Our Team

Unicapital Inc.

FELIPE S. YALONG

VICE CHAIRMAN

JOSE MARIO C. BUÑAG

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

JOSE A. NUNEZ, JR.

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

MENARDO R. JIMENEZ, SR.

MENARDO R. JIMENEZ, SR.

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Jimenez is currently the Chairman of Unicapital Finance and Investments, Inc. and Unicapital Securities Inc., both subsidiary companies of Unicapital Inc. He served as the President and CEO of GMA Network, Inc. from 1974 to 2001. Mr. Jimenez concurrently sits as Chairman of United Coconut Planters Bank.  He is also a Director and Chairman of the Executive Compensation Committee of San Miguel Corporation. He is likewise a Director of San Miguel Pure Foods Company, Inc., Cosmos Bottling Corporation, Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc. and Magnolia, Inc. His other positions include: President and Chief Executive Officer of Albay-Agro Industrial Development Corporation; Chairman and President of Majent Management and Development Corporation, Majent Agro Industrial Corporation, M. A. Jimenez Enterprises, Inc., Pac Rim Realty Development Corporation, Television International Corporation, Alta Tierra Resources, Inc. and Fibers Trading, Inc.; Chairman of Cable Entertainment Corporation, Majent Foundation, Inc., Marathon Building Technologies, Inc., Nuvoland Philippines, Inc., Opticolors, Inc., Tag Fibers, Inc. and Meedson Properties Corporation; Director of Cunickel Mining Corporation, Electronic Realty Associates, Inc., Mabuhay Philippines Satellite Corporation, Franchise One Corporation, CBTL Holdings, Inc., CCC Insurance Corporation, Dasoland Corporation, Farmville Holdings Corporation and Pan-Phil Aqua Culture Corporation; and a Consultant of First Metro Investment Corporation.

FELIPE S. YALONG

FELIPE S. YALONG

Vice Chairman

He is presently a Director and Corporate Treasurer of GMA Network, Inc. and Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Corporate Treasurer of GMA Holdings, Inc.  He is also the Executive Vice President of GMA Records and also sits as the Corporate Treasurer of Scenarios, Inc., GMA Films, RGMA Network, Inc. and Digital Kitchen, Inc.  Mr. Yalong graduated from the Philippine School of Business Administration with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration major in Accounting and also finished the Management Development Program at the Asian Institute of Management.  In addition, he is also affiliated with the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

RICARDO L. FERNANDEZ

RICARDO L. FERNANDEZ

President

Prior to joining Unicapital, Inc. as its President, he was the General Manager at Multinational Investment Bancorporation where he was connected for fifteen years. Mr. Fernandez is also a Director of Unicapital Finance and Investments, Inc. and Unicapital Securities, Inc. He served as two time President of Investment House Association of the Philippines (IHAP) from 2003 to 2005 and President of the Money Market Association of the Philippines (MART) in 1994. He holds Behavioral Science and Business Management degrees from De La Salle University and earned his MBA from the University of the Philippines. He is also a Director of the Philippine Dealing System (PDS), Philippine Depository and Trust Corporation (PDTC), Philippine Securities Settlement Corporation (PSSC) and the Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corporation (PDEX). Aside, he is a member of the Financial Executives Association of the Philippines (FINEX) and Management Association of the Philippines (MAP).

WILLIAM CARLOS UY

WILLIAM CARLOS UY

Director

Mr. Uy is also a director of Unicapital Finance and Investments, Inc. and Malayan Bank. He received his BS. Commerce degree from San Juan de Letran Colleges in 1964.

JAIME J. MARTIREZ

JAIME J. MARTIREZ

Director

He is concurrently the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Unicapital Group and Managing Director and Treasurer of Unicapital Inc. Likewise, he is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Unicapital Finance and Investments, Inc., a finance company engaged in  lending and leasing activities and a wholly owned subsidiary of Unicapital Inc. He holds other key positions in several private and publicly listed corporations that are engaged in the fields of energy, real estate, water distribution, and information technology Vice President and Director of MAJALCO, Inc., XCT Corporation, a supplier of IT equipments for BPOs’ and Des Eaux Utilities Co., Inc., a bulk water provider of several local water districts in Bulacan. He is likewise a Director and Vice President of MJ Realty; Treasurer of GJ Holdings; and President of Unoventure Inc., an enterprise facilities provider located in the PEZA Industrial Parks south of Metro Manila. He also sits as Director of Malayan Savings and Mortgage Bank, Insular Rural Bank and Acme Pawnshops, Inc. He sits as a Director of Basic Energy Corporation, a publicly listed company in the Philippine Stock Exchange engaged in oil and renewable energy exploration and heads as Chairman the finance and investments committee of the company. He is also the Treasurer and a Director of Unicapital Securities, Inc.  He holds a degree in Business Administration from De La Salle University and completed his post-graduate courses from the Ateneo de Manila Graduate School of Business.  Mr. Martirez is a member of the Makati Business Club, Charter member of the Rotary Club of Makati Ayala and a past member of the Manila Jaycees.

