Ricardo Nicanor N. Jacinto is an independent director of Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc. (MRSGI) since July 27, 2015. He also serves as the Chairman of SBS Philippines Corporation (a publicly-listed corporation) and Chairman and Independent Director of Maybank ATR Kim Eng Capital Partners, Inc. and Maybank ATR Kim Eng Securities, Inc. He is also a director of the Torre Lorenzo Development Corporation, and Independent Director of Maybank Securities (Thailand) Public Company Limited, and Etiqa Life and General Assurance Philippines, Inc. His previous directorships were at the Manila Water Corporation and the Socialized Housing Finance Corporation, a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC).
Apart from his private sector directorships, Jacinto also serves as a Trustee of the Institute of Corporate Directors where he is also a highly-rated lecturer and facilitator for the organization’s director training seminars and strategic planning workshops that cater to the needs of publicly-listed companies, privately-held family firms, and GOCCs. Jacinto was also the Treasurer and Trustee of the Judicial Reform Initiative, a not-for-profit corporation which advocates reforms in the judiciary with particular emphasis on its impact on business and the economy.
He is also a faculty member of the MBA program of the University of the Philippines Virata School of Business in Bonifacio Global City.
His work experience spans over 26 years. From 1997-2011, he worked in various capacities at Ayala Corporation. From 1997-2004, he was seconded to Ayala Land, Inc. as Vice President for the Land and Community Development Group where he was responsible for leading several expansion projects and overseeing the land acquisition and development of various high-end subdivisions such as Nuvali, Westgrove Heights, Paseo de Magallanes, Ayala Southvale, and Ayala Heights. During the last two years of his tenure at Ayala Corporation, he was seconded to Habitat for Humanity as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Ayala, he worked at Bankers Trust Company (Manila OBU) and AB Capital and Investment Corporation.
Jacinto received a degree in Business Economics (magna cum laude) from the University of the Philippines in 1982. In 1986, he obtained his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Jacinto has continued his professional development by attending executive education courses at Harvard and IESE in Barcelona.