Manuel B. Zamora, Jr.
Manauel B. Zamora, Jr. is the chairman and founder of the largest nickel mining company in the Philippines, Nickel Asia. Zamora is a lawyer by profession and a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. In 2010, Forbes listed him as the 29th richest Filipino with a networth of USD116 million.
Manuel Zamora holds a Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Science in Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Arts in University of the Philippines-Diliman.
Manuel B. Zamora, Jr. has been the Chairman and President of Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation since 1975. He is also the founder and Chairman of Nickel Asia, the largest mining company in the Philippines; and also sits as Chairman of Taganito Mining Corporation and Hinatuan Mining Corporation. He is also an Independent Director of PGPI and Cagdinao Mining Corporation. He also serves as a director of publicly-listed company UEM Development Philippines Inc. (PSE: MK) since 1993.
Aside from these, he also Chairman of the Board of Kubota Agro-Industrial Machinery Philippines, Inc., Informatics Holdings, Philippines., Inc. CLSA Exchange Capital, Inc., St. Lukes Medical Center and Supply Oilfields Services, Inc.
Manuel B. Zamora’s father, Manuel Zamora Sr. was a protocol officer for Manuel Quezon to Ferdinand Marcos. His grandfather was a senator and a resident commissioner in the United States and his maternal grandfather was once the secretary of public works and mayor of Baguio City.
Zamora is also a business partner of Luis Juan Virata in Jardine Flemming Exchange Capital Group. The latter also owns stake in the former’s Nickiel Asia. Zamora supported former president Joseph Estrada in his presidential bid by being his chief fundraiser.
He also placed third in the 1961 Bar Exams.