HCX takes pride in its key leaders whose deep knowledge in business and management has pushed the company forward since its beginnings as the Ayala Group’s premier HR shared services provider. When partnering with HCX, a client not only gains access to best-in-class technology solutions but also to the HCX team’s subject-matter expertise. It is this two-pronged approach that has made HCX a trusted technology partner for the Ayala Group and beyond.


John Philip “JP” Orbeta

President & Chairman of the Board

JP has served as a member of the Ayala Corporation Management Committee since May 2005 and the Ayala Group Management Committee since April 2009. He is currently the Managing Director and Group Head for Corporate Resources, covering Strategic Human Resources, Corporate Communications and Information & Communications Technology at Ayala Corporation. He is concurrently the Chairman of the following councils at the Ayala Group: Human Resources Council, Corporate Security Council, and the Ayala Business Clubs, in addition to being the Program Director of the Ayala Young Leaders Congress.

JP has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University and is an alumnus of the Harvard Leadership Development Program.


Paolo Borromeo

Board Member

Paolo is a Managing Director and a member of the Ayala Corporation Management Committee and the Ayala Group Management Committee. He has served as Group Head of Corporate Strategy and Development of the Company since September 2014.

As chief strategist, he oversees the overall corporate planning process, portfolio strategy, group-wide innovation projects and new business development initiatives. In his role, he also leads investor relations, corporate communications, and public policy.

In addition, Mr. Borromeo leads Ayala Corporation’s healthcare businesses. He sits on the board of Ayala Healthcare Holdings Inc. and the Generika Group of Companies. He also sits on the board of Affordable Private Education Center, Inc., AC College of Enterprise and Technology, LiveIt Investments, Ltd. and LINC Institute, Inc.


Renato “Ato” Jiao

Board Member

Ato has been serving as Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President of Globe Telecom, Inc. since October 2013. Ato joined Globe in 2010 and has over 30 years of experience in general management and in leveraging leading-edge technologies, processes and human capital to create competitive advantages for companies.

He is a seasoned HR Practitioner with 15 years of experience in multi-functional HR practice areas. Ato has also held various significant positions in Procter and Gamble (Philippines) Inc., and Procter and Gamble Asia Pte. Ltd. Prior to joining Globe, Ato was President of IBM Business Services, Inc.

Ato has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Philippines.


Amelia Anne T. Alipao

Board Member

Annie is currently Assistant Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Ayala Land Inc. As CIO Annie, is responsible for strategic planning for the enterprise information technology and provide oversight on all the digital initiatives of the Ayala Land Group. She is also the Group Data Protection Officer for ALI Group of Companies and currently a member of the Data Privacy Council for Real Estate of the National Privacy Commission.

She passed her Data Protection Officer ACE Level 1 Certification issued by the National Privacy Commission last August 23, 2019. She is also a member of the Board of APRISA Business Process Inc.

In 2019, she was appointed back as a member of the ALI Corporate Bidding Committee, a role she previously occupied in 2009-2011 and acted as Chairperson. Last Feb 2020, she was appointed as HCX Board of Director member. She seats as Board Director of Philippine SAP Users, Inc, a non-profit organization with the aim of strengthening the SAP community in the Philippines through sharing of collective experiences of SAP uers. Her IT career started as an IT Instructor in I/Act of SGV. Her experience combines agile exposure as an IT practitioner for over 2 decades.

She holds a Bachelor in Arts in Biology and Bachelor of Science in Business Management from De La Salle University.


Noel A. Santiago

Board Member

Mr. Santiago is BPI’s Chief Digital Officer. Leading the Digital Channels Group, he is tasked to create synergies and better orchestrate how we deploy our digital assets. His key competency is in strategy development, product and services development and security and risk management. He led the launch of the Bank’s digital ecosystem late last year to help BPI become the “bank of every day”. He utilizes information technology in achieving business objectives. He is an experienced regional retail banking professional with an extensive experience of working across the Asia Pacific banking industry.


Gavin Barfield

Managing Director

Gavin Barfield is the Managing Director of HCX Technology Partners and the Chief Information and Technology Integrator for Ayala Corporation. Gavin sits on the Ayala Group Digital Roundtable and chairs the CIO Forum, which looks to drive technology and synergies across Ayala companies.

Prior to joining Ayala, Gavin worked for Meralco as Chief Information and Technology Advisor for 5 years. He is a recognised global energy expert with more than 13 years of international Management consulting experience (12+ years in Asia) with PA Consulting Group and Pöyry.

Gavin has a strong background in technology and digital transformation leading major IT projects in the U.K, Singapore, Philippines, Australia, Malaysia, Sweden and Finland. He has a First Class degree in Computing and Business Management from Loughborough University, U.K.




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