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Board of Directors, Management Team and Executive Officers

Board of Directors, Management Team and Executive Officers

Manuel B. Villar Jr.

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Manuel B. Villar Jr., was a Senator of the Republic of the Philippines, having been elected to the same position in 2001 and re-elected in 2007. He served as Senate President from 2006 to 2008. He was a Congressman from 1992 to 2001 and served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1998 to 2000. A certified public accountant, Mr. Villar graduated from the University of the Philippines in 1970 with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and in 1973 with the degree of Masters in Business Administration. He founded Camella Homes in the early '70s and grew it to be the largest homebuilder in the country now known as the Vista Land Group. Mr. Villar has been Chairman of the Board of the Company since 2012.

Manuel Paolo A. Villar

Director & President

Mr. Manuel Paolo A. Villar graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, with a dual degree of Bachelor of Science in Economics and Bachelor of Applied Science. He worked as a research analyst at Clemente Capital Inc. in New York City prior to his graduation. He was a fixed income analyst at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and consultant to McKinsery & Co in the United States from 1999 to 2001. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Vista Land. Mr. Villar has been a Director of the Company since 2007.

Cynthia J. Javarez

Director & Treasurer

Ms. Javarez, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, graduated from the University of the East with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant. She took a Management Development Program at the Asian Institute of Management. She is also the Controller, Chief Financial Officer and Head of the Tax and Audit group of Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. after holding various other positions in the MB Villar Group of Companies since 1985.

Camille A. Villar


Ms. Camille Villar, graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Management. She took Management in Business Administration, Global Executive MBA Program in Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empressa (IESE Business School) of the University of Navarra in Barcelona, Spain. She joined the Corporate Communications Group of Brittany in 2007 until she assumed the position of Managing Director of Vista Land Commercial. She is also a Director of AllValue Holdings Corp.

Adisorn Thananun-Narapool


Mr. Thananun-Narapool, holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Thammasat University and M.B.A. from Thammasat University. He has been the Managing Director of Land and Houses Public Company Limited since May 1, 2013 and serves as its Member of Executive Board. He served as Senior Executive Vice President of Support at Land and Houses Public Company Limited from 2002 to April 2013 and served as its Chief Financial Officer. He also served as an Executive Vice President-- Land and Houses Public Co., Ltd. from 1992 to 2001. He has been a Director of Land and Houses North Co Ltd., and Land and Houses Northeast Co Ltd., since 1995. He has also been a Director of Siam Tanee Property Co., Ltd. since 1991, Siam Tanee Realestate Co., Ltd. since 1993, Safety Insurance Public Co., Ltd. since 1994, Cameron Global Limited since 1999, LH Muang Mai Co., Ltd. since 2001. He also serves as a Director of Secondary Mortgage Corporation, Asset Plus Securities Public Co., Ltd., Land and Houses Property Fund. He has been a Director of Land and Houses Public Company Ltd. since 2002.

Raul N. Esteban

Independent Director

Mr. Raul N. Esteban, independent director, graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering. He became a brand manager of Unilever Philippine from 1983 to 1986. He was the Country Representative of PPF (A Subsidiary of Unilever) from 1986 to 1988. He was Founding Partner of AGB-Nielsen Philippines and was Chairman until 2012. He held various positions in the Advertising Board of the Philippines, Advertising Congress, MORES (Marketing & Opinion Research Society of the Philippines) and ESOMAR (World Association of Marketing, Social, and Opinion Research) from 2000 to present. Currently, he is the Managing Director of Philippine Survey and Research Center Inc.

Cherrylyn P. Caoile

Independent Director

Ms. Cherrylyn P. Caoile obtained her Bachelor of Science in Legal Management from the De La Salle University and earned the degree of Juris Doctor in Ateneo de Manila School of Law. She worked in Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos in 1998, where she became a partner in 2009 until 2019. She served as an Assistant Professor in Commercial Law Department for De La Salle University - College of Business & Economics from 2003 to 2005. Ms. Caoile was recently the legal consultant of House of Representatives, Committee on Economic Affairs. She is currently the chairman of the board of Taipan Security Services, Inc. She was the former Director of MJC Investment Corporation, Narra Wellness Resorts, Inc., and PALI Investments, Inc. She was appointed as the Corporate Secretary of MetroPac Water Investments, Inc. and was the Assistant Corporate Secretary of Smart Communications, Inc., Paymaya Philippines, Inc, MPCALA Holdings, Inc., and Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. Ms. Caoile possesses all the qualifications and none of the disqualifications of an Independent Director under SRC Rule 38 since his election as such.

Brian N. Edang

Chief Financial Officer and Head Investor Relations

Mr. Edang is a Certified Public Accountant. He graduated cumlaude with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of St. La Salle - Bacolod. He is currently the Treasurer and Director of the following companies: Vista Residences, Inc., Brittany Corporation, Crown Asia Properties, Crown Asia Properties, Inc., Communities Philippines, Inc., and Camella Homes, Inc. Prior to joining the group, he was with SGV & Co. (EY Philippines) as an external auditor from 1999 to 2004. He is the Head Investor Relations of Vista Land from 2007 up to present and the Chief Financial Officer of the Company since November 2018. Mr. Edang is a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX).

Ma. Nalen Rosero

Chief Legal Counsel, Chief Information Officer and Corporate Secretary

Ma. Nalen SJ Rosero graduated salutatorian from the San Beda College of Law. She has been with the group since 2001. She was an associate of the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRA) Law Offices for three years. She has been a director of Masterpiece Asia Properties, Inc. from 2005 to 2013 and of Manuela Corporation from 2011 to 2013. She is also the Corporate Secretary of the subsidiaries of Vista Land.

Arbin Omar S. Cariño

Compliance Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary

Mr. Cariño graduated from the De La Salle University. He took up Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Physics and Math. Mr. Cariño earned his law degree from the San Beda College of Law. He is the Corporate Secretary of All Bank, Inc. and AllDay Marts, Inc.