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CESAR C. ZALAMEA

Mr. Cesar C. Zalamea was elected Chairman of Marcventures Holdings, Inc. (MHI) in June 2013.  He served as the Company’s President from June 2013 to September 2014.  He serves as Chairman of Marcventures Mining and Development Corp. (MMDC) and Bright Kindle Resources Inc. (formerly Bankard Inc.). He is currently a Director of Benguet Corp. He was an independent director of Araneta Properties Inc., a company he joined as Director in December 2008.  He was a member of the Advisory Board of Campbell Lutyens & Co. Ltd., an investment advisory company based in the U.K., from July 2011 until June 2015. In 1945, Mr. Zalamea joined AIG where he started as an Investment Analyst at the Philippine American Life Insurance Company (Philamlife) and, later, its President in May 1969.  While with Philamlife, he was called to serve the Program Implementation Agency (PIA) in 1964 as Deputy Director General.  PIA was an economic group that reported directly to the President of the Philippines.  He returned to Philamlife in 1965. In 1969, Mr. Zalamea was appointed Member of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of the Philippines, representing the private sector. In 1981, he left Philamlife to become Chairman of the Development Bank of the Philippines, giving up his post in the Monetary Board.  In 1986, he left the DBP to go back to AIG.  He was then stationed in Hong Kong to be the first President of AIG Investment Corporation (Asia) Ltd.  At this time, he was elected to serve as Director in many AIG affiliated companies in Asia, such as the AIA Insurance Co., Nan Shan Life Insurance Co., and Philamlife. He left AIG in 2005 to work directly with Mr. Maurice R. Greenberg at C.V. STARR Companies, where he was appointed President and CEO of Starr Investment Co. (Asia) Ltd.  In 2008, he became its Chairman until he retired in 2010. 

 

Mr. Zalamea obtained his BS in Accounting and Banking in 1951 from Colegio de San Juan de Letran, where he graduated valedictorian.  In 1953, Mr. Zalamea received his MBA from New York University.