Vantage BOD

 

Valentino C. Sy – Chairman and CEO

Mr. Sy is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is also the Chairman of Yehey! Corporation and eBusiness Services, Inc. and a Director of Philequity Management, Inc. Concurrently, he is the Director of Wealth Securities (1998 to 2011) and the President of Equinox International Corp (1996 to present) and Wealth Securities (2011 to present). He holds a degree in Industrial Management Engineering from the De La Salle University.

Edmundo P. Bunyi, Jr. – President, Chief Operations Officer

Mr. Bunyi is a Director of the Company since 2006. He is currently the President and Chief Operations Officer of Vantage Equities, Inc. He is the Director of e-Business Services, Inc., a Western Union franchise (2006-Jan, 2008) and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of eBusiness Services, Inc. effective February 2008 – present. He is also the President of Philequity Management, Inc., an investment company adviser,
since October 2006. He is the former Senior Vice President and Treasurer of International Exchange Bank, Assistant Vice President and Head of FCDU & FX Sales of United Coconut Planters Bank, Assistant Manager for Corporate Banking Group of Far East Bank and Trust Company, and Assistant Manager for the Corporate Banking Department of Union Bank of the Philippines. He holds a degree in Management Engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University (1977).

Ignacio B. Gimenez – Director

Mr. Gimenez became a Director of the Company in 2003. Mr. Gimenez is the Chairman of Philequity Management, Inc. He is also the Chairman and President of the following mutual fund: Philequity Fund, Inc., (1994 to present), Philequity Dollar Income Fund, Inc., and Philequity Peso Bond Fund, Inc., (1999 to present), Philequity Dividend Yield Fund (2012 to present), Philequity Balanced Fund, Inc., Philequity Foreign Currency Fixed Income, Philequity Resources Fund, Inc., and Philequity Strategic Growth Fund, Inc. (2008 to present). Concurrently, he is the Director of Vantage Equities Inc. and eBusiness Services Inc., (2007 to present). At the same time, he also holds positions as Director of PIFA-Philippine Investment Funds Association, and as the Corporate Secretary of I.B. Gimenez Securities, Inc. He holds a graduate degree in Business Administration from the Asian Institute of Management (1970) and a college degree from the University of the Philippines (1967).He is the Treasurer of I. B. Gimenez Securities, Inc., a stock brokerage firm (1976 – present). He is the President of the following mutual funds, namely, Philequity Fund, Inc., Philequity Dollar Income Fund, Inc., Philequity PSE Index Fund, Inc. and Philequity Peso Bond Fund, Inc. (formerly Philequity Money Market Fund, Inc.). He is also the Sales and Marketing Manager of Society Publishing, Inc. (1991 – present). He holds a graduate degree in Business Administration from the Asian Institute of Management (1970) and a college degree from the University of the Philippines (1967).

Joseph L. Ong – Treasurer

Mr. Ong is the Treasurer of the Company. He became a Director of the Company in 2003. He is also the treasurer of Philequity Management, Inc., Independent Director of Vantage Equities, Inc, and a director eBusiness Services, Inc. Currently, he is president of Chemcenter Corporation (1996 to present), a company engaged in import and distribution of industrial chemicals. Previously, he was connected with Exxon Chemical/Exxon Corp holding positions in sales, marketing, planning, and audit functions both here and abroad. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, from De La Salle University (1975).

Willy N. Ocier – Director

Mr. Ocier has been a Director of the Company since 1999. He is also a Director of Philequity Management, Inc. and eBusiness Services, Inc. At the same time, he is also the Chairman and President of Pacific Online Systems Corporation (1999 to present) and serves as Vice Chairman of Belle Corporation and Co-Vice Chairman of Highlands Prime, Inc. (1999 to present). Concurrently, he is the Chairman of the Boards of the following corporations: (a) APC Group, Inc. (2005 to present) (b) Sinophil Corporation (2005 to present), (c) Premium Leisure and Amusement, Inc (1999 to present), (d)
Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, Inc. (1999 to present) and (e) Aragorn Power and Energy Corporation (1999 to present). He earned his Economics degree from the Ateneo de Manila University (1977).

