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Executive Directors

Mr. Oscar M. Lopez

CHAIRMAN EMERITUS AND CHIEF STRATEGIC OFFICER

Oscar M. Lopez, 86 years old, Filipino, is Chairman Emeritus of Lopez Holdings Corporation, FPH, First Gen, EDC, and Rockwell Land Corporation. He has served as a Director of FPH since May 27, 1986. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Lopez Group Foundation and Eugenio Lopez Foundation. He completed his master’s degree in Public Administration at the Littauer School of Public Administration (now the John F. Kennedy School of Government) at Harvard University, where he also earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA, cum laude).

Mr. Federico R. Lopez

CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Federico R. Lopez, 54 years old, Filipino is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPHC), First Gen Corporation (First Gen), Energy Development Corporation (EDC), and the various companies under the First Gen Group. He has served as a Director of FPH since February 9, 2006. He is Vice- Chairman of Rockwell Land Corporation, Treasurer of Lopez Holdings, and a Director of ABS-CBN. He chairs the Board of Trustees of the Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation, as well as the Sikat Solar Challenge Foundation. He is also a Trustee of the Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation, World Wildlife Fund Philippines, and Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation. He earned his BA (cum laude), with a double major in Economics and International Relations, from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Ferdinand Edwin S. CoSeteng

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Ferdinand Edwin S. CoSeteng, 53 years old, Filipino, is President of First Philippine Industrial Park, Inc. and of First Philippine Electric Corp. He has been a Director of FPH since April 1, 2015. He is also a Director of Rockwell Land Corporation. He is a BS Electrical Engineering graduate from the University of the Philippines and holds a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from the Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, New York.

Mr. Francis Giles B. Puno

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Francis Giles B. Puno, 51 years old, Filipino, is President and COO of FPH since October 1, 2015, is currently the President and COO of First Gen, as well as a Director and officer of First Gen’s subsidiaries and affiliates. He was first elected as Director of FPH on March 3, 2011. He is the Chairman of a number
of FPH’s subsidiaries and is a Director of EDC and Rockwell Land Corporation. He has a BS in Business Management from the Ateneo de Manila, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Chicago, Illinois.

Non-Executive Directors

Mr. Manuel M. Lopez

VICE CHAIRMAN

Manuel M. Lopez, 73 years old, Filipino, is the Philippine Ambassador to Japan. He has been a Director of FPH since December 1, 1992. He continues to be a Director of Manila Electric Company, where he served as Chairman and CEO from 2001 to 2010. He also serves as Chairman and CEO of Lopez Holdings Corporation, and Chairman of Rockwell Land Corporation.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Business Administration, and pursued advanced studies in Financial and Management Development at the Harvard Business School.

Mr. Eugenio Lopez III

DIRECTOR

Eugenio L. Lopez III, 63 years old, Filipino, is the Chairman of the Board of ABS-CBN, President of Lopez, Inc., Chairman of Sky Cable Corporation and Vice Chairman of Lopez Holdings Corporation. He is also a Director of First Gen. He has served as Director of FPH since June 8, 2005. He was the CEO of ABS-CBN until 2012 and has remained as Chairman of the Board. He graduated with a BA in Political Science from Bowdoin College, and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Mr. Augusto Almeda-Lopez

DIRECTOR

Augusto Almeda-Lopez, 87 years old, Filipino, was Vice-Chairman of FPH from 1993 to 2010. He is also Vice Chairman of ABS-CBN Corp., a Director of Skyvision Corp. and a Trustee of ABS-CBN Foundation. He has served as a director of FPH since September 30, 1986. He graduated with an Associate in Arts (AA) degree from the Ateneo de Manila University, and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of the Philippines (UP). He placed fourth in the 1952 bar examinations.

Mr. Arthur De Guia

DIRECTOR

Arthur A. De Guia, 62 years old, Filipino, has been Managing Director for Manufacturing and Portfolio Investments since he joined FPH in June 1997, and became President of First Philec until his retirement in 2015. He was first elected as Director of FPH on August 5, 2010. He completed his BS in Electrical Engineering (cum laude) at the Mapua Institute of Technology, and his master’s in Engineering – Industrial Management at the Asian Institute of Technology, where he received the Alumni Award for Academic Excellence. He pursued his Doctor of Engineering degree at the University of California (Berkeley), under the Fulbright Hayes Fellowship Program.

