Audit Committee
Corporate Governance Committee

Audit Committee Members

Mia Gentugaya – Chairman
Bryan Cockrell
Antonio Rufino

Corporate Governance Committee

Mia Gentugaya
Rene Soriano
Antonio Rufino

Board of Directors

Tan Kian Seng



Mr Tan served as Chairman and President of the Board of Grand Plaza Hotel Corporation since his appointment on 15 February 2017. Mr Tan is the Interim Group Chief Executive Officer of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (“M&C”), having been appointed on 1 March 2017. He is a non-executive director of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand Limited and CDL Investments New Zealand Limited, both of which are listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange, having been appointed on 28 February 2017. He was appointed as a non-executive director of First Sponsor Group Limited, a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange on 6 February 2017.

Prior to joining M&C Group as Chief of Staff and interim President of Asia in October 2016, he served as advisor to the CEO and Chairman of Venture Corporation Limited (“Venture”), a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. Mr Tan joined Venture in 2001 and held increasingly senior roles in various jurisdictions, including Vice President of Operations in Malaysia until February 2006, Chief Financial Officer until February 2012 and Group President from 2011 until February 2016.

He is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.




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 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 Soriano




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.




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.

KH Wong



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.




Mr. Eddie Yeo was appointed as a Director and General Manager of The Heritage Hotel Manila on 13 January 2005. Prior to his current position, he was the General Manager of Copthorne Kings Hotel Singapore from January 1999 to 2004. He has more than 47 years experience in managing and developing hotel projects in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, USA and Vietnam. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Australia, is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Motel Association, Michigan, USA and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute, UK. He is the Vice President of the Singapore Philippines Association and the Malaysian Associations of the Philippines, a Director of the Hotel & Restaurant Association of the Philippines since 2007. He is the Vice President of The Skal Club International of Manila. He is a Captain in the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary, Squadron 116, and is the Deputy Chief for MAREP, in the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary, National Auxiliary main office.

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