Roberto Z. Lorayes – Director

Mr. Lorayes is the Chairman of the company. He is also the Director of Vantage Equities, Inc. and eBusiness Services, Inc. (1994 to present). In the past he served as Chairman of the Philippine Stock Exchange (1993 to 1994) and Investment Companies Association of the Philippines (2005-2008). He also served as President of Manila Stock Exchange (1991-1992), UBP Securities (1989-1993), Citicorp (1987-1989), CT Corp, Scringeour, Vickers (1987-1989), and a Director of Philippine Central Depository (1995-1996). He received his Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree and Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in De La Salle University (1966). He holds a Masters degree in Business Management from Ateneo de Manila University (1969).

Wilson L. Sy – Director

Mr. Sy was reelected to the Board in 2005. He is the Vice Chairman of Asian Alliance Holdings, Corp. and Director of Vantage Equities, Inc.; eBusiness Services, Inc., Philequity Management, Inc., Xcell Property Ventures, Inc. (2005 to present), and Monte Oro Resources & Energy, Inc. (2005 to present) Mr. Sy is also an Independent Director of the reporting corporations: The Country Club at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc. (2011 to present), Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc. (2011 to present), Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, Inc. (2011 to present), and The Spa and Lodge at Tagaytay
Highlands (2011 to present). He was a former Chairman of the Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (1994 to 1995) He holds a degree in Management Engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University (1975).

Timothy Bryce A. Sy – Director

Timothy Bryce A. Sy, Filipino, 36, was elected to the board in 2017, having served as Treasury Head for the organization since 2010. He is also a director of Asian Alliance Holdings Corp. (2015 to present). He holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management (2010) and an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University (2003) in Illinois USA.

Kevin Neil A. Sy – Director

Kevin Neil Atienza Sy, Filipino, 32, is the current Vice President and Associated Person of Wealth Securities Inc (2012-Present). He was Assistant Manager for the Treasury Group of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s Foreign Interest Rate Risk Division (2010-2012). He was Junior Trader and Sales Associate for the Treasury Group of East West Banking Corporation’s Global Debt Trading Desk (2008-2009). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Finance and Accounting from Bentley University (2007).

Darlene Mae A. Sy – Director

Darlene Mae A. Sy, Filipino, 31, is the Head of Sales and Marketing of Philequity Management, Inc. She also serves as a Director of Wealth Securities, Inc. She is licensed as a Fixed Income Salesman and as a Certified Investment Solicitor with the Securities and Exchange Commission. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of British Columbia.

Antonio R. Samson – Independent Director

Mr. Samson is the Independent Director of the Company. He is also the Independent Director of Vantage Equities, Inc. and Philequity Management, Inc. and the Director of eBusiness Services, Inc. Concurrently (2005 to present), he is the President of the Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation and the Metropolitan Museumand the Chairman of the Advertising Foundation (2001 to present). He is also a columnist of Business World and Business Day Magazine. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University (1966) and Masters of Business Administration from Asian Institute of Management (1971).

Gregorio T. Yu – Independent Director

Mr. Yu is the Independent Director of the Company. He is also the Independent Director of Vantage Equities, Inc., E-Business Services Inc., and Philequity Management, Inc. At the same time, he is the Director of the following companies:Cats Asian Cars, Inc., PAL Holdings Inc., Philippine Airlines Inc., Philippine Bank of Communications, Iremit (2007 to present)., Unistar Credit and Finance Corporation, Glyph Studios, Inc., Prople BPO Inc, Jupiter Systems Inc., Nexus Technologies, Inc. (2001 to present), Wordtext Systems Inc., CMB Partners Inc., Ballet Philippines, Manila Symphony Orchestra. Concurrently, he is also the chairman of the following companies: American Motorcycles Inc., Auto Nation Group Inc., CATS Automobile Corp. and Luck Star Network Communications, Inc. He is also the president of Domestic Satellite Corp. He is also the vice chairman of Sterling Bank of Asia Inc. Also (2000 to present), he is currently the Trustee of Xavier School, Inc. and Xavier School Educational and Trust Fund, Inc (1993 to present). He graduated from De la Salle University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Honors Program 1978), summa cum laude. Mr. Yu holds a graduate degree in Business Administration from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1983) where he was in the Director’s Honor List.

