Medel T. Nera

MNeraMedel T. Nera was elected as Independent Director of the Company on October 23, 2023 up to the present, replacing Mr. Guillermo L. Parayno, Jr. who died on August 2, 2023.

Mr. Nera graduated from the Far Eastern University in Manila with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce. He earned his Master of Business Administration in the Stern School of Business, New York University, New York, New York, USA. He also participated in the Pacific Rim Bankers Program in the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.

He currently serves in the Boards of the House of Investments, Inc. (HOI), IPeople, Inc. (IPO), EEI Corporation (EEI), Seafront Resources Corporation (SPM), National Reinsurance Corporation of the Philippines, Inc. (NRCP), Ionics, Inc. (ION), and Holcim Philippines, Inc. (HLCM). Mr. Nera was the President and CEO of House of Investments, Inc. (HOI) from July 2011 to July 2019, a holding company of the Yuchengco group. HOI has more than a dozen significant subsidiaries and associates. These include EEI Corporation, iPeople, Inc. (which includes the Mapua University), and Honda and Isuzu Car dealership groups. He was formerly a Director of RCBC (Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation).

Mr. Nera was formerly a Senior Partner of SyCip Gorres Velayo and Co. (SGV & Co.), where he had about 35 years of experience in professional services. He had served as Markets leader and Financial Services Practice Head at SGV. From 2008 -2010, he served as Assurance Leader for the Financial Services Assurance practice of Ernst and Young in the Far East covering China, Taiwan, Hongkong, Korea, Singapore, Philippines, and Vietnam. Mr. Nera was a partner for 22 years and had served in various other leadership positions. He was also the Vice President and member of the Board of Governors of the Management Association of the Philippines and a member of the Ernst & Young Far East Area Advisory Council.