Rene J. Buenaventura, 63 years old, Filipino, is an Independent Director of GT Capital Holdings, Inc. He is also the Vice Chairman of Equicom Manila Holdings, Inc., a holding company for businesses engaged in healthcare, banking and finance, and information technology. Prior to his appointment to GT Capital's Board, he also held the following positions: Independent Director of UBS Philippines, Inc., Independent Director of AIG Insurance Philippines Inc. and Independent Director of Lorenzo Shipping Corporation. He is likewise a Director and Member of the Executive Committee of Maxicare Healthcare Corporation, Vice Chairman of Algo Leasing and Finance Corporation, and President of Cliveden Management Corporation. Mr. Buenaventura is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated Summa Cum Laude for Bachelor of Arts, Major in Behavioral Sciences and Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Accounting at De La Salle University in the Philippines. He also earned his Master in Business Administration from the same university.