Board of Directors
Mr. Dennis A. Uy*, 47, Filipino, is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of 2GO Group, Inc. He is also the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of UDENNA Corporation, a holding company with a diverse business portfolio, including interests in petroleum, retail and distribution, shipping and logistics, real estate development, infrastructure, education, leisure and gaming, and telecommunications. He is the Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc., the country’s leading independent oil company, and Chairman of Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corporation, a dominant player in the shipping and logistics industry. He is the Chairman of UDENNA Land Corporation, the developer of real estate projects such as Clark Global City, Calaca Industrial Seaport Park, and UDENNA Tower,. He is the Chairman and President of UDENNA Infrastructure Corp., Chairman of PH Resorts Group Holdings Corp., developer of The Emerald in Mactan, Cebu, Chairman of Enderun Colleges, Inc., and Chairman and CEO of Dennison Holdings. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dito Telecommunity Corporation, the Philippines’ third major telco. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dito CME Holdings Corporation, Udenna’s foray into the media and entertainment space. Mr. Uy is also the Chairman of Phoenix Philippines Foundation, UDENNA Foundation, Siklab Atleta Pilipinas Sports Foundation, and LIFE Fund. He was appointed as Presidential Adviser on Sports in 2016 and as Honorary Consul of Kazakhstan to the Philippines in 2011. Mr. Uy is a graduate of De La Salle University with a degree in Business Management.
*Mr. Dennis A. Uy tendered his resignation effective June 3, 2021 and Mr. Frederic C. DyBuncio was appointed as Chairman of the Board.
Dr. Francis C. Chua, 72, Filipino, is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and an independent director of 2GO. is currently the Founding Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce, Philippines (ICCP). He is also the Chairman Emeritus of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PCCI), Founding Chairman of the Philippine Silk Road International Chamber of Commerce (PSRICC), and Honorary President of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FFCCCII). He has served as President of the PCCI (2010-2011), The Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands (2004-2006), and the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) (2005-2007). In 2007, he was appointed as Special Envoy for Trade and Investments by the President of the Philippines. Currently, he is the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Peru in the Philippines since 2006. Co-founder of Pearl Pay, a fintech company, Vice Chairman and ExeCom Chair of the Bank of Commerce, Board Adviser of Basic Energy, Founding Chairman of BA Securities and the Chairman and President of BA Group of Companies. Dr. Chua is also Chairman Emeritus of Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP). He also serves as Commissioner of Tzu Chi Foundation. Dr. Chua is an ASEAN Industrial Engineer and is a Graduate of B.S. Industrial Engineering from the University of the Philippines. He was conferred Doctor of Management (Honoris Causa) by the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Doctor of Humanities (Honoris Causa) by the Central Luzon State University (CLSU) in 2006 and Doctor of Business Technology (Honoris Causa) from EARIST also in 2006. AFFILIATIONS: Chairman of Dong Feng Automotive, Inc., Chairman & President for Philippine Satellite Corp., Chairman & President for CLMC Group of Companies, Chairman for Philippine Silkroad International Chamber of Commerce, President of Philippine Business Center, Inc. Founding Chairman at BA Securities, Inc. (Philippines). Vice Chairman of 2GO Group Vice Chairman of Basic Energy Corporation Chairman of the Foundation for Crime Prevention, Founding Chairman for International Chamber of Commerce Philippines Chairman at Green Army Philippines Network Foundation, Inc. Board of Director at Hua Kiao University, China Board of Director of Fuchou Normal University Awardee of the UP Alumni Award for Community Service Dr. Jose Rizal Award for Business and Entrepreneurship Board of Regent at the Universidad de Manila Previous Board of Trustees at Central Luzon State University Previous Board of Trustees at the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Previous member of the Board of Regents of the University of the Philippines President Emeritus and Board of Director of the Philippine Institute of Quezon City Exemplary Alumni of Xavier School Outstanding Manileños of 2018.
Mr. Frederic C. DyBuncio*, 61, Filipino, is the President/Chief Executive Officer and a director of 2GO and SM Investments Corporation. He is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corporation. Prior to holding the post, he was a career banker who spent over 20 years with JP Morgan Chase and its predecessor institutions. During his stint in the banking industry, he was assigned to various executive positions where he 5 gained substantial professional experience in the areas of credit, relationship management and origination, investment banking, capital markets, and general management. He has worked and lived in several major cities including New York, Seoul, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Manila. He graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and finished a Master’s degree in Business Administration program at Asian Institute of Management.
