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The Young Zobels You Need to Know

From business to art, these Zobels are making names for themselves.
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The Zobel de Ayalas has been one of the country's most prominent families for almost 200 years. Their family business has greatly evolved through the years, becoming one of the country's biggest diversified conglomerates, thanks mostly to the different members that have worked to grow it.

Today, the younger members of the clan are stepping up and making an impact in the fields of business, art, environmental activism, and even social media. Read on for more details about the new generation of this illustrious family.

Ava Pessina

Photo by PAU GUEVARRA.

Branch of the Family Tree: Daughter of Mercedes Zobel and Carlo Pessina, Granddaughter of Enrique Zobel and Rocio Urquijo

Ava Pessina has found herself at home in New York's art scene. As a photographer, she specializes in fashion and portrait photography. In 2018, she collaborated with Len Cabili on a clothing capsule collection as a designer.

Bianca Zobel Warns

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Branch of the Family Tree: Daughter of Iñigo Zobel and Maricris Cardenas-Zobel, Granddaughter of Enrique Zobel and Rocio Urquijo

After graduating from the American University in Paris with a political science degree, Bianca Zobel Warns took short courses in Madrid, as well as the Philippine School of Interior Design to further her knowledge of design. She then opened lifestyle and event styling store Lanai along with her sister Natalia Zobel and friend Maria Parsons. In January of 2012, she married Chris Warns (of the Madrigal clan) at the Zobel family farm in Calatagan, Batangas.

Natalia Zobel

Photo by JL JAVIER.

Branch of the Family Tree: Daughter of Iñigo Zobel and Maricris Cardenas-Zobel, Granddaughter of Enrique Zobel and Rocio Urquijo

Before founding a lifestyle store with her sister Bianca Zobel Warns and friend Maria Parsons, Natalia Zobel studied business and marketing at Boston College. After, she took off to New York, working for Sony Music and McCann Erickson. These days, she acts as Lanai's head of business development and merchandising.

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Rocio Zobel

Branch of the Family Tree: Daughter of Iñigo Zobel and Maricris Cardenas-Zobel, Granddaughter of Enrique Zobel and Rocio Urquijo

The youngest daughter of Iñigo and Maricris Zobel is finding her footing in society, fashion, and social media. With her nearly 20,000 Instagram followers, the 18-year-old shares a glimpse of her different passions including travel, art, and design. She's currently enrolled at Parsons School of Design in New York studying fashion design and online photography.

Mariana Zobel-Aboitiz

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Branch of the Family Tree: Daughter of Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala and Elizabeth Eder-Zobel de Ayala, Granddaughter of Jaime Zobel de Ayala and Beatriz Miranda Zobel de Ayala

Mariana Zobel-Aboitiz has followed in her father's footsteps as a Harvard graduate and by stepping into the family's companies. Most recently, she was appointed vice president of the Bank of the Philippine Islands. In February of 2016, she married Danel Aboitiz in her mother's home country of Colombia.

Jaime Alfonso Zobel De Ayala

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Branch of the Family Tree: Son of Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala and Elizabeth Eder-Zobel de Ayala, Grandson of Jaime Zobel de Ayala and Beatriz Miranda Zobel de Ayala

A Harvard graduate, the only son of Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala and Elizabeth Eder, was elected director of Ayala Land Logistics Holdings Corp. in 2020. In addition, he also holds a position as a management associate of Globe Telecom. He married Margarita Aboitiz in Intramuros in 2018.

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Jaime Urquijo

Photo by IAN SANTOS.

Branch of the Family Tree: Son of Beatriz Zobel de Ayala and Juan Urquijo Fernandez de Araoz, Grandson of Jaime Zobel de Ayala and Beatriz Miranda Zobel de Ayala

Jaime Urquijo graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in political science. Shortly after, he obtained his master's in business administration from INSEAD. He has held positions in Ayala Corporation, AF Payments Inc., and JP Morgan Bank in New York. Aside from business, Urquijo was a player for the Philippines national rugby team. In 2019, he married Alexandra Suarez in Madrid, Spain.

Paloma Urquijo

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Branch of the Family Tree: Daughter of Beatriz Zobel de Ayala and Juan Urquijo Fernandez de Araoz, Granddaughter of Jaime Zobel de Ayala and Beatriz Miranda Zobel de Ayala

Following in her mother's passion for the Philippines, Paloma Urquijo has founded Piopio, a label that makes use of textiles by indigenous tribes around the country. In the first tourism estate of her family in El Nido, she's developed an artisan village in Palawan called Kalye Artisano.

Eduardo Zobel

Branch of the Family Tree: Son of Patrica Zobel de Ayala and Juan Enrique de Herrera Garcia-Moriyon, Grandson of Jaime Zobel de Ayala and Beatriz Miranda Zobel de Ayala

Like his mother Patricia Zobel, Eduardo Zobel is an adventurer. With his love of the arts and surfing, it only makes sense that he spends most of his time in Siargao. The freelance multimedia artist and designer is known for his large-scale murals and photography exhibits set in the outdoors.

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