Leadership

Premium Leisure Corp.'s Board of Directors is responsible in fostering the long-term success of the Corporation,--to sustain its competitiveness and profitability in a manner consistent with its corporate objectives and the best interests of its stockholders and other stakeholders. The Board determines and reviews annually, together with Management, the Corporation’s vision, mission, goals and strategies. The Board guides and takes the lead in the development of and approves the Company’s business objectives and strategies annually, and monitors their implementation in order to sustain the Company’s long-term viability and strength. The Board of Directors shall meet at least (6) times a year, with meetings scheduled before or at the start of the year.

To view the PLC Board of Directors' Charter, click here.
To view the PLC BOD Attendance to 2021 BOD Meetings, click here.
To view the PLC BOD Attendance to 2020 BOD Meetings, click here.
 
New Directors are provided an on-boarding/orientation session by the Chief Compliance Officer. This session provides discussion about the Company's vision, mission, core values, its business, corporate objectives as well as the By-Laws, Articles of Incorporation, Board Charter, corporate structure and best corporate governance practices. In addition, the new Directors are appraised about financial reporting , relationships with management and investors, and significant regualtions on compliance and listing requirements.
The Company also provides general access to training courses to its directors as a matter of continuous professional education as well as to maintain and enhance their skills as directors, and keep them up-to-date in their knowledge and understanding of the Company's business. 
 
To view the training sessions attended, click here.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Willy N. Ocier

Chairman, Executive Director

Date of first election – June 1999

Chairman, Executive Committee

Mr. Willy Ocier, 65, Filipino, is an Executive Director and Chairman of Premium Leisure Corp. He is also the Chairman and Director of Belle Corporation, APC Group, Inc., Pacific Online Systems Corporation, Total Gaming and Technologies, Inc. and PremiumLeisure and Amusement, Inc. He is also Vice Chairman of Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc. and Highlands Prime, Inc. He is the Chairman and Director of Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, Inc., and The Country Club at the Tagaytay Highlands, Inc. Mr. Ocier is also the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Philippine Global Communications, Inc., He is a Director of Leisure and Resorts World Corporation. He also sits as a Director to the following unaffiliated corporations, IVantage Equities, Philequity Management, Inc., Abacore Capital Holdings, Inc. and Toyota Corporation Batangas. He was formerly President and Chief Operating Officer of Eastern Securities Development Corporation

Mr. Ocier graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. In recognition of Mr. Ocier’s corporate leadership and role in providing employment opportunities to Filipinos, the University of Batangas conferred him a degree in Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa.

 

Armin Antonio B. Raquel Santos

Executive Director, President and Chief Executive Officer 

Date of first election – July 2017

Member, Executive Committee and Compensation & Remuneration Committee

Mr. Raquel Santos, 54, Filipino, is concurrently the Executive Vice President – Integrated Resorts of Belle Corporation, Director, and the President and Chief Executive Officer of both Premium Leisure Corp. and its subsidiary Premium Leisure and Amusement, Inc. He is also a Director of Pacific Online Systems Corporation and Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc., and a member of the Board of Trustees of Melco Resorts (Philippines) Foundation Corporation.

Formerly he was Chief Finance Officer of Aboitizland, Inc., Cebu Industrial Park, Inc. and Mactan Economic Zone II and First Philippine Electric Company. He was also former Governor of the Board of Investments (BOI), served as Assistant Secretary with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Vice Chairman and CEO of Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA), Executive Vice President of Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC), and Deputy Administrator of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA). His experience includes stints with multinational companies; Securities 2000 Inc. (Singapore Technologies Group) and First Chicago Trust Company of New York.

Mr. Raquel Santos holds a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College, U.S.A. and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Finance from Iona College, U.S.A.

 

Juan Victor S. Tanjuatco

Independent Director

Date of first election – July 2014

Chairman, Corporate Governance Committee and Compensation and Remuneration Committee

Member, Audit Committee and Related Party Transactions Committee 

Mr. Tanjuatco, 74, Filipino, is an independent director of Premium Leisure Corp. and MEDCO Holdings, Inc. He is also a director of IP Ventures, Inc., and Ketmar Fast Food Corporation. Previously, he served in the same capacity on the board of Insular Savings Bank and Asiatrust Development Bank. A career banker, he was the former President of Export and Industry Bank and was assigned to various managerial and executive positions at Credit Agricole Indosuez Manila, New Zealand and Hongkong, where, after 21 years, he retired as Deputy General Manager in Manila.

Mr. Tanjuatco holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the Ateneio de Manila University (cum laude) and a Masters in Business Administration, major in Finance, from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

 
Exequiel P. Villacorta, Jr.

