Philippine Time: 02:28 AM    |   August 23, 2017

Board of Directors

Group Chairman

DR. GEORGE S.K. TY 82 years old, Filipino, served as GT Capital Holdings, Inc.’s Chairman of the Board since its inception in July 2007 until 11 July 2012. He is the current Group Chairman of GT Capital Holdings, Inc. Dr. Ty is also the founder of Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank) and served as its Chairman from 1975 until 2006 when he became Group Chairman of the Metrobank group of companies. Dr. Ty graduated from the University of Santo Tomas and received his Doctorate Degree in Humanities, Honoris Causa from the same university. He is concurrently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. and of the Board of Directors of Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation.




ARTHUR V. TY 48 years old, Filipino, serves as Chairman of GT Capital.  He was the Company’s Vice Chairman since its inception in 2007 before assuming the Chairmanship in 2012 up to June 2014. He was the President of Metrobank from 2006 to 2012 and was appointed as its Chairman in April 2012. He headed Metrobank’s Consumer Lending Group from 2000 to 2004 and served as Vice Chairman of the Bank from 2004 to 2006. He also serves as the Chairman of Metropolitan Bank (China) Ltd., Inc., Vice Chairman of PSBank and First Metro Investment Corporation. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles and obtained his Masters in Business Administration degree from Columbia University, New York in 1991.




Co-Vice Chairman

FRANCISCO C. SEBASTIAN 61 years old, Filipino, is Co-Vice Chairman of GT Capital since May 2016. He was previously the company's Chairman from June 2014 to May 2016. He joined the Metrobank Group in 1997. He was initially appointed President of First Metro Investment Corporation, a post he kept for 14 years until he was made Chairman in 2011. Concurrently, he was appointed Vice Chairman of Metrobank in 2006. He also serves as Chairman of Global Business Power Corporation since 2007. He earned his AB degree in Economics Honors, Magna Cum Laude, from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1975. He worked in Hong Kong as an investment banker from 1977 to 1984 with Ayala International Finance Limited and Filinvest Finance (HK) Ltd. From 1984 until he joined Metrobank in 1997, he owned and managed his own business and financial advisory firm in Hong Kong, Integrated Financial Services Ltd. He is now the Chairman of First Metro Investment Corporation, after having served as its President for 13 years.


Co-Vice Chairman
ALFRED V. TY 47 years old, Filipino, has been a CoVice Chairman of the Company since February 14, 2012 and has served as a Director of the Company since 2007. He is also the current Corporate Secretary of Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company and Vice Chairman of Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree major in Business Administration in 1989. Some of his other current roles and positions include: Chairman, Lexus Manila, Inc.; President, Federal Land, Inc.; Director, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company; Corporate Secretary, Metrobank Foundation, Inc.; and Co-Vice Chairman, Global Business Power Corporation.




CARMELO MARIA LUZA BAUTISTA 57 years old, Filipino, assumed the role of Director and President of GT Capital in 05 August 2011. Prior to his election, Mr. Bautista joined First Metro Investment Corporation in April 2008 as Executive Director and was appointed as Chairman of the Risk Management Committee. He later assumed the position of Head of its Investment Banking Group in 2009. Mr. Bautista has been in the Banking and Financial Services sector for 36 years. Some highlights of his previous scope of responsibilities over this period include: Program Director at Citibank Asia Pacific Banking Institute; Vice President and Head of the Local Corporate and Public Sector Groups, Citibank Manila; Vice President Real Estate Finance Group, Citibank N.A. Singapore branch; Vice President Structured Finance, Citibank N.A. Singapore Regional Office; Country Manager ABN AMRO Bank Philippines; and President and CEO Philippine Bank of Communications. Mr. Bautista has a Masters in Business Management degree from the Asian Institute of Management where he graduated in the Dean’s Citation List. He also has a Bachelors degree major in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University



