Profile of Directors and Officers

Kevin Andrew L. Tan
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Tan was appointed as Chairman of the Company in May 2022. Concurrently, he holds the rank of Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Megaworld Corporation and is the Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of public-listed company, Alliance Global Group, Inc. He is a Director of publicly-listed companies, Empire East Land Holdings, Inc., Emperador Inc. and Global-Estate Resorts, Inc., and of Eastwood Cyber One Corporation, Uptown Cinemas, Inc., Megaworld Central Properties Inc., Twin Lakes Corporation, Megaworld Land, Inc., Townsquare Development, Inc., Emperador Distillers, Inc., Alliance Global Brands, Inc., Anglo Watsons Glass, Inc., Yorkshire Holdings, Inc., The Bar Beverage, Inc., Emperador Brandy, Inc., and New Town Land Partners, Inc. He is also a trustee and the Executive Director of Megaworld Foundation, Inc. and the Chairman of Infracorp Development, Inc. and Agile Digital Ventures, Inc. Mr. Tan obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration major in Management from the University of Asia and the Pacific.

Dr. Andrew L. Tan

Dr. Andrew L. Tan was appointed Director of the Company in 2008. He pioneered the live-work-play-learn model in the real estate industry through development of integrated township communities, fueling the growth of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry. He embarked on the development of integrated tourism estates through publicly-listed Alliance Global Group, Inc. and Global-Estate Resorts,Inc., which he both chairs, while continuing to focus on consumer-friendly food and beverage, and quick service restaurants. Dr. Tan serves as the Chairman, CEO, and President of Megaworld Corporation. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of publicly-listed Empire East Land Holdings and Suntrust Properties, Inc., both subsidiaries of Megaworld engaged in the development of affordable to mid-income housing projects. He is also the Chairman of Emperador Inc., a public-listed company which owns Emperador Distillers, Inc., the leading brandy manufacturer and distributor in the Philippines. Dr. Tan also serves as the Vice Chairman and Treasurer of Golden Arches Development Corporation and Golden Arches Realty Corporation. Dr. Tan graduated magna cum laude from the University of the East with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. In 2011, Dr. Tan was conferred by the University of the East the Degree of Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa.

Nilo Thaddeus P. Rodriguez
Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Nilo Thaddeus P. Rodriguez was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 1 June 2024. Previously, he held the position of Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). As CSO, he led the finance, corporate planning, procurement, engineering/facilities management, hotel finance operations and construction-project management  teams. He has held various finance leadership roles over his more than thirty (30)-year career. This includes around a decade in Japan with Northwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Hilton.  Prior to joining the Company, he was Chief Financial Officer and Compliance Officer at Philippine Airlines. He was part of the core leadership team that created and executed the network, fleet, financial and business restructuring plan that culminated in PAL’s successful emergence from US Chapter 11 proceedings in New York on 31 December 2021.  He also worked at Benguet Corporation, Accenture and SGV & Co. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Accountancy from the University of the Philippines Diliman, and obtained his Master’s Degree in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management.

Ma. Georgina A. Alvarez
Executive Director

Atty. Ma. Georgina Alvarez was appointed as Executive Director of the Company on 1 June 2024. In November 2011 to August 2018, she served as the Company’s Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer, overseeing the following corporate functional areas: Legal Compliance, Tax Compliance and Special Projects, Corporate Compliance and Contracts, Litigation and Labor, Labor Relations, Payroll, Compensation and Benefits, Information System, Talent Acquisition, Employee Engagement, Industrial Relations and Organizational Development. Prior to joining the Company, Atty. Alvarez was the Senior Vice President for Legal & Corporate Services of Global-Estates Resort, Inc. She was Senior Vice President for Legal & Corporate Services for CJH Development Corporation from 1998 to 2008. Atty. Alvarez started her career with Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices as a litigation lawyer from 1995-1998. Atty. Alvarez graduated second in rank from the San Beda College of Law and earned with distinction her Masters in Management Major in Industrial Relations at the University of the Philippines. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with a Commerce Major in Economics and Marketing from Saint Louis University. 

