Lead Independent Director

Juan B. Santos was elected as an Independent Director in 2018 and was appointed as Lead Independent Director in June 2021. 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 executive positions and directorships 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 and San Miguel Corporation.

He completed his studies of: Advanced Management at International Institute of Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland; Postgraduate studies on Foreign Trade at Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona, USA; and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Ateneo De Manila University, Philippines. He attended the Annual Corporate Governance Seminar conducted by SEC-accredited training provider Center for Global Best Practices on September 30, 2022 and the Advanced Corporate Governance Training by Institute of Corporate Directors held on November 11, 2022.