Board of Directors
Behind Century Properties Group, Inc. is a committed team of remarkably accomplished and talented people who are committed to realize the company’s goals as guided by its vision, mission and values.
Amb. Jose E.B. Antonio, 71 years old, Filipino, is one of the founders and Chairman of the Company and its subsidiaries. He graduated cum laude from San Beda College, Manila in 1966 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Science (major in Marketing) and received a Masters Degree in Business Management in 1968 from Ateneo de Manila’s Graduate School of Business. Chairman Antonio also graduated from Harvard University’s Owner/President Management Program in 2003. Chairman Antonio served as the Philippines Special Envoy for Trade and Economics to the People’s Republic of China in 2005 and is currently the Chairman of Century Asia Corporation, Prestige Cars, Inc. and Philtranco Service Enterprises. He is also the founder and Chairman of the Philippine-China Business Council Inc. In addition, he serves as the Vice Chairman of Penta Pacific Realty Corporation and Subic Air Charter, Inc. Mr. Antonio has also has been duly appointed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte as the Philippines’ special envoy to the United States, effective October 28, 2016. His mission is to enhance business ties and strengthen the economic affairs between the two countries.
Mr. John Victor R. Antonio, 45 years old, Filipino, is Co-Chief Operating Officer and a Managing Director of the Company. He has been with the Company for 17 years and is involved in managing projects in the Company’s middle income and affordable product lines, including Gramercy Residences and Azure Urban Residences. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (major in Marketing) from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1993 and received his Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School in 2003.
Mr. Jose Marco R. Antonio, 43 years old, Filipino, is Co-Chief Operating Officer and a Managing Director of the Company. Prior to joining us, he worked at Blackstone Real Estate Partners as a financial analyst. He has been with the Company for 16 years and is involved in managing projects in the Company’s middle income and affordable product lines, including Canyon Ranch, Knightsbridge Residences and Acqua Private Residences. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (dual major in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management) from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1995 and received his Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School in 2004.
Mr. Jose Roberto R. Antonio, 41 years old, Filipino, is a Managing Director of the Company. He is involved in managing projects in the Company’s luxury product line, including Milano Residences and Trump Tower Manila. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Northwestern University and obtained his Masters Degree in Business Administration from Stanford University. He joined the Company in 2009 after spearheading Antonio Development in New York City, which developed the luxury condominium Centurion, located on 56th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue, steps from Central Park.
Mr. Jose Carlo R. Antonio, 34 years old, Filipino, is the CFO of the Company and a member of our Board. Prior to joining the Company in 2007, he worked in the investment banking groups of Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (major in Finance) from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 2005.
Mr. Ricardo P. Cuerva, 73 years old, Filipino, is a member of our Board. Mr. Cuerva was a co-founder of Meridien and served as Meridien’s president from 1988 to 1996. He also currently serves as a member of the Rotary Club of Makati City. Mr. Cuerva graduated from San Beda College in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and obtained his Masters Degree in Business Administration from Ateneo De Manila in 1971. Mr. Cuerva is the President and owner of Century Project Management and Construction Corporation, which oversees the construction of our vertical developments.
Mr. Rafael G. Yaptinchay, 67 years old, Filipino, is the Co-Managing Director of the Company and a member of our Board. Mr. Yaptinchay was a co-founder of Meridien and served as Meridien’s president from 1996 to 2009. He has previously served as the Assistant Treasurer and Head of Business Development/Corporate Planning of Philippine National Construction Corporation. Mr. Yaptinchay is a member of the Rotary Club of Ortigas and the Association of Asian Manager, Inc. Mr. Yaptinchay graduated from Ateneo de Manila University in 1971 with a Bachelor’s Degree (major Economics) and received his Masters Degree in Business Administration from Asian Institute of Management in 1974.
Amb. Jose L. Cuisia Jr., 71 years old, Filipino citizen, is the former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States. Ambassador Cuisia is also well-respected figure in Philippine business, with over 32 years in financial services, most recently as the President & CEO of the largest and most profitable non-bank financial institution on the Philippines. He serves on the boards of many of the Philippines’ most important private and listed companies, and has shared his expertise as Trustee on various academic institutions and non-government organizations espousing good governance and corporate social responsibility, including the Asian Institute of Management. Ambassador Cuisia has over 10 years of experience in public service, having served Filipinos as the Governor of the Central Bank of the Philippines and Chairman of its Monetary Board as well as President and CEO of the Philippine Social Security System in the 1980s and 1990s. At the Central Bank, Ambassador Cuisia oversaw the liberalization of foreign exchange controls, resulting in, among others, the entry of more substantial foreign direct investment that strengthened the Philippine Peso and the country’s foreign exchange reserves. The Ambassador also led the efforts in establishing what is now the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, allowing it to become a more effective guardian of monetary policy and ensuring the stability of the banking system. Amb. Cuisia also serves as Director to various companies namely: Investment & Capital Corporation of the Philippines, Asian Institute of Management, Phinma Corporation, SM Prime Holdings Inc., Philippine Investment Management, Inc.. He likewise serves as an Independent Director of Manila Water Company, Inc.
