Board Of Directors

Dr. Andrew L. Tan

Filipino, 66 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 August 28, 2013. He has broad experience in the real estate, food and beverage, and quick service restaurant industries. Dr. Tan is concurrently the Chairman of the Board and President of Megaworld Corporation, Megaworld Land, Inc., Megaworld Globus Asia, Inc., Megaworld Newport Property Holdings, 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 Alliance Global Group Cayman Islands, Inc., Empire East Land Holdings, Inc., Alliance Global Brands, Inc., Suntrust Properties, Inc., Adams Properties, Inc., Consolidated Distillers of the Far East, Inc., and Townsquare Development, Inc. He sits in the boards of Megaworld Cayman Islands, Inc., Forbes Town Properties & Holdings, Inc., Gilmore Property Marketing Associates, Inc., Eastwood Cyber One Corporation, Megaworld Central Properties, Inc., Raffles & Company, Inc., Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc., The Andresons Group, Inc., Fairways & Bluewater Resort Golf & Country Club, Inc. and Twin Lakes Corporation 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. Dr. Tan graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of the East with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Ms. Lourdes T. Gutierrez-Alfonso

Filipino, 52 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-Alfonso joined Megaworld in 1990. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of Megaworld’s Management Executive Committee. Ms. Gutierrez-Alfonso 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. also the director of Forbes Town Properties & Holdings, Inc., Megaworld Resort Estates, Inc., Megaworld Homes, Inc., Oceantown Properties, Inc., Palm Tree Holdings & Development Corporation, Eastwood Cyber One Corporation, Prestige Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and Lucky Chinatown Cinemas, Inc., Oceanfront Properties, Inc., Megaworld Global-Estate, Inc., Boracay Newcoast Hotel Group, Inc., Twin Lakes Corporation, Global Homes and Communities, Inc. She is a trustee and Corporate Secretary of Megaworld Foundation, Inc.

Atty. Monica T. Salomon

Filipino, 47 years old, was elected Director and President of the Company on 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 also holds directorships in various Megaworld and GERI subsidiaries including Southwoods Ecocentrum Corp., Twin Lakes Corporation, Megaworld-Global Estate, Inc., Global Homes and Communities, Inc., Southwoods Mall, Inc., Prestige Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Luxury Global Hotels and Leisure, Inc., Oceantown Properties, Inc., Eastwood Property Holdings, Inc., Megaworld Cebu Properties, Inc., Megaworld Resort Estates, Inc. Megaworld Land, Inc. and Megaworld Foundation, Inc. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws in 1994 from University of the Philippines.

Mr. Wilbur L. Chan

Filipino, 56 years old, was first elected as Director of the Company on 12 January 2011. He also serves as Head of the Business Group handling hotels and clubs. He is currently the Chairman and Director of Fairways & Bluewater Resorts Golf & Country Club, Inc. and Fil-Estate Urban Development Corporation. He is also Director in the following
corporations: Aklan Holdings, Inc., Harbortown Development Corporation, La Compaña de Sta. Barbara, Inc., MCX Corporation, Prime Airways, Inc., Sto. Domingo Place Development Corporation, Southwoods Ecocentrum Corporation, and MRT Development Corporation. He is also a Director in 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.

Atty. Ferdinand T. Santos

Filipino, 65 years old, was elected as Director of the Company since its incorporation in 1994. He served as the Company’s President until his retirement on 28 February 2015. He is also the President of Fil-Estate Management Inc., Fil-Estate Development Inc., Fairways & Bluewater Resort Golf & Country Club, Inc., Newport Hills Golf Club, Inc., MRT
Development Corporation, St. Benedict Realty & Development Inc., Royal Jade Memorial Inc., and Mt. Zion Memorial Inc. He also serves as director of the following corporations: Blue Sky Airways, Inc., Fil-Power Concrete Blocks, Fil-Power Construction Equipment Leasing Corp., Golden Sun Airways, Inc., La Compaña De Sta. Barbara, Inc., Pioneer L-5 Realty Corp., Prime Airways, Inc., and Sto. Domingo Development Corp. He graduated from Arellano University with Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970 and took his Bachelor of Laws at San Beda College where he graduated Valedictorian and Magna Cum Laude in 1974. He was a topnotcher in the 1974 Philippine Bar (2nd Place).

Mr. Kevin Andrew L. Tan

Filipino, 36 years old, was elected as Director on 26 June 2014. He has served as Director of Alliance Global Group, Inc. since April 20, 2012 and of Empire East Land Holdings, Inc. since June 2015. He is concurrently a Director of Emperador Distillers, Inc., Alliance Global Brands, Inc., Anglo Watsons Glass, Inc., Yorkshire Holdings, Inc., The Bar Beverage, Inc., Emperador Brandy, Inc., and New Town Land Partners, Inc. He has over 11 years of experience in retail leasing, marketing and operations. He currently heads 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 and Burgos Circle at Forbestown Center, both 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. Mr. Tan holds a Bachelor of Science Business Administration degree, major in Management, from the University of Asia and the Pacific.

Mr. Alain A. Sebastian

Filipino, 41, is currently an Assistant Vice President of Megaworld Corporation since 2012. He is primarily responsible for various business development activities of Megaworld, and also acts as director and corporate secretary for some of the company’s subsidiaries and affiliates and several of its building administration companies. He was previously a
director of Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. from June 2014 until February 28, 2015. Prior to Megaworld, he worked at Globe Telecom as Head of SME Segment Marketing. A seasoned relationship and project manager, he has held key roles in marketing, finance, and sales. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Asian Institute of Management.

Mr. Gerardo C. Garcia
Independent Director

Filipino, 74 years old, was elected as Independent Director of the Company on 01 August 2011. He concurrently serves as Independent Director in Megaworld Corporation, Empire East Land Holdings, Inc., Megaworld Land, Inc., and Suntrust Properties, Inc. and as a director of Philippine Tech. & Development Ventures, Inc.. From October 1994 to
December 1997, Mr. Garcia previously served as President of Empire East Land Holdings, Inc.. Prior to joining Empire East Land Holdings, Inc., Mr. Garcia served as Executive Vice President of UBP Capital Corporation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines.

Mr. Jesus B. Varela
Independent Director

Filipino, 59 years old, is the Chairman of New Lights Technologies, Inc., and GS1 Philippines (Barcode of the Philippines). He is presently a Trustee of Home Mutual Development Fund (Pagibig), Director General of International Chamber of Commerce Philippines (ICC-Philippines), Member of the Committee for Accreditation of Cargo Surveying Companies,
President and CEO of Advancement of Workers’ Awareness Regarding Employment (AWARE) Foundation, Inc., Receiver of J-Phil Marine Shipping, Inc., Chairman of the Committee on Intellectual Property of Philippine Chamber of commerce and Industry (PCCI), President of Philippine Greek Business Council (PGBC), and President of Philippine Peru Business Council. Mr. Varela started his school years at the San Beda College and moved on later to the Ateneo De Manila for his high school and college where he graduated with an Economics degree in 1979. 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.