Updated as of Dec 31, 2019

Cesar E.A. Virata

Cesar E.A. Virata

Lead Independent Director

Years Old

Mr. Virata, 89, is an Independent Director of Belle Corporation. He is currently the Vice Chairman of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC); and Director of RCBC subsidiaries and some affiliates like Malayan Insurance Company, Inc. and Malayan Colleges, Inc.  He is also an Independent Director of Lopez Holdings Corporation, City & Land Developers, Inc. and Business World Publishing Corporation. He is a Director of Cavitex Holdings Corporation, The World Trade Center Management Corporation and Micah Quality Property Development Corporation. Mr. Virata was formerly the Chairman of the Board of Investments, Minister of Finance and Prime Minister of the Philippines.  He was Dean of the University of the Philippines College of Business Administration, now named the UP Virata School of Business.

Mr Virata holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and B.S. in Business Administration degrees from the University of the Philippines.


  1. Lead Independent Director
  2. Chairperson, Risk Oversight Committee
  3. Member, Audit Committee
  4. Member, Corporate Governance Committee
  5. Member, Related Party Transactions Committee


May 1996