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

Non-Executive Director

Age: 80

Date First Elected to the Board: July 11, 2008

Manuel B. Zamora, Jr. is the Chairman Emeritus, a Director and a founder of the Company. He is the Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominations Committees of the Board. He is a Director of RTN, TMC, HMC, CMC, DMC,CEXCI, Newminco, EPI, CBNC and THPAL. He is also a director of a number of other companies in the Philippines, including CLSA Exchange Capital, Inc. (CLSA). He once served as Chairman of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines. Mr. Zamora is a lawyer and a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Philippines. He placed third in the 1961 Bar Examinations after receiving his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines.

Gerard H. Brimo

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Executive Director

Age: 67

Date First Elected to the Board: August 1, 2009

Gerard H. Brimo is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since August 7, 2018. He is a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Board. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of RTN, TMC, CMC, HMC, DMC, CEXCI and Newminco, and a Director of EPI and its subsidiaries. Prior to his career in mining, he worked for Citibank for a period of eight years and was a Vice President in the bank’s Capital Markets Group in Hong Kong before 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.

Philip T. Ang

Vice-Chairman

Non-Executive Director

Age: 77

Date First Elected to the Board: July 11, 2008

Philip T. Ang is the Vice Chairman of the Company. He is the Vice Chairman of TMC and a Director of RTN, TMC, HMC, CMC, DMC, CEXCI, Newminco and EPI. He is an Independent Director of Security Bank Corporation. 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.

Martin Antonio G. Zamora

President

Executive Director

Age: 46

Date First Elected to the Board: June 16, 2010

Martin Antonio G. Zamora is the President of the Company and of all of the mining subsidiaries of the Company. He is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of EPI and Chairman of the Board of EPI’s subsidiaries. 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.

Frederick Y. Dy

Independent Director

Age: 64

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 Related Party Transactions and Nominations Committees of the Board. Mr. Factoran is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of GAIA South, Inc. and Agility Inc., and an independent director of Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corporation.

He is a Trustee of Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) and a Co-Founder Past President of Movement of Attorneys for Brotherhood, Integrity, and Nationalism Inc. (MABINI).

He held several government positions under the Corazon Aquino administration such as Deputy Executive Secretary at the Office of the President of the Philippines, Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Electrification Administration, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Philippines Charity Sweepstakes Office, Member, Board of Trustees of the Development Academy of the Philippines. He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Government Service Insurance System from 1998 until 2004.

Toru Higo

Non-Executive Director

Age: 57

Date First Elected to the Board: November 6, 2017

Toru Higo is the Chairman of the Related Party Transactions Committee and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees 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.

Masahiro Kamiya

Non-Executive Director

Age: 59

Date First Elected to the Board: August 7, 2018

Masahiro Kamiya is an Executive Officer and the Senior Deputy General Manager of Non-Ferrous Metals Division of Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (SMM) since June 2017. Mr. Kamiya has held various positions within the SMM Group since he joined the same in April 1982. He was the President and Representative Director of Hyuga Smelting Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of SMM, from April 2016 until his recent resignation therefrom, and General Manager, Administration Department of the Taganito Project Division from September 2010 until March 2016. Prior thereto, he was the Executive Vice President of Coral Bay Nickel Corporation from February 2007 to August 2010, and Manager of the Ferro Nickel Section, Nickel Sales & Raw Materials Department of SMM from January 2002 to January 2007. He was also the General Manager of Sumitomo Metal Mining Oceania Pty. Ltd. from April 1998 to December 2001. Mr. Kamiya obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.

Luis J. L. Virata

Non-Executive Director

Age: 65

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., President of Exchange Properties Resources Corp., Founder and a Director of Amber Kinetics, Inc. Mr. Virata is also a Director of Benguet Corporation. He is also a Founder, Trustee of Asia Society Philippine Foundation and the Metropolitan Museum of Manila and is a member of the Huntsman Foundation. Mr. Virata previously held positions with Dillon, Read and Co., Crocker National Bank, Bankers Trust Company, Philippine Airlines, NSC Properties, Inc., the Philippine Stock Exchange, the Makati Stock Exchange, and National Steel Corp. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Economics from Trinity College, Cambridge University and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School, USA.

Officers Nickel Asia Corporation

Manuel B. Zamora Jr.
Chairman Emeritus

Gerard H. Brimo
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Philip T. Ang
Vice Chairman

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