Leading local VisMin developer Cebu Landmasters Inc (CLI) announced the appointment of B. Grant L. Cheng as its new Chief Finance Officer to replace Stephen A. Tan, who recently retired from the company and is now part of the board of directors of CLI. This was made official and duly disclosed after the 2019 Annual Stockholders Meeting last May 28 at Marco Polo Plaza Hotel.
Prior to joining CLI, Grant was Vice-President and Senior Deal Manager at BDO Capital & Investment Corporation. He led his project teams in managing various complex capital market transactions and advised companies in a broad array of industries on corporate restructuring and reorganization. Previously, he was a private banker based in Sin gapore handling accounts for high net worth individuals and institutions.
Grant is a registered CFA Charterholder and is a member of the CFA Philippines Society. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering and Management as a Star Scholar from De La Salle University Manila and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He was awarded as one of the Top Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines by the Philippine President. He earned his Masters of Science in Wealth Management with distinction from Singapore Management University and Swiss Finance Institute in Zurich.
“Grant is a great addition to Cebu Landmasters. With his leadership and expertise in banking and finance, we are confident that he will add to CLI’s growth story,” said Jose Soberano III, CLI president and CEO.
Soberano reported during the stockholders meeting that 2019 will be a year of sustained growth and expansion. Growth, as the company intends to surpass the 2018 performance; and expansion, as new developments are being rolled out in different expansion sites in key VisMin cities of Iloilo, Bohol, Dumaguete, and Ormoc.
Earlier this year, the company disclosed its 2019 guidance of Php 12.5 billion in Reservations Sales; Php 8.4 billion in Consolidated Revenues; and Consolidated Net Income of Php 2.6 billion and Net Income attributable to parent of Php 2 billion, both 20% increase from Php 2.17 billion and Php 1.67 billion in 2018, respectively.
“Cebu Landmasters will continue its growth momentum and expansion, and it’s critical that we select the most qualified executives to be part of the company’s leadership,” added Soberano.