Lawrence C. Qua, 74, Filipino, is the founding Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Ionics Group of Companies consisting of Ionics EMS, Inc., Ionics Properties Inc., Iomni Precision Inc., and Ionics Inc. (formerly Ionics Circuits Inc). He is also the Chairman and Director of Aqua Holdings, Inc. He is further, a director and member of the investment committee of ICCP Venture Partners, Inc. and a director of various companies engaged in retailing and property development. He has been a trustee of the Semiconductor & Electronics Industry of the Philippines Inc. since its organization. He served as a board trustee of the Graduate Business School of De la Salle University for three years. Mr. Qua graduated from De La Salle University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.