Non-Executive Director

Date of first election – July 2014

Member, Audit Committee, Executive Committee and Risk Oversight Committee 

Mr. Villacorta, 76, Filipino, is a Non-Executive Director of Premium Leisure Corp. He is also an elected Director of BDO Leasing and Finance, Inc. Prior to this position, he was a Director of Equitable PCI Bank, EBC Insurance Brokerage, and Maxicare Healthcare Corporation. He was the former Chairman of EBC Strategic Holdings Corporation, EBC Investments (now BDO Strategic Holdings), Jardine Equitable Finance Corporation, Strategic Property Holdings, PCIB Properties, Equitable Data Center, and PCI Automation Center. He was a past President and CEO of Banco De Oro Universal Bank and TA Bank of the Philippines, and was Vice President of the Private Development Corporation of the Philippines. He was Senior Adviser and BSP Controller of Equitable PCI Bank and PBCom, and Adviser to the Board of PCI Capital Corporation.

Mr. Villacorta holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from De La Salle University and a Master’s degree in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management.

 

Jamie J. Bautista

Independent Director

Date of first election – June 2021

Chairman, Risk Oversight Committee

Member, Audit Committee, Corporate Governance Committee and Related Party Transactions Committee

Mr. Bautista, 64, Filipino, is an Independent Director of the Corporation. He is likewise an independent director of Belle Corporation and Nickel Asia Corp. He is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Philippine Airlines, Inc., as well as a former Executive and Director in Macroasia Corporation, Macroasia Services Corporation, Macroasia Airport Services Corporation, Macroasia Properties Development Corporation and ETON Properties Philippines, Inc. He is also a former Treasurer of Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. He served in various executive capacities in the the Lucio Tan group for 39 years, the last 24 years for Philippine Airlines and its subsidiaries.

Mr. Bautista is currently a non-executive director in Cosco Capital, Inc., Philippine Bank of Communications, Alphaland Corporation, Airspeed International Corporation, Gothong Southern Shipping Lines, Inc. He is likewise the Vice Chairman of the Philippine Eagle Foundation and a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of the East, the UE Ramon Magsaysay Medical Memorial Center, and the International School of Sustainable Tourism. .

Mr. Bautista graduated in 1977 from the Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Magna Cum Laude with a decree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant. He received his Doctorate in Humanities (Honoris Causa) from the Central Luzon State University in 2018. .

Maria Gracia P. Tan

Independent Director

Date of first election – June 2021

Chairperson, Audit Committee

Member, Corporate Governance Committee and Risk Oversight Committee

Atty. Tan, 66, Filipino, is an independent director of Premium Leisure Corp. She is likewise an independent director of Belle Corporation and Pacific Online Systems Corporation. She is the former Chairperson of the Commission on Audit, Undersecretary of Finance and Commissioner of the Presidential Commission on Good Government. She is currently a Trustee of the International Budget Partnership, an international NGO based in Washington DC, USA. She is a director of several Philippine corporations, a tax consultant and legal adviser of some private clients, and an accredited Arbitrator of the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission, Philippines and Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc, Philippines.

Atty. Tan served as Chairman of the United Nations Independent Audit Advisory Committee, the first Filipino to have been elected to this 5-member Committee. She is also a professor at the University of the Philippines for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education.

Backed by four decades of professional work in the Philippines and abroad as private law and accounting practitioner, government official, arbitrator and international consultant, she is an expert in the fields of legal, finance, audit, governance, dispute resolution and administration.

She graduated from the University of the Philippines in 1977 with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accountancy and in 1981 with Bachelor of Laws. In 1987, she obtained her Master of Laws (Tax) from the New York University. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

 

Jerry C. Tiu

Independent Director

Date of first election – June 2021

Chairman, Related Party Transactions Committee

Member, Compensation and Remuneration Committee and Risk Oversight Committee

Mr. Tiu, 65, Filipino, is an Independent Director of Premium Leisure Corp. He is also independent director of APC Group, Inc. He is likewise a Director and the President of Tagaytay Highlands Community Condominium Association, Inc., Tagaytay Midlands Community Homeowners’ Association, Inc., and Greenlands Community Homeowners’ Association, Inc. He is also the President of the following companies: Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc., The Country Club at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc., Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, Inc., and The Spa & Lodge at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc. He is a former Director of the Manila Polo Club.

Mr. Tiu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce (Major in Marketing) from the University of British Columbia.

 

OTHER EXECUTIVE OFFICERS (as of December 31, 2021)

Willy N. Ocier

Please refer to Mr. Ocier’s profile under “Board of Directors”.

