Jaime Zobel de Ayala is the chairman emeritus of the Ayala Corporation. He was born in 1934 at Manila, Philippines. Jaime de Ayala served as the chairman of the Board of Trustees of Ayala Foundation and the chairman of the Board of Directors at Bank of the Philippines Islands. The Ayala Corporation is Philippines largest and oldest conglomerate.
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Mr. de Ayala’s service to the public includes his appointment as the Philippine Ambassador to the Court of St. James in London and the Scandinavian countries in the year 1970-1974. Zobel de Ayala’s family has a German-Spanish Ancestry and the family is a well known Filipino business family. Mr. de Ayala is a graduate in Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Science at Harvard College in 1957 and later joined the Advanced Management Program held in Bagiuo, Philippines.
Jaime Zobel de Ayala joined the family business and was able to transform it over the decades to its current state as the Ayala Corporation. He is married to Beatriz Miranda Barcon and together they have seven children. His eldest son Jaime Augusto is the chairman and CEO of Ayala and the younger son Fernando is the president of Ayala Corporation. Jaime Zobel de Ayala has a net worth of $3.1Billion as of July 2013 and ranks no. 6 on Forbes Lists in the Philippines 50 richest.