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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

Director

Elvira A. Ting

61

April 15, 1996

October 27, 2021

Filipino

Director

Kenneth T. Gatchalian

46

Dec. 23, 2004

October 27, 2021

Filipino

Director

Arthur R. Ponsaran

79

Aug. 8, 2000

October 27, 2021

Filipino

Director

Lamberto B. Mercado Jr.

57

July 20, 1998

October 27, 2021

Filipino

Director

Omar M. Guinomla

49

Nov. 11, 2014

October 27, 2021

Filipino

Director

Richard L. Ricardo

58

Nov. 11, 2014

October 27, 2021

Filipino

Independent Director

Renato C. Francisco

73

Oct. 28, 2020

October 27, 2021

Filipino

Independent Director

Atty. Aristeo R. Cruz

55

Oct. 27, 2021

October 27, 2021

Filipino

Independent Director

Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis, Jr.

79

June 24 2013

October 27, 2021

Filipino

Independent Director

Josaias T. Dela Cruz

60

Oct. 27, 2021

October 27, 2021

Filipino

Independent Director

Ruben D. Torres

80

July 19, 2018

October 27, 2021

Filipino

Position

Name

Age

Date First
Appointed

Date Last
Appointed

Citizenship

Chairman

Ruben D. Torres

80

Oct. 27, 2021

Oct. 27, 2021

Filipino

President

Elvira A. Ting

61

Oct. 24 2017

Oct. 27, 2021

Filipino

Treasurer

Kenneth T. Gatchalian

46

Dec. 23, 2004

Oct. 27, 2021

Filipino

Corporate Secretary

Arsenio A. Alfiler, Jr.

76

June 6, 2005

Oct. 27, 2021

Filipino

Chief Risk Officer

Lauraine F. San Roque

58

Oct. 24, 2017

Oct. 27, 2021

Filipino

Chief Audit Executive

Aristeo R. Cruz

55

Oct. 27, 2021

Oct. 27, 2021

Filipino

Compliance Officer

Annabelle T. Abunda

46

Oct. 24, 2017

Oct. 27, 2021

Filipino

Investor Relations Officer

Richard L. Ricardo

58

Nov. 11, 2014

Oct. 27, 2021

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


Ruben D. Torres

Atty. Torres is 80 years old, Filipino and was elected as Chairman and Independent Directors of Forum Pacific, Inc and Wellex Industries, Inc. 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., Chairman/President of Pacific Concorde Corp, Chairman of  Alliance Energy Power and Development Inc, Taguig Lake City Dev't Corp, Triton Construction and Dev't Corp and Waterfront Manila Premier Dev't Inc. He is also President of BPO Workers Association of the Philippines, and Aristocrat Manila City Holdings, Inc.,  VP-International Affairs of Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, Senior Partner of Torres Caparas Torres Law Offices, Director of Acesite Phils Hotel Corp and Waterfront Philippines, Independent Director of Philippine Estates Corp and Corporate Secretary of Wellex Mining  Corp.

 

Elvira A. Ting

Ms. Ting is 61 years old, a Filipino, and was the Vice-Chairman from 2011-2017 and later on was appointed as President/Director of the company. 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 of Philippine Estates Corp., Vice President of Wellex Indsutries, Inc., Chairman of Metro Alliance Holdings & Equities Crop, Chairman/President of Orient Pacific Corp. and Crisanta Realty Dev't Corp. She seat also as Treasurer of Waterfront Phils, Inc., Acesite (Hotel)Phils, Recovery Dev't Corp. and The Wellex Group, Inc.  She was also appointed as Corporate Secretary/Director of Waterfront Manila Premier Dev't Inc. and Director of Plastic City Industrial Corp.


 

Kenneth T. Gatchalian


Mr. Gatchalian is 45 years old, youngest among the directors, a Filipino and was elected as Director and Corporate Treasurer of the Company. 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 President of Wellex Industries, Inc., Vice-Chairman of Phil. Estates Corp., President of Metro Alliance Holdings & Equities Corp., Waterfront Phils., Inc. and Acesite (Hotels) Phils., Chairman/President of Wellex Mining Corp., The Wellex Group Inc., Orient Pacific Corp. and Waterfront Manila Premier Dev't Inc.  He is also the Treasurer of Westland Pacific Properties and Corporate Secretary 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 78 years old and was elected as Director of the Company. 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., both publicly listed companies. He is also the Corporate Secretary of Waterfront Philippines Inc., also a publicly listed company.


 

Lamberto B. Mercado, Jr.


Atty. Mercado, Jr. is 57 years old, Filipino and was elected as director. 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 Phils., Inc., all publicly listed companies, CPDSI, AHI, FEZ, FDI, and Phil. Nat'l Construction Corp. He is also the Assistant Corporate Secretary 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.


 

Omar M. Guinomla


Mr. Guinomla is 49 years old, Filipino and was elected as director of the Company.  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.


