Lance Gokongwei
Lance Gokongwei

Mr. Lance Y. Gokongwei, President and Chief Operating Officer of JG Summit Holdings, Inc. and Robinsons Retail Group.

Born to a family of successful entrepreneurs, Mr. Gokongwei graduated summa cum laude with double degrees in Bachelor of Science (Applied Science) from Pennsylvania Engineering School and Bachelor of Science (Finance) from Wharton School, USA. He also attended the Management and Technology Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

The 41-year-old executive whose management style is distinguished as “more operational, more focused and more consensual” is the recipient of the 2005 Entrepreneurship of the Year Award. In 2000, he received The Outstanding Young Men award.

Mr. Gokongwei is a member of the Young President’s Organization and the World Economic Forum Global Leaders for Tomorrow Program. He is also a Director of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation. With his interest in books, he founded The Children’s Library.
Driven by his personal motto, “to make a positive difference”, Mr. Gokongwei continues to lead his companies to greater heights, expanding their market base of Filipino and foreign customers through continued delivery of value and quality service. (The major subsidiaries of JG Summit Holdings, Inc. and Robinsons Retail Group are: Universal Robina Corporation, Cebu Pacific Air, Digital Telecommunications Philippines, Inc. and Robinsons Land Corporation.)

Other Information

  • Name: Lance Yu Gokongwei
  • Father : John Gokongwei
  • Mother : Elizabeth Yu-Gokongwei
  • Wife: Mary Joyce “Jay” Leong
  • Siblings :
    • Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng
    • Robina Gokongwei-Pe
    • Faith Gokongwei-Lim
    • Marcia Gokongwei-Sy
    • Hope Gokongwei-Tang
  • Schools Attended:
    • BS economics, Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania, USA
    • BS Finance, Wharton School, USA
    • Anglo-Chinese Secondary School, Singapore

Other Interest

  • Chairman of the Board, Robinsons Bank
  • Chairman of the Board and Director, Robinsons Savings Bank
  • Director, Digital Telecommunications Phils Inc., 1993-Present
  • Director, Oriental Petroleum and Minerals Corp., 1994-Present
  • Chief Executive Officer, President, Director, Member of Audit Committee, Member of Nomination Committee and Member of Remuneration & Compensation Committee, Cebu Air, Inc. , 1997-Present
  • Non Executive Director and Member of Executive Committee, Singapore Land Ltd.1999-Present
  • Director, United Industrial Corporation Limited, 1999-Present
  • President, Chief Operating Officer, Director, Member of Audit Committee, Member of Nomination Committee, Member of Executive Committee and Member of Remuneration & Compensation Committee, Universal Robina Corp., 2002-Present
  • President, Chief Operating Officer, Director, Member of Audit Committee, Member of Nomination Committee, Member of Executive Committee, Member of Remuneration & Compensation Committee, President of Universal Robina Corporation and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Robina Corporation, JG Summit Holdings Inc., 2002-Present
  • Vice Chairman, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Member of Audit Committee, Member of Nomination Committee and Member of Remuneration & Compensation Committee, Robinsons Land Corp., 2006-2006

3 Thoughts to “Lance Gokongwei”

  1. Dear Mr.Lance Gokongwei
    You’ve already done a lot of good for your country. I would like to invite you to be part of a global-scale draft. This project will represent your country in all international exhibitions, including Dubai Expo 2020. The project will bring to you and your country honor, international fame, and a worldwide reputation. Maybe even a Nobel Prize for Global unification of people!
    Global Project: New education system for the world in order to unite the world. We can begin with countries such as: Manila, Hong Kong, Philippines, Russia, parts of Europe and the Middle East… Many Dubai’s companies are interested to invest money in this project but only after presentation.
    My name is Irena Dominica (Nicole) D’Arcee. I am the owner of World Education Systems. I need to create a like-minded working committee, legalize all copyrights to the idea of a New World Education System, new school, new textbooks, etc.
    We cannot protect against the theft of ideas, so I unfortunately cannot tell you the whole point of the new education system now. I can send to you documents with executive summary.
    Many countries, including Russia, France, Germany, England, America, have thousands and thousands of professionals, who receive hundred million dollars a year to develop a new system of education for the 21st century. They work for 18 years, and there is no result – why? Because there is no unified system. All are stuck digging through old instructions, and building new schools on the basis of an old education system.
    I have a diploma art/music teacher, MBA, MA chemistry/cybernetic, and PhD world ecology. I worked with children from all over the world in the past 30 years. You can read about my work in LinkedIn and Facebook.
    I offer you the idea of creating a unique and modern education system – layout the presentation at the Dubai Expo 2020. After the presentation, I have investors to invest in the construction of Global School of Life worldwide.
    Startup must be $2 million. To do this, I am ready to move for work to Hong Kong (or any other country).
    We will register a global education fund, set up an office, create legal documents, hire teachers and talented architects, inventors, programmers, and so on.
    Private school can return the invested money within the first 3 years.
    I’m a single mother with two daughters. I was born in Russia, finished school in Ukraine and attended university in Moscow and an international school in Harvard University.
    Part of my family was killed during World war 2, father died when I was 21 years old. I promised to my family to work and study hard that the result of my education and work will be to change this world for better. And we can start with education for our future generations!!!
    Best regards to you and your family,

    Want to change the world – start with yourself!
    Let’s create good together!!!!

    Irena D Nicole Darcee
    [email protected]

  2. Kenneth B. Rance

    Mr. Lance Gokongwei.

    Dear Sir,

    Maybe you could bring to the people a “New Desirable” and never seen “Product(s)” which I invented and patented.
    They are the “Knife-Aid” (gives comfort to a Kitchen Knife User in Cutting hard to cut Foods or Object) with Patent no. 32015001051 and the “Multi Function Mobile Phone Horizontal Stand and Sound Natural Booster” (It is a Mobile Phone stand, an Organizer with Photo Frame and Naturally Boost the Sound of a Mobile Phone without using any other sound boosting gadget(s). It one of a Kind in the World, very Desirable, very Useful and Money Saver to the end user because of its features blended together in one item) with Patent no.
    I am Selling my “Business Rights” of the above mentioned inventions or designs because of lack of resources.
    I am Kenneth B. Rance 49 yrs. old from Cebu, a member of the “Filipino Inventors Society”. My Mobile Phone nos. are 09091035957/ 09420927418.

    Truly Yours,
    Kenneth B, Rance

  3. Roberto S. Alonso

    Is Lance Gokongwei qualified to run as president of the Republic of the Philippines?

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