Leadership

In 2009 a young Filipino environmental lawyer met an Italian Architect and Real Estate Developer in Manila. The two developed an immediate understanding about green architecture and sustainable development, which ultimately lead Arch. Romolo Valentino Nati to share his projects and ideas with his new Filipino friend, Atty Jose D. Leviste III. Shortly after this encounter the two established ITALIPINAS with the promising prospect of developing Eco-friendly mixed-use buildings in the Philippines.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS



Romolo V. Nati

Romolo V. Nati

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Jose D. Leviste III

Jose D. Leviste III

Director, President

Atty. Shennan A. Sy

Atty. Shennan A. Sy

Director, Treasurer
Januario Jesus Gregorio III B. Atencio

Januario Jesus Gregorio III B. Atencio

Director

 

Jose G. Araullo

Jose G. Araullo

Independent Director
Rafael A. Dominguez

Rafael A. Dominguez

Independent Director

Atty. Jose Fidel Acuna

Atty. Jose Fidel Acuna

Director
Atty. Christine P. Base

Atty. Christine P. Base

Director, Corporate Secretary

Nomination Committee

Chairman - Januario Jesus Gregorio III B. Atencio
Members - Romolo Nati, Rafael A. Dominquez

Compensation and Remuneration Committee

Chairman - Andresito Araneta Aguila
Members - Romolo Nati, Jose D. Leviste, III

Audit Committee

Chairman - Jose G. Araullo
Members - Jose D. Leviste III, Atty. Shennan A. Sy

Management



Harold J. Dacumos

Harold J. Dacumos

Senior Vice President, Banking and Business Operations Management
Mary Ann B. Lopez

Mary Ann B. Lopez

Vice President, Finance and Administration

Profiles

Arch. Romolo Valentino Nati

Chairman of the Board/CEO
51 years old, Italian, is a multi-awarded green architect, sustainable developer and multi-awarded car designer (BMW and Mitsubishi). He has been awarded in Italy, Estonia and the Philippines. He graduated “Summa Cum Laude” in Architecture in Rome at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and has a Specialization Course in Urban Landscape and Layers from University of Tallin, Estonia and currently taking an Executive Master’s in Business Administration from Asian Institute of Management, Philippines. Arch. Nati is primarily responsible for the overall management and implementation of the Company’s projects. He particularly enjoys working in a team environment, collaborating with the development and design teams from concepts, early site and product development through project sell-out.

Atty. Jose Dayrit Leviste, III

Director/President
39 years old, Filipino, earned his degree in Law at the University of New South Wales in Australia and was Associate Attorney at Toda & Co. Commercial Lawyers in Australia. Atty. Leviste also serves as the President of the Company’s sister company, Constellation Energy Corporation. Rather than being only a legal advisor, Atty. Leviste is also in charge of strategic decision for the company, such as acquisition of new properties and agreements with different partners. He also helps conceptualize the Company’s plans for future expansion. Moreover, he prepares and reviews various documents related to project contracts, buyer’s contracts, brokers’ agreement and all other legal-related documentations. Atty. Leviste is also President of Constellation Energy Corporation and as well as Asian Arc Philippines. He is a Director of Pacific Rim Innovation and Management Exponents, Inc. and Ankar Pharma.

Atty. Shennan A. Sy

Director/Treasurer
50 years old, Filipino, passed the CPA board exam in 1991 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1996. He got his Bachelor of Arts degree, Major in Economics and Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Accounting (Cum Laude) in De La Salle University. He was also a Juris Doctor (Salutatorian) in Ateneo de Manila University. He got his Master of Laws from the University of Michigan as a Fullbright Scholar and DeWitt Fellow. He was formerly a Senior Associate, Banking, Finance, and Tax Group, in Quisimbing Torres (member firm of Baker and McKenzie International). He is currently a Principal in Kalaw, Sy, Vida Selva and Campos Attorneys and Counsellors-at-Law. Atty. Sy is also a Director in Abundant Homes Realty, Batangas Realty Incorporate, Business Incubators Group Services, Inc., Eight Golden Fruits Holdings, Inc., Fortitude Ventures, Inc., General Memorial Corporation, and Sugarcane Holdings Inc. just to name a few.

Januario Jesus Gregorio III B. Atencio

Director
57 years old, Filipino, has been the President and CEO of the Company Holdings, Inc. and its eleven (11) other Real Estate Subsidiaries. He was also President and CEO of the Company Housing Development Corporation, and other Housing related businesses such as Januarius Holdings, Inc., and Januarius Realty Development Corp. He was also the founder of the Center for Housing Advocacy and Independent Synergies (CHAIRS), and has likewise been a Private Sector Representative of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) from 2011 up to 2016. In terms of Non-Housing endeavors, Mr. Atencio has been the Founder of and Chairman of Original Pitch Venture Capital, as well as the Chairman of Stoken STKD, Inc. He has also been a director in several other companies, like TOMIZON, PTE Australia; The Global Filipino Investor, Inc.; Acudeen, Inc.; SociaLITE, Inc.; Pilipinas Water, Inc.; and BP Water Works, Inc. Mr. Atencio likewise have been involved in personal affiliations such as being the National Board Advisor of the Organization of Socialized Housing Developers of the Philippines (OSHDP) since 2009. He also became National President and Chairman of the Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA) from 2002 up to 2004. He was also the Founder and Chapter Advisor of the SHDA Central Visayas. In 1983, Mr. Atencio obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree, Major in Psychology from the Ateneo de Manila University. He was also a part of the Applied Business Economics Center for Research and Communication of the University of Asia and the Philippines, from 1986 up to 1987. In the year 2011, Mr. Atencio attended the International Housing Finance of the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, in the United States of America.

