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.

Gerard H. Brimo

Executive Director

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Age: 70

Date First Elected to the Board: August 1, 2009

GERARD H. BRIMO is the Chairman of the BOD of the Company since August 7, 2018. He is a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company. He is also the Chairman of all of the Company's mining subsidiaries and an Independent Director of SBC and Commonwealth Foods, Inc. Prior to his career in mining, he worked for Citibank for eight (8) 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 CEO 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, as Chairman from 1995 to 2003 and from 2017 to 2021. 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.

Listed companies of which Mr. Brimo is presently a director:

Philippines

  1. Nickel Asia Corporation
  2. Security Bank Corporation (Independent)

Martin Antonio G. Zamora

Executive Director

President and Chief Executive Officer

Age: 49

Date First Elected to the Board: June 16, 2010

MARTIN ANTONIO G. ZAMORA is the President and CEO of the Company. He is the President of all the mining subsidiaries of the Company and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of EPI and its subsidiaries. Before joining NAC 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 ten (10) years for finance and investment banking firms such as CLSA, Robert Fleming & Co. (UK), Jardine Fleming, and SGV & Co. He received his Bachelor of Science in Management from Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines), his MBA from London Business School (UK), and his Masters in Organizational Psychology from INSEAD.

Listed companies of which Mr. Zamora is presently a director:

Philippines:

  1. Nickel Asia Corporation

Harvey T. Ang

Non-Executive Director

Age: 49

Date First Elected to the Board: June 3, 2022

Mr. Harvey T. Ang is the President of Yeeloofa Development Corporation. Prior thereto, he was Business Development Manager of Exchange Properties Resources Corporation from July 2004 to July 2007. He was also the Export Director of Solid Mills, Inc. from July 1999 to October 2003. Aside from his experience in the real estate and textile industries, he has had significant experience in the logistics and retail and marketing industries. Mr. Ang obtained his Bachelor of Science in Management, minor in Legal Management, from the Ateneo De Manila University.

Jaime J. Bautista

Independent Director

Age: 65

Date First Elected to the Board: June 4, 2021

JAIME J. BAUTISTA was first elected as an Independent Director of the Company on June 4, 2021. He is the Lead Independent Director, Chairman of Audit Committee and a member of the Board Risk Oversight, Corporate Governance, and Related Party Transactions Committees. He started his career as Staff Auditor of SGV & Co., before he joined the Lucio Tan Group (LTG) of Companies in 1980 occupying various management positions in the group. In 1993, the LTG became the majority shareholder of Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Mr. Bautista was appointed as Vice President - Comptroller in 1993 and was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Finance Officer of PAL in 1994, Executive Vice President in 1998 and President in 2004. He occupied the position of President until he retired in 2012. Mr. Bautista remained as consultant and adviser of various LTG companies. In 2014, he was appointed again as President of PAL until his second retirement on June 30, 2019. Mr. Bautista used to be a member of the board of various companies in the LTG, namely Macroasia Corp., Macroasia Airport Services Corp., Macroasia Catering Services Corp., Macroasia Properties Development Corporation, Eton Properties Development Corp., PNB Forex, Inc., Air Philippines, Inc., Asian Alcohol Corp. and other various holding companies of the Group. At present, he is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Eagle Foundation, Inc., member of the Board of Trustees of the University of the East, member of the Board of Trustees of UE Ramon Magsaysay Medical Memorial Center, member of the Board of Trustees of International School of Sustainable Tourism, member of the Board of Directors of Air Speed International Inc., Alphaland Corp., Gothong Southern Shipping, Inc., Cosco Capital, Inc. (Puregold and S&R), and Philippine Bank of Communications. He is an active member of the Financial Executives of the Philippines and the Rotary Club of Makati West. He is also the President of SKAL Makati International, a Philippine, regional and international tourism organization. Mr. Bautista is a recipient of several management and tourism awards by various Philippine and International Organizations. Mr. Bautista graduated from Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Magna Cum Laude in 1977 with a decree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce. He is a Certified Public Accountant. He was also conferred Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities (Honoris Causa) by the Central Luzon State University on August 8, 2018.

