, retail, manufacturing and telecommunications companies. He performed financial, operations and compliance audits including business process, project management, continuous monitoring, process mapping, and fraud investigation. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. He is a Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System and ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System. Mike is certified in Safety Program Audit, Loss Control Management and Construction Occupational Safety and Health (COSH). He also obtained the Certified Internal Control Auditor (CICA) title in February 2019. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors – Philippines (IIA-P) since 2009.
Atty. Maria Carla T. Uykim
Corporate Secretary and Assistant Corporate Information Officer
MARIA CARLA T. UYKIM, 43 years old, Filipino, is the Corporate Secretary and Assistant Corporate Information Officer. She is also the Corporate Secretary of San Vicente Coast, Inc., Northwin Properties, Inc., and Maple Grove Land, Inc., and a Director and Corporate Secretary of Luxury Global Malls, Inc. She is currently a Vice President for the Corporate Advisory and Compliance Division of Megaworld Corporation and is a member of Megaworld Corporation’s Management Executive Committee. Prior to joining Megaworld Corporation, Atty. Uykim was an Associate at Andres Marcelo Padernal Guerrero and Paras law offices from August 2005 to April 2007, where she specialized in labor and corporate law, and at ACCRA Law from February 2003 to January 2004, where she practiced immigration law. She also served as Chief of Staff of Congresswoman Remedios L. Petilla from July 2004 until June 2005. She obtained her Juris Doctor Degree from the Ateneo De Manila School of Law and is a graduate of the double degree program of De La Salle University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management.
Ms. Nelileen S. Baxa
Assistant Corporate Secretary
NELILEEN S. BAXA, Filipino, 41 years old, is currently a Senior Accounting Manager of Megaworld Corporation. She is a Certified Public Accountant with over eighteen (18) years of experience in the fields of accounting and finance. Ms. Baxa concurrently serves as a Director of Bordeaux Properties, Inc., Langham Properties, Inc., Rowenta International, Inc., and Venetian Properties, Inc. Ms. Baxa obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from the University of Sto. Tomas.