Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala is the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Ayala Corporation, one of the largest business groups in the Philippines, with interests in real estate, banking, telecommunications, water, power, industrial technologies, infrastructure, health care, and education. Outside the Ayala Group, he is a member of various business and socio-civic organizations in the Philippines and abroad, including the JP Morgan International Council and Mitsubishi Corporation International Advisory Council. He was the Philippine representative to the APEC Business Advisory Council from 2010 to 2015.
He has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Merit in 2009, the Philippine Legion of Honor with rank of Grand Commander in 2010, and the Order of Mabini with rank of Commander in 2015 by the president of the Philippines. In 2017, he was recognized as a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) pioneer for his work in sustainable business strategy and operations. The first SDG pioneer from the Philippines, he was 1 of 10 individuals recognized for championing sustainability and the pursuit of the 17 SDGs in business.
He received his Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1987.