Coyiuto bows out of URC board, Gokongweis go for girl power: Ex-Sun Life CEO Mantaring, ex-P&G VP Angco

The Gokongweis have tapped two of the country’s best female executives to fill up the void in the nine-member board of Universal Robina Corp.

Former Sun Life Financial Philippines CEO Rizalina G. Mantaring and former Vice President and General Manager of Proctor and Gamble Asia Christine M.B. Angco were appointed as directors of URC starting 13 August 2020.

Mantaring and Angco will fill up the seats left behind by the late patriarch John Gokongwei who died last November 2019 and bilyonaryo Robert Coyiuto.

Mantaring – currently a director of Ayala Corporation, Ayala Land, First Philippine Holdings Corporation, PHINMA Corporation, East Asia Computer Center Inc., Roosevelt College, Far Eastern University-Alabang and Sun Life Grepa Financial Inc. – will head URC’s board risk oversight committee.

Angco, currently a member of the board of trustees of Philippine Development Foundation, will lead URC’s related party transaction committee.

They will join former Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima and Wilfredo Sanchez as independent directors of URC.

The other members of the URC board are chairman emeritus James L. Go, chairman Lance Gokongwei, president/CEO Irwin Lee, Patrick Henry Go, and Johnson Robet Go Jr.,

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