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Board of Directors, Management Team and Executive Officers

Posted on: July 15, 2014



Dr. Andrew L. Tan was appointed Director of the Company in 2008. He pioneered the live-work-play-learn model in the real estate industry through development of integrated township communities, fueling the growth of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, food and beverage, and quick service restaurants industries. Among the positions previously and currently held by Dr. Tan are: Chairman and CEO of AGI, and Global-Estate Resorts, Inc.; Chairman, President and CEO of Megaworld Corporation; Chairman of Empire East Land Holdings, Inc., Emperador Inc., Suntrust Properties, Inc., Emperador Distillers, Inc., Alliance Global Brands, Inc., and Megaworld Foundation, Inc.; Vice Chairman and Treasurer of Golden Arches Development Corporation and Golden Arches Realty Corporation. Dr. Tan graduated magna cum laude from the University of the East with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. In 2011, Dr. Tan was conferred by the University of the East the Degree of Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa.



Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay was appointed Director of the Company in 2009. Tan Sri Lim spearheads the Genting Group, a Malaysian based conglomerate and one of the most dynamic companies in this region. Since his appointment as a director of Genting Berhad in August 1976 and re-designation as the Chairman and Chief Executive of Genting Berhad in July 2007, he has expanded the Genting Group’s presence globally and his commitment to excellence, innovation and growth has resulted in the birth of premier global leisure brands. These include Resorts World Genting, the Genting Group’s prime integrated resort in Malaysia and one of the leading integrated resort destinations in the region; Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, an award-winning destination resort and one of the largest integrated resort destinations in Asia; Genting UK Plc, one of the leading casino operators in the UK with over 40 casinos, including Crockfords Cairo in Egypt; Resorts World Casino New York City in the US, the first and only video gaming machine facility in New York City; and Resorts World Bimini in the Bahamas, a 750-acre beachfront resort and casino located on the beautiful island of North Bimini. Tan Sri Lim pioneered the Asian cruise industry by founding Star Cruises in the 1990s and subsequently expanded Star Cruises’ focus from sea to land-based operations. As an entrepreneur, Tan Sri Lim focuses on innovation, re-invention and redefining the leisure and hospitality industry. He has led the Genting Group to develop prominent consumer brands in the leisure and hospitality sector, such as “Resorts World,”, “Maxims,” “Crockfords”,“Crystal Cruises”, “Dream Cruises”, “Star Cruises” and “Zouk”.



Mr. David Chua was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in 2008. In October 2014, Mr. David Chua ceased the position of Chief Executive Officer. He was the former President of Genting Hong Kong Limited (GHK) and was also a director of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., a company listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. Prior to that, he held key management positions in various international securities companies in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong with extensive knowledge in the management of securities, futures and derivatives trading, asset and unit trust management, corporate finance and corporate advisory business. He was a director and member of the Listing Committee of the MESDAQ market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from the Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.



Mr. Kingson U. Sian was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in October 2014. He was appointed Director and President of the Company in 2008. Mr. Sian has also been the President and Director of AGI since February 2007. He is currently a member of the board and executive director of Megaworld Corporation. Mr. Sian is concurrently the Chairman and President of Prestige Hotels & Resorts, Inc. He graduated from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics and has a Masters Degree in Business Administration for Finance and Business Policy from the University of Chicago.



Mr. Jose Alvaro D. Rubio was appointed Director of the Company in 2009. Mr. Rubio was Senior Vice President at Philippine National Bank (“PNB”) and has over 35 years of banking industry experience, including various positions in international banking, remittance, budgeting, corporate planning, controllership, systems design/improvement, branch banking, audit and lending operations including the head of the corporate banking group at PNB, overseeing the financing activities for major corporate accounts in areas including real estate, construction, telecommunications, power and energy, manufacturing, hotels, tourism and services. He was a former member and Director of the Bank Administration Institute of the Philippines, an association of local and foreign banks. Mr. Rubio has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting from the University of the East in Manila (cum laude). He is also a Certified Public Accountant and currently a Director for WCRWI.