Listed companies of which Mr. Bautista is presently a director:

  1. Nickel Asia Corporation (Independent Director)
  2. Cosco Capital, Inc.

Masahiro Kamiya

Non-Executive Director

Age: 62

Date First Elected to the Board: August 7, 2018

MASAHIRO KAMIYA was first elected as a Director of the Company on August 7, 2018. He is the Chairman of the Related Party Transactions Committee and is a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees of the Board of Directors. Mr. Kamiya is the President of SMMPHC, CBNC and THNC. He was an Executive Officer and the Senior Deputy General Manager of Non-Ferrous Metals Division of SMM from June 2017 until May 16, 2019. 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 May 2019, and was also the General Manager of the Administration Department of the Taganito Project Division from September 2010 until March 2016. Prior thereto, he was the Executive Vice President of CBNC from February 2007 to August 2010, and was the 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.

Listed companies of which Mr. Kamiya is presently a director:

Philippines:

  1. Nickel Asia Corporation

Yusuke Niwa

Non-Executive Director

Age: 54

Date First Elected to the Board: August 5, 2021

YUSUKE NIWA is the General Manager of the Nickel Sales and Raw Materials Department, Non-Ferrous Metals Division of SMM. He has more than thirty (30) years of experience in SMM's non-ferrous metals and materials businesses, specializing in the fields of accounting, project management and administration. He likewise held significant posts relative to the Sierra Gorda copper mine of SMM in Chile. Mr. Niwa is also an incumbent director of the Company's affiliates, THNC, CBNC and Nickel Asia Holdings, Inc. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Economics from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.

Listed companies of which Mr. Niwa is presently a director:

Philippines:

  1. Nickel Asia Corporation

Maria Patricia Z. Riingen

Non-executive Director

Vice chairman

Age: 56

Date First Elected to the Board: May 20, 2019

MARIA PATRICIA Z. RIINGEN was first elected as a Director of the Company on May 20, 2019. She is the President of Manta Equities, Inc (Manta) and Manta Foundation, Inc and a Director of Mantra Resources, Inc. She is also a Director of EPI. Prior thereto, she held various positions with the Western Union Company, and was the Senior Vice President and Regional Head for Asia Pacific. Her other previous roles were as Executive Director and a member of the Board of Directors at the Asian Development Bank, Vice President at Citibank N.A., and Brand Manager of Procter & Gamble. She is a member of the Young President's Organization (YPO). She was among Asia's Top 20 People in Cash Management selected by Finance Asia in 2011 for being one of the region's most influential power players and up-and- coming executives in the cash management industry. In 2013, Ms. Riingen was recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipinas in the World for her accomplishments as a Filipina senior executive working in a global company. In the same year, she received the Pinnacle Group's CSR Award for spearheading a range of initiatives for better access to financial services in the Philippines. Ms. Riingen obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, major in Marketing, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of the Philippines.

Listed companies of which Ms. Riingen is presently a director:

Philippines:

  1. Nickel Asia Corporation

Angelo Q. Valencia

Independent Director

Age: 54

Date First Elected to the Board: May 8, 2020

ANGELO RAYMUNDO Q. VALENCIA was first elected as an Independent Director of the Company on May 8, 2020. He is the Chairman of the Board Risk Oversight Committee and a member of the Related Party Transactions and Nominations Committees of the Board. Mr. Valencia is a Senior Fellow at the Development Academy of the Philippines, and a Lecturer at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Command Staff Graduate Course. He also serves as Senior Advisor to the NOLCOM Heroes Foundation, Philippine Marine Corps and AFP Leadership Development Center. Mr. Valencia is also an Independent Director at Country Bankers Life and Non-Life Insurance Corporation. He is also the Managing Director of Community Sustainability Ventures, Inc., President and Chairman of YD Trucking Services Corp. and Shitamachi Ramen Philippines, Inc., Director of Just Projects Philippines, Inc. and Mashiglia Inc., and Compliance Officer of A Plus Credit and Lending Group of Companies. He was also a Senior Corporate and Tax Counsel of the Lucio Tan Group and Chief Operating Officer of Mindanao Grains Processing Co., Inc. Mr. Valencia has received numerous awards and citations for his public service endeavors. He founded the project Klasrum ng Pag-asa, a private sector initiative that builds, augments and reconstructs public school structures nationwide. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the Ateneo School of Law in 1998. He is a member of the Philippine Bar.