Mr. Jose G. Araullo

Independent Director
81 years old, Filipino, held various top management positions for over 14 years in a group of companies that includes the country’s largest commercial bank. Joe was senior vice president of the bank itself and held CEO- and COO-level positions in the network’s savings bank, credit card, securities and investment companies. He was president of PICPA in 1985 and again in 1986, and of the Bankers Institute of the Philippines in 1985. In 1992, PICPA honored him as Most Outstanding CPA in Public Practice. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in accountancy from San Beda College, which selected him in 2001 as one of the Outstanding Bedans of the Century, and established the Jose G. Araullo Distinguished Professorial Chair in Auditing in recognition of his significant contributions to the advancement of the accountancy profession. Mr. Araullo is also the Chairman of The Real Bank (A Thrift Bank), Inc. He is also President of Fontana Resort and Country Club, Inc. as well as a Director in Philippine Savings Bank.

Mr. Rafael A. Dominguez

Independent Director
50 years old, Filipino, Mr. Dominguez served as Director, SVP, and Owner’s Representative of The Linden Suites from the year 2004 up to June 30, 2016. Thereafter, up to the present date, he is serving as The Linden Suite’s President and Owner’s Representative. He is also presently a director of Marco Polo Davao and PTFC Redevelopment Corporation, for which he has served as such since 2004 and 2009, respectively. He graduated from Xavier University, Ateneo de Cagayan in 1991, and obtained his Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 2001 from Boston College.

Atty. Christine P. Base

Director/Corporate Secretary
49 years old, Filipino, is the Corporate Secretary and designated Compliance Officer of the Company. She is also the Corporate Secretary and a member of the Audit committee of the Anchor Land Holdings, Inc. since April 10, 2007. She is currently a Corporate and Tax Lawyer at Pacis and Reyes, Attorneys and the Managing Director of Legisforum, Inc. She is the Corporate Secretary of Araneta Properties, Inc., Active Alliance Incorporated, Asiasec Equities, Inc. and Ever-Gotesco Resources and Holdings, Inc. She is a director and/or corporate secretary of several private corporations. She was an Auditor and then Tax Lawyer of Sycip, Gorres, Velayo & Co. She is a graduate of Ateneo De Manila University School of Law with a degree of Juris Doctor. She passed the Bar Examination in 1997. Ms. Base is also a Certified Public Accountant. She graduated from De La Salle University with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Accounting.

Atty. Jose Fidel R. Acuna

Director
33 years old, Filipino, earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Law at Far Eastern University, and Bachelor of Arts Major in Legal Management at the University of Santo Tomas. He is currently a Senior Associate at Pacis and Reyes, Attorneys. Atty. Acuna is currently a director and/or corporate secretary for several private corporations, and is the Chief Information Officer for SBS Philippines Corporation, the Deputy Compliance Information Officer for SL Agritech Corporation and the Corporate Secretary for Tanay Rural Bank, Inc.

Ms. Elvira Ablaza

Director
67 years old, Filipino, earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at the College of the Holy Spirit, and a Master of Science Degree in Biology at the University of Santo Tomas. She is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Rim and Management Exponents, Inc. (PRIMEX). Ms. Ablaza was formerly a Director in the Western Pacific Fisheries Consultative Committee (WPFCC) and an Executive Vice-President at the Inland Resources Development Corporation (IRDC). She is also involved in professional organizations, such as the Institute of Management Consultants of the Philippines (IMPHIL) and the Confederation of Filipino Consulting Organizations (COFILCO).

Key Officers

Mr. Harold J. Dacumos

Senior Vice President for Banking and Business Development
66 years old, Filipino, has over 30 years of experience in the field of banking and finance. He is responsible for the sourcing of funds and the overall financial and accounting management of the company. He also supports the company in business development and strategic planning. He maintains good and long-term business relationships with banks, other financial institutions and investors to support the company’s financial requirements to develop its various projects. Mr. Dacumos graduated from the University of the Philippines, Diliman with a degree in Business Administration. He also has a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the same University. Mr. Dacumos also has a Masters in Business Administration from De La Salle University. He also attended the Senior Business Economic Program from the University of Asia and the Pacific.

Ms. Mary Ann B. Lopez

Vice President and Head of Finance and Accounting
52 years old, Filipino, is a Certified Public Accountant who is responsible for taking the lead in continuously improving the company’s accounting and internal control systems and monitors the implementation and maintenance of accounting policies and procedures. She exercises functional supervision over the finance and accounting units based at the Primavera Sales Office and Miramonti.

Giuseppe Garofalo

Project Director- Design and Engineering
31 years old, Italian, earned his degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Calabria in Italy. He also has a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering at the Polytechnic of Turin (Italy). He is the overall head of the design and Engineering of IDC. As Project Director, he also oversees the construction of all IDC projects in Cagayan de Oro and Batangas as well as future projects under development.

Ms. Gladys M. Echano

Sales Director – Primavera Sales Office
43 years old, Filipino, is a licensed Real Estate Broker who is responsible for the sales force management, sales accounts management, business development, market research, advertising and promotions, events organization and public relations representing IDC’s Primavera Sales Office in Cagayan de Oro. She graduated with a degree in Business Management at the Xavier University, Ateneo de Cagayan.

Ms. Maria Aleli Villacorte

Project Director- Miramonti
44 years old, Filipino, has 18 years of managerial, sales and marketing experience in real estate business. She is a licensed real estate broker. Under her leadership, she had sold over 4,000 housing units during her stint at the Company Housing Development Corporation. Have taken out accounts to secure P2.7 billion worth of financing. She is currently the Project Director of IDC’s Miramonti project located in Sto. Tomas, Batangas.