Mr. Jesus B. Varela is an Independent Director of the Company. He graduated with an Economics Degree in 1979 from the Ateneo de Manila University. He also completed several training courses in Labor Administration and Policy Formulation under the International Labor Organization, Foreign Exchange Training by the Metrobank and Forex Club of the Philippines, and Corporate Planning Course at the Center for Research Communication of the Philippines. Mr. Varela holds key positions in various corporations and well-respected organizations such as the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Director), International Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (Director General), Philippine Greek Business Council (President), Philippine Peru Business Council (President), GS1 Philippines (Barcode of the Philippines) (Chairman), Megaworld Corporation (Independent Director), and Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. (Independent Director), among others. He is also presently a member of the Board of Governor of the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines, President of the Foundation for Crime Prevention, and a former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Advancement of Workers’ Awareness Regarding Employment (AWARE) Foundation, Inc. Mr. Varela has also been previously appointed to several government positions such as Labor Attaché to Kobe, Japan, Labor Attaché to the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Island with jurisdiction over Guam, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Labor Attaché to Athens with jurisdiction over Cyprus, Chief of Staff to a former Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment, Labor Sector Head of the Presidential Management Staff, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Irrigation Administration, Acting Undersecretary of the Department of Agriculture, Special Assistant to the Presidential Adviser on Human Resources and International Labor Affairs, Chairman of the Management Committee of the Strategic Investment and Development Corporation, Chairman of the Agriculture Anti-Smuggling Task Force, Convenor and Member of the Nautical Highway Board, and Consultant of the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines, among others.



Prof. Enrique M. Soriano III is an Independent Director of the Company. He is a World Bank/IFC Governance Consultant, Columnist, Book Author, former Chair of the Marketing Cluster, Program Director for Real Estate and Professor of Global Marketing at the ATENEO Graduate School of Business. He is also a Senior Fellow at the IPMI International Business School in Jakarta. After 25 years of combining academic work and occupying senior executive positions, Prof Soriano is currently the Executive Director of the Wong + Bernstein Group, an Asia Pacific based Strategic Advisory firm that specializes on Family Governance, Succession and Next Generation Leadership. He is also an active member of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID). Prof Soriano holds a B.A. from the University of the Philippines, an MBA from De La Salle University, Doctorate Units at the UP National College of Public Administration and pursued Post Graduate Education at the National University of Singapore Business School and Harvard University.

Stephen Reilly


Mr. Stephen James Reilly has served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Company since January 1, 2013 and has served as Executive Vice President of the Company from May 1, 2011 to December 31, 2012. Mr. Reilly is responsible for the day to day operations and projects of the Company. Mr. Reilly has also served as Country Head (Philippines) and Senior Vice President of GHK Group and was responsible for the regional operating headquarters and GHK Group support services. Mr. Reilly joined GHK Group in January 1995, initially in the Surveillance Department where he was promoted to Director of Surveillance in 1997 and Vice President of Surveillance in 2003. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Reilly had seven years of experience working in the United Kingdom, where he held the positions of Chief Security Officer and Surveillance Officer in London casinos, responsible for the security and surveillance of gaming operations.

Bernard Than Boon Teong


Mr. Bernard Than Boon Teong is the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company. He was appointed as Investor Relations Officer on May 30, 2015. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer, he held the position of Vice President for Treasury. He has over 20 years of working experience in external audit, hospitality industry and casino/ gaming/ cruise line industries. He held various positions throughout his career with Star Cruises from 1997 to 2008, starting as Accountant before being promoted to Assistant Controller, Controller, Director, then AVP. He was responsible for introducing a Computerized Tracking Program for the calculation of VIP players, level of gaming, and calculation of commission. He earned his business degree from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Hakan Dagtas


Mr. M. Hakan Dagtas is the Chief Gaming Officer of the Company. He has over 30 years of working experience in the hospitality industry and casino/gaming/cruise line industries. Mr. Dagtas served under various capacities throughout his career with Star Cruises from 1996 to 2008 in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. He started as Inspector and was promoted to Shift Manager, Assistant Casino Manager and Casino Manager of different vessels of Star Cruises. He was in charge of the entire training team for the biggest ship of the fleet. He planned, organized and conducted several new games, upgrades, and service related courses. He graduated from the School of Tourism and Hotel Management of Cukurova University and has received a Hospitality diploma from New South Wales University of Australia.


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