Retired last March 31, 2015

Mr. Peter D. Garrucho, Jr.

DIRECTOR

Peter D. Garrucho, Jr., 71 years old, Filipino, was Managing Director for Energy at FPH from 1994 until his retirement in 2008. He has been a Director of FPH since November 14, 1994. He is a Director of First Gen and EDC. He has served as Secretary of the Department of Tourism and Department of Trade and Industry, as well as Executive Secretary and Adviser on Energy Affairs to the Office of the President of the Philippines. Mr. Garrucho has an AB-BSBA degree from De La Salle University, and an MBA from Stanford University.

Mr. Elpidio L. Ibanez

DIRECTOR

Elpidio L. Ibañez, 65 years old, Filipino, was President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of FPH until his retirement on September 30, 2015 and remains a Director of the Corporation. He was elected as Director of FPH on December 2, 1988. Prior to this, he was an Executive Vice President from 1987 to 1994 and a Vice President from 1985 to 1987. He graduated with a BA in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila, and obtained his Master in Business Administration (MBA) at UP.

Mr. Ernesto B. Rufino, Jr.

DIRECTOR

Ernesto B. Rufino, Jr., 75 years old, Filipino, is Chairman and CEO of Health Maintenance, Inc. and President of Securities Transfer Services, Inc. He was the Chief Finance Officer, Treasurer, and a Senior Vice President of FPH until his retirement in 2007. He has been a Director of FPH since September
30, 1986. He has AB and BS in Business Administration degrees (cum laude) from De La Salle, and an MBA from Harvard University.

Independent Directors

Mr. Cesar B. Bautista

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Cesar B. Bautista (†), Filipino, was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and the Republic of Iceland. He was Permanent Representative to the United Nations International Maritime Organization, and Special Presidential Envoy to Europe. He was also Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry. He was first elected as Director of FPH on June 29, 2007. Mr. Bautista graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from UP, and pursued his master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the Ohio State University.

Mr. Oscar J. Hilado

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Oscar J. Hilado, 78 years old, Filipino, is Chairman of Philippine Investment Management, Inc. He has served as Director of FPH since November 11, 1996. He is also Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Phinma Corporation, Chairman of Trans Asia Oil and Energy Development
Corp., Chairman of Union Galvasteel Corp. and Phinma Property Holdings Corporation. He is a Director at Rockwell Land Corporation. He graduated with a Gold Medal for General Excellence, Highest Honors, and a BS in Commerce from De La Salle (Bacolod). He earned his MBA at the Harvard Business School.


Mr. Artemio V. Panganiban

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Artemio V. Panganiban, 79 years old, Filipino, was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 2005 to 2006, and Justice of the Supreme Court from 1995 to 2005. He was first elected as Director of FPH on July 5, 2007. At present, he is a columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and acts as adviser, consultant, and independent director to several business, civic, non-government, and religious groups. He graduated with an AA (Highest Honors) and an LLB (cum laude) from the Far Eastern University, where he was recognized as Most Outstanding Student. He placed sixth in the 1960 bar examinations.

Mr. Juan B. Santos

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Juan B. Santos, 77 years old, Filipino, is Chairman of the Social Security Commission. He was Chairman and President and Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Philippines, Inc. He also served as Secretary of Trade and Industry in 2005. He was first elected as Director of FPH on June 4, 2009. He obtained his BS in Business Administration from Ateneo de Manila, and pursued postgraduate studies at the Thunderbird Graduate School of Management in Arizona. He has completed the Advanced Management Course at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Mr. Washington Z. Sycip

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Washington Z. Sycip, 94 years old, American, is the founder of the SGV group – auditors and management consultants with operations throughout East Asia. He was first elected as Director of FPH on November 10, 1997. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees and Board of Governors of the Asian Institute of Management. He graduated with a BS in Commerce (summa cum laude) and Master of Science in Commerce (meritissimus) from the University of Santo Tomas. He also obtained a Master of Science in Commerce at Columbia University.