Monday, September 20, 2010

A tower fit for a king


Dusk was settling across the metro when I took this photo of Ayala Tower One, the office of captains of industry here in the Philippines. Jaime Zobel de Ayala, Chairman Emeritus of Ayala Corporation, one of the biggest conglomerates here in the Philippines, and his two sons, Ayala Corporation CEO and Chairman Jaime Augusto and Ayala Corporation COO and President, Fernando, hold their office here. They, in fact, own the whole building. The Elder Jaime was recently named one of the richest men in the Philippines by Forbes Magazine, with an estimated net worth of about US$1.4 billion. I have met him in person, as I work for the corporate foundation, and he is a lovely, charming fellow. He's Spanish descent, as most old-rich Families here in the Philippines are, but he speaks the local dialect fluently. More fluently than his sons, may I just add.


Kaori said...

This building is HUGE, Mia! Great shot ;D

mia said...

Thanks Kaori! Yes that building is HUGE. It's one of the tallest buildings around here. From the 25th floor to the 35th floor, where the CEO works, there's a glass elevator. I totally hate going up there. :)