Key Officers

Leslie Ann T. Yapkianwee

Ms. Leslie Yapkianwee is concurrently Treasurer of Discovery World Corporation (2018 to present), Business Development Manager of JTKC Land, Inc. (since 2007), and President of Discovery Fleet Corporation (2018 to present). Before joining the group, she was with Citibank from 2003-2005 and then briefly with ING Bank in 2006.

She graduated from De La Salle University in 2001 with a double major in Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. She also took up a Mandarin course at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2005.

Mary Jean D. Codiñera
Vice President & Investor Relations Officer

Ms. Jean Codiñera is concurrently the Investor Relations Officer of Discovery World Corporation and the Vice President of Cay Islands Corporation. She is also the Vice President for Sales and Marketing of JTKC Land, Inc. She was previously the Vice President for Sales and Marketing for Tofino Corporation (2010- 2011) and Membership Head of Filinvest Alabang, Inc. (2009-2010), Sales Manager of Filinvest Land, Inc. (2006-2007), and President of the Corporate Circuit, Inc. (2001-2006). She is a graduate of the Assumption College, San Lorenzo and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Anna Francesca C. Respicio
Corporate Secretary

Ms. Cheska Respicio is the incumbent Corporate Secretary or Assistant Corporate Secretary of the following listed companies, I-Remit,Inc., Jolliville Holdings Corporation, and First Abacus Financial Holdings Corporation, as well as the following registered corporations: Sterling Bank of Asia,Inc. (A Savings Bank), Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc. and The Spa and Lodge at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree (Major in Philosophy) in 2007 and her Juris Doctor degree in 2011 from Ateneo de Manila University. She is currently a Senior Associate at Tan Venturanza Valdez. She was admitted to the Philippine bar in April 2012.

Rupert Terence C. Sykat
Vice President – Project Development

Mr. Rupert Sykat is concurrently the Vice President for Project Development for Discovery World Corporation and JTKC Land Inc. He was a Project Architect of Greenfield Development Corporation (2007-2010) and a Design Architect of W.V. Coscolluela and Associates (1997-2006). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Santo Tomas.

Erwin Peter Z. Lopez
Hotel Manager, Discovery Shores Boracay

Mr. Erwin Peter Z. Lopez is currently the Hotel Manager of Discovery Shores Boracay (2015 to present). He previously held the position of the resort as Director of Operations (2012-2014) and Operations Manager (2007-2012). Before joining Discovery Shores Boracay, he was part of the pre-opening team of Discovery Suites Ortigas (2000) and was also with Pan Pacific Manila (1998-1999). He graduated from De La Salle University - College of St. Benilde with a Bachelor of Arts degree, major in Human Resources Management. He also took courses at the Cornell Nanyang, Institute of Hospitality Management, Singapore (2008) and Asian Institute of Management, Philippines (2011).

Joegil Magtanggol M. Escobar
Hotel Manager, Club Paradise Palawan

Mr. Joegil Magtanggol Escobar is currently the Hotel Manager of Club Paradise Palawan. He graduated from the Lyceum University of the Phlilippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Service major in International Trade. Prior to joining the company in 2013, he was with Air Philippines Corporation, an affiliate of the flag carrier Philippine Airlines from from 2000-2010 under Sales & Marketing and eventually as Branch Manager of Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro and Caticlan. From 2010-2013, he became the Terminal Operations Manager of Trans Aire Development Holdings Corporation, a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation tasked to operate, manage and develop Caticlan (Boracay) Airport under the then PPP (Public-Private Partnership) Program.

Charlie G. Ledesma
Finance Manager and Compliance Officer

Mr. Charlie Ledesma is concurrently the Finance Manager and Compliance Officer of Discovery World Corporation. He was previously a Commercial Banking Relationship Manager for Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (2017-2018) and for Bank of the Philippine Islands (2013-2015). He also served as Business Development Manager for True Money Philippines Inc. (2016-2017). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management, minor in Finance, cum laude, from the Ateneo de Manila University.

Gilbert A. Magnaye
Risk Officer

Mr. Gilbert Magnaye is the company’s Risk Officer. He served as Assistant Audit Supervisor for Megaworld Corporation (2013- 2019). He holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, cum laude, from the Lyceum of the Philippines University-Manila and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Allen Cord B. Sigat
Audit Officer

Allen Cord Sigat is currently the Audit Officer of Discovery World Corporation (2019 to present). Before joining the group, he worked as a Business Analyst for the Consultancy Group of Deloitte Philippines (2012-2013), a Financial Statement Auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers Philippines (2013-2014), an Internal Audit Deputy Manager for Liquigaz Philippines Corporation (2014-2018), and a Part-time Accounting Professor for Colegio De San Pedro (2018). He graduated from Saint Louis University in 2011 holding a degree of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and became a Certified Public Accountant in 2012.