RODERICO V. PUNO 51 years old, Filipino, has been a director of the Company since 05 August 2011 and is a Senior Partner of Puno & Puno Law Offices. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Major in Political Science from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1985, his Bachelor of Laws degree from the same university in 1989, and his Masters of Law from Northwestern University in Chicago. He is a widely recognized expert in energy law and also specializes in general corporate law, banking and project finance, real estate, utilities regulation, securities, and infrastructure. He is currently Corporate Secretary of Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corporation, First Philippine Industrial Park, and Rustan Supercenters, Inc.; He is an Assistant Corporate Secretary of Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company. He served as Vice-President- Head of Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for First Generation Corporation and Vice President Legal for First Philippine Holdings Corporation, concurrently



DR. DAVID T. GO 61 years old, Filipino, has been a Director of GT Capital since 30 May 2014. He acquired his Doctor of Philosophy Degree (International Relations) from New York University in 1982. He currently serves as Director, Senior Executive Vice President and Treasurer of Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation. He is also the Vice Chairman of Toyota Autoparts Phils., Inc.; Board Adviser and Treasurer of Toyota Financial Services Phils. Corporation; President of Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation, Inc.; Trustee of Toyota Savings and Loan Association; Chairman of Toyota San Fernando, Inc., Toyota Makati, Inc. and Toyota Manila Bay, Inc.; Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Toyota Cubao, Inc.; Director of Lexus Manila, Inc. and Metropolitan Bank (China), Ltd.; and President of Toyota Motor Phils. School of Technology, Inc.


Independent Director

JAIME MIGUEL G. BELMONTE 51 years old, Filipino, was elected as Independent Director of GT Capital on 11 July 2012. He is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Philippine Star (since 1998); President and Publisher of Pilipino Star Ngayon (since 1994) and PM-Pang Masa (since 2003); and President of Pilipino Star Printing Company (since 1994). Mr. Belmonte is also the President of Cebu-based The Freeman and Banat News (since 2004), Vice Chairman of Stargate Media Corporation (Director since 2000), Publisher of People Asia Magazine, and member of the Board of Advisers of Manila Tytana College (since 2008). He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of the Philippines-Diliman.




Independent Director

CHRISTOPHER P. BESHOURI 52 years old, American, was elected as Independent Director of GT Capital on 14 May 2013. He is Group President and COO of Vicsal Development (Gaisano), which has holdings in property, retail, and financial services. Prior to joining the Gaisanos, Mr. Beshouri was with McKinsey and Company for more than 15 years, where he held three distinct roles: Managing Partner, Philippines (2005- 2013), Chief of Staff, Asia (2004-2005); and Senior Consultant (1997-2004). Mr. Beshouri also worked as a Senior Financial Economist and Director at the United States Treasury from 1989 to 1997, where he focused on financial markets and banking regulation. In addition, Mr. Beshouri was an Adjunct Professor of Georgetown University, College of Business from 1996-1997, a Consultant for the West Africa Country Operations of the World Bank in 1988, a Financial Auditor of the Catholic Relief Services from 1987 to 1988, and an Analyst and Research Assistant for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 1984 to 1986. Mr. Beshouri holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Dual Major in Economics and Public Policy) from the Michigan State University, and a Masters degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University.


Independent Director

WILFREDO A. PARAS 68 years old, Filipino, was elected as Independent Director of GT Capital on 14 May 2013. He currently holds various positions in Philippine corporations, such as: Independent Director of Philex Mining Corporation (2011-present); Director of Oil Mills Group of CIIF- Granexport Manufacturing Corporation, Cagayan de Oro Oil Mills Corporation, Iligan Coconut Oil Mills Corporation (2011-present); Member of the Board of Trustees of Dualtech Training Center (2012-present); and President of WAP Holdings Inc (2007-present). He also served as the Executive Vice President/ Chief Operating Officer and Director of JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation; and was also the President of Union Carbide Philippines, the President/ Director of Union Carbide-Indonesia, Managing Director of Union Carbide Singapore and Business Director for Union Carbide Asia-Pacific. Mr. Paras holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Industrial Pharmacy from the University of the Philippines and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the De la Salle University Graduate School of Business. He finished a Management Program of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.