 

Richard L. Ricardo


Mr. Ricardo is 58 years old, Filipino and was elected as Director of the Company. He graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Management Economics at Ateneo De Manila University.  He is currently the Investor Relations Officer/Treasurer of Metro Alliance Holdings & Equities Corp. Treasurer/Investor Relations Officer/Director of Phil. Estates Corp. and Wellex Industries, Inc., Corporate Affairs Officer/Compliance Officer of Waterfront Phils. Inc., Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Compliance Officer of Acesite (Hotels) Philippines Inc., all publicly listed companies. He is also the Corporate Secretary/Director of The Wellex Group, Inc, Westland Pacific Properties, Bocaue Prime Estate Corp., Taguig Lake City Dev't Corp., Shangrila Global Estate Ventures Corp. and Bulacan Country Garden Dev't Corp. He is appointed as Vice President/Director of Rexlon Realty Corp.. President of Alliance Energy Power & Dev't Corp., Chairman/President of Dubai Gold Mining Corp.., Treasurer/Director of Wellex Petroleum, Inc. and Sand Mining Corp., and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Wellex Mining Corp.


 

Renato C. Francisco


Mr. Francisco is a 73 yrs old, Filipino and a retired Judge. He was elected as Independent Director of Forum Pacific, Inc. and Wellex Industries, Inc. He obtained his Degree in Bachelor of Laws in year 1969-1973 at Ateneo de Manila University, Makati. He worked as an Associate Justice in Court of Appeals in 2012-2018 at Ermita, Manila. and a Presiding Judge in Malolos Bulacan, Regional Trial Court. He is currently director of  Waterfront Phils., Inc. and Phil. Estates Corp., all publicly listed companies.


 

Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis, Jr.


Mr. Ortiz-Luis, Jr. is 78 years old, Filipino and was elected as Independent Director of the Company of Forum Pacific, Inc. and Wellex Industries, Inc. 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. He is currently the Vice Chairman of Acesite Phils. Hotel Corp., Export Dev't Council, Jardeli Club Foundation and VC Securities Corp, Chairman of Aristocrat Manila City Holdings Corp, Country Garden Agri-Tourism Dev't Inc., Integrated Concept and Solutions, Inc., National Center for Mediation, Phil. Int'l Airways, Rotary Club of Greenmeadows Foundation and Waterfront Phils, Inc. He is also an Independent Director of Alliance Global, Inc., B.A. Securities, Global Ferronickel Holdings, Inc., Jolliville Holdings Corp., Phil. Estates Corp. and SPC Power Corp. He was appointed as President of Asia Pacific Chinese Media, Inc., Employer's Confederation of the Phils., Ong Phil. Foundation, Inc., Phil. Exporters Confederation, Inc., and Phil. Foundation, Inc. He is one of the directors of Drug Abuse Resistance Education Phils., Lasal Tech Academy, LikeCash Asia & Pacific Corp., Manila Exposition Complex, Inc., MREIT, Inc., Rural Bank of Baguio and Waterfront Manila Premier Dev't Inc. He is also the director/treasurer of Alliance Energy Power & Dev't. Inc. and Bayanihan Pulis Foundation, Founding Director of GS1 Phils. and Int'l Chamber of Commerce of the Phils., Trustee/Treasurer of Human Resource Dev't Foundation, Member of Industry Dev't Council and Phil. Nat'l Police - Regional Adviser Council, Commissioner of Patrol 117, Chairman/Treasurer of Phil. Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Senator of Phil. Jaycee Senate and Private Sector Representative of The Phil. Bamboo Council


 

Aristeo  R.  Cruz


Atty. Cruz is 55 years old, Filipino and an Independent Director of Metro Alliance & Equities Holdings Corp., Wellex Industries, Inc., Forum Pacific, Inc. and Waterfront Phils., Inc. He is a CPA Lawyer and graduated with a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Accountancy at De La Salle University and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in New Era University. He is currently Vice-Chairman/Director/Dean, College Department of Meycauayan College, Inc., Founding and Managing Partner of Cruz Altares & Association Law Office, Vice-President/Complier of Liberty Bank ( A Rural Bank), Inc., President and Chief Operating Officer of Idealland Realty & Dev't Corp and Statosphere Realty & Development Inc, Director and Corporate Secretary of Philstar Innovation Realty Corp., President of Jose & Luz Locsin Foundation and Waterstreet Realty Corp, Corporate Secretary of Justino Emilia Realty Corp and Director of Acesite Phils. Hotel Corp.


 Josaias T. Dela Cruz


Mr. Dela Cruz is 60 years old, Filipino and was the newly appointed independent director of Forum Pacific, Inc., Wellex Industries, Inc. and Phil. Estates Corp. He obtained his Master in Business Management in Asian Institute of Management. He graduated in Ateneo de Manila University with a Degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Management. He is currently the Treasurer/Vice President for Investor Relations and Financial Planning at Wegen Distributed Energy Phils. Holdings Corp and Sole Proprietor of JTDC Spinmaster Laundry Service.

 


Arsenio A. Alfiler, Jr.


Atty. Alfiler, Jr. is 75 years old, Filipino and was appointed as the Corporate Secretary of the Company. He obtained his Degree in Law and Bachelor of Arts in Public administration from the University of the Philippines. He is currently the Corporate Secretary of Acesite (Hotel) Phils., Inc. and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Waterfront Phil, Inc., both publicly listed companies.