In addition to his position in the Ayala Corporation, Jaime is chairman of the Board of Directors of Globe Telecom, Bank of the Philippine Islands, and Integrated Microelectronics Inc. (IMI); vice chairman of the Board of Directors and member of the Executive Committee of Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI); vice chairman of Manila Water Co.; and co-vice chairman and trustee of Ayala Foundation, Inc.
On September 27, 2007, Ayala Corp. chair Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala was conferred the Harvard Business School’s highest honor, the Alumni Achievement Award, by Dean Jay O. Light. The award was also given to: Donna Dubinsky, A. Malachi Mixon of Invacare, Sir Martin Sorrell of WPP Group and Hansjorg Wyss of Synthes. Jaime Augusto received his MBA from HBS in 1987. He was cited for “his innovative, entrepreneurial style of management (that) has benefited both Ayala and an island nation that faces significant social and economic challenges.” He is the first Filipino to receive this prestigious award.
The Philippine Legion of Honor with rank of Grand Commander was awarded to Jaime Augusto on June 29, 2010. This is awarded by the President of the Republic of the Philippines to recognize outstanding public service that has benefitted the republic, particularly in the preservation of the honor of the country and in nation building.
Fernando is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Ayala Corporation, the holding company of the Ayala group. He is also the Chairman of Ayala Land. The Ayala Land is the Philippines’ largest real estate firm and its only complete line property developer. In addition, he is one of the leader of the boards of the other Ayala Group companies.
Aside from serving on these various boards of the Ayala group, Fernando is an active member of business clubs and professional organizations namely the Young Presidents’ Organization in the Philippines, the Management Association of the Philippines, the Makati Business Club and the Harvard Club. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum, the Habitat for Humanity International Advisory Group for Asia Pacific, the INSEAD East Asia Council and the International Council of Shopping Centers Board of Trustees.
The Philippine Legion of Honor with rank of Grand Commander was awarded to Mr. Zobel on June 29, 2010. This is awarded by the President of the Republic of the Philippines to recognize outstanding public service that has benefitted the republic, particularly in the preservation of the honor of the country and in nation building.