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BOARD OF DIRECTORS, MANAGEMENT TEAM AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

 

Manuel B. Villar, Jr. Chairman of the Board. Mr. Villar, was Senator of the Philippines from 2001 to June 2013. He served as Senate President from 2006 to 2008. He also served as a Congressman from 1992 to 2001 and as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1998 to 2000. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Villar graduated from the University of the Philippines in 1970 with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accountancy in 1973 with the degree of Masters in Business Administration. He founded Camella Homes in the early 1970s and successfully managed said company over the years, to become the largest homebuilder in the Philippines now known as the Vista Land Group. Mr. Villar is also the Chairman of the Board of Starmalls, Inc.

Manuel Paolo A. Villar, Director and President & Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Villar, graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Bachelor of Applied Science in 1999. He was a consultant for McKinsey & Co. in the United States from 1999 to 2001. He joined Crown Asia in 2001 as Head of Corporate Planning. He was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in July 2011.

Cynthia J. Javarez, Director, Controller and Interim Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Javarez, graduated from the University of the East with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant. She took a Management Development Program at the Asian Institute of Management. She is also the Controller of Vista Land and Head of the Tax and Audit group after holding various other positions in the MB Villar Group of Companies since 1985.

Camille A. Villar, Director. Ms. Villar, graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Management. She joined the Corporate Communications Group of Brittany in 2007 until she assumed the position of Managing Director.

Jerylle Luz C. Quismundo, Director, Ms. Quismundo, graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines with a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics. From 2001 to 2003, Ms. Quismundo was the Chief Financial Officer of Camella Homes, Inc.

Ruben O. Fruto, Independent Director. Mr. Fruto, graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Laws from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1961. He was formerly a partner in the law firm of Feria, Feria, Lugtu & La O’ and the Oben, Fruto & Ventura Law Office. In February 1987, he was the Chief Legal Counsel and Senior Vice President of the Development Bank of the Philippines and Director from 1991 to 1998. He was the Undersecretary of Finance from March 1990 to May 15, 1991. Presently, aside from private practice in corporate and civil litigation, he is also a consultant and the designated Corporate Secretary of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority. He is also the current General Counsel of Wallem Philippines Shipping, Inc. and Wallem Maritime Services, Inc.; Vice-Chairman of Toyota Balintawak, Inc.; Director and Vice-President of China Shipping Manila Agency, Inc. and Director and Chairman of Padre Burgos Realty, Inc.

Marilou O. Adea, Independent Director. Ms. Adea, is currently a consultant for FBO Management Network, Inc. and is Independent Director for Malarayat Rural Bank. She was until recently the Court Appointed Rehabilitation Receiver of Anna-Lynns, Inc. and Manuela Corporation. Ms. Adea served previously as Project Director for Site Acquisition of Digital Telecommunications Phils. Inc. from 2000 to 2002, Executive Director for FBO Management Network, Inc. from 1989 to 2000 and BF Homes Inc. in Receivership from 1988 to 1994 and Vice President for Finance & Administration for L&H Resources Management Corporation from 1986 to 1988. Ms. Adea holds a Degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Marketing Management from the University of the Philippines.

Gemma M. Santos, Corporate Secretary. Atty. Santos, graduated cum laude with the degree of Bachelor of Arts, Major in History from the University of the Philippines in 1981, and with the degree of Bachelor of Laws also from the University of the Philippines in 1985. She is a practicing lawyer and Senior Partner of Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos Law Offices and Corporate Secretary of various Philippine companies, including public companies Roxas Holdings, Inc., Pancake House, Inc., and Maybank ATR KimEng Financial Corporation.

Ma. Nalen Rosero-GalangChief Legal Counsel, Compliance Officer and Chief Information Officer. Atty. Galang, Graduated salutatorian from the San Beda College of Law in 1997. From 1997 to 2000, she was an Associate in the Litigation Group of Angara Abello Concepcion Relaga & Cruz (ACCRA) Law Offices.She has been the Corporate Secretary of Starmalls. Inc. (formerly Polar Property Holdings Corp.) from 2001 to the present. On September 11, 2013, Atty. Galang was designated as Compliance Officer and Chief Information Officer of the Company.

Mary Lee S. Sadiasa, Managing Director, Crown Asia. Ms. Sadiasa, graduated from the De La Salle University with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics Minor in 1988. She has held various positions in the MB Villar Group of Companies from 1988 until she assumed the position of Division Head of Brittany Corporation since 2005.

Ric A. Pallesco, Managing Director, Camella Metro Manila. Mr. Pallesco, graduated from Mapua Institute of Technology with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He handled several positions with the group since 1991, at present, he is the Managing Director of Camella Metro Manila.

Dante M. Julongbayan, Managing Director, Camella North Luzon. Mr. Julongbayan, graduated from the University of the East with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is a licensed Jr. Geodetic and Civil Engineer. He handled several technical positions with the group since 1993. He was Marketing Division Head of Camella and Brittany from 2001-2006 and Technical Head of Camella and Crown Asia from 2007 to 2010. At present he is the Managing Director of Camella North Luzon.

Elizabeth M. Kalaw, Managing Director, Vista Residences-Pasig/Quezon City. Ms. Kalaw, graduated magna cum laude with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Accountancy from the University of the East in 1984, with MBA from the De La Salle University. She was Head of Vista Land International Marketing, Inc. from October 2008 to December 2010. She assumed the position of Head of Vista Residences-Pasig/Quezon City in January 2011.

Ma. Leni D. Luya, Managing Director, Vista Land Commercial. Ms. Luya, is a Certified Public Accountant. She graduated from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Accounting. Ms. Luya has held various positions in the MB Villar Group of Companies from 1989 until she assumed the position of Division Head of Crown Asia Properties, Inc. in 2004.

Edgardo G. Santos,Vice President for Sales, Camella Homes. Mr. Santos, Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Development & Management, University of the Philippines Los Banos 1980; 2000-2002 Division Head, Crown Asia (North); 2002-2003 Division Head, Camella Homes (North); 2005 to present Group Head, Asia Plus Corporation; 1990 – to present, Sales Director Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc.

Lorelyn D. Mercado,Vice President-Accounting. Ms. Mercado, graduated from the University of Batangas with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Accounting. She took Master in Business Administration at the De La Salle University. She is currently the Chief Accountant of Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. and its subsidiaries. She was also the Chief Accountant of Adelfa properties, Inc. from 1998 to 2001 and MGS Corporation from 2002 to 2006.

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