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, 75 years old, Filipino, is one of the founders and Executive Chairman of the Board 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, 49 years old, Filipino, is Vice-Chairman 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, 47 years old, Filipino, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Prior to joining us, he worked at Blackstone Real Еstatе 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 Carlo R. Antonio, 38 years old, Filipino, is a Managing Director 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.
Ms. Hilda R. Antonio, 74 years old, Filipino, is a Director of the Company and a member of our Board. She is the wife of the Chairman Amb. Jose E.B. Antonio. She is a Philanthropist. She is a member of the Board of Directors of CPI, Museum Properties, Inc. Heirloom Properties Inc and Sovereign Property Holdings. She graduated from Assumption College of Manila with a degree in Economics.
Mr. Ricardo P. Cuerva, 77 years old, Filipino, is a Managing Director of the Company and 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, 71 years old, Filipino, is a 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., 77 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, 62 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, 76 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.
Ms. Aileen Christel U. Ongkauko, 53 years old, Filipino citizen, is concurrently the Group President and Chief Executive Officer of La Filipina Uy Gongco Corporation & Subsidiaries, a highly-diversified agribusiness, livestock and food company established more than a century ago. She is also a Director of South Balibago Resources Inc. and Ateneo Family Business Development Center. Ms. Ongkauko was also former director of Aboitiz Equity Ventures International, Aboitiz Power International, Pilmico International, and Advisor to the Board for Weather Philippines, Inc. She graduated magna cum laude and was a Departmental Awardee from Ateneo de Manila University, where she earned her degree in Bachelor of Arts in Management Economics
Mr. David L. Almirol, Jr., 41 years old, Filipino citizen, is a full-time technopreneur and a full-stack programmer by heart. He founded Multisys Technologies Corporation, the leading software solutions company in the Philippines. It is considered as the country’s most important technology provider with its platforms being used by more than 2,500 entities from the public and private sectors. Earlier this year, Mr. Almirol has been named one of the seven The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) honorees for 2020. TOYM recognizes exemplary individuals who have brought service to others and are true models of exceptional young Filipinos worth emulating by the young generation and the nation in general. He earned his Bachelor of Science major in Computer Science at the University of the Cordilleras. He is currently the President and CEO of Multisys Technologies Corporation, Multipay Corporation, Multifresh Corporation, Multiparts and Services Center Corporation and a Director of CIS Bayad Center, Inc.
Atty. Danny E. Bunyi, 56 years old, Filipino, is the Corporate Secretary of the Company. He is likewise a Senior Partner at Divina Law Offices and a lecturer at John Gokongwei School of Management in Ateneo de Manila University, and at the Trust Institute Foundation of the Philippines. He was the Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the Development Bank of the Philippines and the Chief Compliance Officer and Legal Services Group Head of Robinsons Bank. He was also the Legal Counsel for Consumer Banking of Standard Chartered Bank (Manila Office) and the Head of the Legal Advisory Division of the Philippine Commercial International Bank. He completed the Finance for Senior Executives Program in the Asian Institute of Management as well as the course on Trust Operations and Investment Management conducted by the Trust Institute Foundation of the Philippines. He obtained his law degree at the Ateneo de Manila University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, major in Legal Management from the same university. Atty. Bunyi has extensive work experience in the field of banking and finance, trust banking and investment management, and corporate and special projects.
Mr. Carlos Benedict K. Rivilla IV, 50 years old, Filipino, is the Assistant Corporate Secretary 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.
Mr. Ponciano S. Carreon, Jr., 47 years old, Filipino, is the Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Treasurer and Head for Investor Relations. Prior to joining CPGI, he served as Chief Finance Officer of Landco Pacific Corporation, Chief Finance Officer of Arthaland Corporation, Assistant Vice President of Controllership at SM Development Corporation and Controller of Crown Asia Properties, Inc., a Vista Land subsidiary, and as member of the Board of Directors of Club Punta Fuego Inc., Fuego Land Corporation, and Fuego Development Corporation. He also brings with him solid banking experience having served as a bank controller, audit head and examiner. He is an Ateneo-BAP Certified Treasury Professional, a cum laude graduate of BS Accountancy degree at San Beda College and a CPA board topnotcher.
Atty. lsabelita Ching-Sales, 42 years old, Filipino, serves as the Company’s Head for Legal Services and Corporate Affairs, Chief Information Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Century Properties, Atty. Ching-Sales was the Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Information Officer of Asiatrust Development Bank, also a publicly-listed company. Having undergone extensive training and experience on loans, credit and branch banking operations, she was also appointed Head for Credit Support Department, and still is the Corporate Secretary of Asiatrust Development Bank, now NextGenesis Corporation. Atty Ching-Sales also 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 and Juris Doctor degree at San Beda College of Law and San Sebastian College Recoletos Manila, Institute of Law.
Mr. Ritchelle T. Cordero, 41 years old, Filipino, is the Group 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. He has completed the Executive MBA degree program at the Asian Institute of Management in 2017. 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.
Ms. Julienne Cruz, 38 years old, Filipino is the Group Head for Corporate Communications of the Company. Prior to joining the Company in 2007, she served as a Public Relations Associate in Grupo Agatep (formerly Agatep Associates) and a television production member of various motoring media shows. As part of her corporate background, she served as PR Associate, Advertising Manager, Marketing Communications Manager, and Assistant Vice President for Communications of the Company until 2020. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts from Miriam College Quezon City in 2005. Ms. Cruz is taking her Master of Business Administration degree through the Regis program of the Ateneo Graduate School of Business in Makati.
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.