“ABS-CBN always has been and always will be ‘in the service of the Filipino’.” These words by the late Eugenio “Kapitan” Lopez Jr., Chairman Emeritus of the Company, serve as the guiding principle for the leadership of the organization.
And with their unwavering commitment to serve the people, and relentless pursuit for excellence, our leaders are poised to bring ABS-CBN to greater heights.
EUGENIO LOPEZ IIIChairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III became a Director of the company in 1992 and was elected Chairman of the Board in 1997. Aside from leading ABS-CBN, Mr. Lopez III also serves as Vice Chairman of Lopez Holdings Corporation. He is also a Director of First Gen Corporation, First Philippine Holdings, and Sky Vision Corporation. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Bowdoin College in 1974 in Brunswick, Maine and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School in 1980 in Boston Massachusetts.
Mr. Augusto Almeda Lopez became a Director in 1988 and has served as Vice Chairman since 1989. He also serves as Director of the First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPHC), First Philippine Industrial Corporation (FPIC), and ADTEL Inc. He is the Board Chairman of his family's company, ACRIS Corporation. He is an Alumnus of De La Salle College, Ateneo de Manila, and the University of the Philippines College of Law Class 1952. He has attended several Business Seminars including the Advance Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1969.
Carlo L. KatigbakBoard Member, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Katigbak was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation effective January 1, 2016. He has 21 years of experience in business, spanning financial management, business operations, corporate planning, and general management. He began his career as a financial analyst with First Pacific Capital Corporation in 1992. Joining SKYcable in 1994 as a Corporate Finance Manager, he eventually held various positions in Corporate Planning, Provincial Operations, and Finance. In 1998, he served as the first Managing Director of Pilipino Cable Corporation. He was appointed Managing Director of ABS-CBN Interactive the following year, and led the company’s pioneering efforts in various digital services such as mobile downloads, interactive television, online advertising, and online video-on-demand. In 2005, he returned to SKYcable as Managing Director. Mr. Katigbak holds a degree in Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering from the Ateneo De Manila University, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2009.
Oscar M. LopezBoard Member
Mr. Oscar M. Lopez has served as a Director of ABS-CBN since 1966. He also serves as Chairman Emeritus to First Philippine Holdings Corp. , Lopez Holdings Corporation, First Gen Corporation, Energy Development Corp., Rockwell Land Corp., First Philippine Industrial Park, among others. He was Management Association of the Philippines' Management Man of the Year 2000. He was the first Filipino businessman to be awarded the most prestigious Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2005. He was a recipient of The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Award in the field of Business for the year 2009. Mr. Lopez has a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Littauer School of Public Administration at the Harvard University (1955), where he also earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in 1951.
Federico R. LopezBoard Member
Mr. Federico Lopez has served as Director of the Company since 1999. Mr. Lopez is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH). He is also Chairman and CEO of First Gen Corporation and Energy Development Corporation, publicly listed power generation companies that are into clean and indigenous energy and are part of the FPH portfolio. He is currently the Vice Chairman of Rockwell Land Corporation. An advocate of the environment, Mr. Lopez is the Chairman of the Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation (The OML Center) and the Sikat Solar Challenge Foundation. The OML Center is the result of the twin advocacy of the Lopez family for environmental protection and public service. He is also on the Trustees Board of World Wildlife Fund Philippines, Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation and the Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation. Mr. Lopez is a member of the World Presidents Organization, Asia Business Council, ASEAN Business Club, New York Philharmonic International Advisory Board, Management Association of the Philippines, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines and Makati Business Club. Mr. Lopez graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, major in Economics and International Relations (cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. in 1983.
Manuel M. LopezBoard Member
Mr. Lopez was the Philippine Ambassador to Japan from December 2010 until June 2016. He was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Meralco from July 2001 to June 2010. He is concurrently the Chairman and CEO of Lopez Holdings Corporation and is the Chairman of Bayan Telecommunications Holdings Corp., Rockwell Land Corporation, and Rockwell Leisure Club. He is also the Vice Chairman of First Philippine Holdings Corporation and Lopez, Inc., President of Eugenio Lopez Foundation, Inc. and a Director at Meralco, Sky Cable Corporation, Sky Vision Corporation, First Philippine Realty Corp. and Lopez Group Foundation, Inc. Mr. Lopez is a holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and attended the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School. On September 2016, he attended the Corporate Governance Seminar conducted by the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Federico M. GarciaBoard Member
Mr. Garcia is a Board of Director of ABS-CBN Corporation and consultant for radio and television broadcasting from January 2006 to present. Mr. Garcia is currently the Chairman of Programming Committee and a member of Compensation Committee for the Chairman and CEO and Risk Management Committee. Mr. Garcia was the President of ABS-CBN from 1997 to 2003. Prior to his appointment as President, Mr. Garcia was Executive Vice President and General Manager of ABS-CBN from 1987 to 1998. He also worked as a TV Sales Executive with ABS-CBN in 1966 until Martial Law. Before rejoining the Company in 1987, he was Executive Vice President of GMA Network, managing its marketing and programming activities. He attended the College of Business Administration at the University of the Philippines. Mr. Garcia is a recipient of various Philippine broadcasting industry awards.
