BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ethan Wang is Managing Director of CM Houlder Insurance Broker Limited and previously Deputy General Manager and Financial Controller of the same company. He has been Financial Controller of the China Merchants Insurance Limited and Houlder China Insurance Brokers Limited.
Ethan graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting obtained from Dongbei University of Finance & Economics, China.
Doris Magsaysay Ho is the President and CEO of A. Magsaysay, Inc. which has been involved in shipowning, serving the international markets since 1948.
In the 1980’s the company expanded its shipowning activities to serve the Philippine coastal container and oil trades. The company also offers its customers end-to-end logistics services including trucking and warehousing.
These shipowning activities gave Magsaysay the opportunity to become talent solutions partners of global companies, sourcing and developing people for shipping and cruise companies, and expanding to other industry sectors that require human resources from the Philippines, Indonesia, Eastern Europe, South Africa, Nepal, and other countries.
Magsaysay has invested heavily in education, training, and development of people to ensure the long term sustainability of a robust talent pipeline to support its customers’ needs.
Guided by the principle of caring for its people, the company has been awarded by Lloyd’s List Global, the Seafarer of the Year in 2012 and 2018, Training Award in 2011, 2014 and 2017, Rescue at Sea Award in 2016; Lloyd’s List Asia Innovation Award in 2013, Best in Youth Development and Training in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2009; Seatrade Asia Education and Training Award in 2010, 2016 and 2019, Corporate Social Responsibility Award in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2017; Heart for OFW’s Company of the Year in 2016; Safety4Sea Training Award in 2016; Smart4Sea Training Award in 2019; CrewConnect Global Excellence in Training Award in 2018; Blue Philippines Partner Award in 2018; ASEAN Business Advisory Council Award for CSR in 2013; Intel-AIM CSR Award in 2014 and 2018; Asian Publishing Asian Corporate Communications Award in 2010; Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Presidential Award of Excellence in 2010, among others.
Ms. Ho has also been honoured with awards: Lloyd’s List Asia Lifetime Achievement Award 2011; Global Filipino Executive of the Year in 2012; Seatrade Personality of the Year Award in 2018, MVP Grand Bossing Award 2018, and Shero of the Year by the Asia CEO Awards in 2019.
In November, 2015, the Office of the President of the Philippines conferred upon Ms. Ho the Order of Gawad Mabini with the rank of Commander.
Ms. Ho is actively engaged in non-profit and industry associations including:
· Global Trustee
· Chairman Emeritus
Asia Society Philippine Foundation, Inc.
Makati Business Club
Metropolitan Museum Manila
Philippine Business for Social Progress
Philippine Interisland Shipping Association
Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association
Reynaldo A. de Dios is a risk and insurance management consultant and has a 70-year background and experience in the insurance industry.
Starting out in 1948 with Ker & Co. Ltd., a British General Insurance Agency, he later on organized a life insurance company in 1960 and a non-life insurance company in 1966. He pioneered in insurance education in the Philippines and has conducted various risk and insurance seminars in Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines. He has attended more than 100 international conferences on insurance and risk management topics throughout the world. In 1972, he organized the first national insurance conference in Manila. He was the president of five non-life insurance companies and vice president in one life insurance company.
He also introduced the concept of risk management in the Philippines and established his own risk and insurance management consultancy firm in October 1, 1964. He has undertaken risk management consultancy assignments for San Miguel Corporation, Central Bank of the Philippines, PLDT and many industrial, banking and commercial firms.
De Dios is also publisher and editor of Insurance Philippines (magazine) since 1985. He was likewise publisher and editor of Insurance Asia from 1970 to 1990 which was renamed Asia Insurance Review based in Singapore. He is at present the editorial consultant of Asia Insurance Review.
Lastly, he has organized and served as overall coordinator of the annual Philippine General Insurance Summit since 2003.
Marlon is a graduate of Business Management (Ateneo De Davao) and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (Ateneo De Manila). He started his career as a Human Resource Practitioner in 1976. He was also involved for a long period of time in Community Development.
Presently, Marlon is the President and CEO of Magsaysay People Resources Corporation, the umbrella Organization of the Human Resource Group of the Magsaysay Group of Companies, which employs over 45,000 professionals in the industries of Shipping, Cruise, Hospitality, Engineering, Healthcare and Information Technology.
