Angelica “Nenet” H. Lavares
Independent Chairman of the Board
Angelica H. Lavares is a teaching fellow at the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD). She also currently serves as an independent director of Metrobank Card Corporation and Inter-Asia Development Bank.
Atty. Lavares brings with her an extensive experience in general management and legal expertise in banking and finance, real estate, manufacturing, acquisitions, international contract negotiations. She is also an expert in negotiations with various government regulatory agencies and conducts workshops for ICD on corporate governance and anti-money laundering.
Atty. Lavares obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Theresa's College in 1973. She completed her Bachelor of Laws at the University of the Philippines (1st honorable mention) in 1981 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in the same year.
Imelda ‘Ida’ Tiongson Independent Board Member
Ms. Imelda “Ida” Tiongson is a Trustee and Teaching Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors (“ICD”) and is the President/Chief Executive Officer of Opal Portfolio Investments (SPV-AMC), Inc. (“Opal”). She currently serves as Independent Director of Xurpas, Inc. and Seedin Technologies Inc., Trustee of Fintech Alliance.Ph and Fintech Association of the Philippines, and Vice Chair of the Management Association of the Philippines Governance Committee. She is also a Senior Lecturer at the ICD and the Ateneo Graduate School of Business and has lectured at IFC Worldbank. In 2022, she became a member of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Open Finance Oversight Committee, in charge of the Open Finance framework with the aim of boosting financial inclusion.
Ms. Tiongson has extensive experience in business and risk management, having been a traditional banker for over 22 years and holding senior executive positions with National Australia Bank and Philippine National Bank, until moving to head Opal in 2007. She was also involved in drafting various business laws, such as the Financial Rehabilitation and Insolvency Act of 2010 and the Revised Corporation Code.
Ms. Tiongson completed her Bachelor of Business in Accountancy degree at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia and took Masterclasses in Remedial Management at AIM, Blockchain/Digitalization by Terrapin, Audit and Risk by IFC Worldbank, Kaplan Norton Balance Scorecard and AGI -Alibaba Netrepeneurship.
Eng Teng Wong
Executive Board Member
Eng Teng Wong is Pru Life UK’s President and CEO.
Previously the Chief Revenue Officer & Chief Officer Ecosystem Implementation, Mr. Wong led the implementation and launch of the AI-powered app called Pulse by Prudential across many countries in Asia and Africa to empower consumers particularly customers of Prudential to become healthier and wealthier.
Mr. Wong also held many other leadership positions with Prudential Services Asia and Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad to drive and deliver customer-centric solutions, customer service innovation, business transformation and operational improvements.
Under the sponsorship from Malaysian Government (Public Services Department), he graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, United Kingdom in June 1995.
Non-executive Board Member
Wilson is currently a Group Director of the Strategic Business Group of Prudential Holdings, Ltd. He is currently a member of the Board of Prudential Cambodia Life Assurance and Prudential Life Assurance Laos. Wilson also previously held several senior positions in Prudential’s Group Office as well as in different Prudential local business units in Asia, including Acting CEO for Prudential’s businesses in Laos and Myanmar. He was Regional Development Director in AXA Asia, and was Senior Actuarial Consultant in Mercer Human Resource Consulting Limited. He also previously worked as a Pharmacist in Australia.
Wilson completed his Bachelor of Commerce (Actuarial Studies) from Macquarie University in Sydney as well as Bachelor of Pharmacy in the University of Sydney.
Marife B. Zamora Independent Board Member
Ms. Marife B. Zamora is a Board Director of PLDT, Inc; Chairman of the Board of Willis Towers Watson Insurance Brokers, Inc.; President of Arzam Logistics Inc.; Board Member of Imperial Homes Corp.; member of the Board of Trustees of the Asian Institute of Management, and Board Member of ABS-CBN Foundation. She is the co-founder of the Filipina CEO Circle and the President of the University of the Philippines Sigma Delta Phi Alumnae Association.
She was Chairman of Convergys Philippines; Managing Director for Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa for Convergys Corporation and served as the first country manager of Convergys Philippines, setting up its first contact center in 2003 and leading its growth as the country’s largest private employer. Prior to this, Ms. Zamora served as Managing Director of Headstrong Phils., a digital technology consultancy and outsourcer. She was with IBM Philippines where she held a number of sales, marketing, and management positions during her 18-year tenure with the company.
Ms. Zamora studied at the College of the Holy Spirit, University of the Philippines and the University of Pennsylvania.
She is the 3rd woman President and the 68th President of the Management Association of the Philippines. She was President of the Philippine Software Association; Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines and Board Member of the Contact Center Association of the Philippines. Honors conferred on Ms. Zamora include the Asia CEO Awards 2011 Global Filipino Executive of the Year, the ‘Go Negosyo’ Woman STARpreneuer Award 2012, the 100 Most Influential Filipino Women in the World 2013, and UP Sigma Delta Phi Mariang Maya Award 2018.
Maria Cristina “Teh” R. Opinion Independent Board Member
Ms. Teh Opinion is the President and CEO of BNEXT, Inc., a value consulting company focused on helping companies achieve and sustain their digital transformation, and is a Board Member of Acquisition Apps, Inc. Previously, she was the Group Chief Information Officer of JG Summit Holdings, Inc. and the Senior Vice President for IT of SM Investments, Corp.
Ms. Opinion has more than thirty years of experience in Digital Transformation and Technology Innovation, encompassing Enterprise Applications, Shared Service Operations, Hybrid Infrastructure and Platforms, Cyber Security, Business Continuity, and Governance, providing enterprises with valuable solutions that provide fast and tangible results balanced with change and risk management necessary for today’s digital economy.
Ms. Opinion has a Post Graduate degree with a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of the Philippines and has completed executive courses on Strategic Uses of Information Technology at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Palo Alto, CA and Leading Digital Business Transformation at the Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Ma. Donna A. Mendoza Corporate Secretary
Donna Mendoza has been with Pru Life UK since 2014, having joined as Assistant Legal Manager in August 2014. She is currently the Corporate Secretary and AVP for Legal and Corporation Governance. Prior to joining Pru Life UK, she was an associate at the Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos Law Offices. Donna studied Law at the University of the Philippines and Economics at the Ateneo de Manila University.
Mabelle O. Nebres
Assistant Corporate Secretary
Mabelle Nebres joined Pru Life UK in 2019. Prior to that, she was an associate at the Tan Venturanza Valdez Law Offices and Paner Hosaka & Ypil Attorneys-at-Law, as well as a legal officer at the Government Service Insurance System. Mabelle graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Law, and completed her undergraduate studies in Philosophy at the Ateneo de Manila University.