Audit Committee
Corporate Governance Committee

Audit Committee Members

Mia Gentugaya – Chairperson
Bryan Cockrell
Antonio Rufino

Corporate Governance Committee

Rene Soriano – Chairperson (Independent Director)
Mia Gentugaya (Independent Director)
Antonio Rufino
Kwek Eik Sheng
Bryan Cockrell

Board of Directors

KWEK EIK SHENG

CHAIRMAN & PRESIDENT

Mr. Kwek is currently the Group Chief Strategy Officer of City Developments Limited (“CDL”) and has been in that role since 2018. Mr. Kwek joined CDL in 2009, covering Business Development for overseas projects before being appointed as Head of Corporate Development. He assumed his role as Chief Strategy Officer in 2014 and was additionally appointed Head, Asset Management in April 2016. Prior to joining CDL, he was with the Hong Leong Group of companies in Singapore specialising in corporate finance roles since 2006.
He currently also holds the position of Executive Director in Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Limited, previously listed on the London Stock Exchange under the name “Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc”.  He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine and a Master of Philosophy in Finance from Judge Business School, Cambridge University.

BRYAN K. COCKRELL

VICE CHAIRMAN DIRECTOR

Mr. Bryan Cockrell, an American national, has been a Director of the Company since May 1997. Mr. Cockrell is the Chairman of the Pathfinder Group in the Philippines which has interests in tourism-related ventures, properties and other joint ventures undertakings and of the Group’s investments in Vietnam. Before his stint in the Philippines, he held numerous positions in Singapore, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

MIA G. GENTUGAYA

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Mia Gentugaya is of counsel in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan and was the head of its Banking, Finance & Securities Group. She is a member of the faculty of the Lyceum of the Philippines University – College of Law and Enderun Colleges. She is also a Bangko Sentral-accredited lecturer on corporate governance for banks/quasi banks. She has been a Director of the Company since August 1992 and has served as independent director since 2005. She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1978 after completing her legal education at the University of the Philippines (LL.B.). Atty. Gentugaya practices corporate and commercial law and has been named by Chambers & Partners, International Financial Law Review 1000, and The Legal 500 as one of the world’s leading lawyers in banking and finance, and commercial law. She is a member of the Philippine Bar Association, and a charter member of the Maritime Law Association of the Philippines (Trustee, 1988 – 1989). She also serves in the Board of Directors of various companies.

RENE Y. SORIANO

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Mr. Soriano has been an independent director of the Company since 15 May 2017. Mr. Soriano is a Past President and currently Honorary President of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP). He is also a Past President of the ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE) and the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP). He was a member of the Board of Trustees, representing the employers, of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). At present, he sits as Employer’s Representative in the National Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (NTIPC), the Tripartite Labor Code Review Committee (TLRC) and the Tripartite Security Industry Group (TSIG). Mr. Soriano was a Senior Partner, a member of the Executive Committee and Head of the Human Resources Practice Group of Sycip Salazar Hernandez and Gatmaitan, as of his retirement in 2010. He graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Law in 1971 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1972. He is a Director of Roche Philippines, Inc. and other private companies.

ANTONIO RUFINO

DIRECTOR

Mr. Rufino has been a Director of the Company since 15 May 2015, and is the Consul General of Portugal. He is currently the Director and President of Rufson Enterprises, Inc., Mercedes Realty & Dev. Corporation, and R.A. Rufino Holdings, Inc. He is also a director of other private corporations. He completed his college and graduate studies in the University of San Francisco, California. Mr. Rufino is a shareholder of the Corporation.

WONG KOK HO

DIRECTOR

Mr. Wong has forty (40) years of experience in the management of companies. In particular, Mr. Wong served as an independent director of Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance (HK) Co Ltd., and as director of Professional Liability Underwriting Services Ltd. in Hong Kong. He also served as Managing Director of Asia Insurance Co Ltd Hong Kong from 1996 to 2004. Currently, Mr. Wong is the Executive Director of both Asia Financial Holdings Ltd. Hong Kong, and Asia Insurance Co Ltd Hong Kong.

YAM KIT SUNG

DIRECTOR, GENERAL MANAGER, CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER, COMPLIANCE OFFICER & CHIEF AUDIT EXECUTIVE

Mr. Yam Kit Sung has been appointed Director of the Corporation on 1 January 2020. He obtained his Bachelor of Accountancy (Honors) degree from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Upon graduation, he joined the international accounting firm, Price Waterhouse based in Singapore as an auditor and later joined CDL Hotels International Limited (now known Millennium & Copthorne Hotels International Limited) as an Internal Auditor. In 1996, he joined The Heritage Hotel Manila as an Operations Analyst and was appointed General Manager of the Company in April 2000. In June 2006, Mr. Yam was appointed General Manager – Asset Management (China) for HL Global Enterprises Limited, a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange and he stepped down from this position on 15 January 2020.

He was appointed Global Vice President Operational Finance for Millennium Hotels and Resorts, which is the parent company of the Corporation, in September 2019. He also sits on the Board of several companies in Millennium Hotels and Resorts.