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The Governance and Management Team

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The Company believes that compliance with the principles of good governance begins with the Board of Directors. The Board conducts itself with utmost honesty and integrity in the discharge of its duties, functions, and responsibilities. The Board is vital in setting the ethical tone of the Company, not only by its own actions, but also in appointing and overseeing key executives and management.

Jon Ramon Aboitiz

Chairman of the Board (Non-Executive)
Mr. Jon Ramon Aboitiz, 68 years old, has been a member of the Board of Directors since May 9, 1994, and served as Chairman since January 5, 2009. He was the President/Chief Executive Officer of AEV since 1994 until his retirement in December, 2008.  Mr. Aboitiz began his career with the Aboitiz Group in 1970.  From being a manager of Aboitiz Shipping Corporation, Mr. Aboitiz was promoted as President in 1976 and was the President of Aboitiz & Company, Inc. (ACO) in 1991 until 2008.

Mr. Aboitiz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, major in Management from the Santa Clara University, California, U.S.A.  He is not connected with any government agency or instrumentality.
Jon Ramon Aboitiz PDF

Erramon I. Aboitiz

Director / President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Erramon I. Aboitiz, 60 years old, Filipino, has served as President & Chief Executive Officer of AEV since January 5, 2009.  He has been a Director of AEV since May 9, 1994 and was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 1994 to December, 2008.   
 
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, major in Accounting and Finance, from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, U.S.A.  He is not connected with any government agency or instrumentality.
Erramon I. Aboitiz PDF

Roberto E. Aboitiz

Director (Non-Executive)
​Mr. Roberto E. Aboitiz, 66 years old, Filipino, has served as Director of AEV since May 9, 1994.  He graduated  from  Ateneo  de  Manila University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Science.   In 2008, he was conferred Doctor of Humanities (Honoris Causa) and Doctor of  Science  in  Business  Management  (Honoris  Causa) by the University of San Jose-Recoletos.   

He is a recipient of the Perlas Award for Valuable Leader in Youth and Community Development.  In 2009, he was conferred the Royal Decoration of the Knighthood in the Order of Nassau by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, in recognition of his remarkable achievements and activities for the good of society. He is not connected with any government agency or instrumentality.

 
Roberto E. Aboitiz PDF

Endika M. Aboitiz

Director (Non-Executive)
Mr. Enrique M. Aboitiz, 62 years old, Filipino, has served as Director of AEV  since May 9, 1994.    

Mr. Aboitiz graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in Economics, from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, U.S.A. He is not connected with any government agency or instrumentality.
Endika M. Aboitiz PDF

Justo A. Ortiz

Director (Executive)
Mr. Justo A. Ortiz, 58 years old, Filipino, has served as Director of AEV since May 9, 1994 and has been a member of the Board Audit Committee since 2006. 

He graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Economics from Ateneo de Manila University.  He is not connected with any government agency or instrumentality.
Justo A. Ortiz PDF

Antonio R. Moraza

Director (Executive
​Mr. Antonio R. Moraza, 59 years old, Filipino, has been a Director of AEV since May 18, 2009. He is currently AboitizPower’s President and Chief Operating Officer. 

He holds a degree in Business Management from Ateneo de Manila University.  He is not connected with any government agency or instrumentality.
 
Antonio R. Moraza PDF

Justice Jose C. Vitug (Ret.)

Independent Director
Justice Jose C. Vitug (ret.), 82 years old, Filipino, has served as Independent Director of AEV since May 16, 2005.

He was formerly an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal, and a Senior Member of the Senate Electoral Tribunal.  He was also the Chairman of the Philippines Stock Exchange, Inc.  He is a currently a Professional Lecturer of the Philippine Judicial Academy and a Consultant of the Committee on Revision of the Rules of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
Justice Jose C. Vitug (Ret.) PDF

Raphael P.M. Lotilla

Independent Director
Mr. Raphael P.M. Lotilla, 58 years old, Filipino, has served as Independent Director of AEV since May 21, 2012.

He earned his degrees in Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in History  from the University of the Philippines, Diliman and finished his Bachelor of Laws from the same university where he became a Professor of Law.  He holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.  He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies.

