Martin P. Lorenzo, age 46, Filipino, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since March 2000. He is also the Chairman and President of Pancake House Holdings, Inc. and Marlor Investments Corporation; Vice Chairman, President and CEO of Macondray & Co., Inc., including its subsidiaries. He is also Chairman of the Board of St. Tropez Holdings Corporation. He graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering and obtained his Masters degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Milagros Basa, age 84, Filipino, is a Director of the Company since March 2000. She is currently the Chairperson and President of Nisa Management, Inc. and Chairperson of Caresma Realty Corporation. She was formerly Chairperson of Sta. Rosa Food Services Corporation and Pancake Connection, Inc. She was also, previously connected with Philippine Airlines as Officer in Charge of In-Flight Catering Services, Passenger Service Manager and Chief Flight Attendant. Ms. Basa has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Arts and Science from Columbia College, Chicago, USA.
Cecile D. Macaalay, age 44, Filipino, is a Director of the Company since March 2000. She was appointed as Director for Corporate Planning on April 2002, Director for Corporate Planning and Treasurer in August 2007 and subsequently Chief Finance Officer in 2011. She is likewise a Director and Treasurer of Pancake House Holdings, Inc., and all subsidiaries of Pancake House, Inc. She once held the position of Associate for Corporate Planning of Macondray & Co., Inc. and held directorship in several of its subsidiaries. Ms. Macaalay obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accountancy from the University of the Philippines. She is a certified public accountant.
Zenaida A. Mercado, age 51, Filipino, is a Director of the Company since March 2000. She was the Finance Director from March 2000 until May 2007. Ms. Mercado is also a consultant of Macondray & Co., Inc. She was formerly the Chief Finance Officer and Chief Audit Officer of Macondray & Co., Inc. and was previously connected with Pacific Internet-Philippines and the SegoroMulyo Group of Companies in Surabaya, Indonesia. She was also senior auditor in charge at SyCip Gorres Velayo& Co. Ms. Mercado has a Bachelor degree in Accountancy from the Divine Word College of Laoag. She is a certified public accountant.
Danny P. Lizares, age 48, Filipino, is a Director of PHI since October 2005 and is currently a Director of Aureos Philippine Advisers, Inc. a European private equity fund manager. He is also a member of the board of directors of Cirtek Holdings Inc. Prior to fund management, Mr. Lizares has well over 10 years of investment banking experience. He has advised on a number of fund raising exercises for F&B companies such as Macondray Holdings, Inc. and Dominos Pizza. He was previously Head of Corporate Finance of BNP Paribas Peregrine Inc. He was also the Chief Representative of Prime East Securities (HK) Ltd. Upon completion of his post graduate degree, he was hired as Manager of Bear Stearns State Asia. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of the Philippines. He holds an M.Sc. in Industrial Economics at the Center for Research and Communication and an M.A. in International Relations from Boston University.
Fernan P. Lukban, age 52, Filipino, is a Director of the Company since 2002. Aside from being a management consultant, he is currently a lecturer and mentor at the School of Management of the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) where he also served in various capacity, as Director of the Entrepreneurial Management Program and Business Manager, Chief Finance Officer and member of the Management Committee. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Mechanical Engineering from De La Salle University and completed his Masters degree in Business Administration from IESE (Spain) and Industrial Economics from UA&P (formerly CRC). Mr. Lukban, having been a consultant of numerous businesses, has more than 10 years of experience in the food business. He is an International Fellow at the Australian Institute of Company Directors (Sydney) and a Fellow at the Institute of Company Directors in Manila.
Eric B. Manalang, age 61, Filipino, was elected as a Director of the Company last March 31, 2008. He is currently the Chairman and President of Global Packaging Suppliers. He is also a member/lecturer of the Packaging Institute of the Philippines. Prior to his current position with Global Packaging Suppliers, Mr. Manalang was as Business Manager and Vice President for San Miguel Packaging Products, President and CEO of Pepsi Cola Bottlers Philippines, Incorporated and Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing for Asia Brewery, Inc. until 2000. Mr. Manalang has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Adamson University and has taken the Advanced Marketing Management Program at the Asian Institute of Management and the Advanced Management Program at the University of Hawaii.
Janette L. Peña, age 51, is the Corporate Secretary of the Company since March 2000. Atty Peņa is an Independent Director of The Manufacturer's Life Insurance Co. (Phils), Inc. Manulife Financial Plans, Inc., Manulife Chinabank Life Assurance Corporation, China Oceans Philippines, Inc., Bousted Technologies, Inc., Salcon Holdings Philippines, Inc. and Corporate Secretary for Macondray& Co., Inc., other subsidiaries, among others. Atty Peņa graduated from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics (Cum laude). She received her Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines College of Law (Cum laude) and completed her Master of Laws in Harvard Law School.