Martin L. LopezBoard Member, Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Lopez is a member of the Board and the Chief Technology Officer of the Company. He is responsible for setting the Company’s strategic direction, and for ensuring operational excellence in matters related to technology encompassing both engineering and information technology. Prior to joining ABS-CBN, he was the Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Manila Electric Company (MERALCO), where he managed all ICT related assets of the Company covering all its computer, information system and telecommunication related resources. He was also the President and CEO of e-MERALCO Ventures, Inc. (eMVI), wholly owned subsidiary of MERALCO engaged in the Telecommunications and Broadband business. He is a graduate of Menlo College in California with a degree in Business Administration. He completed the Executive MBA Program from the Asian Institute of Management.
Salvador G. TironaBoard Member
Mr. Salvador G. Tirona has served as a Director of the Company since 2010. He is the President and Chief Operating Officer and concurrently, Chief Finance Officer of Lopez Holdings Corporation. He initially joined Lopez Holdings Corporation as its Chief Finance Officer in September 2005 and held this position until his appointment to his current position in 2010. He was formerly a Director and the Chief Finance Officer of Bayan Telecommunications, Inc. He joined the Lopez Group in 2003 as the Chief Finance Officer of Maynilad Water Services, Inc. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the same university.
Antonio Jose U. PeriquetBoard Member, Independent Director
AMr. Antonio Jose U. Periquet has been an independent director of ABS-CBN since April 2013. He is currently chairman of the Campden Hill Group Inc. (since August 2011), Pacific Main Properties & Holdings, Inc. (since December 1999), BPI Asset Management & Trust Corporation (since February 2017) and also serves as an independent director on the boards of Ayala Corporation (September 2010), Albizia ASEAN Tenggara Fund (July 2015), Bank of the Philippine Islands (April 2012), BPI Capital (May 2010), BPI Family Savings Bank (May 2012), DMCI Holdings (August 2010), the Max's Group of Companies (February 2014) and the Philippine Seven Corporation (July 2010). Mr. Periquet is a Trustee of the Lyceum of the Philippines University and is a member of the Dean's Global Advisory Board of the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. He is a graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University (AB Economics) and holds an MSc in Economics from Oxford University and an MBA from the University of Virginia.
Emmanuel S. de DiosBoard Member, Independent Director
Mr. de Dios has been a Professor of Economics at the University of the Philippines School of Economics since 1989. He is also the President of Human Development Network (Philippines) since July 2012. He was the Dean of the University of the Philippines School of Economics from 2007 to 2010. He was a member of the Board of Advisers to the Board of Directors of the Corporation from 2011 until his election as an Independent Director in 2013. He became chair the Board of Trustees of Pulse Asia Research, Inc. as of 2016. He received his AB Economics degree from the Ateneo de Manila University cum laude in 1978 and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of the Philippines in 1987. He pursued post-doctoral studies at the Universität Konstanz in Germany from 1987 to 1988 and is the author or editor of various books, monographs, articles and reviews in economics.
ABS-CBN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
CARLO L. KATIGBAK
PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER, PRESIDENT OF ABS-CBN UNIVERSITY & EXECUTIVE ADVISER TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
MA. ROSARIO BARTOLOME
JOSE AUGUSTIN C. BENITEZ, JR.
HEAD, INTEGRATED SALES
PHILIP LAMBERTO BERBA
HEAD, HUMAN RESOURCES & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
KANE ERROL CHOA
HEAD, INTEGRATED CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
CARMELA DEL MUNDO
OIC, INTERNAL AUDIT
HIGINO DUNGO JR.
HEAD, INTEGRATED PUBLIC SERVICE
LAURENTI M. DYOGI
HEAD, ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION
RICHMOND EZER O. ESCOLAR
HEAD, CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT
HEAD, INTEGRATED CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT
HEAD, INTEGRATED SPORTS
MARTIN L. LOPEZ
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
RAFAEL L. LOPEZ
CHIEF OPERATIING OFFICER, ABS-CBN GLOBAL
RAYMUND MARTIN T. MIRANDA
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER & CHIEF RISK MANAGEMENT OFFICER
MARIO CARLO P. NEPOMUCENO
HEAD, CORPORATE SERVICES GROUP 1
HEAD, ABS-CBN UNIVERSITY
LUIS PAOLO M. PINEDA
HEAD, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
HEAD, CORPORATE LEGAL AFFAIRS
HEAD, REATAIL & LICENSING
HEAD, INTEGRATED ACQUISITION & INTERNATIONAL SALES DISTRIBUTION
MA. REGINA REYES
HEAD, INTEGRATED NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS
MA. LOURDES SANTOS
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, STAR CREATIVES
VIVIAN Y. TIN
HEAD, INTEGRATED CUSTOMER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
ELAINE E. UY
OIC, DIGITAL MEDIA DIVISION
ROLANDO P. VALDUEZA
HEAD, CORPORATE SERVICES GROUP 2 & GROUP CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, SKYCABLE
MA. SOCORRO VIDANES
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, BROADCAST
HEAD, INTEGRATED MARKETING
HEAD, CREATIVE PROGRAMS INCORPORATED