Fernando Zobel de Ayala

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Fernando Zóbel de Ayala
President and Chief Operating Officer of Ayala Corporation
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1960-03-14) March 14, 1960 (age 58)[1]
Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Nationality Philippines Filipino
Spouse(s) Catherine Silverio
Relations Jaime Zóbel de Ayala (father)
Jaime Augusto Zóbel de Ayala II (brother)
Dante Silverio (father-in-law)
Children 4 children
Alma mater Ladycross School
Harvard College
Profession Businessman

Fernando Zóbel de Ayala, PLH (born March 14, 1960), is a Filipino businessman, from the prominent Zóbel de Ayala family. He is the president and chief operating officer of Ayala Corporation since 2006.

In addition to his position in the Ayala Corporation, Zóbel is chairman of Ayala Land, Inc., Manila Water Company, Inc., AC International Finance Ltd., Ayala International Pte Ltd., Ayala DBS Holdings, Inc., Alabang Commercial Corporation, AC Energy Holdings, Inc., and Hero Foundation, Inc; co-chairman of the Ayala Foundation, Inc.; co-vice chairman of Mermac, Inc.; director of the Bank of the Philippine Islands, Globe Telecom, Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. (IMI), LiveIt Investments, Ltd., Asiacom Philippines, Inc., AG Holdings Limited, Ayala International Holdings Limited, AI North America, Inc., Vesta Property Holdings Inc., Honda Cars Philippines, Inc., Isuzu Philippines Corporation, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp., and Manila Peninsula.

He also sits on the boards of various international and local business and socio-civic organizations:


  • Chairman, Habitat for Humanity Asia-Pacific Capital Campaign Steering Committee
  • Vice Chairman, Habitat for Humanity International
  • Member, The Asia Society
  • Member, World Economic Forum
  • Member, INSEAD East Asia Council
  • Member, World Presidents' Organization


Zóbel went to Ladycross School for his preparatory studies and graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982. He also completed a program in International Management at INSEAD in France.

Zóbel is married to Catherine Silverio, daughter of former PBA coach Dante Silverio. The couple have four children.


Zóbel was awarded with the Philippine Legion of Honor, Rank of Grand Commander on June 29, 2010.


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