Standing from left to right: Christine P. Base (Director of Corporate Secretary); Avelino M. Guzman, Jr. (Director), Edwin Lee (Director), Charles Stewart Lee (Director), Neil Y. Chua (Director and Chief Finance Officer), Peter Kho (Director and Treasurer), Digna Elizabeth L. Ventura (Director and President). Sitting from left to right: Ma. Victoria A. Villaluz (Independent Director), Stephen Lee (Chairman), Steve Li (Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer), Violeta J. Josef (Independent Director)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
STEPHEN L. KENG, Filipino, 54 years old, is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Nomination Committee of Anchor Land Holdings, Inc. He is concurrently the Chairman of S & A International Holdings LTD and of VS Group of Companies (Philippines).
STEVE LI, Hong Kong SAR National, 48 years old, is the Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Anchor Land Holdings, Inc. since 2007 and 2013, respectively. He is concurrently the managing Director of MFT International Ltd. (Hong Kong). Mr. Li graduated from York University, Toronto, Canada with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration major in Finance and Accounting.
AVELINO M. GUZMAN, JR., Filipino, 44 years old, was elected as Director of the Company. He is the Managing Partner of A.M. Guzman, Jr. and Associates Law Office, and of Golden Ace Credit Solutions Company, Ltd. He also serves as the President and Chairman of the Board of Whidbey Holdings Corporation and as the Corporate Secretary of Santino Metal Industries, Inc., Merckammed Concepts, Inc., IdeashipPhils. Holdings, Inc., LTC Group of Companies, VS Marketing Corporation, Anchor Land Global Corporation and Akuna (Philippines) Inc. He was previously a Senior Associate Lawyer at Saulog & De Leon Law Offices from January 1999-December 2009. Mr. Guzman, Jr. obtained his Bachelor of Arts major in Economics and his Bachelor of Laws from San Beda College. He became a Member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in 1999.
DIGNA ELIZABETH L. VENTURA, Filipino, 45 years old, is the President of Anchor Land Holdings, Inc. since August 15, 2011. From July 2005, she served as the Asst. Vice President for Sales & Marketing and in 2009, she was promoted as the Vice President for Sales & Marketing of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, she was the Sales Director of Filinvest, Inc., Sales and Marketing Manager of the Waterfront Hotel and Megaworld Properties and Holdings, Inc. Ms. Ventura earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Santo Tomas.
PETER KHO, Filipino, 43 years old, is the Company Treasurer since April 10, 2007. He is concurrently serving as the Managing Partner of Guico & Kho Law Offices, President and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Mall Corporation and of Best Buy Office Equipment Corporation, and Vice-President of Justic Corporation. He is also a member of Federation of Filipino Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc. (FFCCI) and Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). Mr. Kho obtained his Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics and Development Studies from the Ateneo de Manila University and admitted to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines on April 30, 2002.
CHRISTINE P. BASE, Filipino, 47 years old is the Corporate Secretary and a member of the Audit committee of the Anchor Land Holdings, Inc. since April 10, 2007. She is currently a Corporate and Tax Lawyer at Pacis and Reyes, Attorneys and the Managing Director of Legisforum, Inc. She is the Corporate Secretary of SBS Philippines Corporation, Italpinas Development Corporation, Araneta Properties, Inc., SL Agritech Corporaiton, Asiasec Equities, Inc. and Ever-Gotesco Resources and Holdings, Inc. She was the Compliance Officer of Bloomberry Resorts Corporation. She is a director and/or corporate secretary of several private corporations. She was an Auditor and then Tax Lawyer of Sycip, Gorres, Velayo & Co. She is a graduate of Ateneo De Manila University School of Law with a degree of Juris Doctor. She passed the Bar Examination in 1997. Ms. Base is also a Certified Public Accountant. She graduated from De La Salle University with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Accounting.
