Our Leaders

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Francisco C. Sebastian
Chairman
Ray Silvestre N. Canilao
Vice Chairman
Javier Jose L. Calero
Board Advisor
The Chairman, Mr. Francisco C. Sebastian is the President of First Metro Investment Corporation, the Philippine Investment banking subsidiary of Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co., where he is Vice-Chairman. Over twenty years in Finance Management Consultancy under his own company, Integrated Financial Services, Ltd., a company based in Hong Kong, that offers financial investment consultancy and corporate services to clients who wish to set up operations in Hong Kong or conduct business internationally. Mr. Sebastian’s career in international finance dates back in 1977 when he was seconded to Ayala Finance (Hong Kong), Ltd., responsible for the management of international investment portfolios of individuals and corporate clients. He was also involved in the research and evaluation of the Ayala Group’s investment projects in the entire Asian region. He became the Assistant Director in charge of the Investment Management Department and Investment Manager of China Underwriters Life and General Insurance Co. Ltd. He also joined Filinvest Finance (HK) Ltd. as Deputy General Manager.AB Economics, Magna Cum Laude
Ateneo de Manila University
Day-to-day management is vested in Mr. Canilao who is the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the Company. Five years of experience in Executive Search Management as ZMG Signium Ward Howell’s Director, placing senior level positions in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods, Retail, Telecommunications and Pharmaceutical companies. Thirty years of professional experience in Marketing and General Management. A recipient of the 18 Agora Award for Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Management-National Level in recognition of co-founding W.Brown and Co. Inc. in 1989, and launching W.Brown as men’s casual shoe brand in the local market. Served as Board Director of Global Brands Co. Inc. and Managing Director of its Fashionable Goods Division, the exclusive distributor of W. Brown and K-Swiss shoes in the Philippines for the years 2003 to 2005. Earlier in his Marketing career, he also managed major brands such as Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Gum, Bic ballpens, Duracell batteries and Nike shoes.BS Commerce with Majors in Accounting and Marketing,
St. Louis University.

Master in Business Economics
University of Asia and the Pacific

Mr. Calero spent his advertising career mostly with J. Walter Thompson Company. His solid track record at J. Walter Thompson demonstrated his cross-functional expertise in the numerous roles he performed: Vice-President – Account Director, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer, and Regional Director / International Vice-President for J. Walter Thompson Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Manila. He also served as Chairman of the Board of the Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies of the Philippines (4A’s), and Chairman of the Board of the Advertising Board of the Phillippines. He has also served Chairman of Signium Ward Howell, an executive search firm, and Chairman of Zenith Optimedia, a member of the Publicis Group of Companies. Presently he is a Chairman of Full Circle, a PR firm and an outside Director in various organizations such as Philam Asset Management, Inc. He is also a Director of Institute of Corporate Directors, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Asian Institute for Journalism and Communication, and Ford Alabang, and a Chairman of Performance Auto BMW.BS Commerce in De La Salle College
Advanced Management Program,
Harvard Business School.

Candidate for Master in Business Economics at the Center for Research and Communications.