Mr. Stephen T. CuUnjieng, 58 years old, Filipino citizen, is a prominent investment banker, and currently serves as an Independent Director, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. He has a long and extensive experience in investment banking with several major financial institutions including HFS Capital LLC and Evercore Partners, Inc. is the Chairman of Evercore Asia Limited. He is an advisor to a number of Asia’s most prominent companies like San Miguel Corporation, Samsung Electronics, Tiger Airways, among others. He finished his undergraduate and law degree from Ateneo De Manila University and later on, earned his MBA degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Carlos C. Ejercito, 71 years old, Filipino, is the former Chairman of the United Coconut Planters Bank and currently the Chairman and CEO of Nortern Access Mining, Inc, Forum Cebu Coal Corporation and Kaipara Mining and Development Corporation. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of the East where he finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1966. He received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business in 1976 and graduated from his Management Development Program in 1983 at the Harvard Business School. As of date, he serves as an Independent Director at Aboitiz Power Corporation, Bloomberry Resorts Corporation and Monte Oro Resources and Energy Corporation.
Mr. Domie S. Eduvane, 53 years old, Filipino, is the Senior Vice-President for Legal and Corporate Affairs of the Company. He graduated magna cum laude from Far Eastern University, Manila with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and obtained his law degree from San Beda College of Law, Manila in 1994. Prior to joining the Company, he served as the Vice-President for Legal and Corporate Affairs and Human Resources for Empire East Properties, Inc., an affiliate of Megaworld Corporation. He also worked as Court Attorney with the Court of Appeals, Manila and was an Associate with Bengzon Zarraga Cudala Liwanag & Jimenez Law Offices as well as a Partner of Yrreverre Rondario & Associates Law Office.
Mr. Gerry Joseph Albert L. Ilagan, 38 years old, Filipino, is the Executive Vice-President for Century Worldwide Services and Sales Management Operations of the Company. In October 2015, he was appointed as fulltime group head of Century World Sales Operations. He graduated with academic distinction from San Beda College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Development and Philosophy. He also attended De La Salle College of St. Benilde’s School of Professional and Continuing Education where he received a diploma in Organizational Development and a diploma in Human Resources. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker with more than 10 years of human resources and sales management experience gained from several multinational and Philippine companies. Mr. Ilagan also worked with Sun Microsystems Philippines Inc. and Crown Asia Properties Inc. prior to joining the Company.
Mr. Carlos Benedict K. Rivilla IV, 46 years old, Filipino, is the Vice-President for Corporate Affairs of the Company. As part of his experience in the business sector, he served as Corporate Compliance Officer and Vice-President for Finance in a corporation engaged in mass media for four years in Cebu City and also previously handled Corporate Affairs for the Company and served as Director and Corporate Secretary of various businesses in Makati City. He joined the Company in 2007. Mr. Rivilla is a graduate of University of San Jose Recoletos. Mr. Rivilla was appointed Assistant Corporate Secretary on August 17, 2011.
Ms. Maria Theresa Fucanan Yu, 38 years old, Filipino, is the Vice-President for Corporate Communications of the Company. As part of her corporate background, she served as Assistant Vice-President and Public Relations Manager of the Company. Prior to joining the Company in 2007, she served as an editor and reporter for various sections of The Manila Times. Ms. Fucanan graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Santo Tomas in 2001.
Ms. Kristina I. Garcia, 44 years old, Filipino, is Director For Investor Relations of Century Properties Group, Inc. (CPGI). Before joining the Company, she concurrently headed the Investor Relations divisions at Alliance Global Group, Inc. and Megaworld Corporation. Prior to that, Ms. Garcia was with the tax services department Isla Lipana & Co./PricewaterhouseCoopers where she assisted multinational companies set-up operations in the Philippines and avail of tax incentives.
