Board of Directors
Andrew L. Tan
Chairman of the Board and President
Mr. Tan is the founder of the Company and has served as its Chairman and President since its incorporation in 1989. He pioneered the live-work-play-learn model in real estate development through the Company’s 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. Mr. Tan serves as Chairman of the Board of Empire East Land Holdings, Inc., a publicly-listed subsidiary of the Company, and Suntrust Properties, Inc., a subsidiary engaged in the development and marketing of affordable housing projects. He also serves in the boards of other Megaworld subsidiaries including Eastwood Cyber One Corporation, Megaworld Land, Inc., Megaworld Central Properties Inc., Townsquare Development, Inc. and Richmonde Hotel Group International Limited. 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. Mr. Tan is Chairman of Megaworld Foundation, the Company’s corporate social responsibility arm, which primarily focuses on the promotion of education through scholarship programs for financially handicapped but deserving students, and supports causes that promote poverty alleviation, people empowerment, social justice, good governance and environmental conservation. He is a director of Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc., a publicly listed company, which owns Resorts World Manila, and the food and beverage companies, Emperador Distillers, Inc. Alliance Global Brands, Inc. and Golden Arches Development Corporation. Mr. Tan is a Director and President and CEO of Twin Lakes Corporation.
Katherine L. Tan
Ms. Tan, has served as Director of the Company since 1989. She is concurrently a Director and Treasurer of publicly-listed Alliance Global Group, Inc. and Emperador Inc. She has extensive experience in the food and beverage industry and is currently Director and Corporate Secretary of The Bar Beverage, Inc. She is Director and President of Raffles & Company, Inc. and Choice Gourmet Banquet, Inc. She is also a Director and Treasurer of Alliance Global Brands, Inc. and Emperador Distillers, Inc.
Kingson U. Sian
Director and Executive Director
Mr. Sian has served as Director of the Company since April 13, 2007. He joined the Megaworld Group in September 1995 as Senior Vice President and is currently Executive Director of the Company. He is concurrently Director and President of publicly-listed Alliance Global Group, Inc. and Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. and a Director of Emperador Inc. He is the Chairman and President of Prestige Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and Luxury Global Hotels and Leisure, Inc. He is the Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Megaworld Land, Inc. He is also the President of Eastwood Cyber One Corporation and Manila Bayshore Property Holdings, Inc. Mr. Sian was formerly a Vice President of FPB Asia Ltd/First Pacific Bank in Hong Kong from 1990 to 1995. Prior to that, he was connected with Citicorp Real Estate, Inc. in the United States from 1988 to 1990. Mr. Sian graduated from the University of the Philippines with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Economics. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Business Administration for Finance and Business Policy from the University of Chicago.
Enrique Santos L. Sy
Mr. Sy has served as Director of the Company since July 2009. He was Vice President for the Corporate Communications & Advertising Division of the Company until his retirement in March 2011. He is concurrently a Director of publicly-listed Empire East Land Holdings, Inc. He is a Director of Eastin Holdings, Inc. and First Oceanic Property Management Inc. He is also a Director and the Corporate Secretary of Asia Finest Cuisine, Inc. and Corporate Secretary of Empire East Communities, Inc. Mr. Sy previously worked as Advertising Manager of Consolidated Distillers of the Far East, Inc., Creative Director of AdCentrum Advertising, Inc., Copy Chief of Admakers, Inc. and Peace Advertising Corporation, and Creative Associate of Adformatix, Inc. Mr. Sy graduated with honors from the Ateneo de Manila University with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts.
Jesus B. Varela
Mr. Varela is the Chairman of the Committee on Intellectual Property, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, GS1 Philippines (Barcode of the Philippine), and New Lights Technologies, Inc. He is the President and CEO of the Advancement of Workers’ Awareness Regarding Employment (AWARE) Foundation, Inc., and President of Philippine Greek Business Council and Philippine Peru Business Council. He is also the Director General of the International Chamber of Commerce Philippines (ICC-Philippine), Receiver of J-Phil Marine Shipping Inc., and Member of the Committee for Accreditation of Cargo Surveying Companies.He has more than twenty years of experience in the fields of marketing, human resources, international labor affairs, agriculture, and commerce, among others. He has done executive work with the Department of Agriculture, National Food Authority Council, Philippine Genetics, Inc., National Irrigation Administration, Philippine Planters Products, National Agri-Business Corporation, Agriculture Anti-Smuggling Task Force, and Nautical Highway Board. He served as Labor Attaché to Kobe, Japan, to the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Island, and to Athens.
Mr. Varela obtained his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Ateneo De Manila University. He attended training courses in Labor Administration and Policy Formulation under the International Labor Organization/ARPLA program, the Corporate Planning Course at the Center for Research Communication, Foreign Exchange Training by Metro Bank and Forex Club of the Philippines, Systems Analysis by the Presidential Management Staff, Asian Productivity Seminar and other in-house seminars conducted by the Department of Labor and the Development Academy of the Philippines.
Gerardo C. Garcia
Mr. Garcia has served in the Company’s Board of Directors since 1994. He concurrently serves as independent director in the boards of publicly-listed Empire East Land Holdings, Inc. and Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. He also serves as an independent director of Megaworld Land, Inc. and Suntrust Properties, Inc. From October 1994 to December 1997, Mr. Garcia served as President of Empire East Land Holdings, Inc. Prior to joining Empire East Land Holdings, Inc. Mr. Garcia served as Executive Vice President of UBP Capital Corporation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines.
Roberto S. Guevara
Mr. Guevara has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since June 20, 2001. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Seed Capital Ventures, Inc. He serves on the board of other companies, such as Honeycomb Builders, G & S Transport Corporation, a licensee of Avis Car Rentals, Guevent Industrial Development Corporation and Radiowealth Finance Corporation, and as independent director of First Centro, Inc. He is also the President of Seed Capital Corporation and RFC (HK) Limited. Mr. Guevara graduated from San Beda College in 1974, and received graduate degree from the Asian Institute of Management and a post graduate course at the Institute for Management Development (IMD), in Lausanne, Switzerland.