Updated as of Mar 31, 2019

Jose L. Cuisia, Jr.

Jose L. Cuisia, Jr.

Vice Chairman and Lead Independent Director

75 Years Old

Mr. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. has served as Vice Chairman and Independent Director of the Board of Directors of SM Prime since 1994. He was first appointed Lead Independent Director of the Company in February 2017 and has been reappointed as such the following year. He served as the Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States of America from April 2, 2011 until June 2016. Mr. Cuisia was also the Vice Chairman of Philam Life after having served the company as its President and Chief Executive Officer for 16 years. He was also Chairman of the Board for BPI-Philam Life Assurance Co., the Philam Foundation and Tower Club, Inc. Mr. Cuisia was also the Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and Chairman of its Monetary Board from 1990-1993. He was also Governor for the Philippines to the International Monetary Fund and Alternate Governor to the World Bank. Prior to joining the BSP, he was Administrator and CEO of the Philippine Social Security System from 1986- 1990. Mr. Cuisia is also a Non-Executive Director of Bacnotan Consolidated Industries (now PHINMA Corporation); Independent Director of Century Properties Group & Manila Water Company, Inc. (all of which are publicly listed companies). Likewise, he is also Chairman of the Board of The Covenant Car Company, Inc., and holds directorates in PHINMA, Inc. In 2018, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of FWD Insurance and elected as Chairman of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation. Ambassador Cuisia was active in educational institutions, having been Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Asian Institute of Management, a previous Trustee of the University of Asia & the Pacific and Chairman of De La Salle University Board of Trustees. He was the CV Starr Chairman of Corporate Governance for the Asian Institute of Management. He is also a Convenor-Trustee of the Philippine Business for Education (PBEd). Mr. Cuisia is an alumnus of De La Salle University, where he graduated in 1967 with degrees in Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and Bachelor of Science in Commerce (magna cum laude). He finished his Masters in Business Administration-Finance at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1970 as a University Scholar. Mr. Cuisia is a recipient of numerous awards and accolades including 2017 Signum Meriti for exemplary public service from De La Salle University; 2006 Distinguished La Sallian Award; Ten Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) awardee on December 2016 by the JCI Senate and ANZA Foundation; the Order of the Sikatuna with the rank of Grand Cross by President Benigno Aquino III in 2016; Lifetime Contributor Award (public sector) by the Asia CEO Forum in 2015; “Joseph Wharton Award for Lifetime Achievement” by the prestigious Wharton Club of Washington, DC in May 2011; Management Association of the Philippines’ Management Man of the Year for 2007; Manuel L. Quezon Award for Exemplary Governance in 2006; Raul Locsin CEO of the Year Award in 2004; and Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Award for Domestic Banking in 1982.

 

POSITIONS IN OTHER REPORTING COMPANIES

PHINMA Corporation- Non-Executive Director

Manila Water Company, Inc.- Independent Director

Century Properties Group, Inc.- Independent Director

BOARD ATTENDANCE:

100%; 6 of 6 Board Meetings

100%; 4 of 4 Audit Committee Meetings

100%; 4 of 4 Board Risk Oversight Committee Meetings

100%; 3 of 3 Corporate Governance Committee Meetings

DATE OF FIRST APPOINTMENT:

April 1994

NO. OF YEARS ON THE BOARD:

25 YRS.

SHAREHOLDINGS:

0.00%

OTHER INFORMATION:

No conflict of interest transactions in the past one (1) year
 

TRAININGS ATTENDED

Date of Training Program  Name of Training Institution 
August 8, 2018 Annual Corporate Governance
Training Program
Institute of Corporate
Directors