Executive Officers

Marie Arabella D. Veron, TREASURER
Ms. Marie Arabella D. Veron, 56 years old, Filipino, Treasurer. Term of office is one year and has served as such from January 29, 2007 up to present. She is currently Director and First Vice President, Head of Corporate Services and Finance Group for First Metro Asset Management Inc. since 2016; Treasurer of FirstMetro Save and Learn Dollar Bond Fund, Inc.(since 2010), First Metro Asia Focus Equity Fund, Inc. (since 2010), First Metro Save and Learn Equity Fund, Inc. (since 2005), First Metro Save and Learn Balanced Fund, Inc., (since 2007) First Metro Philippine Equity Exchange Traded Fund, Inc. (since 2013), and Paradigm Global Growth Fund, Inc. She also served as the First Vice President and Controller of First Metro Investment Corporation. She served as Treasurer/Director of SBC Properties, Inc. (2003-2016) and Treasurer of PBC Capital Investment Corporation (2006-2016). Ms. Veron finished her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, major in Accounting from University of the East. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant.


Jonathan T. Tabac, COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Mr. Jonathan T. Tabac - 62 years old, Filipino, Compliance Officer. Term of office is one year. He is also the Compliance Officer for First Metro Asset Management, Inc., First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation, First Metro Save & Learn Fixed-Income Fund, Inc., First Metro Save and Learn Equity Fund, Inc., First Metro Save and Learn Balanced Fund, Inc., First Metro Save and Learn Dollar Bond Fund, Inc., First Metro Asia Focus Equity Fund, Inc., and Paradigm Global Growth Fund, Inc. (from May 2005 to present). He was the Compliance Officer of First Metro Investment Corporation from 2003 to 2016. He served as AVP & Compliance Officer of Citystate Savings Bank (2002-2003), Vice President of Maybank Philippines (formerly PNB Republic Planters Bank)-1997-2001 and Chairman of the Board of RPB Provident Fund, Inc. (1997-2001). Mr. Tabac finished BSC-Accounting from University of Baguio.


Melissa B. Reyes, CORPORATE SECRETARY
Melissa B. Reyes, 47, Filipino. Ms. Reyes is Asst. Vice President and Senior Legal Officer of FMIC. She joined FMIC in November, 2003. She was also Compliance Officer of FMSBC from 2004-2006. Prior to joining the FMIC group, she was Senior Consultant in the Corporate and Tax Services of J. Cunanan- Pricewaterhouse Philippines (2000-2003). She was previously Chief Legislative Officer in the Office of Senator Loren Legarda from 1998-2000, and Court Attorney III in the Office of Supreme Court Justice Ricardo J. Francisco from 1997-1998. Ms. Reyes obtained her A.B. Political Science Degree from Ateneo de Manila University, and her Bachelor of Laws degree from San Beda College. She also completed the Trust Course from the Trust Institute of the Philippines in 2012.

The executive officers were elected on May 24, 2017, and the term of office of each is for one (1) year.