Jose Alvaro D. Rubio

Mr. Jose Alvaro D. Rubio was appointed as Director of the Company in 2009. Mr. Rubio was Senior Vice President at Philippine National Bank (“PNB”) and has over 35 years of banking industry experience, including various positions in international banking, remittance, budgeting, corporate planning, controllership, systems design/improvement, branch banking, audit and lending operations including the head of the corporate banking group at PNB, overseeing the financing activities for major corporate accounts in areas including real estate, construction, telecommunications, power and energy, manufacturing, hotels, tourism and services. He was a former member and Director of the Bank Administration Institute of the Philippines, an association of local and foreign banks.  Mr. Rubio has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting from the University of the East in Manila (cum laude). He is also a Certified Public Accountant and currently a Director for WCRWI.

Jesus B. Varela
Independent Director

Mr. Jesus B. Varela graduated with an Economics Degree in 1979 from the Ateneo de Manila University.  He also completed several training courses in Labor Administration and Policy Formulation under the International Labor Organization, Foreign Exchange Training by the Metrobank and Forex Club of the Philippines, and Corporate Planning Course at the Center for Research Communication of the Philippines. Mr. Varela holds key positions in various corporations and well-respected organizations such as Universidad de Manila (Regent), Academy of Multi-Skills, UK (Doctorate Fellow), the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Director), International Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (Director General), Philippine Greek Business Council (President), Philippine Peru Business Council (President), GS1 Philippines (Barcode of the Philippines) (Chairman), Megaworld Corporation (Independent Director), and Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. (Independent Director), Suntrust Home Developers, Inc. (Independent Director) and Megaworld Real Estate Investment Trust (Independent Director),among others. He is also presently a member of the Board of Governor of the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines, President of the Foundation for Crime Prevention, and a former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Advancement of Workers’ Awareness Regarding Employment (AWARE) Foundation, Inc. Mr. Varela has also been previously appointed to several government positions such as Labor Attaché to Kobe, Japan, Labor Attaché to the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Island with jurisdiction over Guam, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Labor Attaché to Athens with jurisdiction over Cyprus, Chief of Staff to a former Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment, Labor Sector Head of the Presidential Management Staff, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Irrigation Administration, Acting Undersecretary of the Department of Agriculture, Special Assistant to the Presidential Adviser on Human Resources and International Labor Affairs, Chairman of the Management Committee of the Strategic Investment and Development Corporation, Chairman of the Agriculture Anti-Smuggling Task Force, Convenor and Member of the Nautical Highway Board, and Consultant of the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines, among others.

Enrique M. Soriano III
Independent Director

Prof. Enrique Soriano was  a former World Bank/IFC Governance Consultant, Columnist, Book Author, former Chair of the Marketing Cluster, Program Director for Real Estate and Professor of Global Marketing at the ATENEO Graduate School of Business. After more than three decades of combining academic work and occupying senior executive positions, Prof Soriano is currently the Executive Director of the Wong + Bernstein Group, an Asia Pacific based Strategic Advisory firm that specializes on Family Governance and Next Generation Leadership.  He is also a Senior Advisor of the  Family In Business Strategic Group, Senior Fellow on Governance at the IPMI International Business School in Jakarta, Indonesia and an active member of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID). 

 Now “living his third professional life”, his advocacy related to Leadership, Innovation, Strategic Management and Corporate Governance has made him a sought-after Senior Advisor to family owned businesses in Asia and resource speaker in International Conferences in the US, Canada, UK, ASEAN and Africa. Due to his strategic advocacies, he has been recognized and invited to lecture and deliver talks at dozens of Universities in Asia and North America, notably Harvard University and the University of San Francisco. 

 Prof Soriano holds a B.A. in History from the University of the Philippines, an MBA from De La Salle University, Doctorate Units at the UP National College of Public Administration and has an Executive Diploma in Directorships at the Singapore Management University. He also pursued Post Graduate Education specializing in Behavioral Finance at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and at the National University of Singapore Business School focusing on Asian Family Businesses.  Presently, he sits as Lead Independent Director Emperador Inc., MREIT Fund Managers and provides board level advisory to Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW). 

