Lance Y. Gokongwei is President and CEO of publicly listed JG Summit Holdings, Inc., (JGS) a leading Filipino conglomerate engaged primarily in businesses that serve a growing middle class with rising disposable incomes in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and Australasia.
JG Summit is the holding company for a group of companies with substantial business interests in branded foods; agro-industrial and commodity foods (Universal Robina Corp.); real estate (Robinsons Land Corp.); air transportation (Cebu Pacific Air); banking (Robinsons Bank); and petrochemicals (JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation). The Company also has core investments in telecommunications and power generation and distribution.
A second-generation business leader, Lance has spent over 30 years in various roles with the Gokongwei Group of Companies consisting of JG Summit, Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. and Summit Media Group.
Concurrently, he is the President and CEO of Cebu Pacific Air, Chairman of Universal Robina Corporation, Robinsons Land Corporation and Robinsons Bank Corporation. He is also Chairman of Robinsons Retail Holdings, the Philippines’ second-largest multi-format retailer; Chairman of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc.; and Vice Chairman of Manila Electric Company.
He is a recipient of numerous awards including the 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young, Ten Outstanding Young Men in the Philippines in 2000, Finance Asia’s Best CEO in 2015 and 2018, and Institutional Investors’ Best CEO in 2015.
He finished a Bachelor of Science in finance and a Bachelor of Science in applied science degree from the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude.
He is married to Mary J. Gokongwei and has two children.