 
Raphael P.M. Lotilla PDF

Stephen T. CuUnjieng

Independent Director
Mr. Stephen T. CuUnjieng, 57 years old, Filipino, has served as Independent Director of AEV since May 17, 2010.

He graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a Degree in Bachelor of Arts and also has a Bachelors Degree in Law (with honors) from Ateneo Law School.  He earned his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. He is not connected with any government agency or instrumentality.

 
Stephen T. CuUnjieng PDF
Jon Ramon Aboitiz
Chairman of the Board (Non-Executive)
Erramon I. Aboitiz
Director / President and Chief Executive Officer
Roberto E. Aboitiz
Director (Non-Executive)
Endika M. Aboitiz
Director (Non-Executive)
Justo A. Ortiz
Director (Executive)
Antonio R. Moraza
Director (Executive
Justice Jose C. Vitug (Ret.)
Independent Director
Raphael P.M. Lotilla
Independent Director
Stephen T. CuUnjieng
Independent Director

 

 
The Company has three board committees established to assist the Board of Directors in its oversight responsibility over the Aboitiz Group:

Board Corporate Governance Committee

The Board’s ability to make decisions with governance impact is supported by the work of the Board Corporate Governance Committee. The Board Corporate Governance Committee assists, but does not pre-empt, any board responsibilities in making the final decisions on corporate governance, nomination and compensation matters.

The functions of the Board Corporate Governance Committee are laid down in the Manual of Corporate Governance.

Below are the members of the Board Corporate Governance Committee for 2016-2017:

Jon Ramon Aboitiz
Chairman (Non-Executive)

Roberto E. Aboitiz
Director (Non-Executive)

Justice Jose C. Vitug (Ret.)
Independent Director

Raphael P.M. Lotilla
Independent Director

Stephen T. CuUnjieng
Independent Director

M. Jasmine S. Oporto
Ex-Officio Member, Chief Compliance Officer

Xavier Jose Aboitiz
Ex-Officio Member, Chief Human Resources Officer

 

Board Audit Committee

The Company has a well-entrenched internal audit group, the Group Internal Audit, which is overseen by the Board through the Board Audit Committee. The Board Audit Committee represents the Board in its oversight responsibility over all audit-related matters of the Aboitiz Group. The Committee oversees the optimization of effective financial management, as well as compliance with regulatory reporting requirements for all business units.

The functions of the Board Audit Committee are laid down in the Board Audit Committee Charter.

Below are the members of the Board Audit Committee for 2016-2017:

Justice Jose C. Vitug (Ret.)
Chairman
Independent Director

Raphael P.M. Lotilla
Independent Director

Stephen T. CuUnjieng
Independent Director

Roberto E. Aboitiz
Director (Non-Executive)

Justo A. Ortiz
Director (Non-Executive)

Board Risk and Reputation Management Committee

The primary purpose of the Board Risk and Reputation Management Committee is to assist the Board, and to some extent the Board Audit Committee, in fulfilling the corporate governance responsibilities relating to risk management and brand reputation. The Committee also assists in defining the Company’s risk appetite and oversees the risk profile and performance against the defined risk appetite. It is also responsible for overseeing the identification, measurement, monitoring and controlling of the Company’s principal business risks.

The functions of the Board Risk and Reputation Management Committee are laid down in the Board Risk and Reputation Management Committee Charter.

Below are the members of the Board Risk and Reputation Management Committee for 2016-2017:

Enrique M. Aboitiz
Chairman (Non-Executive)

Justo A. Ortiz
Member (Non-Executive)

Jon Ramon Aboitiz
Member (Non-Executive)

Stephen T. CuUnjieng
Independent Director

Erramon I. Aboitiz
President and Chief Executive Officer

Justice Jose C. Vitug (Ret.)
Independent Director

Raphael P.M. Lotilla
Independent Director

Manuel R. Lozano
Ex-Officio Member,
Chief Financial Officer

Susan V. Valdez
Ex-Officio Member,
Senior Vice President –
Chief Corporate Services Officer

