Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala is Chairman and CEO of Ayala Corporation, the holding company of the oldest business group in the Philippines with interests in real estate, telecommunications, banking, electronics manufacturing, water distribution, automotive, business process outsourcing, power and transport infrastructure. Mr. Zobel de Ayala is a member of the J.P. Morgan International Council and the Mitsubishi Corp. International Advisory Committee. He is Chairman of the Harvard Business School Asia-Pacific Advisory Board, member of the board of the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative, Chairman of the Asia Business Council, Chairman of the World Wildlife Fund Philippine Advisory Council, and member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He is also the Philippine Representative to the APEC Business Advisory Council. In 2007, he received the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award and in 2009 he was a recipient of the Philippine Legion of Honor in recognition of his outstanding public service to the country.
He earned his B.A. in economics (with honors) at Harvard University in 1981 and his M.B.A. in 1987. He is married to Elizabeth Eder and has four children. He enjoys adventure motorcycling in his spare time.