About Us

Quality education is necessary to compete in this world. The Gokongwei Brothers Foundation has dedicated itself to contributing to the country’s progress by helping educate its future workforce, particularly in the fields of science and engineering.

Core Focus

The Foundation works toward the advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, believing that this is the driving force for sustainable national development.

Mission

Building the future through education

Vision

Every Filipino with access to education that enables them to work and contribute to family and the country

Core Values

We prioritize efforts that are sustainable, scalable, and measurable. We believe that values are as important as competencies. Hard work, integrity, grit, innovativeness, and service to others define excellence for us. We favor helping people who are themselves helping others. We believe in the power of collaborative effort and synergy.

Lance Y. Gokongwei

Chairman

Mr. Lance Y. Gokongwei is the Chairman of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. He is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of JGSHI and Cebu Air, Inc. He is the Chairman of Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc., Universal Robina Corporation, Robinsons Land Corporation, JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation, JG Summit Olefins Corporation, and Robinsons Bank Corporation. In addition to this, he is a Director and Vice Chairman of the Manila Electric Company and a Director of Oriental Petroleum and Minerals Corporation and United Industrial Corporation Limited. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

James L. Go

President

Mr. James L. Go is the President of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. He is the Chairman of JGSHI and Cebu Air, Inc. and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Oriental Petroleum and Minerals Corporation. He is also the Chairman Emeritus of Universal Robina Corporation, Robinsons Land Corporation, JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation, and JG Summit Olefins Corporation. He is currently the Vice Chairman of Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc., and a Director of Marina Center Holdings Private Limited, United Industrial Corporation Limited, and Hotel Marina City Private Limited. Since November 3, 2011, he has been a Director of the PLDT Inc. (PLDT). He is a member of the Technology Strategy and Risk Committee and Advisor of the Audit Committee of the PLDT Board of Directors. He was also elected a Director of the Manila Electric Company on December 16, 2013. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, with a Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering.

Robina Y. Gokongwei-Pe

Secretary

Ms. Robina Y. Gokongwei-Pe is the Secretary of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. She has been a Director of JGSHI since April 15, 2009. She is also a Director of Robinsons Land Corporation, Cebu Air, Inc., and Robinsons Bank Corporation. She is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc., which consists of Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Department Store, Handyman, True Value, Robinsons Builders, Robinsons Specialty Stores, Robinsons Appliances, Toys R Us, Daiso Japan, Ministop, South Star Drug, and The Generics Pharmacy. She is also a Trustee of the Immaculate Concepcion Academy Scholarship Fund. She was a member of the University of the Philippines Centennial Commission and a former Trustee of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation. She attended the University of the Philippines-Diliman from 1978 to 1981 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the New York University in 1984.

Patrick Henry C. Go

Treasurer

Mr. Patrick Henry C. Go is the Treasurer of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. He has been a Director of JGSHI since 2000. He is currently a Director and Vice President of the Universal Robina Corporation. He is the President and Chief Operating Officer of JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation, JG Summit Olefins Corporation, URC Packaging (BOPP) Division, and the Flexible Packaging Division. In addition to this, he is a Director of Robinsons Land Corporation and Robinsons Bank Corporation. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the Ateneo De Manila University and attended the General Manager Program at Harvard Business School.

Johnson Robert G. Go, Jr.

Trustee

Mr. Patrick Henry C. Go is the Treasurer of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. He has been a Director of JGSHI since 2000. He is currently a Director and Vice President of the Universal Robina Corporation. He is the President and Chief Operating Officer of JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation, JG Summit Olefins Corporation, URC Packaging (BOPP) Division, and the Flexible Packaging Division. In addition to this, he is a Director of Robinsons Land Corporation and Robinsons Bank Corporation. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the Ateneo De Manila University and attended the General Manager Program at Harvard Business School.