Listed Companies of which Mr. Valencia is a Director:

Philippines:

  1. Nickel Asia Corporation (Independent)

Luis J. L. Virata

Non-Executive Director

Age: 68

Date First Elected to the Board: July 11, 2008

LUIS JUAN L. VIRATA is a Director of the Company. He is the founder and Chairman of Amber Kinetics Philippines, Inc. He is also Chairman Emeritus of Exchange Equity Partners Group Corporation, Chairman of Cavitex Holdings, Inc., Vice President of Exchange Properties Resources Corp., and a Director of Benguet Corporation. He is also a Founder and 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 of the University of Pennsylvania.

Listed companies of which Mr. Virata is presently a director:

Philippines:

  1. Nickel Asia Corporation
  2. Benguet Corporation

Board of Advisors

Manuel B. Zamora, Jr.
Frederick Y. Dy
Philip T. Ang

Officers

Gerard H. Brimo
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Maria Patricia Z. Riingen
Vice Chairman

Martin Antonio G. Zamora
President and Chief Executive Officer

Georgina Carolina Y. Martinez
Senior Vice President – Compliance and Corporate Support Services Group;
Chief Compliance Officer;
Chief Governance Officer;
Assistant Corporate Secretary

Maria Angela G. Villamor
Senior Vice President – Finance and Revenue Management Group;
Chief Financial Officer
Treasurer

Jose Bayani D. Baylon
Vice President – Public and Social Affairs Group

Rolando R. Cruz
Vice President - Corporate Planning and Revenue Assurance Center

Rommel L. Cruz
Vice President - Mine Strategic Planning and Officer-in-Charge, Vice President - Revenue Generation Group

Christopher C. Fernandez
Vice President – Information and Communications Technology Sector

Koichi Ishihara
Vice President - Mine Services Center

Maria Fatima C. Mijares
Vice President – Human Resources Sector

Gerardo Ignacio B. Ongkingco
Vice President - NAC Development Sector

Romeo T. Tanalgo
Vice President – Security and Administrative Services Sector;
Chief Risk Officer;
Officer-in-Charge, Risk and Assurance Group

Bimbo T. Almonte
Assistant Vice President – Occupational Health Sector

Salvador C. Cabauatan
Assistant Vice President – General Administrative Services Sector

Remedios C. Camo
Assistant Vice President - Industrial Safety Sector;
Officer-in-Charge of Environment Sector

Jeffrey B. Escoto
Assistant Vice President — Technical Services Sector

Patrick S. Garcia
Assistant Vice President – Internal Audit;
Chief Audit Executive

Rodrigo V. Gazmin, Jr.
Assistant Vice President - Material Management Sector

Marnelle A. Jalandoon
Assistant Vice President – Business Applications Division

Ryan Rene C. Jornada
Assistant Vice President – Public and Social Affairs Sector

Arnilo C. Milaor
Officer-in-Charge — Mine Production Center

Christine Joanne C. Navarro
Assistant Vice President – Legal Sector and Data Protection Officer

Iryan Jean U. Padillo
Assistant Vice President — Officer-in-Charge of Accounting and Finance Reporting Center

Teody A. Pascual
Assistant Vice President – Service Management Sector

Jessie A. Payuyo
Assistant Vice President – Accounting and Financial Reporting Sector

Kristine Grace C. Victoria
Assistant Vice President – Geologic Management Sector

Charito Villena-Co
Assistant Vice President - Tax Compliance and Advisory Services Sector

Barbara Anne C. Migallos
Corporate Secretary

Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation

Engr. Ronelbert A. Suguitan
OIC-Resident Mine Manager

Taganito Mining Corporation

Artemio Valeroso
Assistant Vice President
Resident Mine Manager

Cagdianao Mining Corporation

Fernando P. Cruz
Assistant Vice President
Finance

Engr. Christian Gascon
OIC-Resident Mine Manager

Hinatuan Mining Corporation

Fernando P. Cruz
Assistant Vice President
Finance

Francisco J. Arañes
Assistant Vice President
Resident Mine Manager

Dinapigue Mining Corporation

Fernando P. Cruz
Assistant Vice President
Finance

Cordillera Exploration Co., Inc.

Graciano P. Yumul, Jr.
Senior Vice President
Operations