Our Executive Committee is made up of industry-leading figures from a diverse variety of professional backgrounds, collectively equipping AIA Philippines with the expertise and leadership qualities to drive sustainable growth of the business.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kelvin Ang, AIA Philippines' Chief Executive Officer, is a home-grown talent with over 20 years of service in AIA. He has served in various Leadership and Agency Distribution roles across the AIA Group Office and the local Business Units – including Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and China. In his role as Chief Agency Officer of China and General Manager of Shanghai, he played a key role in the success of AIA China’s agency transformation. Mr. Ang also led the successful AIA-ING agency integration in Malaysia in 2015-2018. After his successful stint in AIA Malaysia, he was appointed as Regional Chief Agency Officer, with AIA Hong Kong, China, and Vietnam in his portfolio, with the mission to future proof the business through digitalization and new market expansion.
Mr. Ang earned his Bachelor’s degree at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia, and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Bath University in United Kingdom.
Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
As Head of Legal & Corporate Secretary, Atty. Domingo also serves as the Corporate Secretary of BPI-Philam Life Assurance Corporation (formerly Ayala Life). She also served as corporate secretary of various Philam companies from 2008 to January 2014, to with: Philam Equitable Life Assurance Company; AIA Philippines Properties Group of Companies; Philam Asset Management Inc.; AIA Philippines Call Center Services, Inc.; the Tower Club, Inc. and Philam Foundation, Inc.
She also served as Deputy Company Secretary of AIA Group Limited from February 7, 2014 to February 6, 2015.
Chief Human Resources Officer
As the Chief Human Resources Officer, Ms. Ellen Imasa is responsible for AIA Philippines’ human resources (HR) strategy, spearheading the initiatives towards its transformation into an organization of the future.
Ms. Imasa has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources in the Philippines and in several countries, encompassing multiple industries. Prior to joining AIA Philippines, Ms. Imasa was the HR Director for Commercial Division of Philip Morris (Philippines), overseeing more than 2,500 employees across its 39 Sales Offices all over the country. She also held several senior HR leadership positions with Henkel namely, Country HR Head for the Philippines including the Shared Service Center, as Regional Head of Talent Management, Asia Pacific based in Shanghai, China and as Global HR Business Partner for Finance, Strategy and Marketing in the corporate headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany concurrent to her role as Regional HR Business Partner, Consumer and General Adhesive business for Western Europe. Before joining Henkel, she was also the Head of HR in VeriFone for Philippines, India and Australia.
Ms. Imasa earned her degree in Psychology from De La Salle University and her Diploma in Industrial Relations with specialization in Human Resources Development from the University of the Philippines Diliman, School of Labor Relations.
ARLEEN MAY GUEVARA
Chief Investment Officer
Ms. Guevara is AIA Philippines' Chief Investment Officer. Aside from her present position, she also holds officerships/directorships in other AIA Philippines companies, namely BPI-Philam, PAMI, PPC, PELAC, PERF Realty Corp., Kapatiran Realty Corp., Philam Foundation, and Tower Club, Inc. She is likewise a director in several member companies of the Investment Capital Corp. of the Philippines (ICCP) Group. Prior to joining AIA Philippines, she was Deputy Director of the Treasury Department of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, where she spent 14 years in central banking with particular focus on reserves management.
Chief Operations Officer
As AIA Philippines Chief Operations Officer, Ms. Geegee Lopez is focused on reimagining the customer experience meant to sustain the high quality of service that is relevant and useful to the people the Company is committed to protect. She joined AIA Philippines from Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) where she was the Digital Banking Group Head and Operations Group Head. Prior to RCBC, she held senior roles in Manulife Financial, such as: Board of Director, Manulife Philippines and Manulife China Bank Life; Corporate Vice President & Asia Head of Digital (covering Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam); and Chief Operations Officer (Operations and Technology). She also worked for AXA Philippines as Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Geegee also held operations and digital roles in Philippine National Bank and United Coconut Planters Bank, as well as a consulting role in Arthur Andersen & Co., Manila, AA&Co, Advanced Technology Group, and James Martin and Co., Manila, currently Headstrong. She was also a Lecturer for the Bachelor in Computer Science and MBA Programs in the University of the Philippines, Diliman.
Ms. Lopez earned her Master’s Degree in Technology Management, Business and Industry and graduated Most Outstanding Student from the Technology Management Center, University of the Philippines Diliman.