Atty. lsabelita Ching-Sales, 38 years old, serves as the Company’s Chief Information Officer. Atty. Ching-Sales was the Chief Legal Counsel, Head for Credit Support, Chief Information Officer and Corporate Secretary of Asiatrust Development Bank where she worked for 5 years. She likewise worked as Head for Operations of China Banking Corporation’s Acquired Assets Division. She graduated from the University of Sto. Tomas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Management and obtained her degree in Bachelor of Laws at San Sebastian College Recoletos Manila, Institute of Law and San Beda College of Law.
Atty. Camille Khristine I. Aromas, 32 years old, Filipino, is the Corporate Secretary of the Company. She is likewise a Senior Associate at Divina Law Offices. Previously, Ms. Aromas was a Mid-level Associate at Baker & McKenzie’s Manila office and a consultant for the Asian Development Bank. She obtained her law degree at the University of the Philippines College of Law with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, graduating cum laude, from the same university. Ms. Aromas has extensive work experience in the field of arbitration, dispute resolution and corporate legal affairs.
Mr. Patrick Carague, 46 years old, is the Senior Vice President for Decision Support Services and IT worked as a finance and risk management professional for over 18 years, eleven of which were spent working in the U.S. for notable companies like Capital One, and Freddie Mac. He graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management Economics. He later took his MBA at Kellogg Graduate School of Management, with majors in Finance, Decision Sciences, and Management & Strategy.
Mr. John Paul Flores, 35 years old, Filipino, is the Comptroller of the Company. He graduated from the Laguna College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy. Prior to joining the Company, he served as a Senior Auditor of Punongbayan and Araullo Auditing Firm.
Mr. Gerardo A. Morales, 56 years old, Filipino, serves as the Company’s Treasurer. He, was the former President of Optimum Development Bank. He has been involved in varying capacities with several banks (Planters Development Bank, Union Bank of the Philippines and Far East Bank) for more than 25 years. He graduated from Ateneo de Manila University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Major in Business Management.
Mr. Ricardo C. Cuerva, 45 years old, Filipino, is the Senior Vice President for Design Innovation and Material Management Group of the Company. He graduated with the Bachelor Degree in Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture, U.S.A in 1998. He also obtained a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development from Columbian University, U.S.A in 2002. As of date, he serves as Managing Director of Nova Construction, an exclusive residential and commercial project builder of Century Properties Group, Inc.
Mr. Gerardo R. Mina, 53 years old, Filipino, is the Vice President for Property Management of the Company. He graduated from Adamson University with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and earned units in MBA from Ateneo Graduate School of Business. He was with Century Properties Management, Inc. (CPMI), a subsidiary of Century Properties Group, Inc. (CPGI) for 21 years and occupied senior management post in the Operations Division.
Mr. Ramon S. Villanueva III, 38 years old, Filipino, is the Tax Compliance Officer of the Company. He graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Palawan State University in 2002. He is the 10th placer at the Licensure Examination for Certified Public Accountants in May 2005. Prior re-joining the Company, he served as the Comptroller of the Company for 4 years. He also served as Senior Auditor for Punongbayan & Araullo. He also worked as Accounting Professor at the Palawan State University.
Mr. Ritchelle T. Cordero, 37 years old, Filipino, is the Head for Human Resources and Administration of the Company. He graduated with academic distinction from San Beda College, Manila in 2002 with the degree of Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy and Human Resources Development. Currently, he is taking the Executive MBA degree program at the Asian Institute of Management. Prior joining the Company, he was the HR Manager of Ayala Property Management Corporation, a subsidiary of Ayala Land Inc. He also worked as the HR Officer of DMCI Project Developers, Inc. He also served as the HR & Quality Management Officer of Asiatic Development Corporation.
Mr. Ricky M. Celis, 49 years old, Filipino, will lead Century Properties in capturing the vast opportunities in the affordable housing segment. Prior to joining the Company, he served as the Head for Corporate Sales of Ayala Land Residential Business Group and President of Amaia Land (ALI Subsidiary). He also worked for Vista Land and Lifescapes for 11 years where he served as Technical Services Engineer and eventually the Operating Head for Camella Homes South Division. He earned his degree in Civil Engineering at the Holy Angel University where he graduated as Magna Cum Laude. He also took Management Development Program at the Asian Institute of Management and Executive Development Program (LEAP) at the Harvard School of Business.
All the directors and members of the senior management of the Company possess a high degree of integrity and character and are fully capable and able to perform their duties as directors and members of senior management, respectively.