Board Of Directors
Eric O. Recto
Chairman of the Board and Director
Mr. Recto, Filipino, 57 years old, was elected Director and Vice Chairman of the Board on July 26, 2011, appointed Co Chairman of the Board on January 18, 2012 and Chairman of the Board on May 23, 2012. He is presently Chairman and President of Bedfordbury Development Corporation; Chairman and President of Optimum Dev’t . Holdings Phils ., Inc.; Vice Chairman of Alphaland Corporation; President of Atok Big Wedge Co., Inc.; Independent Director of Aboitiz Power Corporation and Philippine H2O; Director of DITO CME Holdings Corp. (formerly ISM Communications Corporation); and a Member of the Board of Supervisors of Acentic GmbH. Mr. Recto served as Undersecretary of Finance of the Republic of the Philippines from 2002 to 2005, in charge of handling both the International Finance Group and the Privatization Office. Before his stint with the government, he was Chief Finance Officer of Alaska Milk Corporation and Belle Corporation. Mr. Recto has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Philippines as well as an MBA from the Johnson School, Cornell University.
Leonardo B. Dayao
VICE Chairman and Director
Mr. Dayao, Filipino, 76 years old, was elected Director on September 29, 2014 and Vice Chairman on October 24, 2014. Mr. Dayao currently holds the following positions in publicly listed companies: President of Cosco Capital, Inc. and Director of Puregold Price Club, Inc. He also holds various positions in the following privately owned companies: Chairman of Catuiran Hydropower Corporation, Fertuna Holdings Corp., Kareila Management Corporation, League One Finance and Leasing Corporation, Pamana Water Corporation, PSMT Philippines, Inc., S&R Pizza (Harbor Point), Inc., S&R Pizza, Inc.; Vice Chairman of Ayagold Retailers, Inc.; President of Alcorn Petroleum Minerals Corporation, NE Pacific Shopping Centers Corporation, Puregold Duty Free (Subic), Inc., Puregold Finance, Inc., San Jose City I Power Corp., Union Energy Corporation; Vice President of Alerce Holdings Corp., Bellagio Holdings, Inc., KMC Realty Corporation, Puregold Properties, Inc., Union Equities, Inc., VFC Land Resources, Inc.; and Director of Canaria Holdings Corporation, Entenso Equities Incorporated, Karayan Hydropower Corporation and Puregold Realty Leasing & Management, Inc. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce from Far Eastern University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has completed Basic Management Program at Asian Institute of Management and earned units in MBA from the University of the Philippines Cebu.
Lucio L. Co
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN and Director
Mr. Co, Filipino, 66 years old was elected Director on September 29, 2014. Mr . Co currently holds the following positions in other publicly listed companies: Director and Chairman of Puregold Price Club, Inc., Chairman of Cosco Capital, Inc. and Chairman and President of Da Vinci Capital Holdings, Inc. He is also the Chairman of the following privately owned companies: Alcorn Petroleum & Minerals Corporation, Bellagio Holdings, Inc., Canaria Holdings Corporation, Ellimac Prime Holdings, Inc., Entenso Equities Incorporated, Invescap Incorporated, NE Pacific Shopping Centers Corporation, P.G. Holdings, Inc., Puregold Duty Free (Subic), Inc., Puregold Duty Free, Inc., Puregold Finance, Inc., Puregold Properties, Inc., Puregold Realty Leasing & Management, Inc., San Jose City I Power Corp., Union Energy Corporation, and Union Equities, Inc . He is also a Director of the following privately owned companies: Catuiran Hydropower Corporation, Cleangreen Energy Corporation, Grass Gold Renewable Energy (G2REC) Corporation, Karayan Hydropower Corporation, Kareila Management Corp., LCCK & Sons Realty Corporation, League One Finance and Leasing Corporation, Meritus Prime Distributions, Inc., Montosco , Inc., Nation Realty, Inc., Pamana Water Corporation, PPCI Subic Inc., Patagonia Holdings Corp., Premier Wine & Spirits, Inc., S&R Pizza (Harbor Point), Inc., and S&R Pizza, Inc., Tower 6789 Corporation and VS Gripal Power Corporation. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Adamson University and Luis Co Chi Kiat Foundation, Inc. Mr. Co has been an entrepreneur for the past 40 years.
Patricia May T. Siy
PRESIDENT & CEO and Director
Ms. Siy, Filipino, 60 years old, was elected Director, President and Chief Executive Officer on June 1, 2015. Immediately before joining PBCOM, she served as Chief Corporate Planning Officer of Travellers International Hotel Group from 2012 and as Chief Finance Officer of Rustan’s Supercenter Inc. from 2011 to 2012. Her banking experience spans 33 years. She was with Security Bank Corporation where she held various positions from 2000 to 2011 in Middle Market Lending and Corporate Lending leading to the Executive Vice President post for the Commercial and Retail Banking Segment. She held senior positions in Standard Chartered Bank from 1994 to 2000 in the fields of Regional and Philippine Consumer Credit, Group Special Asset Management, and Corporate Banking in Cebu and Head Office. Her first Bank was Private Development Corporation of the Philippines where she stayed from 1983 to 1994 as Project Analyst, Cebu Lending Head, Visayas Lending Head, and then Branch Lending Head. Ms. Siy graduated from De La Salle University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management Engineering minor in Chemical Engineering.