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Noel Mendoza is the company’s Chief Technology Officer responsible for IT Operations and Transformation. He has over two decades of experience running and operating global IT offshore delivery centers for both DXC/Hewlett Packard (DXC/HP) and IBM. His experience with DXC/HP’s Global Delivery hubs across Asia and the South Pacific honed his expertise in business process services, application management services, application integration and development, enterprise application, information management and analytics, mobility and cloud solutions.
Noel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Ateneo de Manila University.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Gary Ogilvie is a seasoned Finance professional and qualified UK Chartered Accountant who now takes the role of Chief Financial Officer in AIA Philippines. With 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, he demonstrates strong commercial acumen and experience beyond his core finance capability.
Prior to his appointment as AIA Group’s Regional Business Development Director in 2015, he served as the Deputy CEO and CFO of AIA Vitality, rolling it out across three major AIA markets – Singapore, Australia, and Hong Kong. He also held other positions in the Group, namely Head of Finance Transformation and Systems from 2007 to 2012, and AVP for Finance in 2006. With over a decade of experience in the AIA Group, Mr. Ogilvie has proven his expertise in starting up initiatives and business transformation: from visioning to execution, business development, financial governance, program management, and system implementation.
Chief Risk Officer
As AIA Philippines' Chief Risk Officer, Ms. Kitten Samaniego is responsible for the organization’s enterprise risk management. Ms. Samaniego joined AIA Philippines with an extensive international and local experience on risk and compliance. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Samaniego was the Chief Risk Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of ANZ Bank Taiwan Ltd. She also held various roles in the Singapore Regional Office of ANZ Banking Group including Head of Risk for Retail, Wealth and Private Bank, and Head of Retail Credit Risk, covering Asia Pacific. Prior to ANZ Bank, she spent 10 years in HSBC performing senior roles heading Consumer Credit Risk and Collection and Local Conglomerates Relationship Banking. She also worked for BNP and Union Bank of the Philippines.
Ms. Samaniego earned her degree in Industrial Management Engineering from De La Salle University.
LEONARDO TAN JR.
Chief Marketing Officer
As AIA Philippines' Chief Marketing Officer, Mr. Leo Tan is responsible for the AIA Philippines Group’s marketing strategy and initiatives, brand and product positioning, marketing communications, conceptualization and delivery of the customer experience strategy, as well as the AIA Vitality customer engagement platform.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Tan was in charge of agency sales distribution for the Greater Metro Manila zone as AIA Philippines' Zone Head. He re-joined AIA Philippines after having served as Chief Marketing Officer for Generali Philippines/ BDO Life from 2013 to 2016.
Mr. Tan started his career as a management trainee in AIA Philippines, and eventually held positions with increasing responsibility, including Director of Agencies-Manila One from 2010 to 2013 where he managed agency sales for high net worth, corporate and Chinese Market segments, and Life Profit Center Head in 2008 where he developed and managed the product portfolio of the AIA Philippines Group’s Life and A&H profit centers.
With over two decades of experience in the financial services industry, Mr. Tan has proven his proficiency in marketing communications, agency management, product development, and sales promotions. He entered AIA Philippines after completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics with cum laude honors from the University of the Philippines.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The AIA Philippines Board of Directors is committed to ensure that AIA Philippines' business is managed to deliver long-term shareholder value and to meet the Company’s Vision to be the undisputed leader in life insurance and wealth management.
WING-SHING (JACKY) CHAN
Chairman of the Board
Aged 57, is the Regional Chief Executive responsible for the Group’s businesses operating in Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR, Mainland China, the Philippines, Korea and Taiwan. He is a director of various companies within the Group, including AIA Company Limited and AIA International Limited. Mr. Chan has extensive life insurance industry experience having worked at AIA for the past 33 years. Prior to becoming a Regional Chief Executive, Mr. Chan was Chief Executive Officer of AIA Hong Kong and Macau since 2009. Previously, he held several senior positions including the Country Head of AIA China, responsible for overall business performance and results in China; Executive Vice President – Distribution and Marketing of Non Shan Life Insurance – Taiwan; Senior Vice President and Head of Life Profit Centre of AIA – Asia (ex-Japan and Korea).
Mr. Chan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of Society of Actuaries (FSA), a member of American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA) and a Fellow of Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA).
