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FORUM PACIFIC INC.

35th Floor, One Corporate Center

Julia Vargas Ave. corner Meralco Ave.

Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines 1605

Telephone:   (632) 706-7888

Facsimile:    (632) 706-5982

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Position

Name

Age

Date First

Elected

Date Last
Elected/Appointed

Citizenship

Chairman

Peter S. Salud

64

April 15, 1996

October 8, 2019

Filipino

Director

Elvira A. Ting

58

April 15, 1996

October 8, 2019

Filipino

Director

Kenneth T. Gatchalian

43

Dec. 16, 2004

October 8, 2019

Filipino

Director

Arthur R. Ponsaran

76

Dec. 16, 2004

October 8, 2019

Filipino

Director

Lamberto B. Mercado Jr.

54

July 20, 1998

October 8, 2019

Filipino

Director

Joaquin P. Obieta

85

Sept. 25, 2001

October 8, 2019

Filipino

Director

Omar M. Guinomla

47

Nov. 11, 2014

October 8, 2019

Filipino

Director

Richard L. Ricardo

56

Nov. 11, 2014

October 8, 2019

Filipino

Independent Director

Byoung Hyun Suh

62

June 24, 2013

October 8, 2019

Korean

Independent Director

Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis, Jr.

76

June 24, 2013

October 8, 2019

Filipino

Independent Director

Ruben D. Torres

77

July 19,2018

October 8, 2019

Filipino

Position

Name

Age

Date First
Appointed

Date Last
Appointed

Citizenship

Chairman

Peter S. Salud

64

April 15, 1996

Oct. 8, 2019

Filipino

President

Elvira A. Ting

58

April 15, 1996

Oct. 8, 2019

Filipino

Treasurer

Kenneth T. Gatchalian

43

Dec. 16, 2004

Oct. 8, 2019

Filipino

Corporate Secretary

Arsenio A. Alfiler, Jr.

73

June 30, 2007

Oct. 8, 2019

Filipino

Assistant Corporate Secretary

Mariel  L. Francisco

37

July 8, 2011

Oct. 8, 2019

Filipino

Chief Risk Officer

Lauraine F. San Roque

56

Oct. 24, 2017

Oct. 8, 2019

Filipino

Chief Audit Executive

Byoung Hyun Suh

62

July 8, 2011

Oct. 8, 2019

Korean

Compliance Officer

Annabelle T. Abunda

43

Oct. 24, 2017

Oct. 8, 2019

Filipino

Investor Relations Officer

Richard L. Ricardo

55

Nov. 11, 2014

Oct. 8, 2019

Filipino

The members of the Board of Directors of Forum Pacific, Inc. are elected at the annual stockholders’ meeting to hold office until the next succeeding annual meeting and until their respective successors have been elected and qualified.

Management and Key Officers

 

Management and officers normally come from within the organizations with qualifications known to the Board.

Director and Officer Profiles


Peter S. Salud

Mr. Salud is 64 years old, a Filipino and had been the President since 1996 and later on appointed as Chairman in year 2018. He is also the Chairman/Director of Wellex Industries Inc., a publicly listed company, and Sands Mining Development Corp. In addition, he is the President/Director of Wellex Petroleum, Inc. and Manila Sands Hotel and Casino, Inc. He started his career as senior manager in Metrobank and Trust Corp. from 1978 to 1989. He became the President of New Philippine China Corp. from 1990 to 1997 and Air Philippines International Corp. from 1995 to 1996. He headed the company to exploration of oil and gas and is currently the Vice Chairman of Forum Exploration, Inc.


Elvira A. Ting

Ms. Ting is 58 years old, a Filipino, and was the Vice-Chairman from 2013-2017 and later on was appointed as President/Director of the company in 2018. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Major in Management from Philippine School of Business Administration. Her experience encompasses a wide spectrum of industries from hotel, banks all the way to real estate business. A licensed real estate broker, she is currently the President/Director of Philippine Estates Corporation, a publicly listed company,  Chairman/President/Director of Orient Pacific Corp. and Crisanta Realty Development Corp. She seat also as Treasurer/Director of Waterfront Philippines, Inc., Recovery Development Corp. and The Wellex Group, Inc.  She was also appointed as Vice-President/Director of Wellex Industries, Inc., a publicly listed company, Vice-Chairman of Acesite (Hotel) Philippines, Inc., Corporate Secretary/Director of Waterfront Manila Premier Development Inc. and lastly, Director of Plastic City Industrial Corp.


Kenneth T. Gatchalian

Mr. Gatchalian is 42 years old, youngest among the directors, a Filipino and was elected as Director and Corporate Treasurer of the Company last 2013. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Texas, USA. Mr. Gatchalian was trained at very young age to handle family business ranging from hotel, real estate and mining. Also a licensed real estate broker like her aunt, Ms. Ting, he is currently the Chairman/President/Director of Wellex Mining Corp., Vice-Chairman/Director of Philippine Estates Corporation, a publicly listed company, and President/Director of The Wellex Group Inc., Wellex Industries, Inc., a publicly listed company, Waterfront Philippines Inc., Waterfront Manila Premier Development Inc., Acesite (Hotels) Philippines and Orient Pacific Corp. He is also the Treasurer/Director of Westland Pacific Properties and Corporate Secretary/Director of Wellex Petroleum, Inc.


