Ruel T. Maranan is the president of Ayala Foundation Inc., the corporate social responsibility arm of Ayala Corporation, where he is concurrently a managing director. He is also a member of the board of directors of Asticom Technology Inc., the board of representatives of CIFAL Philippines, the board of People’s Management of the Philippines Foundation, and the board of advisers of Natasha Goulbourn Foundation. Mr. Maranan has been part of the Ayala group for over 20 years—first with Globe Telecom, where he served as head for strategic staffing and employee relations; and then at Manila Water Company, where he was group director for corporate human resources. His strategic human resources leadership was instrumental for Globe Telecom and Manila Water Company to be awarded the Employer of the Year recognitions from the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP). Mr. Maranan played the key role for the award from Ministry of Manpower of Singapore for Manila Water Company to be the First Filipino company to win the Asian Human Capital Award. He received the CEO EXCEL Award from the International Association of Business Communicators in 2011. In 2019, Mr. Maranan was conferred the rank of Diplomate in People Management by the Philippine Society of Fellows, which is affiliated with the PMAP.
Mr. Maranan earned his bachelor’s degree in social sciences at the Ateneo de Manila University, and his bachelor of laws degree from the University of Santo Tomas. He also received a certificate from the Harvard Leadership Management Program.