In the Philippines, a country in Southeast Asia, business is the common trade. There are as many of the same stores in each corner in the urban areas of the thousands of islands in the country. Even places that aren't completely urbanized have a store that operates on the same business model as the other stores of its type in as far as their location goes. Small businesses are sprawling all over the country and they do not show any signs of stopping their multiplication process. Such is the practice of business in that country full of people trying to make it big and provide a better life for their family.
There is, however, one name that has spread all across the islands and has become the facet of business that many people can only hope to achieve. That name is Ayala. The Ayala Empire is one of the Philippine's largest conglomerates and is the most consistent in the top spots of the country's richest. The powerhouse has operate variouses businesses that range from real estate, business process outsourcing, telecommunications to financial services, and several infrastructures, and many more. The man behind it all? Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala II, the chairman and CEO of Ayala Corporation.
Jaime was born on March 6, 1959 in Manila, Philippines. His father, Jaime Zobel de Ayala I, was the former president and chairman or Ayala Corporation and his mother was Beatriz Miranda. His brother is Fernando Zóbel de Ayala, who is currently the president and chief operating officer of Ayala Corporation.