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Our Board and Members

Board of Trustees


Chairman: Elizabeth Eder Zobel de Ayala: Entrepreneur; Board member, US Population Council; Board member of Friendly Care Foundation, Family Forum of the Philippines; Board Member of Hong Kong based Center for Asian Philanthropy (CAPS); Member of Philippines Center for Population and Development; former Board member of the Philippine National Museum (2001-2010)


Vice Chairman: Margarita L. Delgado: Board trustee of the International School Manila, Director at UPS-Delbros Express Inc.; Member Pro-tem Council of the Asian Philanthropy Circle; former Board member of the Museo Pambata and the Bantay-Bata Advisory Board


CEO: Clarissa Isabelle Delgado: Co-Founder and CEO, Teach for the Philippines; Special Projects Director, Sa Aklat Sisikat Foundation (2009-2012); Non-executive Director of Delbros Group


Treasurer: Kristen Suarez-Quintos: Co-CEO, Maybank ATR Kim Eng; former CEO of Bank of Singapore – Philippines


Corporate Secretary: Atty. Leslie Anne T. Cruz: Partner at Cesar Cruz & Partners


Roberto F. de Ocampo: OBE, Chairman at Centennial Group Inc. President of the Asian Institute of Management 2002-2008; Secretary of Finance under President Fidel V. Ramos 1992-1998; Named Finance Minister of the Year by several organizations; Chairman and CEO of the Development Bank of the Philippines 1989


Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng: Publisher, Summit Media; Director, Robinsons Savings Bank; Board Member, Gokongwei Brothers Foundation


Ramon “RayVi” C. Sunico: General Manager, Cacho Publishing; Ateneo University Professor of Philosophy and Literature; Poet


Monica S. Villonco: Chairman, Lowe Philippines; Member of the Board of Governors, Philippine Red Cross; Founding Editor, Town and Country Philippines Edition


Federico “Piki” Lopez: Chairman and CEO of First Philippine Holdings Corp and First Gen Corp. and Energy Development Corporation


Mary Fatima “Timi” Gomez-Aquino: Vice President & head of Marketing for Chowking Philippines


Jose Santiago “Chito” Sta. Romana: A former student leader and a veteran journalist who lived and worked in China for more than three decades as the ABC News Beijing Bureau Chief; President of the Philippine Association of Chinese Studies (PACS); Professional lecturer on Chinese politics at the Asian Center of the University of the Philippines



Advisory Council


Doris M. Magsaysay-Ho: President and CEO, Magsaysay Maritime Corporation; President and Chief Executive Officer of Magsaysay Mitsui Q.S.K. Marine, Inc.; President of Magsaysay Lines, Inc., National Marine Corporation, and National Marine Corporation Container Lines, Inc.; Trustee, The Asia Society


J. Aloysius “Luigi” Bernas: Chairman of Team Micro Credit Corporation; Member of the Board of Philippines First Plans Inc. and Philhealthcare; Director at Greenergy Holdings Incorporated; and Independent Director of Philippine Stock Exchange Inc.; Board Member Synergia Foundation


Neni Sta. Romana Cruz: Multi-awarded Book Author and Educator; Chairman of the National Book Development Board; Columnist, Philippine Daily Inquirer