Independent Director

PETER B. FAVILA 66 years old, Filipino, was appointed as GT Capital Independent Director on 11 May 2015. Concurrently, he holds various positions in public, private, and socio-civic groups, among which are Vice Chairman of Herma Group of Companies; Consultant for the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas; Consultant for CDC Holdings, Inc.; Member of the Board of Trustees of Ramos Peace and Development Foundation, Inc. and Member of the Advisory Council of the Asian Bankers Association. He has over 40 years of experience in the finance industry, holding prominent positions in both government and private sectors. He served as the Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry from 2005 to 2010. He was also Member of the Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas from 2008 to 2014. Prior to this, he was also Chairman/President of the Philippine Stock Exchange from 2001 to 2005; President/Director of the Allied Banking Corporation; President/Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman for the Philippine National Bank; and President/Director of Security Bank Corporation, among others. He is a recipient of the Republic of the Philippine’s Order of Lakandula with the Rank of Bayani. He was also conferred the Gran Cruz Orden de Isabel la Catolica by King Juan Carlos I. Mr. Favila is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and earned his Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Banking and Finance from the University of Santo Tomas.



Adviser to the Board

MARY VY TY 74 years old, Filipino, has served as GT Capital’s Treasurer since its incorporation in 2007. She was appointed as Board Advisor in June 2014. Mrs. Ty has more than 50 years of experience in banking and general business. She currently holds the following positions: Assistant to the Group Chairman, Metrobank; Adviser, Metrobank Foundation, Inc.; Vice Chairman, Manila Medical Services, Inc.; Adviser, Manila Tytana Colleges; Advisor, Global Business Power Corporation; Director, Grand Titan Capital Holdings, Inc.; and Chairman, Philippine Securities Corporation. Previously, Mrs. Ty held the position of Director for First Metro Investment Corporation. She earned her collegiate degree from the University of Santo Tomas.




Adviser to the Board

DR. ANTONIO S. ABACAN JR., 72 years old, Filipino, was elected as one of the Advisers to the Board of Directors of GT Capital Holdings Inc. on 12 May 2014. Concurrently, he is the Vice Chairman of the Metrobank Group of Companies. He chairs companies within the group such as Toyota Financial Services (Phils) Inc., Sumisho Motor Finance, Manila Medical Services Inc., Circa 2000 Homes and Manila Tytana Colleges. He holds other significant positions such as Senior Adviser of Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company, Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Global Business Power Corporation, Vice Chairman and Director of Panay Energy Development Corporation. He serves as Director in other companies such as Cebu Energy Development Corporation, Panay Power Corporation, Panay Power Holdings, ARB Power Ventures, Inc., GBH Power Resources Inc., Global Formosa Power Holdings Inc., Global Energy Supply Corporation, Cebu Holding Inc. and Taal Land Inc., He also serves as a member of the Advisory board of Metrobank Foundation, Inc., Toyota Manila Bay Corporation and Toyota Cubao Inc. He is the Director for Banking, Finance, Taxation and Capital Market Development of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Director, Corporate Secretary and Treasurer of LGU Guarantee Corporation, Trustee and Treasurer of Philippine Business Center and a member of the Board of Governors of Makati Commercial Estate Association (MACEA). For his personal accomplishments, he was awarded The Outstanding Filipino Award (TOFIL) for Banking by the Philippine Jaycee Senate in 2008, and Huwarang Anak ng Bulakan/Outstanding Bulakeno achievers by Club Bulakeno, Inc. in 2011. He was also a recipient of the 1987 Outstanding Alumnus of Mapua Institute of Technology, 1999 Communications and Leadership Award by Toastmaster International, 2006 CEO Excel Award given by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and 2007 Outstanding Alumnus Award of the Far Eastern University.

Adviser to the Board

PASCUAL M. GARCIA III 61 years old, Filipino, was appointed as GT Capital Board Advisor in May 2013. He is currently the Chairman of Federal Land, Inc. He also holds several other positions in other companies among which are Vice Chairman of Cathay International Resources Corp.; President of Horizon Land; President of Omni Orient Management Corp.; Chairman of Metropolitan Park Association; Director for Fed Brent Inc.; Chairman of Central Realty; Director for Toyota Financial Services Philippines; Director for Sumisho Finance Corporation; President of Federal Land ORIX Corporation; and Director for Cathay International Resources Corporation. Prior to joining Federal Land, he served as the President and Director of Philippine Savings Bank from 2001 up to 2013. Mr. Garcia earned his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce Major in Management from the Ateneo de Zamboanga University.