The group he heads is likewise involved in the training and development of professionals through various training facilities such as Magsaysay Institute of Shipping, Magsaysay Training Center and Magsaysay Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Arts with campuses in the Philippines and Jakarta, Indonesia.
Marlon is also actively involved in the efforts of maritime industry associations to promote the seafaring profession as a career of choice. He was the Past President of the Filipino Association of Mariners Employment (FAME), the largest maritime employment association in the Philippines. He is also the Director of the industry-wide Philippine Joint Maritime Group which is composed of all stakeholders of the Philippine Maritime and Manning Industries and Director of the largest land-based sending organization, Philippine Association of Service Exporters, Inc. (PASEI).
Currently, he holds the following positions at Magsaysay Group of Companies:
- Group President and CEO Magsaysay People Resources Corporation
- Executive Chairman Magsaysay Maritime Corporation
- President Navia Crewing Services, Inc.
- President Orione Crew Management, Inc.
- Director Magsaysay Global Services, Inc.
- President Magsaysay Human Language Institute
- President Homer Foundation, Inc.
- President SeaCaterer
- Managing Director Magsaysay Hong Kong, Ltd.
- Director A. Magsaysay Inc.
Magsaysay MOL Marine Inc.
Careline Services, New York
- President Commissioner PT Alpha Magsaysay, Indonesia
- Chairman of the Board of Trustees MOL Magsaysay Maritime Academy and Member of the Board of Governance
Marlon is also involved in Community and Social Development advocacies as the President of Homer Foundation Inc., the Corporate Social Arm of Magsaysay Group and General Manager and Founding Member of the largest Seafarers’ Cooperative in the Philippines, Magcoop.
- Vice President – Philippine-Japan Manning Consultative Council, Inc. (PJMCC)
- Director – Filipino Association for Mariners Employment (FAME)
- Director – Joint Manning Group (JMG)
- Member – The Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. (CCCP)
- Member – Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP)
- Member – German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (GPCCI/AHK Philippinen)
- Member – Rotary Club of Manila
Fernando S. Lopez is the Senior Vice President of A. Magsaysay, Inc., and Group CFO of the Magsaysay Group of Companies. He is also President of Fairex Trading (Asia), Corporation and Magsaysay Houlder Insurance Brokers, Inc., and Treasurer of Magsaysay Maritime Corporation, Magsaysay People Resources, Corporation, Magsaysay MOL Marine, Inc., Magsaysay MOL Ship Management, Inc., Magsaysay Institute of Shipping and various affiliated and subsidiary companies of the Magsaysay Group.
He graduated Bachelor of Business Administration major in Accounting from the University of the East and is a Certified Public Accountant. He finished Strategic Finance from the Asian Institute of Management and took up his MBA course at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business.
He is a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Member of the Board of Trustees of the MOL Magsaysay Maritime Academy. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Magsaysay Group of Companies.
Matthew McAfee is a third-generation family business employee. Grandson of Robert C.F. Ho.
Matthew worked and trained on the S&P Desk at the brokerage company Simpson, Spence & Young based in London. In 2007, he joined AMA Capital Partners, a Merchant Bank with focuses on Shipping and Offshore as an Associate, working on various Advisory and Financial Restructurings as well as Mergers and Acquisitions. He worked at AMA for 5 years.
In 2012, Matthew joined The Fairmont-Magsaysay Group.
In 2018, Matthew became President of Fairmont Shipping (HK) Limited and is responsible for the activities of 30 international trading vessels, the group’s Hong Kong properties, and the staff based in Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Manila.
Nenette De Jesus is General Manager of Magsaysay Houlder Insurance Brokers, Inc., and a member of the Board of Directors of Fairex Trading (Asia) Corporation and TravelPeople Limited Inc.
She graduated Bachelor of Administration in Marketing and a Bachelor of Science in Tourism at the University of Santo Tomas. She also finished a Master in Business Administration.
She has been a member of the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) since 2013, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors and was a former treasurer of the Association of the Insurance Brokers of the Philippines (AIBP). She was also a past president and is a current member of the Philippine Insurance Club (PIC).