Arthur R. Ponsaran

Mr. Ponsaran is a CPA-lawyer with extensive experience in corporate law, taxation, banking and finance law and, more particularly investment banking. He is 75 years old and was elected as Director of the Company last 2013. He obtained his LLB from the University of the Philippines, BBA from the University of the East and completed the MPD Program at the Asian Institute of Management. He is a member of Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Philippine Bar Association, New York Bar, American Bar Association and Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountant. He started his professional career with a reputable and one of the oldest law firms in the country.  He is currently engaged in private law practice and acts as Managing Partner of Corporate Counsels, Philippines Law office. He is currently the Director of Acesite (Hotels) Philippine Inc. and Philippine Estate Corp., a publicly listed company. He is also the Corporate Secretary of Waterfront Philippines Inc.


Lamberto B. Mercado, Jr.

Mr. Mercado, Jr. is 54 years old, Filipino and was elected as director and appointed as Compliance Officer of the company last 2013. He is a lawyer and Certified Public Accountant by profession. He took up Bachelor of Laws at Ateneo De Manila University and Bachelor of Commerce Major in Accounting at University of Sto. Tomas. He seats on board of various companies ranging from hotels, manufacturing, mining and real estate. He is currently the Director of Wellex Industries, Inc., Metro Alliance Holdings & Equities Corp. and Waterfront Philippines, Inc., all publicly listed companies, CPDSI, AHI, FEZ, FDI, and PNCC. He is also the Assistant Corporate Secretary/Director of Rexlon Realty Group, Inc. and Corporate Secretary of Wellex Mining Corp. He served as Deputy Administrator of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) from 1997 to 1998.


Joaquin P. Obieta

Mr. Obieta is a lawyer with broad and varied experience. He is 84 years old and was elected as director of the Company last 2013. He graduated with degree in Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at De La Salle University and Bachelor of Law at Ateneo De Manila University. His earliest training was in the field of chemical engineering, for which he was employed by multinational oil company. He involved himself in more academic pursuits and eventually became a college dean in a university. He is currently the Director of Philippine Estate Corp., Managing Partner of Corporate Counsels, Philippines Law Office and a Law Professor in Ateneo De Manila University.


Richard L. Ricardo

Mr. Ricardo is 55 years old, Filipino and was elected as Director and Corporate Treasurer of the Company last 2013. He graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Management Economics at Ateneo De Manila University.  He is currently the Treasurer/Investor Relations Officer/Director of Philippine Estate Corp., Corporate Affairs Officer/Compliance Officer of Waterfront Philippines Inc., both publicly listed companies, Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Compliance Officer of Acesite (Hotels) Philippines Inc., Treasurer/Director of Wellex Industries, Inc., a publicly listed company, and Wellex Petroleum, Inc. He is also the Corporate Secretary of The Wellex Group, Inc. and Westland Pacific Properties, and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Wellex Mining Corp.


Omar M. Guinomla

Mr. Guinomla is 46 years old, Filipino and was elected as director of the Company last 2013.  He graduated with Degree in Bachelor of Science in Management at De La Salle University and Masters in Business Administration at Ateneo De Manila University.  His is currently the Chairman/President of Recovery Real Estate Corp., Vice-President of Pacific Rehouse Corp., Director of Wellex Industries, Inc., a listed company and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Orient Pacific Corp. and Recovery Development Corp.


Byoung Hyun Suh

Mr. Suh is a Korean National, 62 years old and was elected as Independent Director of the Company last 2013. He obtained his Degree in Business Administration at Korean University, Seoul Korea. He is currently the President of Pan Islands, Inc., Overseas Korean Traders Association and Bonamis Pharmacy Philippines Corp. He is also Independent Director of Wellex Industries, Inc., Philippine Estate Corp. and Metro Alliance Holdings and Equities Corp, all listed companies. Being in an executive position dwelling in extensive decision making, Mr. Suh is capable of giving independent view about the Company’s internal control processes.


Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis, Jr.

Mr. Ortiz-Luis, Jr. is 75 years old, Filipino and was elected as Independent Director of the Company last 2013. He obtained his Degree and Masters in Business Administration at De La Salle University. He earned his PhD in Humanities at Central Luzon State University and Phd in Business Technology in EARIST. Mr. Ortiz-Luis, Jr. He is currently the Vice Chairman of Alliance Global, Inc., Chairman/Director of Waterfront Manila Premier Development Inc. and Independent Director of Waterfront Philippines, Philippine Estate Corp., Wellex Industries, Inc., all listed companies and Acesite (Hotel) Philippines Corp.


Ruben D. Torres

Mr. Torres is 77 years old, Filipino and was elected as Independent Director of the Company last 2018. He obtained his Degree in Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Bachelor of Laws in University of the Philippines. He is currently the Chairman/CEO of Services Exporters Risk Management & Consultancy Co., President of BPO Workers Association of the Philippines, VP-International Affairs of Trade Union Congress of the Philippines and Senior Partner of Torres Caparas Torres Law Offices. Hi is also an Independent Director of Waterfront Philippines Inc., Wellex Industries, Inc., all listed companies and Acesite (Hotel) Philippines Corp.


Arsenio A. Alfiler, Jr.

Mr. Alfiler, Jr. is 72 years old, Filipino and was appointed as the Corporate Secretary of the Company last 2013. He obtained his Degree in Law and Bachelor of Arts in Public administration from the University of the Philippines. He is currently the Assistant Corporate Secretary of Acesite (Hotel) Philippines Inc., Waterfront Philippines, Inc. and Iloilo City Development Bank.