Board of Directors
Tarcisio M. MedallaChairman of the Board
Tarcisio M. Medalla has been a Director and President of the Corporation since December 30, 2003. He is concurrently a Director of UT Global Services Limited, a privately held investment company with an RHQ in Manila and affiliated with All Asia Customer Services Holdings Ltd., an investment holding company that owns the controlling equity interest in PGS and has been connected with the Group since 1983. Mr. Medalla is also a director of Pacific Online Systems Corporation, a company listed with the Philippine Stock Exchange. He graduated with a BSC degree, major in Accounting, from De La Salle University and attended the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at the Harvard Business School. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Roger Leo A. CariñoDirector/Treasurer
Roger Leo A. Cariño has been a Director of the Corporation since December 30, 2003. He is currently the Corporation's Treasurer, which he also held from 2004 to 2006 and 2009. He is concurrently a Director of UT Global Services Limited, a privately held investment company with an RHQ in Manila and affiliated with All Asia Customer Services Holdings Ltd. He has been connected with the Group since 1990. He graduated with a BSC degree, major in Accounting, from Ateneo de Naga College and attended the MBA Program at Murdoch University and the Strategic Business Economics program at the University of Asia and the Pacific. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Lim Ghee KeongDirector
Lim Ghee Keong was appointed Director of the Corporation on June 3, 2005. He is currently the Group Treasurer of Malaysian-based Usaha Tegas Sdn. Bhd. ("Usaha Tegas"), which has significant interests in the telecommunications, media, power, energy, marine logistics, gaming and real estate and other sectors including several companies listed on the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad viz.
Tanjong Public Limited Company (also listed on the London Stock Exchange plc), Astro All Asia Networks plc and Maxis Berhad. Prior to joining Usaha Tegas, he was connected with General Electric Capital Corporation in the USA and the former Ban Hin Lee Bank in Malaysia. He has more than 20 years' experience in treasury and credit management. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Distinction), majoring in Finance from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Roberto A. AtendidoDirector
Roberto A. Atendido has been a Director of the Corporation since October 1, 2004. He is currently the President/Director of Asian Alliance Investment Corp., Asian Alliance Holdings and Development Corp., and Charter Land Development Corporation. He is currently an Independent Director of Philippine Business Bank, Banclife Insurance Co., Inc., ValueGen Financial Insurance Co., Inc., EIB Savings Bank and Export and Industry Bank. He is also currently a Director of Global Ideology Corp., GEM Communications Holdings Corp., Paper Industries Corporation of the Philippines, Marc Ventures Holdings, Inc., Securities Clearing Corporation of the Philippines, Energy Management and Conservation Corp., Zest Air Corp., Beneficial Life Insurance Corp. and Investment House Association of the Philippines. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management.
George Y. SycipIndependent Director
George Y. Sycip has been a Director of the Corporation since October 1, 2004. He advises a variety of companies on their cross-border endeavors between the US/Europe and Asia and serves on the corporate Boards of Alliance Tuna International, Inc., Arasor International Ltd., Bank of the Orient in San Francisco, Beneficial Life Insurance Company, MacroAsia Corporation, First Dominion Prime Holdings, Inc., Universal Rightfield Property Ventures, Inc. and Medtecs International Corporation. He is also a Trustee or Director of the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction, Give2Asia, and the California Southeast Asia Business Council, and serves on the Advisory Board of Stanford University's Institute for International Studies. He was formerly an advisor to the Board of Directors of Bank Central Asia and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Savings Bank. Mr. Sycip holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelors degree in International Relations/Economics from Stanford University.
Jose Antonio LichaucoIndependent Director
Jose Antonio A. Lichauco is currently a Director of Asian Alliance Investment Corp., specializing in Investment Banking and Corporate Finance. He is also concurrently a Director of ISPL (Philippines), Inc. where he was previously Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. He also held positions at Insular Investment and Trust Corporation and at SGV & Co. He obtained his Masters Degree in Business Administration from Columbia University in New York, USA in 1989.
Sivam Kandavanam is currently Chief Financial Officer of the Private Assets and Trusts of Malaysian based Usaha Tegas Sdn. Bhd. ("Usaha Tegas"), which has significant interests in the telecommunications, media, power, energy, marine logistics, gaming and real estate and other sectors including several companies listed on the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad viz. Tanjong Public Limited Company (also listed on the London Stock Exchange plc), Astro All Asia Networks plc and Maxis Berhad. He is concurrently Director of Astro Holdings Sdn. Bhd., MAI Sdn. Bhd., and Measat Global Networks Sdn. Bhd. as well as Treasurer of the Malaysian Community and Education Foundation. Prior to joining Usaha Tegas, Mr. Kandavanam was affiliated with Maika Holdings Berhad and KTM Distribution Sdn. Bhd.
Mark David P. MartinezCorporate Secretary/CIO
Mark David P. Martinez is concurrently the Company's Corporate Secretary and Corporate Information Officer. Prior to joining the Company in October 2009, he worked as an associate attorney at Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW) for three (3) years. Mark is a member of the Philippine Bar and a Certified Public Accountant. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the San Beda College of Law, Mendiola, Manila in 2006.