Goodwind Development, the parent company of Micronesia Mall, appoints new president and board

Jeselyn Tan Yu is Goodwind Development's new President and Managing Director (Contributed photo)

Goodwind Development Corporation announced today that it had appointed a new President and Board of Directors for its businesses and operations in Guam. Goodwind’s notable businesses in Guam include Micronesia Mall, American Bakery, and Guam Beachfront Residences.

Appointed were the following:

Jeselyn Tan Yu – President and Managing Director

Gigi has a variety of experiences across manufacturing, technology, and consumer retail.
She graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from
Ateneo de Manila University in Manila, Philippines. Since then, she has applied that
knowledge to several businesses, serving as the Marketing Director of Waters Unlimited
Inc. in 1991 where she managed the group’s customer acquisition strategy. She also served as the Marketing Director of Skycom Philippines dba PowerPAGE, the third-
largest paging company in the Philippines at its height, where she developed and executed marketing strategies for new product introductions and geographical expansion. Most
recently, she has served as iConnect Guam’s Treasurer and Marketing Director from 2001
thru 2020. Gigi’s primary responsibilities included balancing the marketing budget,
overseeing the telecommunication company’s promotional calendar and programs, as well
as creating marketing projects and partnerships. When she is not busy being a mother of
four children and a grandmother to her three young boys, Gigi can be found running along
the streets of Guam at the crack of dawn, striving to beat her personal best on her half and full marathon times. She looks forward to revamping Goodwind Development Corporation’s business operations and creating value-driven initiatives for the conglomerate.

Richard Chan – Director

Richard is the founder and President of Archway, Inc., a multi-product and service
company established in 1996. It began as The Beverage Source, a leading distributor in
Guam and Micronesia of global specialty beverage brands. I Love Guam Co. was created
in 2003 to promote island pride with branded souvenirs, and the first Infusion Coffee &
Tea café opened in 2009. Well-established and respected, Archway’s success is attributed
to its ability to view itself as partners with its employees, customers, and community. I
Love Guam pioneered mural and bus stop paintings in 2010 and supports island
beautification projects. Infusion’s eco-friendly practices include a partnership with the
Department of Agriculture to reuse and share materials with local farmers. It is a member
of local trade organizations and donates to non-profit groups such as USO Guam, where
Richard serves on the Advisory Council. In recognition of his entrepreneurial
achievements, Richard received the 2019 Small Business Person of the Year award from
the U.S. Small Business Administration and Guam Small Business Development Center.
The Guam Chamber of Commerce honored Archway with the 2018 Small Business Excellence Award. After graduating from University of California at Davis, Richard moved to Guam in 1992, working for Goodwind Development Corporation at Safeway in Micronesia Mall. He is excited to return to Goodwind to apply his knowledge and expertise in a new stage of growth and innovation.

Rene Lao – Director

Rene is an accountant by training and has had over thirty-six years of professional
experience across the Philippines and Guam. He began his career at SGV & Co. (Ernst &
Young Manila) in 1984 as a Business Consulting and Audit Manager. During his time at
SGV & Co., Rene audited national clients such as San Miguel Corporation, Nestle
Philippines, and Philippine Airlines. Aside from auditing the financial statements and
accounting records of manufacturing, trading, service, education, telecommunication,
agriculture, and mining companies, he was also able to complete foreign audits of
companies in the U.S. His experiences later landed him a role at Skycom Philippines
where he served as a General Manager for six years overseeing the firm’s growth into one
of the largest paging operators in the Philippines. Most recently, he was iConnect’s Chief
Financial Officer from 2004 thru 2020. In addition to Rene’s various accomplishments in
his professional career, he is also passionate about serving the Guam community. He is an
active member of Rotary International, Guam Hotel & Restaurant Association, Guam
Contractors Association, as well as Guam Chamber of Commerce. Rene anticipates meticulous bookkeeping to drive efficiency and positive change in his new role as a director at Goodwind Development Corporation. Rene obtained his Bachelor of Science in Commerce – Major in Accounting at De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines in 1983.

(Goodwind Development Corporation Release)