Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala

Chairman, Non-executive Director

  • Globe Telecom Director since March 1989 and last re-elected April 20, 2021

  • Globe Board Committee membership: 
    - Executive Committee (Chairman)

Mr. Zobel, Filipino, 61, has been the Chairman of the Board since December 1996 and Director since March 1989. Among other current positions, he is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ayala Corporation since April 2006; Chairman of Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. and Bank of the Philippine Islands; and Vice Chairman of Ayala Land, Inc., Manila Water Company, Inc., and AC Energy Corporation (formerly AC Energy Philippines, Inc.) He is also the Chairman of Ayala Retirement Fund Holdings, Inc., AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc., AC Ventures Holding Corp., AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation and Asiacom Philippines, Inc.; Co-Chairman of Ayala Foundation, Inc. and Ayala Group Club, Inc.; and Director of Alabang Commercial Corporation, Ayala International Pte. Ltd., AC Energy Corporation (formerly AC Energy Philippines, Inc.), Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc., Light Rail Manila Holdings, Inc. and AG Holdings Ltd.


Outside the Ayala group, he is 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 sits on the board of the Singapore Management University and on various advisory boards of Harvard University, including the Global Advisory Council, HBS Board of Dean’s Advisors, and HBS Asia-Pacific Advisory Board, which he chairs. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Asia Business Council, a member of the Global Board of Adviser of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Co-Vice Chairman of the Makati Business Club, Chairman of Endeavor Philippines, and a board member 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.


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.

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