Dr. Andrew L. Tan
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Tan, Filipino, 69 years old, was first elected as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 12 January 2011. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Alliance Global Group, Inc. since 2006 and of Emperador Inc. since 28 August, 2013. He has broad experience in the real estate, food and beverage, and quick service restaurants industries. Dr. Tan is concurrently the Chairman of the Board and President of Megaworld Corporation. He is also the Chairman of Empire East Land Holdings, Inc., Suntrust Properties, Inc., and a director of Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc., Fairways & Bluewater Resort Golf & Country Club, Inc. and Twin Lakes Corporation. He is also a Vice Chairman and Treasurer of Golden Arches Development Corporation, the holder of the McDonald’s Philippine franchise. 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
Ms. Gutierrez-Alfonso, 55 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 in a concurrent capacity 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. Ms. Gutierrez joined Megaworld in 1990. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of Megaworld’s Management Executive Committee. Ms. Gutierrez graduated Cum Laude from the Far Eastern University with the degree of Bachelor of Science major in Accounting. She is the Chairman of Megaworld’s property management arm, First Oceanic Property Management, Inc. and Eastwood Cinema 2000, Inc. 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. and Lucky Chinatown Cinemas, Inc., Oceanfront Properties, Inc., Megaworld Global-Estate, Inc., Twin Lakes Corporation, and Fil-Estate Urban Dev’t Corp. She is a trustee and Corporate Secretary of Megaworld Foundation, Inc.
Atty. Monica T. Salomon
Atty. Salomon, 50 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., Oceanfront Properties, 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
Mr. Chan, Filipino, 59 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 Director in Southwoods Ecocentrum Corporation and Uni-Asia Properties, Inc. He has a Masteral Degree in Business Management at Asian Institute of Management, Master Degree in National Security Administration (Silver Medalist) at National Defense College of the Philippines and a Degree in Command & General Staff Course at Command & General Staff College.
Lailani V. Villanueva
Chief Finance Officer/Compliance Officer/Treasurer
Ms. Villanueva, Filipino, 39 years old, is the Chief Finance Officer and Compliance Officer. Effective 27 March, 2019, she was also appointed as Treasurer of the Company to replace Mr. Alain Sebastian who resigned as Treasurer. She is a Certified Public Accountant with over 19 years of experience in accounting and finance. Prior to joining the Company, she was connected with Megaworld Corporation as a Senior Accounting Manager 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 graduated from the College of the Immaculate Concepcion with a degree of Bachelor Science in Accountancy.
Atty. Marie Emelyn Gertrudes C. Martinez
Executive Vice President for Legal
Atty. Martinez, Filipino, 54 years old, is the Executive Vice President for Legal. She is also a Director of Fil-Estate Properties, Inc. and the Assistant Corporate Secretary of Fairways and Bluewater Resort Golf and Country 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.
Arch. Jennifer L. Romualdez
Senior Vice President for Operations
Arch. Romualdez, Filipino, 49 years old, is the Senior Vice President for Operations of GERI. She joined GERI on 1 July 2012 as Contracts and Procurement Head and in September 2012, she was appointed as Head of Project Management. Previously, she worked for Megaworld Corporation for nine (9) years in various capacities in the areas of procurement, contracts, construction management and interior design. After her Megaworld stint she served as Corporate Manager for Quantity Surveying & Tender of Ding Feng Real Estate Development Co., Ltd., Assistant Director for Marketing-Interior Design & Graphics of Ho Cheng (China) Co. Ltd., both in Shanghai, PRC and Consultant for the HCG Beijing Flagship Showroom project. She graduated from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City with a degree in Bachelor of Science Major in Architecture. She completed and passed the Philippine Licensure Examination for Architects in 1993.
Karen B. Maderazo
Vice President for Human Resources and Corporate Admin
Ms. Maderazo, Filipino, 40 years old, is the Vice President for Human Resources and Corporate Admin. She joined GERI on October 1, 2013. Prior to joining the Company, 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 degree in Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She also took up 36 units of Master’s degree in Psychology from Centro Escolar University from 2000 to 2003.
Atty. Maria Carla T. Uykim
Corporate Secretary and Assistant Corporate Information Officer
Atty. Uykim, 42 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.
Rolando D. Siatela
Assistant Corporate Secretary
Mr. Siatela, 58 years old, Filipino was elected as Assistant Corporate Secretary of the Company on 12 January 2011. He concurrently serves in PSE-listed companies, Alliance Global Group, Inc., Megaworld Corporation and Emperador Inc. as Assistant Corporate Secretary, and in Suntrust Home Developers, Inc. as Corporate Secretary and Corporate Information Officer. He is also the Assistant Vice President of Megaworld Corporation. Prior to joining Megaworld Corporation, he was employed as Administrative and Personnel Officer with Batarasa Consolidated, Inc. He is a member of the board of Asia Finest Cuisine, Inc., serves as Corporate Secretary of ERA Real Estate Exchange, Inc. and Oceanic Realty Group International, Inc.