Jaime J. Bautista
Mr. Bautista, 63 years old, was elected Director on July 14, 2020. He is currently a Director of Air Speed International Inc., Alphaland Corp., Gothong Southern Shipping, Inc., and Cosco Capital, Inc. At present, he is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Eagle Foundation, Inc., member of the Board of Trustees of the University of the East, UE Ramon Magsaysay Medical Memorial Center and International School of Sustainable Tourism. Mr. Bautista started his career as Staff Auditor of SyCip , Gorres Velayo and Co. He joined the Lucio Tan Group (LTG) of Companies in 1980 occupying various management positions in the group which is involved in cigarette manufacturing, brewery, piggery, construction, electronics, real estate, property development, banking, distillery, chemical and alcohol manufacturing, education Import/export and other businesses. Mr. Bautista was appointed as Vice President Comptroller and was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Finance Officer of PAL in 1994, Executive Vice President in 1998 and President in 2004 until his retirement in 2012. He was appointed again as President of PAL until his second retirement on June 30, 2019. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Colegio de San Juan de Letran with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce. Mr . Bautista is a Certified Public Accountant.
Bunsit Carlos G. Chung
Mr. Chung, Filipino, 70 years old, was elected Director on June 17, 1997. He is Chairman & President of Supima Holdings, Inc., and Director of La Suerte Cigar & Cigarette Factory, Century Container Corporation, Bicutan Container Corporation, Tosen Foods Corporation, PBCOM Finance Corporation, State Investment, Inc. and State Properties, Inc. He is an Advisory member of the Board of Trustees of Xavier School Inc., and a member of the Board of Trustees of Immaculate Conception Academy ( Greenhills ) Scholarship Foundation, Seng Guan Temple, Angelo King Foundation Inc. and Kim Siu Ching Family Association, Vice Chairman & President of Tiong Se Academy. Mr. Chung has a degree in AB (Economics) & Business Administration from De La Salle University as well as an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Susan P. Co
Mrs. Co, Filipino, 63 years old, was elected Director on September 29, 2014. She currently holds the positions of Vice Chairman of Puregold Price Club, Inc. and Vice Chairman and Treasurer of Cosco Capital, Inc., both publicly listed companies. Mrs. Co is the Chairman of Tower 6789 Corporation (Formerly: Alphaland Makati Tower, Inc.) and Director of the following privately owned companies: Bellagio Holdings, Inc., Blue Ocean Holdings, Inc., Canaria Holdings Corporation, Ellimac Prime Holdings, Inc., Kareila Management Corp., KMC Realty Corp., Meritus Prime Distributions, Inc., Montosco , Inc., Nation Realty, Inc., NE Pacific Shopping Center Corporation, P.G. Holdings, Inc., Patagonia Holdings Corp., PPCI Subic Inc., Premier Wines and Spirits, Puregold Duty Free (Subic), Inc., Puregold Duty Free, Inc., Puregold Properties, Inc., Puregold Realty Leasing & Management, Inc., S&R Pizza (Harbor Point), Inc., S&R Pizza, Inc., San Jose City I Power Corp., Union Energy Corporation and Union Equities, Inc. Mrs. Co received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce from the University of Santo Tomas.
Jack Ekian T. Huang
Mr. Huang, Filipino, 66 years old, was elected Director on June 4, 2019. He currently holds the positions of Director of Puregold Price Club Inc., Director and President of First Abacus Financial Holdings Corporation, Vice President of Abacus Capital and Investment Corporation, Director and Vice President of Abacus Securities Corporation and Director and Treasurer of Richmedia Network Inc. Mr. Huang is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Sacred Heart School ( Ateneo de Cebu ). In the past, he was Assistant Vice President of the Bank of the Philippine Islands, Branch Manager of Ayala Investment & Development Corporation and Director and General Manager of Cebu Business Continuous Forms. Mr . Huang obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Economics at the Ateneo de Manila University.
Levi B. Labra
Mr. Labra, Filipino, 62 years old, served as an Independent Director from October 24, 2014 until his election as a regular member of the Board of Directors on February 22, 2017. Mr . Labra is also a Director of Cosco Capital, Inc., a publicly listed company. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Cum Laude) at the University of San Carlos, Cebu City.
