Jaime J. Bautista is a PAL veteran  with  a  record  of  service spanning more than three decades.

He re-assumed the  residency of  Philippine Airlines in October 2014 after the Lucio Tan Group took over management control of Asia 's longest-running airline. He served the same post as PAL President and Chief  Operating Officer  from 2004 — 2012.

He was Executive Vice President of PAL from 1999 — 2003;  Senior Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial officer from 1994 — 1999 and Vice President-Comptroller [rom 1993-1994.

He was also President of  PAL Holdings, Corp.  from 2004 - 2012 and held various positions in the LT Group of Companies.  He also served as Board Director of  Eton Properties, Philippines, Inc, from 2004-2008.

From 2003-2004, he was President of PNB Forex, Inc. and President and CEO of Air Philippines, Inc.  From 1992 —  1993,  he served as  Vice President  and General  Manager of Asian Alcohol Corporation.

He held various managerial positions in the Lucio Tan Group of Companies throughout the 80s and the early 90s. He was also an auditor of Sycip, Gorres, Velayo & Co. in the late 70s.

At  present, he is Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees - University o[ the East; Member,  Board of  Trustees - UERM Memorial Medical Center , Treasurer and Board Director - Macroasia Corporation , Chairman - Macroasia Airport Services Corporation; Treasurer - Macroasia Catering Services Corporation; Board Director - Macroasia Properties Development Corp, and Treasurer -  Tan Yan Kee Foundation,

His socio-civic professional membership includes: Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants ;  Rotary Cluh of Makati- West;  Makati Business Club and Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines.

He has received various awards through the years, among these. People of the Year — People Asia Magazine (2010); Aviation Person of the Year — Orient Aviation Magazine (2007) , Tourism Personality of the Year — Rotary Club of Manila (2006); Tourism Personality of the Year — SKAL Makati (2005) and Outstanding Alumnus — Colegio de Sun Juan de Letran (2004).

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, Major in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude) from the Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Intramuros, Manila and is a Certified Public Accountant.