VIOLETA J. JOSEF, Filipino, 71 years old, was elected as Independent Director of the Company. She completed her Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of East. She is a Certified Public Accountant and received her Masters Degree in Business Administration-Top Executive Program from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila where she is now a part-time Lecturer in PLM’s Graduate School of Business. She also completed her General Management Executive Program at the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Business Administration in 1992. She held various executive positions such as Senior Vice-President, Treasurer, Controller and Director at the Multinational Group of Companies from 1972-2014. She started her career in public practice in SGV and Co. immediately after completing her Bachelor’s Degree. Ms. Josef was also a former board member of the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy, for years 1995 to 1998. She has held several positions in various professional and civic organizations, such as Past National President of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 2013-2014, Deputy Vice-President of the Philippine Federation of Professional Associations in 2014-2016, life-time member of the Philippine Association of Professional Regulatory Board Members since 1995, Past President of the Association of CPAs in Commerce and Industry in 1986 and a former member of the Auditing Standards and Practices Council. As PICPA President, she was a board and council member of various international accountancy organizations, such as the Asean Federation of Accountants (AFA), the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA) and the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).
VICTORIA A. VILLALUZ, Filipino, 63 years old, was elected as Independent Director of the Company. She is a Member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, the UP Women Lawyers’ Circle and the Tax Management Association of the Philippines where she also served as President in 2010. She previously worked with Sycip, Gorres, Velayo & Co. from 1980 until her retirement in 2014 as a Partner in the Tax Services Group where she provided, among others, tax advisory and tax planning, as well as quality and risk management, services to clients from various industries such as utilities (power, water, oil and gas), telecommunications, entertainment, engineering and construction, real estate, hotel, transportation, trading and manufacturing. Ms. Villaluz is an accredited lecturer in the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) prescribed by the Supreme Court for lawyers; she was also the tax training director for the Arthur Anderson New Tax Seniors’ Training Seminar in Penang Malaysia until 2001 and was a lecturer in the Arthur Andersen New Manager’s training seminars in St. Charles, Illinois. Ms. Villaluz obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and her Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines.
CHARLES STEWART LEE, British, 28 years old, is currently the Director of Pacific Apex Food Ventures, Inc. Mr. Lee studied at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California USA where he obtained his degree in Business of Arts Degree in Social Science with emphasis in Economics.
NEIL Y. CHUA, Filipino, 47 years old, is the Director and Chief Finance Officer of Anchor Land Holdings, Inc. since 2013 and 2009, respectively. Neil Y. Chua has worked with various accounting firms before joining Anchor Land Holdings, Inc. He was a senior manager at KPMG, Auckland, New Zealand from March 2008 to May 2009; Purwantono, Sarwoko & Sandjaja / Ernst & Young, Indonesia from October 2002 to February 2008. He was also an Andersen Worldwide Manager of Prasetio, Utomo & Co/Andersen, Indonesia and a supervisor at SGV & Co./Arthur Andersen, Philippines from November 1991 to September 1996. Mr. Chua obtained his Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of San Carlos Cebu City. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a member Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountant since 1992.
EDWIN LEE, Filipino, 60 years old, was elected as a Director of Anchor Land Holdings, Inc. on June 28, 2012 but only assumed office on April 2, 2013 i.e., when the SEC approved the amendment of the Company’s Articles of Incorporation which effectively increased the number of Directors from seven (7) to nine (9). He is currently serving as the Senior Assistant Vice President at the Office of the President of SM Investments Corporation. He graduated from De La Salle University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce major in Business Management.
The members of the management team aside from those mentioned above are as follows:
SARAH JOELLE C. LINTAG, Filipino, 45 years old, is the Head of the Corporate Affairs Department. She was formerly the Vice President for Billings, Credit Operations and Legal Services from June 2015 to December 2015 for ACM Landholdings, Inc. (Philippines), where she also served as its Assistant Vice President for Legal and Human Resources and Administration from July 2013 to May 2015. She was also the Chief Political Affairs Officer in the Office of the Honorable Edgardo “Sonny” Angara in the House of Representatives from October 2010 to June 2013. She graduated from California State University, Northridge, California (USA) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She earned her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. She has been in the legal practice for sixteen (16) years.
ERICSON C. GEMZON, JR., Filipino, 34 years old, is the Internal Audit Manager at Anchor Land Holdings, Inc. He is a member of Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ericson was previously an Internal Audit Manager at Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. and was with SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co.’s Assurance Division from November 2004 to February 2013, last holding the position of an Associate Director. He obtained his BS Accountancy degree and Masters in Business Administration at San Beda College- Mendiola.