Antonio L. Go

Trustee

Mr. Antonio L. Go is a Trustee of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. He has been an Independent Director of JGSHI since May 28, 2018. He is a Director and President of Equitable Computer Services, Inc., and Chairman of the Equicom Savings Bank and ALGO Leasing and Finance, Inc. He is also a Director of Medilink Network, Inc., Maxicare Healthcare Corporation, Equicom Manila Holdings, Equicom Inc., Equitable Development Corporation, United Industrial Corporation Limited, T32 Dental Centre Singapore, Dental Implant and Maxillofacial Centre Hong Kong, Oriental Petroleum and Minerals Corporation, Pin-An Holdings, Inc., Equicom Information Technology, Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc., Cebu Air, Inc., and Steel Asia Manufacturing Corporation. He is also a Trustee of the Go Kim Pah Foundation and Equitable Foundation, Inc. He graduated from Youngstown University, USA, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He attended the International Advanced Management Program at the International Management Institute in Geneva, Switzerland, as well as the Financial Planning/Control Program at the ABA National School of Bankcard Management, Northwestern University, USA.

Lisa Y. Gokongwei-Cheng

Trustee and General Manager

Ms. Lisa Y. Gokongwei-Cheng is a Trustee and the General Manager of Gokongwei Brothers Foundation. As General Manager, she oversees the programs, projects, and initiatives to ensure that they are aligned with GBF’s vision and mission. Aside from leading GBF, she is an advisory board member of Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. She is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Summit Media Group, as well as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Summit Media Informatix Holdings, Inc. She graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Arts degree (Communications) in 1990 and obtained a Master of Science degree (Journalism) from Columbia University in 1993.

Wilfrido E. Sanchez

Trustee

Atty. Wilfrido E. Sanchez is a trustee of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. He is a tax counsel at Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso Law Firm. He is also a Director of Universal Robina Corporation, Asian Institute of Management, JVR Foundation Inc., Asiabest Group International Inc., Asia Brewery Inc., EMCOR Inc., House of Investments Inc., J-Del Investments and Management Corporation, Kawasaki Motor Corporation, K-Servico Inc., LT Group Inc., Magellan Capital Holdings Corporation, Tanduay Distillers Inc., and Trimotors Technology Corporation. He is also a trustee at EEI Corporation. Atty. Sanchez obtained his Master of Law degree from Yale Law School, and received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the Ateneo de Manila University.

Marcia Y. Gokongwei

Trustee

Ms. Marcia Y. Gokongwei is a Trustee of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. She is also the Co-Managing Director for Operations of Universal Robina Corporation – Branded Consumer Foods Group (URC-BCFG). In this role, she is accountable for all operational aspects of sales and customer development, integrated supply chain management, and all functional support initiatives. Prior this, she served as Vice President for Snack Foods of URC-BCFG Philippines, where she managed all Jack ‘n Jill brands which include Snacks, Bakery and Confectionery categories. She completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and attended the Developing Strategy for Value Creation program at the London Business School. Ms. Gokongwei obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree major in Communication Arts from the De La Salle University, Manila.

The GBF Team

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Milestones and Impact

In the past 25 years, GBF has granted scholarships to deserving youth, built quality learning facilities, supported reputable academic institutions, and created synergies geared toward uplifting the Filipino.

Partnering with top academic institutions

GBF recognizes strength in collaborating with leading education institutions. In honor of GBF’s endowments, centers of excellence in business and engineering education adopted the official names Ateneo de Manila University John Gokongwei School of ManagemGBF recognizes strength in collaborating with leading education institutions. In honor of GBF’s endowments, centers of excellence in business and engineering education adopted the official names Ateneo de Manila University John Gokongwei School of Management in 2002 and De La Salle University Gokongwei College of Engineering in 2011, respectively. These endowments consist of significant allocations for student scholarships, faculty and student research, and facility improvement. GBF’s endowment to DLSU also led to the establishment of John Gokongwei Jr., Innovation Center in its Science and Technology Complex in Laguna. The Gokongwei family has also extended support to academic institutions such as Immaculate Conception Academy, Xavier School, University of San Carlos, Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu, and University of Asia and the Pacific.

Creating synergies with strategic partners

To expand its reach and impact, GBF supports the advocacies of JG Summit business units and education-oriented organizations. Presently, GBF closely works with JG Summit companies in granting financial support and quality internship to scholars. 2011: GBF partnered with AGAPP Foundation in establishing 18 two-classroom preschool buildings in underprivileged communities. 2018: GBF supported future K to 12 Science and Mathematics teachers through Philippine Business for Education’s 1000 Teachers Program. 2019: GBF partnered with the University of the Philippines to strengthen its National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development’s KaSaMa Teachers program, an online community and resource portal for K-12 Science and Mathematics teachers.

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