Guillermo L. Parayno Jr. is an Independent Director of Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc. (MRSGI). He has held various leadership positions in both the government and private sectors. His accomplishments in public service, as well as his expertise in information technology infrastructure, logistics, and supply chain, have gained him recognition from different institutions, including the PMA Alumni Association, the Asian Institute of Management, the Chamber of Customs Brokers of the Philippines and the Professional Regulatory Commission of the Philippines.
Currently, Parayno is the Vice Chairman of the Philippine Veterans Bank; Chairman and President of E-Konek Pilipinas, Inc.; President of Bagong Silang Farms, Inc.; and President of the Parayno Consultancy Services on Logistics and Distribution, Customs, Information Technology, and Taxation. Prior to his appointment at MRSGI, Parayno has also previously served as Co-Chairman and President of the Lina Group of Companies and a member of the Toyota Motor Corporation’s Board of Directors.
Parayno has previously served as a Commissioner in the Bureaus of Internal Revenue and Customs and as Regional Director for the Economic Intelligence and Investigation Bureau of the Department of Finance. He has also served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs of the Philippine Coast Guard, as well as taught at the Philippine Military Academy and the University of the Philippines. He has further worked for several development projects with the United Nations Development Program and the Asian Development Bank.
He holds Master’s degrees in Psychology from the University of the Philippines and Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management. He graduated magna cum laude from the Philippine Military Academy.