Board of Directors

WPI Board of Directors

RENATO B. MAGADIA

Chairman of the Board
A graduate of the University of the Philippines Diliman with a degree in Business Administration, he is concurrently, the Chairman of the Board of Zeta Mark, Inc., Metro Alliance Holdings and Equities Corporation, Waterfront Philippines, Inc., Mercator Holdings and Management Corporation. He is a Director of various companies like Accette Insurance Brokers, Inc., Accette Life & Accident Insurance Brokers, Inc., All Ocean Maritime Agency, Inc., Cunningham Toplis Philippines, Inc., GAC Logistics, Inc., Manchesper Int’l Holdings, Unlimited Corp., Misons Industrial & Dev’t Corp., Phil. Accident Managers, Inc., Phil. Estates Corp. He has been a Director and Chairman of the Board of Waterfront since April 1999 and is a CPA by profession. From 2006-2008 he is the Rotary Governor for district 3830. He is also the Vice-Chairman and Director of Acesite (Phils.) Hotel Corporation since 2004-present.

KENNETH T. GATCHALIAN

President
Mr. Kenneth T. Gatchalian is a President of the Company. He is the Executive Vice President-Chief Operating Officer of Phil. Estates Corp. He is also a member of the Board of Forum Pacific, Inc. and Wellex Industries, Inc., and he was elected as Director of Acesite (Phils.) Hotel Corp., since 2004 and became the President & CEO since 2007-present. He is 34 years old and holds a Degree in Bachelor of Science in Architecture from University of Texas in San Antonio, Texas, USA. He’s been a President and Director of Waterfront since February 2001.

ELVIRA A. TING

Director & Treasurer
Ms. Elvira A. Ting earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration major in Management from the Philippine School of Business Administration. She’s 50 years old and has been a Director and Treasurer of Waterfront since October 2000. She is also the President/Director of Philippine Estates Corp. and Wellex Industries, Inc. Also, she’s a Chairperson/Director of Express Savings Bank, Treasurer of Palawan Estates Corp., Director/Treasurer of Forum Pacific Inc., Director of Mabuhay Vinyl Corp., She is also a Director/CFO of Acesite Phils. Inc. since 2004-present.

ARTHUR M. LOPEZ

Independent Director
Arthur Lopez is a director of the company and currently a director of Phil. Estate Corp. He is the President and CEO of CCA Phil’s. Corp. and elected as Chairman and Independent Director of Acesite (Phil’s.) Hotel Corp., since 2004-present. He is 64 years old and a Masters Degree holder in Business Administration from the University of Santo Tomas. He’s been an Independent Director of Waterfront since October 2000.

LAMBERTO B. MERCADO, JR.

Director
A lawyer and a CPA by profession, Atty. Mercado is a member of the Board of Directors of several publicly-listed companies namely: Waterfront Philippines, Inc., Metro Alliance Holdings & Equities Corp., Forum Pacific, Inc., and Wellex Industries, Inc. He is currently the Vice-President for Legal Affairs of the Wellex Group, Inc. In the past as Deputy Administrator for Administration, he had supervised the largest group in the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA). He had also, helped in the drafting of Administrative Orders to effectively implement R.A. 7227 (the law creating the Subic Bay Freeport Zone) and its implementing rules and regulations. He was the President of Freeport Service Corporation, a subsidiary of SBMA and helped in the creation and organization of this service corporation. He is also a Director of Acesite (Phils.) Hotel Corporation since June 24, 2004-present. He studied BSC Major in Accountancy at the University of Santo Tomas and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, graduated in 1985 and 1990, respectively. He has been a Director of Waterfront Philippines Inc., since July 2003.

DEE HUA T. GATCHALIAN

Director
A degree holder in Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, Ms. Dee Hua T. Gatchalian is the EVP- Finance and Administration for both The Wellex Group, Inc. and Plastic City Corporation. She is also a Board of Director for Philippine Estates Corporation, Express Savings Bank. She is elected as Director of Acesite (Phils.) Hotel Corp., and Waterfront Philippines, Inc., since June 2004-present and September 17, 2005-present respectively.

