Fernando Zobel de Ayala

Fernando Zobel de Ayala

President and COO
Ayala Corporation


Fernando Zobel de Ayala


Fernando Zobel de Ayala is president and chief operating officer of Ayala Corporation, one of the Philippines’ largest conglomerates involved in real estate, financial services, telecommunications, water, electronics, automotive, international investments, business process outsourcing and power generation.

He is board chairman of Ayala Land and Manila Water Company; vice chairman of the executive committee of Bank of the Philippine Islands; and board member of Globe Telecom. He is co-chairman of Ayala Foundation, which has projects in education, art and culture, environment and sustainable development.

Mr. Zobel is a member of the INSEAD East Asia Council, and the World President’s Organisation. He is a member of the Board of Habitat for Humanity International and the chairman of the steering committee of Habitat for Humanity’s Asia Pacific Capital Campaign.

In the Philippines, he is involved in the Harvard Club of the Philippines, Makati Business Club, Management Association of the Philippines and the Philippine-Singapore Business Council. He is a board member of National Museum, Caritas Manila, Kapit Bisig para sa Ilog Pasig Advisory Board, Pilipinas Shell Corporation, and Pilipinas Shell Foundation.

Mr. Zobel holds a liberal arts degree from Harvard College and a Certificate in International Management from INSEAD, France.