Group Head, Enterprise Risk Management and Sustainability Unit, Ayala Corporation
Ma. Victoria A. Tan, mostly known as “Vickie” by her peers, heads the Enterprise Risk Management and Sustainability Unit of Ayala Corporation, one of the largest and time-honoured conglomerates in the Philippines with leadership status in various industries.
Vickie implements group-wide policies and programs that are designed to increase the awareness on and strengthen the commitment to risk management and sustainability. She leads the integration of the two fields in Ayala while also handling the group insurance optimization program. Moreover, she has set milestones for conducting the annual Ayala Integrated Summit and driving the Integrated Reporting efforts across the business units.
Vickie is a recognized leader on both fields of Risk Management and Sustainability and, most notably, she has been named in 2019 as one of Eco-Business’ A-List of most influential corporate sustainability leaders in the Asia Pacific, as well as one of Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen by CSR Works. In 2018, she received the Asia Pacific’s Risk Manager and Risk Management Team of the Year awards by the StrategicRisk. Her pioneering efforts also helped the Ayala Group to be recognized as the Top CSR Advocates in Asia by ACES Awards, and as Asia Pacific’s Best Enterprise Risk Programme, both in 2017. More recently, Vickie received the Corporate Risk Manager of the Year Award from the Asia Insurance Industry Awards this November 2021.
In October 2021, Ayala Corporation through its President and CEO Fernando Zobel de Ayala, announced its commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This commitment came about through the hard work and perseverance that Vickie put in, purposefully steering the enterprise closer to a low-carbon and more sustainable future. Through her efforts, Ayala developed the Mindoro Forest and Biodiversity Conservation Program, a groupwide and nationwide forest and biodiversity protection initiative to be piloted in the island of Mindoro. This pioneering nature-based solution puts Ayala at the forefront of the campaign for climate action.
Vickie is a living embodiment of integrity and professionalism, which she exercises not only in the workplace but in her everyday life as well. Her respect for diversity is best reflected in how she advocates and pushes for better governance and better social performance within Ayala’s various business units.
A woman who is always on-the-go at work, Vickie ensures that she finds time to hone her love for cooking and enjoys tending to her urban vegetable and herb garden.