Atty. Antonio V. Viray, 83 years old, Filipino, has served as Corporate Secretary of GT Capital since 2009. His legal profession started as a litigation lawyer of the Feria Law Office (then Feria Manglapus & Associates). He then embarked on a banking career with the Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) holding the positions of Senior Vice-President for Loans, Legal, Administrative, Branch Operations and Corporate Secretary. When PSBank was acquired by Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank), he was recruited as General Counsel (then Special Counsel) of Metrobank, later becoming Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary, and Director. He is currently Corporate Secretary of Grand Titan Capital Holdings, Inc., Chief Legal Adviser of the Bankers Institute of the Philippines (BAIPhil) and Of Counsel of Feria Tantoco Daos Law Firm.
His foundations as a respected corporate lawyer and secretary were provided by Colegio de San Juan de Letran (Letran College), where he graduated Valedictorian of his Associate in Arts, the University of Santo Tomas, where he finished his Bachelor of Laws as Valedictorian and Magna Cum Laude; and Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., where he obtained his Master of Laws (emphasis on Corporation Law) degree through a Ford Foundation Fellowship Grant. He placed 19th in the 1961 BAR exams.
He was principal counsel in the joint ventures of the Metrobank Group with Toyota Motors Corporation, AXA Insurance and ANZ Bank (for Metrobank Card). As Of Counsel of Feria Law Office, he helped oversee some joint ventures of the Federal Land Group.
Atty. Viray’s latest publication is a book titled “Close Corporations” (2022 edition).