Gregorio T. Yu
Mr. Yu, Filipino, 62 years old, was elected Director on July 26, 2011. At present, he is the Chairman of Auto Nation Group Inc., CATS Automobile Corporation, Nexus Technology, Inc. and Vice Chairman of Sterling Bank of Asia. He is an Independent Director of Philippine Airlines and PAL Holdings, Inc , Chemical Industries of the Philippines, Inc., DITO CME Holdings Corporation, Alphaland Corporation, APO Agua Infrastructura Inc., Philequity Management Inc., Vantage Financial Corporation (formerly E business Services, Inc.) and Vantage Equities Inc. He is also a Director of CATS Asian Cars, Inc and American Motorcycles, Inc., Unistar Credit and Finance Corporation, Glyph Studios, Inc., Prople BPO Inc., WSI Corporation, and Jupiter Systems Corporation. Mr . Yu is a Board Member of Ballet Philippines and The Manila Symphony Orchestra. In the past, he was President and CEO of Belle Corporation, Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc., Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club and the Country Club at Tagaytay Highlands, Vice Chairman of APC Group and Philippine Global Communication. He was formerly a Director of CATS Motors Inc., Philippine National Reinsurance Corporation, International Exchange Bank, Iremit Inc , Philequity Fund Inc., Vantage Equities Corporation and Filcredit Finance. He was also a Director of Yehey Corporation, iRipple , Director for Corporate Finance of Chase Manhattan Bank Asia in Hong Kong and Vice President, Area Credit for the Chase Manhattan Bank Regional Office in Hong Kong. Mr . Yu was formerly a Trustee of Xavier School Inc. and Government Services Insurance System from 2010 2016. He received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Honors Program) Summa Cum Laude from De La Salle University in 1978.
Conrado A. Gloria, Jr.
Mr. Gloria, Filipino, 61 years old, was elected Independent Director on June 4, 2019. He currently holds the positions of President & CEO of GIV Capital Holdings Corporation, Chief Operating Officer of Alterpower Specialist, Inc. and Corporate Secretary of Miguel and Maria Group of Restaurants, Inc. In the past, he served as President & COO of Investment & Capital Corporation of the Philippines, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of SB Capital Investment Corporation, President of SB Equities, Inc., Senior Vice President of Southeast Asia Cement Holdings Inc. and Senior Finance Officer of International Finance Corporation. Mr . Gloria obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Economics at the University of the Philippines and his Masters in Business Administration at the Asian Institute of Management.
Bienvenido E. Laguesma
Atty. Laguesma , 70 years old, was elected Independent Director on October 30, 2019. He is currently a Partner at Laguesma Magsalin & Consulta Law Offices and an Independent Director of Cosco Capital, Inc. and Da Vinci Capital Holdings, Inc. Atty. Laguesma also sits as Director in the Board of Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific and Vice Chairman of the Board of Anda Power Corporation. In the past, Atty. Laguesma was a Director of First Metro Investment Corporation, Chairman of Charter Ping An Insurance Corporation, Director of DARE Philippines, Inc., and Member of the Board of Regents of the Pamantasan Ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM). He also served the government in various capacities such as: 1 ) Commissioner and Ex Officio Commissioner of the Social Security System; 2) Director of Land Bank of the Philippines; 3) Director of HMDF ( Pag ibig Fund); 4) Director of Aurora Pacific Economic Zone Authority; 5) Secretary and Undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment; 6) Presidential Assistant of the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines; 7) Administrator of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board; 8) Regional Director and Assistant Regional Director of the Department of Labor and Employment; 9) Executive Labor Arbiter and Labor Arbiter of the National Labor Relations Commission; and 10) Med Arbiter of the Department of Labor and Employment. Atty . Laguesma obtained his AB Political Science degree at the Lyceum of the Philippines and his Bachelor of Laws at the Ateneo College of Law. He also attended a course in Public Service Administration at the Royal Institute of Public Administration in London, U.K. and Executive Service Development Program at the Development Academy of the Philippines.
Emmanuel Y. Mendoza
Mr. Mendoza, Filipino, 56 years old, was elected Independent Director on December 19, 2014. He is currently the Managing Partner of Mendoza Querido & Co., (a member firm of Moore Stephens International Limited) and President of MQ Agri Unlimited Inc. He obtained his Bachelor in Business Administration in Accountancy at the University of the Philippines and a Master in Management at the Asian Institute of Management. Mr. Mendoza is a Certified Public Accountant.
Gilda L. Pico
Ms. Pico, Filipino, 74 years old, was elected Independent Director on February 22, 2017. She is currently Chairman of the Board of Producers Savings Bank Corporation where she was formerly a Director/Consultant. She also sits as Chairman of the following acquired banks of Producers Savings Bank namely PBCOM Rural Bank, Peoples Bank of Caraga RB, Rural Bank of San Quintin, Bangko Carrascal , Inc. and Masuwerte Rural Bank. She is also connected with Marinor Development Corporation as Director/Treasurer, Gilart Holdings Corporation as President and PayMaya Philippines as Independent Director. In the past, Ms. Pico was President and CEO of Land Bank of the Philippines from November 2006 to July 2016. She was Land Bank’s Acting President from July 2005 to November 2006 and Trustee of Land Bank Countryside Development Fund from 2005 to 2015. She also served as Chairman/Director in various government and private institutions engaged in leasing, realty, insurance, guarantees, microfinancing, rural and development banking from 1985 to 2016 such as LBP Insurance Brokerage, Inc., LBP Leasing and Finance Corporation, Landbank Realty Corp., Masaganang Sakahan , Inc., National Livelihood Development Corporation, Peoples Credit and Finance Corporation, Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation, among others. Ms. Pico obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce in 1966 from the College of the Holy Spirit where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned units in Masters in Business Administration from the University of the East. Ms. Pico is a Certified Public Accountant.