RENO I. MAGADIA

Director
A Master’s degree holder in Business Administration from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles,California, Mr. Magadia is currently the Managing Director of holding firm, Misons Industrial and Development Corp. He is also the President of RBM Consulting Inc. and RIM Business Consulting as well as a Director of Serve Well Manpower Inc., Timecorde Ltd. And Firefly Enterprises Corp. He previously held the position of Vice President for Mercator Filter Manufacturing Corp. and was the former Head of Research for brokerage firm Papa Securities Corp. He was elected as Director of Waterfront Philippines, Inc., since September 17, 2005.

SERGIO R. ORTIZ-LUIS, JR.

Independent Director
Director- Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT), Philippine Foundation, Inc. (Team Philippines), Philippine Small & Medium Enterprises Development (PHILSMED Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP, Export and Industry Bank, One Mckinley Place, Inc., EIB Realty & Development Corporation, EIB Securities, Inc., EIB Condominium Corporation, Manila Exposition Complex, Inc. (World Trade Center), Value life Insurance, Inc., Value life Financial, Inc., International Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ICCP), GS1 (Formerly Philippine Article Numbering Council), Universal LRT Corp., Holy Angel Memorial Park. With government affiliations with Export Development Council (EDC), Social Security System (SSS), Foundation for Crime Prevention (Patrol “117” Commission), Dept. of Trade & Industry – Phil. Quality Award Committee, Consulate of Romania in the Philippines, Consular Corps of the Philippines, Constitutional Consultative Commission. Civic Organizations: Rotary Club of Greenmeadows Quezon City RI District 3780, Philippine Jaycee Senate, Rotary Club of Valencia, Quezon City, League of Corporate Foundation, Philippine Coastguard Auxiliary, NCR PNP C.O.P.S. Foundation, Bestfriends Kontra Droga, International Association of Educators for World Peace, Council of Advisers Philippine National Police, Council of Advisers Eastern Police District. He became an Independent Director of Waterfront Philippines, Inc. since August 2006.

RUBEN D. TORRES

Independent Director
Mr. Ruben Torres graduated in the University of the Philippines with a degree of Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) after-which he finished the degree of Bachelor of Laws at the same university. He is 69 years old. Presently he is also the President of RUBENORI, Inc., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Universal Matrix Corporation, Senior Partner of Torres Clemencio Cabochan and Torres Law Offices, and Chairman of EACOMM Corporation. He is associated with the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and Philippine Academy of Professional Arbitrators. His former positions include being a Member of the House of Representatives of the 2nd District of Zambales, E xecutive Secretary of the Office of the President in Malacañang, Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment, Managing Partner of Yulo, Torres, Tarrieta and Bello, Director of the Philippine Long Distance Company, Director of Puerto Azul Beach and Country Club, Director of Center for Research and Special Studies, Commissioner of Social Security System, Director of Land Bank of the Philippines, Board Member of Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation, Board Member of Population Commission, Board Member of National Housing Authority, Trustee of Home Development Mutual Fund, Member of Presidential Agrarian Reform Council, Member of President’s Committee on Bases, Vice Chairman of Public Sector Labor-Management Council, Chairman of National Manpower and Youth Council, Chairman of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Chairman of National Maritime Polytechnic, Chairman of Employees Compensation Commission and Publisher of DIWALIWAN. Mr. Torres, became an Independent Director of Waterfront Philippines, In. since August 2006.

ARTHUR R. PONSARAN

Corporate Secretary
Atty. Ponsaran, he is the Corporate Secretary of Waterfront Philippines, Inc., since September 2000, he is also the Director and Corporate Secretary of Acesite (Phils.) Hotel Corp. from June 2004-present.. He earned his Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. He is the managing partner of Corporate Counsels, Philippines, and he is currently the Corporate Secretary of Producers Rural Banking Corporation, The Wellex Group Inc. MRL Gold Phil., Inc. Village Foundation, Platinum Group Mining Corporation, Schuykill Assets Strategies AMC-SVP, Inc. Petrolift Inc.