CHEE KEONG (KELVIN) ANG
Chief Executive Officer
Aged 55, AIA Philippines' Chief Executive Officer, is a home-grown talent with over 20 years of service in AIA. He has served in various Leadership and Agency Distribution roles across the AIA Group Office and the local Business Units – including Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and China. In his role as Chief Agency Officer of China and General Manager of Shanghai, he played a key role in the success of AIA China’s agency transformation. Mr. Ang also led the successful AIA-ING agency integration in Malaysia in 2015-2018. After his successful stint in AIA Malaysia, he was appointed as Regional Chief Agency Officer, with AIA Hong Kong, China, and Vietnam in his portfolio, with the mission to future proof the business through digitalization and new market expansion.
Mr. Ang earned his Bachelor’s degree at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Bath University in the United Kingdom. He is also currently a corporate member of the Philippine Life Insurance Association Inc. (PLIA).
FRANCIS G. ESTRADA
Aged 71, serves or has served as independent director and Board Committee Chair in a number of leading publicly listed companies like: Ayala Land, Inc.; AIA Philippines; Energy Development Corporation; Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation; RCBC Savings Bank; Engineering Equipment Inc., etc.
He serves or has served on the Boards of a number of private companies in both the profit and not-for-profit areas.
He also serves (or has served) as Board Chair of the Institute of Corporate Directors, De La Salle University, Philippine Military Academy, the Development Bank of the Philippines Advisory Council, the Armed Forces of the Philippines Multisectoral Governance Council and the De La Salle
(Philippines) Investment Committee.
He has served as Trustee, Governor or board member of the Asian Institute of Management, De La Salle University, Xavier Labor Relations Institute (India), Shanghai Jao-tung University School of Management (PRC), Clean Air Asia, Institute for Solidarity in Asia, Armed Forces of the Philippines Multi-Sectoral Governance Council, the Philippine Board of Investments Multi-Sectoral Governance Council and the Sociedad de Beneficiencia, among others.
He has served as President/CEO of: the Asian Institute of Management, William E. Simon and Sons (Asia) LDC from 1992 to¬ 1997 – an investment partnership he co-founded with former US Treasury Secretary, William E. Simon.
He was President and Chief Operating Officer of Asian Oceanic Holdings Limited from 1983 to¬ 1991–an investment banking partnership he co-founded with former American Express Bank Chairman/CEO, Richard M. Bliss.
He was Senior Vice President, ASEAN Regional Coordinator for Indonesia¬ of Bancom Group Incorporated from 1974 ¬to 1982. He concurrently served as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of P.T. First Indonesian Financing and Investment Corporation (“Ficorinvest”), a joint-venture merchant banking partnership between Bank Indonesia (the Indonesian central bank) and the Bancom Group of the Philippines from 1975-1980.
Following his return to the Philippines in 1997, Mr. Estrada was Chairman and was General Partner of Equity Managers Asia, Inc., an investment firm which he co-founded. He has established a number of Asia-related financial institutions and commercial enterprises within and outside the Asian region, and advised on numerous capital-raising, turn-around and cross border financial transactions.
He has served as board director with over 40 public and private enterprises in the Australasia region and the US. In addition, he serves/has served as trustee or governor in 15 not-for-profit institutions in the Philippines, Hong Kong and Vatican City. He is also a Lead Independent Director of AIA Philam Life.
Mr. Estrada graduated “With Distinction” from AIM with a Masters in Business Management in 1973 and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 1989. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts degrees from De La Salle University in 1971 where he was awarded the institution’s Leadership Award.
Antonino T. Aquino
Aged 73, has served as Director of Ayala Land Inc (ALI) since April 2009. He has been a Director of Manila Water Company, Inc. (MWC), another publicly listed company, since 1998. He was the President of ALI from April 2009 to April 2014, MWC from April 1999 to April 2009, and Ayala Property Management Corporation from 1989 to 1999. Currently, he is a Board member of Nuevocentro, Inc., Anvaya Beach & Nature Club and Mano Amiga Academy, Inc. He is also a private sector representative in the Multi Sectoral Advisory Board of the Philippine Army and the Multi Sector Governance Council of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. He was Conferred Honorary Fellow by the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2020. He was named “Co-Management Man of the Year 2009” by the Management Association of the Philippines for his leadership role in a very successful waterworks privatization and public-private sector partnership. In 2015, Mr. Aquino was elected as Director of The Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company (AIA Philam Life). He earned a degree in BS Management and completed academic requirements for Masters in Business Administration from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1968 and 1975, respectively.
