Board of Directors


FERNANDO ZOBEL DE AYALA

Fernando Zobel De Ayala

Filipino, 54, has served as Chairman of Manila Water since May 1997. He is the Vice Chairman, President and COO of Ayala Corporation. He holds the following positions in other listed companies of the Ayala group: Chairman of Ayala Land, Inc., Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of Bank of the Philippine Islands. He is also: Chairman of AC International Finance Ltd.; Director of AC Energy Holdings, Inc., Hero Foundation, Inc. and Habitat for Humanity’s Asia-Pacific Capital Campaign Steering Committee; Co-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Ayala Foundation, Inc.; Director of Accendo Commercial Corporation, Alabang Commercial Corporation, AC International Finance Ltd., Ayala International Pte. Ltd., Ayala Automotive Holdings Corporation, Automobile Central Enterprises, Inc., Liontide Holdings, Inc., Aurora Properties, Inc., Ceci Realty, Inc., Vesta Property Holdings, Inc., Emerging City Holdings, Inc., Bonifacio Land Corporation, LiveIt Investments, Ltd., Columbus Holdings, Inc., Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation, Inc., AG Holdings Ltd., Ayala International Holdings Limited, AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation, Asiacom Philippines, Inc., AI North America, Inc., Sonoma Services, Inc., Ayala Retirement Fund Holdings, Inc.; Member of Philippine-Singapore Business Council, INSEAD East Asia Council and World Presidents’ Organization; Member of the Board of Trustees, Caritas Manila, Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Kapit Bisig para sa Ilog Pasig Advisory Board, National Museum and the Foundation of the Roman Catholic Church. He holds a Liberal Arts degree from Harvard College and a Certificate in International Management from INSEAD, France.


JAIME AUGUSTO ZOBEL DE AYALA

Jaime Augusto Zobel De Ayala

Filipino, 55, has served as Vice Chairman of Manila Water since May 1997. He is the Chairman and CEO of Ayala Corporation. He holds the following positions in other listed companies of the Ayala group: Chairman of Globe Telecom, Inc., Bank of the Philippine Islands and Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. and Vice Chairman of Ayala Land, Inc. He is also: Co-Chairman of Ayala Foundation, Inc.; Chairman of Harvard Business School Asia-Pacific Advisory Board, Vice Chairman of AC Energy Holdings, Inc., Makati Business Club, Director of Ayala Education, Inc., Ayala Retirement Fund Holdings, Inc., Asiacom Philippines, Inc., Ayala Group Club, Inc., Mermac, Inc., Alabang Commercial Corporation., Ayala International Pte. Ltd., LiveIt Investments Limited, AI North America, Inc., AG Holdings Limited. He is also a member of Harvard Global Advisory Council, Mitsubishi Corporation International Advisory Committee, JP Morgan International Council and Endeavor Philippines and National Competitiveness Council and Philippine Representative for the APEC Business Advisory Council. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics (with honors) from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business.


GERARDO C. ABLAZA JR.

Gerardo C .Ablaza Jr.

Filipino, 62, has served as Director of Manila Water since November 2009, and President and CEO since June 2010. He holds the following positions in other listed companies of the Ayala group: Co-Vice Chairman and Director of Globe Telecom, Inc., Director of Ho Chi Minh City Infrastructure Investment Joint Stock Company; Senior Managing Director of Ayala Corporation. He is also: Chairman of Manila Water Philippine Ventures, Inc., Boracay Island Water Company, Inc., Clark Water Corporation, Manila Water Total Solutions Corp., Manila Water Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd, Manila Water South Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd., Thu Duc Water Holdings Pte. Ltd., Kenh Dong Water Holdings Pte. Ltd., Manila Water Foundation, Inc. and Manila Water International Solutions, Inc.; Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Manila Water Foundation, Inc.; President of Manila Water Consortium, Inc. and Manila Water International Solutions, Inc.; Vice-Chairman of Laguna AAAWater Corporation; Member of AC Energy Holdings, Purefoods International Ltd., Asiacom Philippines, Inc., Asiacom Philippines, Inc., Azalea International Venture Partners Limited, LiveIT Investment Limited, Ayala Foundation, Inc., North-West of Saigon Holdings Pte. Ltd., A.C.S.T. Business Holdings, Inc., AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation and Ayala Retirement Fund Holdings, Inc. He was recognized by CNBC as the Asia Business Leader of the Year, making him the first Filipino CEO to win the award. He was also awarded by Telecom Asia as the Best Asian Telecom CEO. In 2013, he was also awarded the Citi Distinguished Alumni Award for Leadership and Ingenuity making him the first and only Filipino to be awarded with such an honor. He holds a Liberal Arts degree, Major in Mathematics (Honors Program, Summa Cum Laude) from De La Salle University.


ANTONINO T. AQUINO

Antonino T. Aquino

Filipino, 68, has served as Director of Manila Water since April 24, 1998. In the other listed Ayala companies, he also serves as a Director of Ayala Land, Inc. He is also: Director of Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club, Inc. and The Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management in Ateneo de Manila University and has done post-graduate studies at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business. He was named “Co-Management Man of the Year 2009” by the Management Association of the Philippines for his leadership role in a very successful waterworks privatization and public-private sector partnership.