Mr. Erramon I. Aboitiz, 60 years old, Filipino, served as President & Chief Executive Officer of AEV since January 2009. He has been a Director of AEV since 1994 and was its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 1994 to December 2008. He is also President and Chief Executive Officer of ACO.Mr. Aboitiz likewise holds the following directorships:​

 
 
Position Company
Chairman Aboitiz Foundation, AboitizLand, ARI, Abovant, AEV Infra, AEV Prop, BEZ, CIPI, CRH Aboitiz, Lima Enerzone / LEC, MEZ, MORE, Mount Apo, Negron Cuadrado Geopower, OEC, SFELAPCO, SNAP Benguet, SNAP Cordillera, SNAP Energy, SNAP Gen, SNAP Greenfield, SNAP Hydro, SNAP Ifugao, SNAP Magat, SNAP Projects, SNAP Renewable, SEZ, Therma Power / TPI, TPVI
Director AboitizPower International Pte Ltd, AEV CRH Holdings, Inc., AEV International Pte Ltd, AP Renewable Energy Corporation, AP Renewables, Inc., Apo Agua Infrastructura, Inc., Archipelago Insurance Pte Ltd, Cebu Energy Development Corporation, Cotabato Light & Power Company, Davao Light & Power Company, Inc., Filagri Holdings, Inc., PETNET, Inc., Pilmico Animal Nutrition Corporation, Pilmico Foods Corporation, Propriedad Del Norte, Inc., Redondo Peninsula Energy, Inc., Therma Luzon, Inc., Therma South, Inc., Top Center Processing Bacolod, Inc., Top Center Processing Tubigon, Inc., Top Center Processing Victorias, Inc., Twin Cities Condominium Owners' Association, Inc., Union Bank of the Philippines

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Mr. Aboitiz received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, major in Accounting and Finance, from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, U.S.A. He is not connected with any government agency or instrumentality.

 

 
Mr. Manuel R. Lozano, 45 years old, Filipino, was appointed Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer/ Chief Information Officer of AEV in June 2015. Before this, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer of AboitizPower from 2014 to 2015, and was formerly the Chief Financial Officer of the Power Generation Group of AboitizPower from 2009 up to 2013.

Mr. Lozano likewise holds the following positions and directorships:
 
Position Company
Treasurer ACGI
Trustee AboitizFoundation
Director Accuria, Inc., AEV CRH Holdings, AEV Infra Capital, AEV International, Archipelago Insurance, Hedcor Manolo Fortich, Pilmico Animal, Pilmico Foods
 
Mr. Lozano earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of the Philippines – Diliman and his Masters in Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. He is not connected with any government agency or instrumentality.

 
Ms. M. Jasmine S. Oporto, 56 years old, Filipino, has been the Corporate Secretary of AEV since 2004 and Compliance Officer since November 2005. She is concurrently the Senior Vice President – Chief Compliance Officer of AEV.


Ms. Oporto likewise holds the following positions and directorships:
 
Position Company
Vice President for Legal Affairs Davao Light and Power Company
Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary Aboitiz Power Corporation
Corporate Secretary Hijos de F. Escaño, Inc.
Assistant Corporate Secretary Visayan Electric Company
 
Prior to joining AEV, Ms. Oporto worked in various capacities at the Hong Kong office of Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP, a New York- based law firm, and the Singapore-based consulting firm Albi Consulting Pte. Ltd. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines and is a member of both the Philippine and New York bars. She is an Associate of the Institute of Corporate Directors and completed the course for Corporate Governance and Risk Management for Board of Trustees/Directors of Banks. She is not connected with any government agency or instrumentality.
The Business Unit Heads for the year 2016-2017 are as follows:

 The following are the present membership of the Board Secretariat Team:                                                                         
 

M. Jasmine S. Oporto
SVP – Chief Compliance Officer /
Corporate Secretary


Mailene M. de la Torre

Senior Associate General Counsel
Assistant Corporate Secretary
 

Francis Nicholas Voltaire E. Malilong
Associate General Counsel
 

Racquel G. Galang
Junior Associate General Counsel


Dana Maria R. Ouano
Stock Transfer Custodian


Reina C. Luciano
Paralegal
 

Marinel E. Mangubat
Paralegal