*Mr. DyBuncio was appointed as Chairman of the Board effective June 3, 2021.
Elmer B. Serrano, 53, Filipino, is a Director and Corporate Secretary of 2GO. He is a practicing lawyer specializing in Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets and Banking and Finance. In 2020, he was named Asia Best Lawyer by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR). He is also consistently ranked as a leading lawyer by the Legal500 Asia Pacific and IFLR1000. Mr. Serrano is a director of 2GO Group, Inc. He is also the Corporate Secretary of Premium Leisure Corp., Crown Equities, Inc., as well as various subsidiaries of BDO Unibank, and also serves as the Corporate Information Officer of BDO Unibank and BDO Leasing and Finance, Inc. He is also Corporate Secretary of, and counsel to, prominent banking industry associations and companies such as the Bankers Association of the Philippines and PDS Group. Mr. Serrano is a Certified Associate Treasury Professional (2017) and was among the top graduates of the Trust Institute of the Philippines in 2001. Mr. Serrano holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo Law School and a BS Legal Management degree from Ateneo de Manila University.
Ms. Ma. Concepcion F. de Claro*, 63, Filipino, is a member of the Board of Directors of 2GO, PH Resorts Group Holdings, Inc., subsidiaries and joint venture companies of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. (PPPI) and Sagittarius Mines, Inc. She is also the Chief Financial Officer of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. She served as the Chief Operating Officer of Alsons Corporation from March 2011 to 2017 and as member of the Board of Alsons Power Holdings Corporation from October 2011 to 2017. She was previously a member of the Board of Directors of Manila North Harbour Port, Inc. (from April 2011-June 2012) and Limay Energen Corporation (from July 2011 to March 2012), Chief Financial Officer of Two San Isidro-SIAI Assets, Inc. (from March 2011 to March 2014), and Vice President for Corporate Planning and Services and consultant for Mergers & Acquisitions projects of Petron Corporation (November 2008 – September 2010). She is a Certified Public Accountant with a B.S. Commerce degree, Major in Accounting, magna cum laude, from Colegio de San Juan de Letran.
*Ms. De Claro resigned as member of the board effective June 3, 2021.
Mr. Chryss Alfonsus V. Damuy*, 47, Filipino, has been a member of the Board of Directors of 2GO since 2018 and of Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp. since its incorporation, and was consequently appointed as its President & CEO on March 2017. He is the Chief Operating Officer of Chelsea Shipping Corp. and its subsidiaries and the Vice Chairman of Trans-Asia Shipping Lines, Inc. and subsidiaries. He was Vice President for Finance of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. He also served as the Controller of Lapanday Foods Corporation and held various positions in its subsidiaries, including Fresh Asia Produce as Accounting Manager, and Mindanao Fresh Produce Services Corporation as Assistant Accounting Manager. He also worked as Chief Accountant and Branch Officer of the Regional Educators Multi-Purpose Cooperative. Mr. Damuy started his professional career as College Instructor of the Holy Cross of Davao College. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
*Mr. Damuy resigned as member of the board effective June 3, 2021.
Atty. Joseph C. Tan ✝, 63, Filipino, is the lead Independent Director of 2GO and the Founding Partner of MOST Law Firm from September 2006 to present. He was Special Counsel for the Agus Cruz & Manzano Law Office from 2004 to August 2006. He was an Associate of Puno & Puno Law Offices from 1991 to 1995. He is currently an Independent Director of Premium Leisure Corp., Pacific Online Systems Corporation, and LMG Chemicals Corporation. He was also a director of Philippine Bank of Communications from September 2010 to August 2011. Atty. Tan holds a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Business Administration degree from University of San Francisco, USA (Class of 1978). He also holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Ateneo de Manila College of Law, Makati City, graduating with honors (Class of 1985).
Atty Pacquito N. Ochoa Jr. is the new independent director elected on April 23, 2021 to replace Atty Joseph Tan.
Atty. Paquito N. Ochoa, Jr., 61, filipino, founded PNO Management and Legal Consulting in September 2016 after completing his term as a government official. He is currently the Chairman of PRIVAATE Corp. since 2019 and the President of Manuel L. Quezon University (MLQU) from October 2020.
He is a founding member and partner (on leave) of Marcos Ochoa Serapio Tan Law Firm from 2006 to 2010 and a partner in De Mesa & Ochoa Law Offices from 1995 to 2001.
