Fernando Zóbel de Ayala

Born (1960-03-14) March 14, 1960 (age 63)[1]
Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Alma materLadycross School
Harvard College
TitlePresident and CEO of Ayala Corporation
SpouseCatherine Silverio
ParentJaime Zóbel de Ayala (father)
RelativesZóbel de Ayala family

Fernando Miranda Zóbel de Ayala GCLH (born March 14, 1960) is a Filipino businessman. He served[2] as president (2006-2022) and chief executive officer (2021-2022) of Ayala Corporation.[3]


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


Zóbel served as 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.

Other activities

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



Personal life

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



  1. ^ Fernando Zobel de Ayala's Birth Certificate
  2. ^ "Fernando Zobel de Ayala resigns from Ayala companies". Rappler. September 12, 2022. Retrieved September 24, 2022.
  3. ^ Cabuag, VG (April 26, 2021). "Ayala completes top management changes". Business Mirror. Retrieved April 27, 2021.