Board of Directors and Officers

The Board of Directors is responsible for achieving the company's aims, strategy and policy, and results. In discharging its role, the board is guided by the interests of the company, taking into consideration the interests of the company's stakeholders. The board is responsible for complying with all relevant legislation and regulations, for managing the risks associated with the company activities, and for financing the company.

Manuel B. Zamora, JR.

Chairman Emeritus

Age: 79

Date First Elected to the Board: July 11, 2008

Manuel B. Zamora, Jr. is the Chairman Emeritus and founder of the company and the Chairman of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committees of the Board. He is the Chairman of RTN, TMC, CEXCI, THPAL, CBNC and Informatics Holdings Philippines, Inc. He is also a Director of EPI, CLSA Exchange Capital, Inc. and a number of other companies in the Philippines. Mr. Zamora is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St. Luke’s Medical Center. He once served as Chairman as well as President of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines. Mr. Zamora, a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, placed third in the 1961 Bar Examinations after receiving his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines.

Philip T. Ang

Vice-Chairman, Non-Executive Director

Age: 76

Date First Elected to the Board: July 11, 2008

Philip T. Ang is the Vice Chairman of the Company. He is the Chairman of HMC and CMC, Vice Chairman of TMC, and Director of RTN, DMC, CEXCI and Newminco Pacific Mining Corp. He is an Independent Director of Security Bank Corporation and a Director of its subsidiary, SB Capital Investment Corp. He was previously involved in the textile business as Chairman and President of Solid Mills, Inc. and Unisol Industries and Manufacturing Corp., and as a Director of Investors Assurance Corp. and International Garments Corp. Mr. Ang received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Oregon State University and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Denver, USA.

Gerard H. Brimo

Executive Director

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Age: 66

Date First Elected to the Board: August 1, 2009

Gerard H. Brimo is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and a member of the Board Risk Oversight and Corporate Governance Committees of the Board. He is the President of RTN, TMC, CMC, HMC, CEXCI and Newminco Pacific Mining Corp. Prior to his career in mining, he worked for Citibank for eight years and was a Vice President in the bank’s Capital Markets Group in Hong Kong prior to joining Philex Mining Corporation as Vice President-Finance. Mr. Brimo served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Philex Mining Corporation from 1994 until his retirement in December 2003. He served as President of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines from 1993 to 1995, and as Chairman from 1995 to 2003. He was again elected Chairman in 2017, a position he currently holds. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Manhattan College, USA and his Master of Business Management degree from the Asian Institute of Management.

Frederick Y. Dy

Independent Director

Age: 63

Date First Elected to the Board: September 24, 2010

Frederick Y. Dy is an Independent Director of the Company, Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Board Risk Oversight, Related Party Transactions and Corporate Governance Committees of the Board. Mr. Dy is also the Chairman Emeritus of Security Bank Corporation, Chairman of St. Luke’s Medical Center and of City Industrial Corp. and a Director of Ponderosa Leather Goods Company, Inc. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, USA.

Fulgencio S. Factoran, Jr.

Independent Director

Age: 75

Date First Elected to the Board: September 20, 2010

Fulgencio S. Factoran, Jr. is an Independent Director of the Company, Chairman of the Board Risk Oversight Committee and member of the Nomination, Audit, Related Party Transactions and Board Risk Oversight Committees of the Board. Mr. Factoran is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Agility Group and an independent director of Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corporation and Carmen Copper Corporation. He was a principal partner of the Factoran & Associates Law Offices from 1996 until 2018. He is a Trustee of the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) and a Co-Founder and Past President of the Movement of Attorneys for Brotherhood, Integrity and Nationalism, Inc. (MABINI). He previously held several government positions, such as Trustee of the Government Service and Insurance System, Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Chairman of the National Electrification Administration, Chairman of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes, Director of the National Development Corp., Trustee of the Development Academy of the Philippines and Deputy Executive Secretary under the Corazon Aquino administration. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Bachelor of Laws degrees, the latter as Valedictorian, from the University of the Philippines and his Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School, USA.

