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.