Bert Hontiveros – Independent Director

Mr. Hontiveros, 64, Filipino, is the Independent Director of the fund. He is also the Independent Director of the following mutual funds from 2013 to present, namely: (a)Philequity Dollar Income Fund, Inc. (b) Philequity PSE Index Fund, Inc. and (c) Philequity Peso Bond Fund, Inc. Concurrently, he is the General Manager of HB Design Power Systems (2000 to present). He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from University of the Philippines in 1975.

A. Bayani K. Tan- Corporate Secretary

Mr. A. Bayani K. Tan, 61, Filipino, is the Corporate Secretary of the Corporation (since January 1993, Publicly-Listed).He is also a Director, Corporate Secretary or both of the following reporting and/or listed companies: Belle Corporation (since May 1994, Publicly Listed), Coal Asia Holdings, Inc. (since July 2012, Publicly-Listed), Discovery World Corporation (since March 2013 as Director, since July 2003 as Corporate Secretary, Publicly-Listed),First Abacus Financial Holdings Corp. (since May 1994, Publicly Listed), I-Remit, Inc. (since May 2007, Publicly-Listed), Pacific Online Systems Corporation (since May 2007, Publicly-Listed), Philequity Dividend Yield Fund, Inc. (since January 2013), Philequity Dollar Income Fund, Inc. (since March 1999), Philequity Fund, Inc.(since June 1997), Philequity Peso Bond Fund, Inc. (since June 2000), Philequity PSE Index Fund, Inc. (since February 1999), Premium Leisure Corporation (since December 1993, Publicly-Listed), TKC Metals Corporation (since February 2007, Publicly-Listed),
Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc. (since November 1993),Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, Inc. (since June 1997), The Country Club at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc. (since August 1995), and The Spa and Lodge at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc. (since December 1999). Mr. Tan is also a Director and the Corporate Secretary of Sterling Bank of Asia Inc. (since December 2006). He is the Managing Partner of the law offices of Tan Venturanza Valdez (since it was established in 1988), Managing Director/President of Shamrock Development Corporation (since May 1988), Director of Destiny LendFund, Inc. (since December 2005), Pascual Laboratories, Inc. (since March 2014), and Pure Energy Holdings Corporation (since October 2016), President of Catarman Chamber Elementary School Foundation, Inc. (since August 2012), Managing Trustee of SCTan Foundation, Inc. (since 1986), Trustee and Treasurer of Rebisco Foundation, Inc. (since April 2013) and Trustee and Corporate Secretary of St. Scholastica’s Hospital, Inc. (since February 2011).

Mr. Tan holds a Master of Laws degree from New York University (Class of 1988) and earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines (Class of 1980) where he was a member of the Order of the Purple Feather (U.P. College of Law Honor Society) and ranked ninth in his class. Mr. Tan passed the bar examinations in 1981 where he placed sixth. He has a Bachelor of Arts major in Political Science degree from the San Beda College (Class of 1976) from where he graduated Class Valedictorian and was awarded the medal for Academic Excellence.

Christine Marie D. Aragones – Asst. Corporate Secretary

Christine Marie D. Aragones, Filipino, 29, is the Assistant Corporate Secretary of the Corporation. She is also currently the Corporate Secretary or Assistant Corporate Secretary of the following corporations: Vantage Equities, Inc., PhilEquity Management, Inc., Avery Integrated Hub Inc., E-Business Services, Inc., eBiz Financial Services, Inc., iCurrencies, Inc., Expresspay, Inc., Green Asia Resources, Goodyear Steel Pipe Corporation, Mintank Logistics Inc., and Saiei Online English Inc. Ms. Aragones is a lawyer at Tan Venturanza Valdez Law Offices specializing in corporate, securities, and tax laws. She earned her Juris Doctor degree in law as well as her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, from the Ateneo de Manila Law School in 2013 and Ateneo de Manila University in 2009, respectively. Ms. Aragones was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2014.