Board of Directors, Management Team and Executive Officers
Ramon A. Recto
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Recto (age 85) became a Director of PGDI in 2018 and the current Chairman of the Board. Mr. Recto is a Regular Director of Premiere Horizon Alliance Corporation since 2012. He was the President of Marcventures Holdings, Inc., Chairman & President of C.M.E. Technology Philippines, Inc., and Director of Crown Equities, Inc. Mr. Recto is a graduate of Master of Industrial Management and a holder of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering degree from the University of the Philippines.
Augusto Antonio C. Serafica, Jr.
Executive Vice Chairman
Mr. Serafica (age 56) is the Chairman of the Board of Premiere Horizon Alliance Corporation and has been a Regular Director of PGDI since 2012. He was the Chairman of the Board from 2012 to March 2018 and is currently the Executive Vice Chairman & CEO of Redstone. Mr. Serafica is the President & CEO of Premiere Horizon and was again elected as Chairman on February 6, 2018. Mr. Serafica is also the current Managing Director of Asian Alliance Investment Corporation and Asian Alliance Holdings & Development Corporation. He is also a Regular Director of Marcventures Holdings Inc. and Bright Kindle Resources Inc. Mr. Serafica is a veteran investment banker with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, fundraising and placement and business development. Industries that he is quite versed with are mining, real estate, and technology. Mr. Serafica is also the past Chairman of the AIM Alumni Association and is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen & Professionals. A CPA, Mr. Serafica earned his BA in Accountancy from San Beda College and acquired his MA in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management.
Carlos C. Cruz
Eng. Carlos Cruz (age 55 ) has been a Regular Director and President of PGDI since 2011. He has over 30 years experience in the field of construction and engineering. Mr. Cruz has expertise in open pit mining and dam construction, and is knowledgeable on the current trends in site development, excavation, and general earthmoving. He has managed contract mining activities for more than 25 years. Companies serviced include Nickel Asia Corporation, Marcventures Mining and Development Corp., Benguet Corporation and Philex Mining Corp. Mr. Cruz also engaged in various real estate projects for clients like Filinvest Development Corporation, Sta. Lucia Realty & Development Corp., Fil-Estate Development Corporation, Asian Pacific Estates Development Corp., Palmera Homes, JAKA Realty Corporation including the AFP Northern Luzon Command Subdivision Project. General engineering and earthworks were likewise undertaken for companies like Kawasaki Steel Corporation, Hopewell Power Corporation, D.M. Consunji Inc., China Harbor Engineering Company and TOYO-Agno River Flood Control System. Mr. Cruz has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and holds a civil engineer professional license.
Siso M. Lao
Mr. Lao (age 52) has been a Regular Director of PGDI since 2012. He is also a Director of Premiere Horizon since 2011. Mr. Lao is the President and CEO of Milestone Garments Manufacturing and a director of One Megaworld Ventures, Skyfoods Corp. and 3L Properties & Alpha Development Corp. Mr. Lao is also the Vice President of Blackstone Properties and Development Corp. and First Capitol Inc. Mr. Lao’s expertise in real estate development is a perfect match to Premiere Horizon’s plan of tourism and property development. Mr. Lao graduated from Pats College of Aeronautics with a degree of Aeronautical Engineering.
Daniel O. Ong
Mr. Daniel Ong (57) was elected as a Regular Director of PGDI in 2018. Mr. Ong is the President & CEO of Treasure Island Industrial Corporation (TIIC), a family corporation mainly engaged in manufacturing of thinners, lacquers, adhesive, architectural, industrial and marine paints. Mr. Ong worked his way up the organization from warehousing, delivery, production, sales and finance before eventually becoming the President & CEO in 2012. Mr. Ong is also a Director in their Joint Venture with a Taiwanese Investor, Styropack Industrial Corporation, a company engaged in manufacturing of styrofoam sheets, ice chest and other Styrofoam products. He is also a Director of Chevrolet Dealership Cebu and a member of the Board of Trustees of Cebu Christian School. Mr. Ong has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the University of San Carlos. He is also a Licensed Associate Electrical Engineer.
Arsenio Benjamin E. Santos
Mr. Arsenio Benjamin E. Santos (age 70) was elected as Independent Director of PGDI on March 20, 2018. He is currently an Independent Director of Premiere Horizon Alliance Corporation. He is currently the President and CEO of Southwest Maritime Group of Companies. Mr. Santos is also the President of Chiba Marine Repair, Inc.. He is the Director of Link Edge, Inc., Islas Tankers Group, Islas Tankers Holdings and Shuwa Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd. He is also the Chairman of Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK). Mr. Santos is also a member of American Bureau of Shipping and a Philippine Technical Committee member of the Bureau Veritas. Mr. Santos was a Director of Batangay Bay Carriers, Inc., National Marine Corporation and Filipino Shipowners Association. He used to be the Managing Director in Westwind Shipping Corporation and Baliwag Navigation Inc.
Ramon G. Santos
Mr. Ramon G. Santos (age 68) was elected as Independent Director of PGDI on August 28, 2018. Mr. Santos is also currently an Independent Director of Premiere Horizon Alliance Corporation. Mr. Santos served in the Philippine Army for 33 years and retired with a rank of Brigadier General in 2005. He was appointed as Undersecretary in October 2005 with the Office of Presidential Adviser for the Peace Process, subsequently assigned at the DENR then with Department of Energy until 2010. Mr. Santos was designated Director of OCD BASULTA, Office of Civil Defense, NDRRMC and later appointed as the Executive Director of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Office of Civil Defense from 2010 to October 2014. Mr. Santos is a Professorial Lecturer in Institute of Graduate Studies at the Philippine State College of Aeronautics. He is currently working as Senior Technical Consultant, OPAPP (Office of Presidential Adviser for Peace Process). Mr. Santos is also the President of Green Power Panay Inc., CEO of Tirad Pass Consulting, Director of the Education and Training Committee of One Eye Security Consultancy and Senior Vice President of the Professional Training Institute of Kali, Inc. Mr. Santos has a PhD and Masters in Development Administration from the Philippine Christian University. He also finished his Masters in Strategic Studies at the US Army War College in the USA.