 

ACESITE Board of Directors

ARTHUR M. LOPEZ

Chairman
Mr. Lopez has been the Chairman of Acesite (Phils.) Hotel Corporation since 24 June 2004. He finished his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Sto. Tomas. At present, he is the President and Chief Executive officer of CCA Philippines Corporation. Mr. Lopez is concurrently a director of Waterfront Philippines, Inc. (WPI) and Philippine Estates Corporation (Phil. Estates).

RENATO B. MAGADIALOPEZ

Vice Chairman
Mr. Magadia is a certified public accountant by profession. He was elected Vice-Chairman of Acesite (Phils.) on 24 June 2004 and Chairman of the Risk Management Committee of the Company last 12 July 2004. Mr. Magadia has been a director of WPI since 1999 and, at present, the Chairman and Chief Executive officer of WPI. He also holds post as Chairman of the Board of Misons Industrial and Development Corporation, Metro Alliance Holdings and Equities Corporation, All Oceans Maritime Agency, Inc., Intercaps Philippines, Inc., Luzon Orient Container Terminals, Inc., Skygate Entertainment and Amusement Corporation, Mercator Filter Manufacturing Corporation and F.E. Zuellig Co., Inc. He is the President of Asian Reinsurance Condominium Corporation. He is, concurrently, a director of The Zuellig Corporation, Cunningham Topple Phils., Federal Phoenix Assurance Co., Inc., Harbor Center I, Inc., Harbor Center II, Inc., Interagi Commodities Traders, Inc., Interflour Corporation, Intermilling Corporation, Interpharma Holdings and Management Corporation, Interphil Laboratories, Inc., Mercator Finance Corporation, OOCL (Phils.), Inc. Phil. Estates, Republic Development Corporation, Time Concorde, Ltd. (HK), Mabuhay Vinyl Corporation and WTC Club International.

KENNETH T. GATCHALIAN

President & Chief Excecute Officer
Mr. Kenneth Gatchalian holds a degree in bachelor of science in architecture from the University of Texas. He has been a director of the Company since 24 June 2004 and was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 20 June 2007. He has been a director of WPI since February 2001. He is concurrently a director of Forum Pacific, Inc., Mabuhay Vinyl Corporation and Wellex Industries, Inc. Mr. Gatchalian is the Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Phil. Estates.

ELVIRA A. TING

Treasurer & Chief Finance Officer
Ms. Ting is a member of our Board. Ms. Ting earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration major in Management from the Philippine School of Business Administration. Ms. Ting is 46 years old and has been a Director of WPI since October 2000. Ms. Ting is also the President/Director of Philippine Estates Corp. and Wellex Industries, Inc. Ms. Ting is also a Chairperson/Director of Express Savings Bank, Treasurer of Palawan Estates Corp., Director/Treasurer of Forum Pacific Inc., Director of Mabuhay Vinyl Corp., and Director/CFO of Acesite Phils. Inc.

ARTHUR R. PONSARAN

Corporate Secretary & Chief Information Officer
Atty. Ponsaran is our Corporate Secretary and Corp. Information Officer. Atty. Ponsaran is the Managing Partner of Corporate Counsels, Philippines Law Offices and Director/Secretary of Forum Pacific Inc., Wellex Industries Inc., The Wellex Group Inc., and Express Savings Bank, Secretary of Reynolds Philippines and Director of Phil. Estates Corp. Atty. Ponsaran is 63 years old and earned his Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines. Atty. Ponsaran is also a CPA by profession.

PHILIP A. ENCARNACION

Director
Mr. Encarnacion has been a director of Acesite (Phils.) since 24 June 2004. As an independent director, he heads the Audit Committee of the Company. He is the Chief of Staff of Hon. Sherwin T. Gatchalian at the House of Representatives from 2000 to the first semester of 2004, then, at present, of the Valenzuela City Hall. Before joining Hon. Gatchalian’s office, he was the assistant Vice-President for administration of PHILAIR, Inc. He is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering. He also holds a diploma on labor relations from the Workers’ Institute for Labor Laws.

