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Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala

Mr Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala

Ayala Corporation

Mr. Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala is the Chairman and CEO of Ayala Corporation, the holding company of the oldest business group in the Philippines.  Ayala Corporation has subsidiaries and affiliates in real estate development, telecommunications, banking and financial services, electronics manufacturing, water distribution, automotive dealerships, business process outsourcing, and overseas real estate investments.  It also recently ventured into power and transport infrastructure.

Apart from his responsibilities on the boards of the Ayala Group companies, Mr. Zobel is a member of various international and local business and socio-civic organizations, including the JP Morgan International Council and the Mitsubishi Corporation International Advisory Committee.  He is also Chairman of the Harvard Business School Asia-Pacific Advisory Board, a member of the Harvard University Asia Center Advisory Committee, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation; the Chairman of the World Wildlife Fund Philippine Advisory Council and a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum.  He is also the Philippine Representative to the APEC Business Advisory Council.

Mr. Zobel was a Philippine TOYM (Ten Outstanding Young Men) Awardee in 1999 and was awarded Management Man of the Year by the Management Association of the Philippines in 2006.  In 2007, he received the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award, the school's highest recognition. Mr. Zobel is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Merit in 2009, and was awarded the Philippine Legion of Honor (with rank of Grand Commander) in 2010 both were awarded by the President of the Republic of the Philippines to recognize outstanding public service that has benefited the Republic, particularly in the preservation of the honor of the country and in nation building.

Mr. Zobel studied at Harvard University where he earned his BA in Economics (with honors) in 1981 and his MBA in 1987.  He is married to Ms. Elizabeth Eder Zobel de Ayala and has four children.

Last updated on 20 Feb 2018.

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