BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Joseph C. Sy
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Joseph C. Sy
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Sy became the President and CEO of PGMC and the Company in July 2011 and August 29, 2014, respectively. He is also a Director and President of INC, the Chairman and President of FRI and the Director of Mining for the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mr. Sy has more than fourteen years of experience in managing and heading companies engaged in mining and mineral exploration and development.


David Chua
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
David Chua
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
Not Available


Luis N. Yu Jr.
Director
Luis N. Yu Jr.
Director
Not Available


Francis C. Chua
Director
Francis C. Chua
Director
Mr. Chua became a Director of the Company on October 22, 2014. He is currently the Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Peru and the Honorary President of the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is also the President Emeritus of the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Foundations. Mr. Chua also served as the special envoy on Trade and Investments on China. He is holding a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Philippines, College of Engineering.


Dante R. Bravo
President and Director
Dante R. Bravo
President and Director
Mr. Bravo became a Director and Executive Vice President of the Company on August 29, 2014. He has been a Director, Executive Vice-President and Corporate Secretary of PGMC since 2011. He was the Chief Finance Officer of PGMC from 2011 to 2013. He is also an Attorney-at-Law and a Certified Public Accountant in the Philippines. Mr. Bravo served as a Director from 2004 to 2011 and a Senior Associate from 2002 to 2004 at SGV. He is a professor of law for San Beda College and a lecturer for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Program for lawyers. He used to be the Chief Political Affairs Officer of Congressman Narciso R. Bravo Jr. He is holding a Bachelor of Laws from San Beda College and a Bachelor of Accountancy from University of Santo Tomas. Mr. Bravo has more than 10 years of corporate management experience.


Mary Belle D. Bituin
Treasurer and Chief Finance Officer
Mary Belle D. Bituin
Treasurer and Chief Finance Officer
Ms. Bituin became a Director of PGMC on October 22, 2014 and Treasurer and CFO of the Company in January 2015. Ms. Bituin is a graduate of BS in Business Administration, major in Accounting from Philippine School of Business Administration, Manila. She is a Certified Public Accountant. She was the Vice-President for Business Transformation of Globe Telecom, Inc. where she has worked since 1998. She was the International Auditor for International Audits at the Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE), a leading international humanitarian organization fighting global poverty based in Atlanta, Georgia USA, from 1994 to 1998. She was also a senior auditor at SGV & Co. where she worked from 1988 to 1994.


Gu Zhi Fang
Director
Gu Zhi Fang
Director
Ms. Gu Zhi Fang became a Director of the Company on October 22, 2014. She has been the General Manager of Ferrochrome Resources, Inc. (FRI) since 2011. She has also been a Director and General Manager of Jiangsu Lianhua Paper Ltd., Wujiang, Jiangsu Province, China. She holds a degree in International Trade from Suzhou University.


Dennis Allan T. Ang
Director
Dennis Allan T. Ang
Director
Mr. Dennis Ang is a Director of Global Ferronickel Holdings, Inc.. He is also the Corporate Secretary of Maxima Machineries, Inc., a subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation; Corporate secretary of Maxwealth Resources, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer of Engaugement, Inc., building the next generation of enterprise resource planning systems. Former System Development Manager and Consultant at Asian Institute of Management, Founder of Full Metro Gear Corp. He received his undergraduate degree of Management Information Systems from the Ateneo de Manila University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Asian Institute of Management.


Roberto C. Amores
Independent Director
Roberto C. Amores
Independent Director
Mr. Amores became the Director of the Company on March 2015. He is the Director-in-Charge for Agriculture at the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a member of the Technical Advisory Group for Agribusiness of Sec. Arthur C. Yap in the Department of Agriculture, the President of the Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Organizations, Inc. and a Council Member and Trustee of the Export Development Council – DTI. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Philippines. Mr. Amores has more than 30 years management experience.


Edgardo G. Lacson
Independent Director
Edgardo G. Lacson
Independent Director
Not Available
KEY EXECUTIVES


Carlo A. Matilac
Senior Vice President for Operations
Carlo A. Matilac
Senior Vice President for Operations
Mr. Matilac became the Senior Vice President of the technical mines of PGMC on August 1, 2014. He joined PGMC in 2012. Mr. Matilac’s primary duties include mineral evaluation, planning and design of the mine, mine development and production. Prior to his current position, Mr. Matilac served as a Technical Specialist for BHP Billiton and QNI, and a Mine Engineering Superintendent for Manila Mining Corp. He holds a Master in Business Administration from the Saint Paul University and a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from Cebu Institute of Technology. Mr. Matilac has more than 19 years of technical and engineering experience in managing companies engaged in mining and mineral exploration development.


Noel B. Lazaro
Senior Vice President for Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Secretary, Compliance Officer, and Corporate Information Officer
Noel B. Lazaro
Senior Vice President for Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Secretary, Compliance Officer, and Corporate Information Officer
Mr. Lazaro is a Senior Vice President and General Counsel of PGMC. He joined PGMC and became Director on August 1, 2014. He became the Corporate Secretary, Compliance Officer and Corporation Information Officer on October 22, 2014. He is also a Director and the Corporate Secretary of Southeast Palawan Nickel Ventures, Inc. and Ipilan Nickel Corporation. He is an Attorney-at-Law in the Philippines. Prior to his current position, Mr. Lazaro served as a Partner for Siguion Reyna Montecillo & Ongsiako, an Associate at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, a professorial lecturer for the Lyceum of the Philippines College of Law, the De la Salle University Graduate School of Business and Far Eastern University Institute of Law, Master of Business Administration-Juris Doctor Dual Degree Program. He is holding a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines College of Law.


Eveart Grace Claro
Assistant Corporate Secretary and Alternate Corporate Information Officer
Eveart Grace Claro
Assistant Corporate Secretary and Alternate Corporate Information Officer
Ms. Pomarin-Claro became the Assistant Corporate Secretary and Alternate Corporate Information Officer of the Company on September 10, 2014. Atty. Pomarin-Claro served as the Corporate Secretary of the Company from February 1, 2014 to August 29, 2014. She is the Assistant Corporate Secretary of PGMC and Surigao Integrated Resources Corporation and the Corporate Secretary of Ipilan Nickel Corporation, Nickel Laterite Resources, Inc. and Celestial Nickel Mining Exploration Corporation. She completed a Bachelor of Laws from the University of St. La Salle.
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