Board of Directors
James L. Go
James L. Go, 82, is the Chairman of JGSHI and Cebu Air, Inc. He is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Oriental Petroleum and Minerals Corporation and Vice Chairman of Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. He is the Chairman Emeritus of Universal Robina Corporation, Robinsons Land Corporation and JG Summit Olefins Corporation. He is also the President and Trustee of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. He has been a Director of PLDT, Inc. since November 3, 2011. He is a member of the Technology Strategy and Risk Committees and Advisor of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of PLDT, Inc. He was elected a Director of Manila Electric Company on December 16, 2013. Mr. James L. Go received his Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
Lance Y. Gokongwei
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Lance Y. Gokongwei is the President and Chief Executive Officer of JGSHI. He is the Chairman of Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc., Universal Robina Corporation, Robinsons Land Corporation, Altus Property Ventures, Inc., JG Summit Olefins Corporation, and Robinsons Bank Corporation. He is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cebu Air, Inc. He is a director and Vice Chairman of Manila Electric Company and is a Director of Oriental Petroleum and Minerals Corporation, United Industrial Corporation Limited and Meralco Powergen Corporation. He is a trustee and Chairman of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Patrick Henry C. Go
Mr. Patrick Henry C. Go has been a director of JGSHI since 2000. He is currently a director and Executive Vice President of Universal Robina Corporation and is the President and Chief Executive Officer of JG Summit Olefins Corporation. In addition, he is a director of Robinsons Land Corporation and Robinsons Bank Corporation and Meralco Powergen Corporation. He is a trustee and treasurer of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the Ateneo De Manila University and attended the General Management Program at Harvard Business School. Mr. Patrick Henry C. Go is a nephew of Mr. John L. Gokongwei, Jr.
Johnson Robert G. Go Jr.
Mr. Johnson Robert G. Go, Jr. has been a director of JGSHI since August 18, 2005. He is currently a director of Universal Robina Corporation, Robinsons Land Corporation, Robinsons Bank Corporation and A. Soriano Corporation. He is also a trustee of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Liberal Arts) from the Ateneo de Manila University. He is a nephew of Mr. John L. Gokongwei, Jr.
Robina Y. Gokongwei-Pe
Ms. Robina Y. Gokongwei has been a director of JGSHI since April 15, 2009. She is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. (RRHI). Operating a diverse portfolio of brands, RRHI is one of the largest multi-format retailers in the country and is included in the Philippine Stock Exchange main index. She is also a director of Robinsons Land Corporation, Cebu Air, Inc., and Robinsons Bank Corporation. She is a trustee and the secretary of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. and a trustee of the Immaculate Concepcion Academy Scholarship Fund. She is also a member of the Xavier School Board of Trustees. She was formerly a member of the University of the Philippines Centennial Commission and was a former trustee of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation. She attended the University of the Philippines-Diliman from 1978 to 1981 and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree (Journalism) from New York University in 1984. She has two children, Justin, 25 and Joan, 15. She is married to Perry Pe, a lawyer.
Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban, Jr. (Ret.)
Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban, Jr. (Ret.), was elected as an independent director of JGSHI on May 14, 2021. He previously served as an independent director of Robinsons Land Corporation. He is concurrently an adviser, consultant and/or independent director of several business, civic, non-government and religious groups. He also writes a regular column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. He is a retired Chief Justice of the Philippines and was concurrently Chairperson of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, the Judicial and Bar Council and the Philippine Judicial Academy. Prior to becoming Chief Justice, he was Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (1995-2005), Chairperson of the Third Division of the Supreme Court (2004-2005), Chairperson of the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (2004-2005), Consultant of the Judicial and Bar Council (2004-2005) and Chairperson of eight Supreme Court Committees (1998-2005). He authored thirteen (13) books. Retired Chief Justice Panganiban obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree, cum laude, from the Far Eastern University and placed 6th in the 1960 bar examination. He was conferred the title Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) by the University of Iloilo in 1997, the Far Eastern University in 2002, the University of Cebu in 2006, the Angeles University in 2006, and the Bulacan State University in 2006.
Jose T. Pardo
Mr. Jose T. Pardo, 81, has been an independent director of JGSHI since August 6, 2003. He is presently the Chairman of the Philippine Stock Exchange, Securities Clearing Corporation of the Philippines, Philippine Savings Bank, Bank of Commerce, and Philippine Seven Corporation. He is also a Director of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, Monte Oro Grid Resources Corporation, Del Monte Philippines, Inc., ZNN Radio Veritas, League One Finance and Leasing Corporation, Araneta Hotels, Inc. and Synergy Grid and Development Phils., Inc. He also held positions in Government as former Secretary of the Department of Finance and former Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry. Mr. Pardo is Chairman of PCCI Council of Business Leaders and ECOP Council of Business Leaders. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, Major in Accounting and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the De La Salle University in Manila. He has been conferred on February 10, 2018 an Honorary Doctorate in Finance by the De La Salle University in Manila. Mr. Pardo’s expertise and many years of experience have been invaluable to the management of JGSHI in steering the company to the heights it has achieved and will attain in the future. We note that while SEC Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 19, Series of 2016 limits the term of independent directors to nine (9) years reckoned from 2012, the affirmative vote of stockholders representing majority of the Corporation’s total outstanding capital stock for the election of Mr. Pardo shall be deemed approval from the stockholders for Mr. Pardo to serve as independent director of JGSHI for the ensuing year, as required under the aforementioned SEC MC.
Renato T. de Guzman
Mr. Renato T. de Guzman has been an independent director of JGSHI since April 28, 2015. He was appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Government Service Insurance System in July 2015 under the previous administration and served as such until December 2016. He is currently a Director of Maybank Philippines, Inc. since April 2016 and Maybank Singapore Limited as of July 1, 2019. He is the Chairman of Nueva Ecija Good Samaritan Health System, Inc. and Good Samaritan College. He was a Senior Adviser of the Bank of Singapore until September 2017, Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Singapore (January 2010-January 2015), ING Asia Private Bank (May 2000- January 2010), Country Manager Philippines of ING Barings (1990-2000), and Deputy Branch Manager of BNP Philippines (1980-2000). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University, Master’s Degree in Business Administration with Distinction at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium and a Masters in Management from McGill University, Canada.
Antonio L. Go
Mr. Antonio L. Go has been an independent director of JGSHI since May 28, 2018 and was appointed as the Lead Independent Director during the Organizational Meeting of the Board of Directors on May 13, 2022. He is a Director of Equitable Computer Services, Inc. and is the Chairman of Equicom Savings Bank, ALGO Leasing and Finance, Inc. and My Health Ventures Corporation. He is also the Vice Chairman of Maxicare Healthcare Corporation. He is also a Director of Medilink Network, Inc., Equicom Manila Holdings, Equicom Inc., Equitable Development Corporation, United Industrial Corporation Limited (Singapore), T32 Dental Centre (Singapore), Dental Implant and Maxillofacial Centre (Hong Kong), Oriental Petroleum and Minerals Inc., Pin-An Holdings, Inc., Equicom Information Technology, Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc., Cebu Air, Inc., and Steel Asia Manufacturing Corporation. He is a Non-Executive Officer of Dito Telecommunity Corporation. He is also a Trustee of Go Kim Pah Foundation, Equitable Foundation, Inc., and Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. He graduated from Youngstown University, United States with a Bachelor Science Degree in Business Administration. He attended the International Advance Management program at the International Management Institute, Geneva, Switzerland as well as the Financial Planning/Control program at the ABA National School of Bankcard Management, Northwestern University, United States.