 

Armin Antonio B. Raquel Santos

Please refer to Mr. Raquel Santos’ profile under “Board of Directors”.

 

Maria Neriza C. Banaria

Maria Neriza C. Banaria, Filipino, 39, is the acting Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company. She was also appointed on April 28, 2022 as Belle Corporation’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. She is likewise the Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Online Systems Corporation since December 2021. As a Certified Public Accountant, her strong background in accounting, audit and finance have been accumulated through extensive experience and exposure to various industries. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accountancy from the University of the Philippines.

 

Elmer B. Serrano

Mr. Elmer B. Serrano, 54, Filipino, is the Corporate Secretary and Corporate Information Officer of the Company. Mr. Serrano is a practicing lawyer specializing in corporate law and is the Managing Partner of the law firm SERRANO LAW. Mr. Serrano has been awarded “Asia Best Lawyer” by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) for Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, and Mergers & Acquisitions, one of only two exclusively recognized lawyers in the Philippines. This comes after being consistently recognized as a “Highly Regarded-Leading Lawyer” in the same fields by IFLR. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific also named Mr. Serrano as a “Leading Individual” in Banking & Finance, after constant citation as a “Recommended Lawyer”. Mr. Serrano is a director of 2GO Group, Inc. He is Corporate Secretary of some of the largest and most respected publicly listed companies in the Philippines, including SM Investments Corporation, SM Prime Holdings, Inc., Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corporation, as well as subsidiaries of BDO Unibank, Inc. He is also Corporate Secretary of, or counsel to, prominent financial industry organizations, such as the Bankers Association of the Philippines and the Philippine Payments Management, Inc. and the PDS Group of Companies. Mr. Serrano is a Certified Associate Treasury Professional and was among the top graduates of the Trust Institute of the Philippines in 2001. Mr. Serrano holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University and a BS Legal Management degree from the same university.

 

Arthur A. Sy

Atty. Sy, 52, Filipino, is the Assistant Corporate Secretary of the Company. He is the Senior Vice President for Legal Department and Assistant Corporate Secretary at SM Investments Corporation. He is likewise the Assistant Corporate Secretary of SM Prime Holdings, Inc., Belle Corporation and 2GO Group, Inc. Further, he is currently the Corporate Secretary of various major corporations within the SM Group of Companies. He is also the Corporate Secretary of National University. Admitted to practice in the Philippines and the State of New York, Atty. Sy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Santo Tomas and a Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University, School of Law.

 

Phil Ivan A. Chan

Atty. Chan, 39, Filipino, is the Assistant Corporate Secretary of Premium Leisure Corp. He is co-founder of Serrano Law. He was previously a partner at Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific recognized Mr. Chan as a "Recommended Lawyer" in Corporate and M&A, Antitrust and Competition, and Immigration. He also acts as the Assistant Corporate Secretary of listed company Crown Equities, Inc. Atty. Chan holds a degree of B.S. Legal Management from Ateneo de Manila University and a Juris Doctor degree from Ateneo Law School.

 

Anna Josefina G. Esteban

Ms. Esteban, 54, Filipino, is the Chief Audit Executive of the following publicly listed companies: (i) Belle Corporation; (ii) Premium Leisure Corp; (iii) Pacific Online Systems Corporation; and (iv) APC Group, Inc. Prior to joining the Belle Group, she served as Treasurer and Chief Finance Officer of Miriam (formerly Maryknoll) College Foundation, Inc. and worked at the Asian Development Bank for 18 years as Senior Officer at the Office of the Treasurer, Office of the Auditor General and Operations Evaluation Office. Earlier on, she was the Head of the Finance Systems and Audit Unit of Magnolia Nestle Corporation (a joint venture of San Miguel Corporation and Nestle S.A.). She was an auditor and management consultant at Carlos J. Valdes & Co. and was an accounting/finance professor at the College of St. Benilde and the Graduate School of Business of De La Salle University (DLSU). Ms. Esteban is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Data Privacy Auditor. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting at the College of the Holy Spirit, Manila and her Master in Business Administration (with distinction) at DLSU.

 

Michelle Angeli T. Hernandez

Ms. Hernandez, 50, Filipino, is the Chief Risk Officer of the Company. She is likewise the Vice President for Governance and Chief Risk Officer of Belle Corporation, and APC Group, Inc.’s Chief Risk Officer. She is mainly responsible for developing, implementing and managing various strategies, processes and policies related to Corporate Governance, Enterprise Risk Management and Corporate Affairs for the Company and its subsidiaries. She has a bachelor’s degree in Tourism (Cum Laude) from the University of Sto. Tomas.