Takanori Fujimura

Non-Executive Director

Age: 74

Date First Elected to the Board: September 20, 2010

Takanori Fujimura is the Chairman of the Related Party Transactions Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Board. Mr. Fujimura is also a Director of the following subsidiaries of SMM: SMM Philippines, THPAL, and CBNC. Prior to joining SMM in 2002, he was the Director and General Manager of the Overseas Business Department of Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (PAMCO). He began his professional career in PAMCO in 1970, and was once assigned as the General Manager of PAMCO’s New Caledonia and Manila offices. As PAMCO’s representative in the Philippines, he was seconded as Vice President of RTN and TMC. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from Waseda University, Japan.

Toru Higo

Non-Executive Director

Age: 56

Date First Elected to the Board: November 6, 2017

Toru Higo is a member of the Nomination Committee of the Board. He is a Qualified Executive of SMM and the President of SMM Philippines, CBNC and THPAL. He began his career with SMM in 1986 and occupied the following positions prior to assuming his current post: Company Secretary of SMM Oceania, General Manager of Nickel Sales and Raw Materials Department and General Manager of Copper and Precious Metals Raw Materials Department. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Rikkyo University in Tokyo, Japan.

Luis J. L. Virata

Non-Executive Director

Age: 64

Date First Elected to the Board: July 11, 2008

Luis J. L. Virata is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CLSA Exchange Capital, Inc. Mr. Virata is also the Chairman of Cavitex Holdings, Inc. and Nonillion Holding Corporation. He is the President of Exchange Properties Resources Corp., and founder and a Director of Amber Kinetics, Inc., a battery storage company based in Northern California. He is also a Director of Benguet Corporation. His other activities include being a member of the Huntsman Foundation of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and member, founder and Trustee of the Asia Society Philippine Foundation and Metropolitan Museum of Manila. He received his Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in Economics from Trinity College, Cambridge University and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School.

Martin Antonio G. Zamora

Executive Director

President

Age: 46

Date First Elected to the Board: June 16, 2010

Martin Antonio G. Zamora is the President of the Company and serves as Director of all the subsidiaries of the Company. He is the President of DMC and Senior Vice President of RTN and HMC. Before joining the Company in 2007, Mr. Zamora was the Philippine Country Manager and a Director of UPC Renewables, a global developer, owner and operator of wind farms and solar facilities. Prior to that, he worked for 10 years for finance and investment banking firms such as CLSA, Robert Fleming & Co. (UK), Jardine Fleming, and SGV and Co. He received his BSC in Management from Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines), his MBA from London Business School (UK), and his Masters in Organizational Psychology from INSEAD.

Officers Nickel Asia Corporation

Manuel B. Zamora Jr.
Chairman Emeritus

Philip T. Ang
Vice Chairman

Gerard H. Brimo
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Martin Antonio G. Zamora
President

Jose B. Anievas
Senior Vice President &
Chief Operating Officer

Emmanuel L. Samson
Senior Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer

Raymundo B. Ferrer
Senior Vice President
Security

Jose Bayani D. Baylon
Vice President
Corporate Communications

Rolando R. Cruz
Vice President
Project Development and Research

Aloysius C. Diaz
Vice President
Operations

Georgina Carolina Y. Martinez
Vice President
Legal and Special Projects
Assistant Corporate Secretary

Koichi Ishihara
Vice President
Marketing & Procurement

Michio Iwai
Vice President

Gerardo Ignacio B. Ongkingco
Vice President
Human Resources

Augusto C. Villaluna
Vice President
Operations

Maria Angela G. Villamor
Vice President
Internal Auditor

Rogel Cabauatan
Assistant Vice President
Community Relations and Environment

Ryan Rene C. Jornada
Assistant Vice President
Regulatory and Claims Management/Labor Relations

Marnelle A. Jalandoon
Assistant Vice President
Management Information System & Administration

Iryan Jean U. Padillo
Assistant Vice President
Finance

Barbara Anne C. Migallos
Corporate Secretary

Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation

Norberto R. Reyes
Vice President
Finance

Philipp D. Ines
Resident Mine Manager

Taganito Mining Corporation

Lennie A. Terre
Vice President
Finance & Administration

Artemio Valeroso
Resident Mine Manager

Cagdianao Mining Corporation

Patrick S. Garcia
Assistant Vice President
Finance

Arnilo C. Milaor
Resident Mine Manager

Hinatuan Mining Corporation

Fernando P. Cruz
Assistant Vice President
Finance & Administration

Francisco J. Arañes
Resident Mine Manager

Dinapigue Mining Corporation

Patrick S. Garcia
Assistant Vice President
Finance