Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala
Chairman, Non-executive Director
Globe Telecom Director since March 1989 and last re-elected April 26, 2022
Globe Board Committee membership:
- Executive Committee (Chairman)
Mr. Zobel, Filipino, 63, has been the Chairman of the Board since December 1996 and Director since March 1989. He is a Director of Ayala Corporation since May 1987. He is the Chairman of Ayala Corporation since April 2006. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Ayala Corporation from 2006 to April 2021. He holds the following positions in publicly listed companies: Chairman of Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. and Bank of the Philippine Islands; and Vice Chairman of Ayala Land, Inc. and AC Energy Corporation (formerly AC Energy Philippines, Inc.). He is also the Chairman of AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc., AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation, and Asiacom Philippines, Inc.; Co-Chairman of Ayala Foundation, Inc.; Director of AC Ventures Holding Corp., Alabang Commercial Corporation, AC Energy and Infrastructure Corporation (formerly AC Energy, Inc.), Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc., Light Rail Manila Holdings, Inc. and AG Holdings Ltd.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Outside the Ayala Group, he is a Director of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited and a member of various business and socio-civic organizations in the Philippines and abroad, including the JP Morgan International Council, JP Morgan Asia Pacific Council, and Mitsubishi Corporation International Advisory Council. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Asian Institute of Management, the Advisory Board of Asia Global Institute (University of Hong Kong) and of various advisory boards of Harvard University, including the Global Advisory Council, Asia Center Advisory Committee, HBS Board of Dean’s Advisors, and HBS Asia- Advisory Committee. He sits on the Board of Singapore Management University (SMU) and is a Chairman of SMU International Advisory Council in the Philippines. He is a member of the Asia Business Council, Asean Business Club Advisory Council, Leapfrog Investment Global Leadership Council, The Council for Inclusive Capitalism, and Word Wildlife Philippines National Advisory Council. He is Co-Vice Chairman of the Makati Business Club, Chairman of Endeavor Philippines, and Trustee Emeritus of Eisenhower Fellowships.
Mr. Zobel was awarded the Presidential Medal of Merit in 2009, the Philippine Legion of Honor with rank of Grand Commander in 2010, and the Order of Mabini with rank of Commander in 2015 by the President of the Philippines in recognition of his outstanding public service. In 2017, he was recognized as a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Pioneer by the UN Global Compact for his work in sustainable business strategy and operations. The first recipient of the award from the Philippines, he was one of 10 individuals recognized for championing sustainability and the pursuit of the 17 SDGs in business.
He graduated with B.A. in Economics (Cum Laude) from Harvard College in 1981 and obtained an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business in 1987.
DIRECTORSHIP IN OTHER PUBLICLY LISTED COMPANIES
He also holds directorship in Ayala Corporation; Ayala Land, Inc.; Bank of the Philippine Islands; Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc.; Manila Water Company, Inc.; and AC Energy Corporation (formerly AC Energy Philippines, Inc.) All of which are listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange.