Election/Reelection of Trustees (Memo U2223-039)
17 Nov 2022 | Office of the President
Memo # U2223-039
17 November 2022
Memo to :
The University Community
Election/Reelection of Trustees
I am pleased to announce that at the annual meeting of the Ateneo de Manila University, Inc held last 5 November 2022, the Corporation (re)elected the following lay and Jesuit members of the Board of Trustees:
New Trustee elected for a 3-year term from November 2022 to November 2025:
Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng, AB Communications, 1990
Ms Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng wears four hats in the Gokongwei Group, focused on media, innovation, venture building/investing, and education. She is the President of Summit Media, a company she founded in 1993 which became the leading magazine publisher in the Philippines with over 20 titles. She also serves as the Senior Vice President for Digital Transformation and Corporate Services of JG Summit Holdings Inc; General Partner and representative of the Gokongwei Family Office in early-stage venture capital fund, Kaya Founders; and General Manager of Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, which oversees the largest STEM scholarship program in the country, and whose recent donation to Ateneo de Manila made the establishment of our Gokongwei Brothers School of Education and Learning Design (GBSEALD) possible.
Lisa holds an MS in Journalism (1993) from the School of Journalism of Columbia University, USA.
New Trustee elected for a 2-year term from November 2022 to November 2024:
Manolito T Tayag, BS Management Engineering, 1982
Mr Manolito “Lito” Tayag is the Country Managing Director and President of Accenture, Inc (Philippines), where he has played key roles in driving country strategy and initiatives, building and growing client accounts, developing industry and technology capabilities, and promoting global visibility for the Philippine delivery center. Mr Tayag counts many years of experience in outsourcing, technology and consulting. He is also Accenture’s Corporate Citizenship lead for South East Asia, overseeing all CSR programs in the region. As an industry leader, Lito was elected to the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) board from 2011 to 2021, and member of the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) from 2006 to 2007. He is also active in the education sector and sits in several boards of local schools. Lito has been serving as a member of the board committee on the Ateneo Professional Schools since 2017.
Re-elected Trustees for 3-year terms from November 2022 to November 2025:
The other Trustees who were re-elected for 3-year terms each are Dr Anna Marie A Karaos, Mr Christopher T Po, Fr Jose VC Quilongquilong SJ, and Fr Roberto E N Rivera SJ.
On behalf of Ateneo de Manila, I thank Ms Gokongwei-Cheng, Mr Tayag, Dr Karaos, Mr Po and Frs Quilongquilong and Rivera for their generous willingness to provide strategic leadership and guidance to the University.
We thank as well Mr Wilson Sy for his invaluable service to the University as Trustee for 5 years, thereby contributing to strategic decisions on our academic programs, development projects, mission and identity. Mr Sy will continue to serve as member of the Board Committee on Finance and Budget, and the Sub-Committee on Investment.
We express too our appreciation and deep gratitude to Mr Lance Gokongwei, for his invaluable service to the University as Trustee for ten consecutive years and, within that span of time, as a Member of the Board's Advancement and Internationalization committees and as a Member and the Chair of the Board's Finance and Budget committee; with special acknowledgment of his stewardship of the Gokongwei family's most generous contributions to the growth of the University, which has enabled it to fulfill its mission of educating and molding men and women in the Jesuit tradition of excellence and development of the whole person and to attain its high stature among Philippine universities, as well as international recognition among universities in the region and in the world.
We pray that God may continue to watch over our outgoing Trustees and bless all their endeavors.
(Sgd) Roberto C Yap SJ
U2223-039 Memo Trustees.pdf
27 Nov 2022