Mr. Aquino attended the seminars on Right of Privacy and Obligation of Transparency and Challenges and Drivers of Talent Development: A Board Perspective held on 11 August 2017 and 10 May 2017, respectively. He also attended the IC mandated training on Dec 9, 2020.
Aged 69, is the President and CEO of A. Magsaysay, Inc. which has a network of offices strategically mapped in the Philippines, Asia and North America.
Its activities involve international shipping as well as transport and logistics services in the Philippines. Magsaysay is also involved in providing human resource solutions for large companies around the world.
Ms. Magsaysay Ho also serves as Chair of listed Lorenzo Shipping Corp., director of Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Bermuda); and is a trustee/director of business and non-profit organizations including: Makati Business Club; Philippine Business for Social Progress; Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation; Asia Society Philippine Foundation, Inc.; Asia Society (New York); Metropolitan Museum Manila; First Philippine Conservation Inc. She is Chairman Emeritus of the Philippine Interisland Shipping Association and is a member of the Young President’s Organization.
In November 2015, the Office of the President of the Philippines conferred upon her the Order of Gawad Mabini with the rank of Commander for her many years representing the country as a member of the APEC Business Advisory Council.
Ms. Magsaysay Ho is the recipient of several international and local awards such as Lloyd’s List Asia Lifetime Achievement Award 2011 and the Seatrade Personality of the Year Award in 2018; Asia CEO Awards Global Filipino Executive of the Year in 2012; MVP Grand Bossing Award 2018, and Shero of the Year by the Asia CEO Awards in 2019.
Born in 1951, she has a Masters in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in New York.
Ms. Magsaysay Ho attended the seminar on Corporate Governance conducted by SGV on 08 December 2017 and on 14 December 2018 conducted by the Center for Global Best Practices.
JOAQUIN E. QUINTOS IV
Aged 61, is currently a Senior Executive at First Philippine Holdings (FPH), a publicly listed Philippine conglomerate engaged in energy, property, construction, manufacturing, healthcare, and education businesses. He joined FPH in 2015 and is currently a board director in various operating subsidiaries of the group. He leads the new business initiatives of FPH in healthcare and education.
In his operational role, Mr. Quintos runs the group’s education business, First Industrial Science and Technology School, as its President. He also runs the group’s healthcare businesses, Asian Eye Institute and Pi Health, where he serves as its President. In addition, he also drives the digital technology initiatives of the group and serves as President of Infopro Business Solutions, FPH’s in-house shared services unit.
Mr. Quintos is a shareholder of Prople, a privately held software and business process services company, where he previously served as CEO from 2009 to 2015. He was also the former President of IBM Philippines. He held various management positions during a successful 27-year career at IBM from 1982 to 2009, including assignments at IBM’s headquarters in Singapore and New York.
He currently holds various board positions in leading companies and non-profit organizations in the Philippines. He previously served the boards of De La Salle University Manila, STI Education Services, and iPeople, the holding company of Mapua Institute of Technology. He also serves as an advisor to many technology start-up companies in the Philippines and abroad.
A graduate of the University of the Philippines, Mr. Quintos earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, with cum laude honors. He participated and completed the New York Marathon in 2007.
Mitchell David New
Aged 57, is the Group General Counsel responsible for the provision of legal services for the AIA Group and providing leadership to legal and corporate governance functions within country operations. He is a director of various companies within the Group including AIA International Limited, AIA Singapore Private Limited and AIA Reinsurance Limited.
He joined the Group in April 2011. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. New was a member of the law firm Fasken Martineau and occupied various senior roles with Manulife Financial, including Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for Asia, based in Hong Kong and Senior Vice President and General Counsel to Manulife’s Canadian division.
Mr. New is a qualified barrister and solicitor and member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Aged 51, is the Group Chief Risk Officer responsible for the Group’s risk and compliance functions. She is a director of various Group companies, including AIA Singapore and AIA Philippines. Ms. Plunkett joined AIA in November 2019 from Swiss Re, where she was most recently Chief Executive Officer Reinsurance Asia, Regional President Asia and member of the Group Executive Committee. During her time with Swiss Re, she held several senior positions, including Head of Casualty Underwriting for Asia and Division Head Casualty Reinsurance. Prior to that, she was with GE Insurance Solutions.
Ms. Plunkett holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Drake University. She is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.