Independent Director

JUAN B. SANTOS was elected as an Independent Director in 2018 and was appointed as Lead Independent Director in April 2022. He is also a Director of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Sunlife Grepa Financial, Inc., Allamanda Management Corporation, House of Investment Inc; Trustee of Dualtech Training Center Foundation, Inc.; St. Luke’s Medical Center; Member of the Board of Advisors of East-West Seeds Co., Mitsubishi Motor Phil. Corporation; Consultant of Marsman-Drysdale Group of Companies. His past experiences include: Chairman of Social Security System; Secretary of Trade and Industry, Philippines ; Chairman and CEO of Nestle Philippines, Singapore and Thailand; Director of Philex Mining Corporation, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, San Miguel Corporation; Educational Background: Advanced Management from International Institute of Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland; Postgraduate studies on Foreign Trade from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona, USA; and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ateneo De Manila University, Philippines. He attended the Annual Corporate Governance Seminar conducted by SEC-accredited training provider Center for Global Best Practices in October 2021.