TRIPLE A AWARDEE 2019
Mr. Jose Ma. K. Lim has been president and CEO of the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) for the last 12 years. Over the past decade, Mr. Lim steered the company’s growth and expansion in a plethora of fields – power generation and distribution, potable water supply and sewage treatment, toll roads, healthcare, light rail, and logistics, through stake acquisition in various key companies such as Meralco, Maynilad, Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, and Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings. Mr. Lim’s astute business acumen and managerial experience propelled MPIC’s development further, earning him prestigious recognition such as Best CEO, Best Corporate Governance, Environmental Excellence, and Investor Relations from distinguished organizations such as Finance Asia, Corporate Governance Asia, Institutional Investor, IR Magazine, Asia Money, and The Asset Magazine.
Aside from MPIC he is also currently a Director in the following MPIC subsidiaries and affiliate companies: Manila Electric Company, Meralco Powergen Corporation, Beacon Electric Asset Holdings Inc., Global Business Power Corporation, Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, NLEX Corporation, Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation, Easytrip Services Corporation, Tollways Management Corporation, Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation, AIF Tollroads Holdings, Thailand, Nusantara, Jakarta Indonesia, Maynilad Water Services Inc., MetroPac Water Investments Corporation, Metropac Iloilo Bulk Water Supply Corporation, Metropac Cagayan de Oro Inc., Eco-System Technologies International Inc., Metropac Movers Inc, Light Rail Manila Corporation, AF Payments Inc., Indra Philippines, Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings Inc.; Medical Doctors, Inc. (owner and operator of Makati Medical Center), Cardinal Santos Medical Center (Colinas Verdes Hospital Managers Corporation), Asian Hospital, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Manila Doctors Hospital Inc., Davao Doctors’ Hospital, Riverside Medical Center Inc., Metro Pacific Investments Foundation, and Pacific Global Aviation Inc.
Mr. Lim also serves as Chairman of Indra Philippines, Metro Iloilo Bulk Water Supply Corporation, Ecosystem Technologies International, AHI Hospital Holdings Corporation, and Metpower Venture Partners Holdings Inc. He has also demonstrated an abiding commitment to the development of excellence in the managerial profession in his capacity as Director of the Ateneo Graduate of School of Business, as Trustee of the Asian Institute of Management, in addition to his involvement with the Asia Society of the Philippines. He is a founding member of the Shareholders Association of the Philippines and an active member in various business organizations.
Corporate social responsibility was first introduced to the MPIC by Mr. Lim, which led to the creation of the MPI Foundation that deals with the 3 E’s of social infrastructure: Education, Environment, and Economic Empowerment.
Through the Metro Pacific Investments Foundation (MPIF), Mr. Lim established the Shore It Up project to help rescue, restore and revive coastal and marine ecosystems. Initiated in 2009 in the diving mecca of Anilao in Batangas after typhoon Ondoy struck Luzon, MPIC has since then shored up the coastal areas of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Hundred Islands National Park in Pangasinan, and Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte. Since its inception, SIU has tapped 70,000 volunteers, and has partnered with 292 local and national government agencies, community organizations, companies, and private entities who share the same passion for Mother Nature. Shore It Up is recipient of the Public Relations Society of the Philippines’ Anvil Award of Merit for sustained environmental program from 2011 to 2014, as well as the Best CSR in the Corporate Governance Asia Award in the same period.
The corporate social responsibility activities advocated by Mr. Lim have become a trademark of the MPIC, and will continue as his legacy. For a man who has accomplished so much and helped so many on his way to the top, Mr. Lim’s outstanding qualities as a professional manager such as his competence, humility, empathy, ethical conduct, and compassion is an inspiration to many. His policy of action over words is what exemplifies him as a leader worth recognition.