Lance Gautreaux
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Lance Gautreaux was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Company on 1 June 2024. Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer, he held the position of Chief Casino Officer. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Temple University’s Fox School of Business in the United States. He oversees all areas within gaming operations and property management; including table games, slots, membership, casino marketing, junket operations, IT, as well as gaming strategy. In 1997, he started his career in gaming as a Slot Attendant while attending college and worked his way up to overseeing all facets of gaming operations and casino marketing through the years. He has a breadth of experience working worldwide across 7 different gaming jurisdictions; these include Louisiana, Nevada, Mississippi, and Pennsylvania in the USA, as well as Singapore, Macau, and the Philippines in Asia. He has opened multiple properties during his career and has run gaming operations for some of the largest Integrated Resorts in the world, including Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, The Venetian Macao and Sands Cotai Central Macao, as well as The Venetian Las Vegas.

Walter L. Mactal
Chief Legal and Admin Officer, Compliance Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary

Atty. Walter L. Mactal is the Chief Legal and Admin Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary of the Company.  He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the Ateneo De Manila University. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from the Ateneo De Manila University – School of Law, graduating with Second Honors. He oversees the following corporate functional areas: Tax and Legal Compliance, Special Projects, Corporate Compliance and Contracts, Litigation and Labor, Administration, Transportation and Human Resources. He started his law practice in a seasoned Makati-based law firm until he joined Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. in March 2012 where he has established an accomplished career as corporate in-house counsel with specific emphasis on preventive and actual litigation, labor relations, contract drafting and negotiation, and representation before courts, tribunals, and various governmental instrumentalities. He also has broad experience in corporate compliance functions with focus in ensuring that the Company observes its Articles of Incorporation and By Laws and complies with all reportorial requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory agencies. He currently sits on the board of several corporations and acts as Corporate Secretary in a number of them.

Carlito B. Banaag
Director for Internal Audit and Systems & Method

Mr. Carlito Banaag was appointed in July 2010 as Director for Audit and Risk Management Department, now referred to as Internal Audit and Systems & Methods Department. Mr. Banaag was previously the Operational Risk Management Officer at China Banking Corporation, where he participated in risk awareness campaigns and bank personnel training. He served as Internal Audit Head for Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation and as Risk Management/Compliance Officer for several private banks. He is a Certified Public Accountant with a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Maria Ryna P. Inocencio
Director for Risk Management

Ms. Ryna Inocencio was appointed as Director for Risk Management in July 2018. She is responsible for overseeing the company’s Enterprise Risk Management operations including Business Continuity Management and Sustainability Practices. Her team provides independent oversight and guidance for managing risk including the development and implementation of risk management measures across the company. Her team leads efforts to build and sustain a culture in which all employees understand the importance of managing risk to deliver responsible growth and serve the company’s customers, clients and communities. Prior to joining the Company, she spent over twenty years with Philippine National Bank and China Bank working as a Credit Policy/Risk Officer where she specialized in policy formulation and institution of internal controls for both institutions. She graduated from University of Santo Tomas with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce, major in Business Administration.

Ronald Mark C. Lleno
Corporate Secretary

Atty. Ronald Mark C. Lleno was appointed as the Company’s Corporate Secretary in January 2021. Atty. Lleno specializes in litigation (civil, criminal, and administrative), employment law, and taxation law. He handles cases before all levels of the Philippine judiciary, including the Regional Trial Courts, the Court of Tax Appeals, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court. He also appears before administrative and quasi-judicial agencies, including the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Central Board of Assessment Appeals, and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines. In his employment law practice, Atty. Lleno represents employers in a wide variety of industries across the country. He focuses on employment litigation defense, illegal dismissal actions, unfair labor practice actions, and other employment related lawsuits. He also provides advice on a wide range of employment and labor laws, and compliance with these laws. He also advises clients on internal investigations into executive misconduct. Atty. Lleno also handles general corporate work. He is the corporate secretary for several corporations and he advises clients on general regulatory requirements.