Joseph R. Higdon

Independent Director

Mr. Higdon has been an Independent Director of ICTSI* since April 2007 and appointed as Chairman of ICTSI’s Corporate Governance Committee in April 2017. He is also an independent Director of SM Investments Corporation*, Security Bank Corporation* and The Island Institute, a non-profit organization seeking to preserve island communities along the coast of Maine and Trekkers, a community-based mentoring organization.

Mr. Higdon was the Senior Vice President of Capital Research and Management, a Los Angeles (USA)-based international investment management firm, until June 2006. He joined Capital Research and Management in 1974 and has covered Philippine stocks from 1989 to 2006. He was the Vice President of the New World Fund, which focused on companies doing business in emerging countries and was a Director of Capital Strategy Research. He received his Bachelor of Science degree, major in Political Science, from the University of Tennessee in 1968.

* Publicly-listed Corporation