Atty. Ochoa served as Executive Secretary (Office of the President, Republic of the Philippines) from July 2010 to June 2016. During this period, he also chaired various national government committees among which were, the National Organizing Committee of the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), and National Organizing Committee on the Visit of His Holiness Pope Francis in January 2015. He is the longest serving Executive Secretary to date and the only individual to serve the full term of a President.
He also served as City Administrator of the Quezon City Local Government from January 2003 to June 2010 during which period, he introduced prudent spending practices which together with improved revenue collection, allowed the City Government to balance its budget and achieve unprecedented increase in income.
During his stint as Executive Secretary, he was conferred by President Benigno S. Aquino III the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Datu (Grand Cross, Gold Distinction) in December 2015. He was also conferred Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa by the Palawan State University, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.
After his career in public administration (from 2016 to present), Atty. Ochoa focused on leading a team that provides advisory services in two major areas: 1) financial advisory services which include conduct of customary financial due diligence; analysis of business operations, financial condition, and prospects; evaluation of debt capacity and capital structure alternatives; financial restructuring; pre acquisition and post-acquisition evaluation; negotiations leading to Transactions (BOT or JV); and 2) legal and regulatory compliance which include legal due diligence; preparation of contracts and other documents covering Transactions, including negotiations; and compliance with government rules and regulations.
Atty. Ochoa holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Ateneo De Manila University (class of 1985). He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Santo Tomas in 1981.
Mr. Laurito E. Serrano, 60, Filipino, is an Independent Director of 2GO. He concurrently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC), Pacific Online Systems Corporation (POSC), Atlas Mining & Development Corporation (Atlas), Axelum Resources Corp. (AXLM), and MRT Development Corporation (MRTDC). Mr. Serrano’s more than 30 years of professional experience in corporate finance advisory work covers the development and promotion of financial advisory and special project engagements involving transaction structuring, public offerings, listings of shares, asset securitization and monetization, workout deals, project studies, business acquisitions, and debt and equity capital-raising. Mr. Serrano was a Partner in the Corporate Finance Consulting Group of Sycip, Gorres, Velayo & Company (SGV&Co.) and started his career in the Audit and Business Advisory Group also of SGV&Co. Mr. Serrano is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated cum laude from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce. He obtained his Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Harvard Graduate School of Business in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Atty. Jesus G. Dureza, 73, is an Independent Director of 2GO. Atty. Dureza earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Ateneo de Davao University. He earned his law degree from the same university in 1973 and placed 10th in the Philippine Bar Examination. He then became editor of the Mindanao Times, correspondent for Manila Times, Manila Bulletin and Associated Press, and hosted Davao’s first TV talk show “Brainstorm”. Atty. Dureza became Davao Congressman in 1987 and served until 1993. He was appointed by President Fidel V. Ramos as Presidential Assistant for Mindanao and chairman of the Mindanao Development Authority. In 2002, he founded the Advocacy Mindanow Foundation. During the administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, he served in various capacities as Chairman of the Government Peace Panel with the MILF, as Press Secretary, Presidential Peace Adviser, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and Chairman of Mindanao Development Authority. Atty. Dureza was also a senior partner of the Rama Dureza Abarques Law Firm. President Rodrigo Duterte appointed him as Presidential Peace Adviser until he honorably resigned in November 2018. He is now back as Chairman-CEO of the Advocacy Mindanow Foundation and as publisher of the Mindanao Times.
Effective June 3, 2021, the following non-independent members of the Board of Directors were elected to serve the remaining unexpired terms of the outgoing Directors:
Stephen Ly, Australian, served as the Managing Director of DHL Global Forwarding Singapore from 2015 to 2020, and was part of the Deutsche Post DHL group from 2003 to 2020.
Chan Kiat, Singaporean, has been the Managing Director/Partner of Archipelago Capital Partners since 2016. He previously served as the Executive Vice President for investments of Singapore Post Limited from 2012 to 2016.
Sam Ang Sing Mein, Singaporean, has over 35 years of experience in shipping, ocean freight forwarding, airfreight forwarding and logistics management across international logistics operators. He was the Group Chief Executive Officer of Quantium Solutions International. the 3PL arm of Singapore Post Limited, as well as the Chief Executive Officer of Famous Holdings, the freight forwarding business of Singapore Post, from 2015 to 2017. For the same period, he served as an Executive Vice President of Singapore Post. Prior to this, he was the Chief Executive Officer of DHL Global Forwarding Southeast Asia from 2006 to 2015.