JOEL MARCELO G. JIMENEZ

JOEL MARCELO G. JIMENEZ

Director

He is concurrently the Senior Vice President and a Director of GMA Marketing and Productions, Inc. He is also the Vice President of Television International Corp. He is likewise the CEO of Alta Prod. Group, Inc., as well as Chairman/ CEO of Image One Multimedia Corp. He is a Director of GMA Network, Inc., Majent Management and Development Corp, M.A. Jimenez Enterprises. Inc., Unicapital Finance and Investments, Inc., Majent Agro Int’l. Corp., Nuvoland Philippines, Inc., and International Freeport Traders, Inc. He is likewise the Vice Chairman of RGMA Network, Inc. He is a Founding Member and on the Board of Trustees for Friends of Manila Zoo and Managing Director for Kinder Zoo. He holds a Masters degree from the Asian Institute of Management and a Bachelors degree from Loyola Marymount University, USA.

GEORGE J. MARTIREZ

GEORGE J. MARTIREZ

Director

He is currently the 2nd Vice Chairman/CEO of Malayan Bank Malayan Savings and Mortgage Bank and President of MAJALCO, Inc., a Makati based property developer of office and commercial buildings in the prime CBD of Makati. He also serves as a Director of Unicapital Finance and Investments, Inc., Unicapital Securities, Inc., Insular Rural Bank, Acme Jewelry, Inc. and Acme Pawnshops, Inc.. He holds a degree in Economics from De La Salle University and earned his MBA from the University of the Philippines.

JOSE MARIO C. BUÑAG

JOSE MARIO C. BUÑAG

Independent Director

A co-founder and Managing Partner in Buñag & Lotilla Law Offices, Atty. Buñag was the Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner in 2005. He is a tax expert with postgraduate studies in Taxation & Law. Atty. Buñag also served as BIR Deputy Commissioner in charge of the Legal inspection group from December 2002 to July 2005.  He finished his Bachelor of Laws at the Ateneo de Manila University Law School in 1968, graduating as Cum Laude & Class Valedictorian and placed second in the 1969 Bar Examination.  He has also been a Senior and Managing Partner of the Roco Buñag Kapunan & Migallos Law Office, a partner of the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (Accra) Law Office, and its Assistant Treasurer and Counsel for the Regional Banking Group based in Indonesia & Malaysia.  He worked as Legal Editor of the Publication Securities Law of Commerce Clearing House based in New Jersey.  He was also actively engaged in the academe where he served as a professor in Philosophy and also in Taxation, Criminal Procedure & Legal Philosophy at the Ateneo de Manila University.  Lastly, he was also a Lecturer of the Philippine Trust Institute and the Ethics and Judicial Conduct Department of the Philippine Judicial Academy.

JOSE A. NUNEZ Jr.

JOSE A. NUNEZ Jr.

Independent Director

Currently, Mr. Nunez is an Independent Director of Unicapital, Inc. and Unicapital Finance and Investments, Inc. Mr. Nunez is also acting Director and Treasurer of Lear Aero Ltd., Inc., Bukidnon Hydro Electric Corporation, La Costa Development Corporation, and Agus 3 Hydropower Corporation. In the Public Sector, Mr. Nunez is acting Vice Chairman for Al Amanah Islamic Investment Bank of the Philippines and DBP Leasing Corporation. He was also the Chairman of the Development Bank of the Philippines and DBP Provident Fund from August 2010 to February 2017. He completed his Master’s in Business Administration from Ateneo de Manila University in 1978 and received his Bachelor of Arts degree Major in Economics Honors Program from Xavier University  Ateneo de Cagayan in 1972

ATTY. MARIA ESTELITA B. ARLES-GOZON

ATTY. MARIA ESTELITA B. ARLES-GOZON

Director

Atty. Arles-Gozon is currently connected with Belo Gozon Elma Parel Asuncion and Lucila Law Offices as an Associate Lawyer. She received her Juris Doctor title from Ateneo De Manila University School of Law in 2009.

AVELINO J. CRUZ, Jr

AVELINO J. CRUZ, Jr

Director

Mr. Cruz is a Director in Unicapital, Inc. and has been the Chairman of Unicapital Securities, Inc. since 2011. He is currently also a Senior Partner in Cruz Marcelo & Tenefracia. Mr. Cruz is also the Chairman and President of Avecshares Asia, Inc., and Pristine Properties, Inc. He received his Juis Doctor title from the University of the Philippines in 1977. Mr. Cruz received his Degree in Bachelor of Science Mathematics from Ateneo de Manila University in 1973.