Board of Directors
Gerardo C. Ablaza, Jr.  is currently a management consultant at the Ayala Corporation and a member of the board of directors of AC Energy, Inc. He served as President and CEO of Manila Water Company from June 2010 to April 2017 and still remains involved with the company as a director and member of various management committees. From 1998 to April 2009, he was President and CEO of Globe Telecom, Inc.. In June 2015, he became a member of the International Advisory Panel of the Institute for Water Policy under the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. He graduated as Summa Cum Laude and obtained his degree in Liberal Arts (Honors Accelerated Program), Major in Mathematics from the De La Salle University.
Jose Rene Gregory D. Almendras has experience in both private and public sectors. He currently serves as President & CEO of AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation. Concurrently, he is a Managing Director and Head of Public Affairs and a member of Ayala Corporation’s Management Committee. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the following companies within the Ayala Group: Light Rail Manila Holdings, Inc., MCX Tollway Inc. and AF Payments Inc.
In the public sector, Mr Almendras served as Secretary of Energy, Cabinet Secretary and Secretary of Foreign Affairs. He landed his first CEO position as the President of City Savings Bank of the Aboitiz Group at the age of 37. During his stint as President of Manila Water Company, the company was awarded as one of the Best Managed Companies in Asia, the Best in Corporate Governance, one of the Greenest Companies in the Philippines and hailed as the world’s Most Efficient Water Company.
In June 2016, he received the Presidential Award, Order of Lakandula, Rank of Gold Cross Bayani, highest honor given to a civilian by the Republic of the Philippines.
John Eric T. Francia is the President and Chief Executive Officer of AC Energy, Inc. He is Managing Director and member of the Management Committee of Ayala Corporation since 2009. Mr. Francia is a Director of Manila Water Company, Inc., a publicly listed company. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the following companies within the Ayala Group: Purefoods International Limited, AC Education, Inc., AC College of Enterprise and Technology, Inc., AC Ventures Holding Corp., Ayala Aviation Corporation, Zapfam, Inc., Northwind Power Development Corporation, North Luzon Renewable Energy Corporation, Light Rail Manila Corporation, AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation, MCX Tollway, Inc., and other several companies.
John Philip S. Orbeta has served as a member of Ayala Corporation’s Management Committee since May 2005 and the Ayala Group Management Committee since April 2009. He is currently a Managing Director, Chief Human Resources Officer and Group Head for Corporate Resources of Ayala Corporation. He is also currently the Chairman of Ayala Aviation Corporation, Ayala Group HR Council, Ayala Group Corporate Security Council, and Ayala Business Clubs; Chairman and President of HCX Technology Partners, Inc.; and Vice Chairman of Ayala Group Club, Inc. Mr. Orbeta also serves as Director of AG Counselors Corporation, AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc., Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc., Ayala Retirement Fund Holdings, Inc., Zapfam, Inc., BPI Family Bank, Inc., ALFM Growth Fund, Inc., ALFM Money Market Fund, Inc., ALFM Peso Bond Fund, Inc., ALFM Dollar Bond Fund, Inc., ALFM Euro Bond Fund, Inc. and the Philippine Stock Index Fund Corp.; and as Trustee of Ayala Foundation, Inc.
Mr. Orbeta served as the President and CEO of AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc. (formerly Ayala Automotive Holdings Corporation) and Automobile Central Enterprise, Inc. (Philippine importer of Volkswagen), as Chairman and CEO of Honda Cars Makati, Inc., Isuzu Automotive Dealership, Inc. and Iconic Dealership, Inc.; and as Board Director of Honda Cars Cebu, Inc. and Isuzu Cebu, Inc. Prior to joining Ayala Corporation, he was the Vice President and Global Practice Director of the Human Capital Consulting Group at Watson Wyatt Worldwide (now Willis Towers Watson). He graduated with a degree in A.B. Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1982.
   Ricardo V. Camua, has been a Director of the Company since 1996. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Manila Cordage Company from 2000 to 2009 and Manco Synthetics, Inc. from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Camua was the Vice-President and member of the Boards of Directors of Manco Insurance Agents Inc. and Tupperware Realty Corporation. In 2005, he was elected Director of Filmag Holdings, Inc. He has been the President of Ricardo V. Camua & Co., Inc. (RVCCI) since 2008. Mr. Ricardo Camua has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Mapua Institute of Technology.
Guillermo D. Luchangco, has been an Independent Director of the Company since April 2013. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The ICCP Group, which includes Science Park of the Philippines, Inc., Pueblo de Oro Development Corp., Cebu Light Industrial Park, Inc., Regatta Properties, Inc., RFM-Science Park of the Philippines, Inc., and Manila Exposition Complex, Inc.; 63 Chairman of Investment & Capital Corporation of the Philippines and Chairman & President of Beacon Property Ventures, Inc. Mr. Luchangco also sits on the board of public companies such as PHINMA Corporation, Roxas & Company, Inc. and Ionics Inc. Mr. Luchangco received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude) from the De La Salle University and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.
  Corazon dela Paz Bernardo, was elected as an Independent Director of PHINMA Energy on April 12, 2016. She is the Honorary President of the International Social Security Association (ISSA), an affiliate of the International Labor Organization, based in Geneva, Switzerland. She was the first woman and first non-European to be elected as ISSA’s President from 2004 to 2010. She is the first woman President of the Social Security System from 2001 to 2008 and the first woman elected partner of Price Waterhouse International in 1973. She was Chairman and Senior Partner of Joaquin Cunanan & Co. (Price Waterhouse Philippines) from 1981 to 2001, and was in the World Board of Price Waterhouse World Firm from 1992 to1995. She has served as Trustee or Commissioner of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth), Home Development Mutual Fund (PAG-IBIG), National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women, University of the East, UE Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Medical Doctors Inc. (Makati Medical Center), Miriam College, the Makati Business Club, MFI Foundation (where she also serves as treasurer), the Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), the BDO Foundation, and the Laura Vicuna Foundation for Streetchildren. She sits on the boards of Republic Glass Holdings Corporation, and Roxas & Co., Inc. She serves as adviser the board and audit committees of BDO Unibank, Inc. and the audit committee of PLDT. Mrs. dela Paz-Bernardo was a Director of San Miguel Corporation, PLDT, Philex Mining, and Ionics Inc. and Chairperson of Equitable PCI Bank while serving as SSS President. Mrs. dela Paz-Bernardo graduated from the University of the East with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1960 (Magna Cum Laude) and was the topnotcher of the CPA board examination. She obtained her MBA in 1965 from Cornell University in New York as a Fulbright grantee. She is a TOWNS and TOFIL awardee.
   Edward S. Go has over 40 years of management experience in banking and finance. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. and of ASA Philippines Foundation. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree (Magna cum Laude) and underwent postgraduate studies at the Ateneo de Manila University. He is an Independent Director of PHINMA Petroleum and Geothermal, Inc., Metro-Pacific Investments Corporation, PLDT Communications and Energy Ventures, Inc.(PCEV) and Filipino Fund, Inc.