Edward K. Lee
Chairman and Founder
Edward K. Lee, Filipino, is a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management Engineering graduate of De La Salle University. He is concurrently the Founder and Chairman of the Board of COL since 1999, COL Securities (HK) Limited since 2001, Citisecurities, Inc. since 1986, and Caylum Trading Institute since 2013. Mr. Lee served as a nominee of Citisecurities, Inc. to the Manila Stock Exchange and presently to the Philippine Stock Exchange. He was elected as one of the Governors of the Philippine Stock Exchange and was the Chairman of the Computerization committee of the Manila Stock Exchange and PSE in 1994. He went on to become a member of the Board of Directors of A. Soriano Corporation serving for two terms. Mr. Lee was also nominated as a finalist to the 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines by Ernst & Young. In 2015, he was awarded with the Theodore Vail Most Outstanding JA Alumni Awardee and in 2016, he was appointed as an official board member of JA Asia Pacific.
Alexander C. Yu
Alexander C. Yu, Filipino, is a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering graduate of De La Salle University. He is currently the Vice Chairman of COL since 1999 and the Vice Chairman and Treasurer of Citisecurities, Inc. since 1986. He is also currently a Director of COL Securities (HK) Limited since 2001, elected as Director of Caylum Trading Institute in 2013, and Director and Treasurer of Winner Industrial Corp. for more than 10 years. In 1997, he served as a Director of A. Soriano Corporation.
Conrado F. Bate
President and Chief Executive Officer
Conrado F. Bate is a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management graduate of De La Salle University. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of COL. He has extensive experience in the Philippine stock brokerage and fund management industry. Prior positions that he held include: Vice President of JP Morgan Philippines in 2002; President and CEO of Abacus Securities Corporation from 1995 to 1997; and Vice President of Fund Management Division of Philamlife Insurance Company from 1990 to 1995. Mr. Bate was a member of the Board of Directors of the Philippine Stock Exchange (2005 to 2006) and served as its Chairman of the Investor Education Committee and Member of the Legislative Committee. He was an independent director of the ATR Kim Eng Asset Management from 2005 to 2010 and serves in the same capacity for Corston-Smith Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. from February 2009 to present.
Hernan G. Lim
Hernan G. Lim, Filipino, is currently the President of Hoc Po Feeds Corporation and HGL Development Corporation. Mr. Lim is a Director of Caylum Trading Institute since 2013 and has also been a Director of Citimex, Inc., Citisecurities, Inc., and Barrington Carpets, Inc. for more than 10 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas. He also took the Basic Management Course at the Asian Institute of Management.
Paulwell Han, Chinese, is a graduate of Business Finance at San Francisco State University, USA. He is currently the Director and General Manager of different corporations located in Hong Kong, namely: Etta Trading Company Limited, Yee Ting Tong Company Limited, Tecworld Investment Co., Ltd., Silver Jubilee Co., Ltd., and Sunning Restaurant.
Raymond C. Yu
Raymond C. Yu, Filipino, is a Bachelor of Science in Commerce graduate of De La Salle University in 1974. He is currently the President of Winner Industrial Corporation, elected as a director of Caylum Trading Institute in 2013 and a director for more than 16 years of the following corporations: Citisecurities, Inc., Cedarside Holdings Corp., Cedarside Industries, Inc., Barrington Carpets, Inc., and Citimex, Inc.
Wellington C. Yu
Wellington C. Yu, Filipino, finished his BS Chemical Engineering at De La Salle University in 1965 and his MBA and MS Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He is Dean Emeritus of the College of Business of De La Salle University. He was the Senior Vice President of Tropical Rent-A-Car in Hawaii from 1986 to 1990 and President of Suntrips, Inc. of San Jose, California from 1990 to 1997. In 2012, Xavier School San Juan awarded the “Exemplary Alumnus” title to Dean Yu. He is presently Vice-President and Dean of the College at Philippine Cultural College in Quezon City.
Catherine L. Ong
Director, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer
Catherine L. Ong, Filipino, is the President of Citisecurities, Inc. and Executive Vice President and Treasurer of Cedarside Industries, Inc., Barrington Carpets, Inc., and Citimex, Inc. She has held the latter position for more than 20 years. She has extensive experience in banking, having held various positions in Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (Metrobank). She was an Assistant Vice President and Area Supervisor of Metrobank and served as a Director of Metrobank’s subsidiary, Pan Philippines Life Insurance Corp. (now known as Philippine Axa Life). Ms. Ong graduated from the Philippine Women’s University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Major in Accounting.
Hokushin Kido, Japanese, was elected as director on May 15, 2017. He is currently the head of Global Business Development Section in International Business Planning Department of Daiwa Securities Group Inc., where he promotes international alliance and investment strategy. He has extensive experience in the sales and trading business since he started his career in Daiwa Securities Group Inc. in 2002. He earned his BA in English at Kansai Gaidai University, and his MBA at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Khoo Boo Boon
Khoo Boo Boon, Malaysian, has extensive experience in commodities trading, stock trading, advertising, marketing research, and corporate managements and has held senior executive position in the Asean region. He currently runs his own management and consulting firm, Knowledge-Based Business Intelligence and Consulting (KBBIC), and sits on the Board of Directors of Geka Property Holdings, Inc. and Bethel Home Holdings Inc. Mr. Khoo is an alumnus of the Asian Institute of Management where he earned a Master’s degree in Development Management in 1990 as Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Fellow.
Arthur G. Gindap
Arthur G. Gindap, Filipino, is the Senior Vice President & Business Unit General Manager of Robinsons Hotels & Resorts. From 2004 to 2018, he was the Vice President & Regional General Manager of Philippines & Thailand and the Vice President of Global Operations & Customer Service of the Ascott Limited. Mr. Gindap has over 30 years of experience in the hotel and hospitality industry. Since 2014, Mr. Gindap has also sat as a trustee in the Board of Trustees of De La Salle Benilde. Mr. Gindap graduated from Sheridan College in Canada with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration.