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Board of Directors, Management Team and Executive Officers

Board of Directors, Management Team and Executive Officers

Manuel B. Villar Jr.

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Manuel B. Villar Jr., was a Senator of the Republic of the Philippines, having been elected to the same position in 2001 and re-elected in 2007. He served as Senate President from 2006 to 2008. He was a Congressman from 1992 to 2001 and served 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 in 1973 with the degree of Masters in Business Administration. He founded Camella Homes in the early '70s and grew it to be the largest homebuilder in the country now known as the Vista Land Group. Mr. Villar has been Chairman of the Board of the Company since 2012.

Jerry M. Navarrete

Director / Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Jerry N. Navarrete graduated from Lyceum of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and from the Ateneo de Manila University with Master's Degree in Business Administration. He has more than 35 years of experience with the Villar companies in various senior management positions. Mr. Navarrete has been President and Chief Executive Office of the Company since 2004.

Manuel Paolo A. Villar

Director

Mr. Manuel Paolo A. Villar graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, with a dual degree of Bachelor of Science in Economics and Bachelor of Applied Science. He worked as a research analyst at Clemente Capital Inc. in New York City prior to his graduation. He was a fixed income analyst at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and consultant to McKinsery & Co in the United States from 1999 to 2001. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Vista Land. Mr. Villar has been a Director of the Company since 2007.

Benjamarie Therese N. Serrano

Director and Chief Operations Officer

Ms. Benjamarie Therese N. Serrano, Director and Chief Operations Officer, graduated from the University of Philippines with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Economics and from the Asian Institute of Management with a degree of Master of Business Management. She is presently the President and Chief Executive Officer of MBV Holdings Corp. and AllHome Corporation. She has been President of, and Chief Executive Officer of, Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. from 2007 to 2011 and was a director from 2007 to 2012. She is the Business Development Head of the Villar Group of Companies from 2012 to present.

Adisorn Thananun-Narapool

Director

Mr. Thananun-Narapool, holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Thammasat University and M.B.A. from Thammasat University. He has been the Managing Director of Land and Houses Public Company Limited since May 1, 2013 and serves as its Member of Executive Board. He served as Senior Executive Vice President of Support at Land and Houses Public Company Limited from 2002 to April 2013 and served as its Chief Financial Officer. He also served as an Executive Vice President-- Land and Houses Public Co., Ltd. from 1992 to 2001. He has been a Director of Land and Houses North Co Ltd., and Land and Houses Northeast Co Ltd., since 1995. He has also been a Director of Siam Tanee Property Co., Ltd. since 1991, Siam Tanee Realestate Co., Ltd. since 1993, Safety Insurance Public Co., Ltd. since 1994, Cameron Global Limited since 1999, LH Muang Mai Co., Ltd. since 2001. He also serves as a Director of Secondary Mortgage Corporation, Asset Plus Securities Public Co., Ltd., Land and Houses Property Fund. He has been a Director of Land and Houses Public Company Ltd. since 2002.

Raul N. Esteban

Independent Director

Mr. Raul N. Esteban, independent director, graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering. He became a brand manager of Unilever Philippine from 1983 to 1986. He was the Country Representative of PPF (A Subsidiary of Unilever) from 1986 to 1988. He was Founding Partner of AGB-Nielsen Philippines and was Chairman until 2012. He held various positions in the Advertising Board of the Philippines, Advertising Congress, MORES (Marketing & Opinion Research Society of the Philippines) and ESOMAR (World Association of Marketing, Social, and Opinion Research) from 2000 to present. Currently, he is the Managing Director of Philippine Survey and Research Center Inc.

Joel L. Bodegon

Independent Director

Mr. Joel L. Bodegon, independent director, obtained his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws, both from University of the Philippines. He was admitted to the Bar in 1975. He worked in a private law firm and the Office of the Solicitor General before he joined Angara Abello Conception Regala and Cruz (ACCRA) in 1976, where he became a partnet in 1982 until 1986. In 1987, he formed, together with some ACCRA partners, the Jardeleza Sobrevin as Diaz Hayundini & Bodegon Law Offices, where he was managing partner for 12 years until his retirement in 2008. In 2010, he formed the Bodegon Estominos Guerzon Borie & Bongco Law Offices. Mr Bodegon has been a Director of the Company since 2010 Atty Bodegon posses all the qualifications and none of the disqualifications of an Independent Director under SRC Rule 38 since his election as such.

Cynthia J. Javarez

Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Ms. Javarez, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, 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, Chief Financial Officer and Head of the Tax and Audit group of Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. after holding various other positions in the MB Villar Group of Companies since 1985.

Ma. Nalen Galang

Chief Legal Councel, Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary

Ma. Nalen SJ, Rosero-Galang graduated salutatorian from the San Beda College of Law. She previously worked as an associate with Angara Abello Conception Regala (ACCRA) Law Offices. She is currently a Director of Masterpiece Asia Properties, Inc, Brittany Estates Corporation and Manuela Corporation. She is also the Corporate Secretary of the subsidiaries of Vista Land.