LAMBERTO B. MERCADO, JR

Director
Atty. Mercado, 42, is a member of our Board. Atty. Mercado is a lawyer and a CPA by profession. Atty. Mercado is a member of the Board of Directors of several publicly-listed companies namely: Metro Alliance Holdings & Equities Corp., Forum Pacific, Inc., Acesite (Phils.) Hotel Corporation and Wellex Industries, Inc. Atty. Mercado is currently the Vice-President for Legal Affairs of the Wellex Group, Inc. In the past, as Deputy Administrator for Administration, Atty. Mercado had supervised the largest group in the SBMA. Atty. Mercado had also, helped in the drafting of Administrative Orders to effectively implement R.A. 7227 (the law creating the Subic Bay Freeport Zone) and its implementing rules and regulations. Atty. Mercado was the President of Freeport Service Corporation, a subsidiary of SBMA and helped in the creation and organization of this service corporation. Atty. Mercado studied BSC Major in Accountancy at the University of Santo Tomas and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, graduated in 1985 and 1990, respectively.

PABLO M. GANCAYCO

Director
Atty. Gancayco, a director of the Company since 24 June 2004, is a managing partner of Gancayco, Balasbas & Associates Law Offices. He took his bachelor of arts in political science and bachelor of laws from the University of the Philippines. His expertise is in the Intellectual Property Law and holds the posts of Vice-President and director of the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines and councilor of the ASEAN Intellectual Property Association. As a member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association and International Trademark Association, he was in the forefront in the organization of the recently concluded convention of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association. Memberships in various local and international organizations include American Intellectual Property Association, Licensing Executives Societies of the Philippines and the International Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle and Maritime Law Association of the Philippines. In 1998, he took an intensive course on industrial property from the Universite Robert Schuman in Strasbourg, France. At present, Atty. Gancayco is the Chairman of New China Meals, Inc. and Mister Chow, Inc., the President of GiBi Land Corporation, the Vice-President, treasurer and corporate secretary of Public Image Counsellors and Managers, Inc., Vice-President of G.B. Gancayco Art Galleries and treasurer and director of Celebrations Dot Com, Inc.

DEE HUA T. GATCHALIAN

Director
Ms. Gatchalian, 58, is a member of our Board. Ms. Gatchalian is a degree holder in Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. Ms. Gatchalian is the EVP-Finance and Administration for both The Wellex Group, Inc. and Plastic City Corporation. Ms. Gatchalian is also a member of the Board of Philippine Estates Corporation, Express Savings Bank and Acesite (Philippines) Hotel Corporation.

VICENTE C. ATILANO

Director
Mr. Atilano obtained his post graduate degrees at the University of Asia and the Pacific (Manila, Philippines) – Master in Business and Economics, 2000; Swedish Institute of Management (Stockholm, Sweden) – Applied International Management Program, 1987; and International Management Institute (Geneva, Switzerland) – Financial Management, 1983. He founded Kohl Industries, Inc. where he is the Chairman and President from 2002 up to the present. He was the founding president and stockholder from 1990 to 2000 of Corporate Investments, Phils., Inc. He was the Chairman of the Board of ATF Technologies, Inc. from 1998 to 2000 and President and Vice-Chairman of TIPO Valley Realty Corporation from 1996 to 2001. He was the Chairman of Philippine Foundation for Cultural & Education Development, Inc (PFCED) from 1988 to 2000, President and Director of CIPI Realty, Inc. from 1996 to 2000. He was the founding senior officer of Philippine Commercial Capital, Inc., tasked to set up the over-all operations of the investment house from ground up. He was also the Assistant Vice-President/Assistant Treasurer of First Philippine Capital Corporation from 1976 to 1981. He became a Director of Acesite (Phils.) Inc. on 20 June 2007.