“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 Emeritus
Mr. Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III was elected Chairman Emeritus on April 19, 2018. He 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.
Martin L. LopezChairman
Mr. Martin L. Lopez was elected Chairman of the Board on April 19, 2018. He served as Chief Technology Officer in ABS-CBN, where he was responsible for setting the Company’s strategic direction, and for ensuring operational excellence in matters related to technology encompassing both broadcast engineering and information technology. Prior to this, he was Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Meralco. He was also the President of e-Meralco Ventures, Inc. (eMVI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Meralco.
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.
Carlo L. KatigbakBoard Member, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Carlo L. Katigbak was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation effective January 1, 2016. He has 22 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 Sky Cable Corporation (Sky Cable) 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 Sky Cable as Managing Director.
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.
Federico R. LopezBoard Member
Mr. Federico R. Lopez has served as Director of the Company since 1999. Mr. Lopez is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH), First Gen Corporation (First Gen) and Energy Development Corporation (EDC). First Gen and EDC are 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, Inc. The OML Center is the result of the advocacy of the Lopez family for environmental protection and public service. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of World Wildlife Fund Philippines, Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation and the Forest Foundation Philippines. 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.
Manuel M. LopezBoard Member
Mr. Manuel M. Lopez was the Philippine Ambassador to Japan from December 2010 until June 2016. He was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Manila Electric Company 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.
Federico M. GarciaBoard Member
Mr. Federico M. Garcia is a Director of ABS-CBN 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. Mr. Garcia is a recipient of various Philippine broadcasting industry awards.
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.
Antonio Jose U. PeriquetBoard Member, Independent Director
Mr. Antonio Jose U. Periquet has been an independent director of ABS-CBN since April 2013. He is currently the 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.
Emmanuel S. de DiosBoard Member, Independent Director
Mr. Emmanuel S. 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 of the Board of Trustees of Pulse Asia Research, Inc. as of 2016.
2017-2018 MANAGEMENT TEAM
Katigbak, Carlo L.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Bartolome, Maria Rosario S.
Benitez, Jose Agustin Jr C.
Head, Integrated Sales
Choa, Kane Errol C.
Head, Integrated Corporate Communications
Gaerlan-Cruz, Marifel G.
Assistant Corporate Secretary
Labayen, Roberto G.
Head, Integrated Creative Communications Management
Lamasan, Olivia M.
Managing Director, ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc. (Star Cinema)
Laurena, Dino Jacinto M.
Head, Integrated Sports
Lim, Charles A.
Liquigan, Dennis Marco A.
Head, Star Music
Miranda, Raymund Martin T.
Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Risk Management Officer
Nepomuceno, Mario Carlo P.
Head, Corporate Services Group 1
Pineda, Luis Paolo M.
Head, Lifestyle Ecosystem and Concurrent Head, Business Development
Quiason, Enrique I.
Quiogue, Lina D.
Head, Retail and Licensing
Reyes, Ma. Regina E.
Head, Integrated News and Current Affairs
Sabado, Arsenio M.
Head, Human Resources and Organization Development
Tin, Vivian Y.
Head, Integrated Customer Business Development
Valdueza, Rolando P.
Head, Corporate Services Group 2 and Group Chief Finance Officer
Ventosa, Antonio S.
President & Chief Operating Officer, Sky Cable
Vidanes, Ma. Socorro V.
Chief Operating Officer, Broadcast
Villar, Fernando V.
Head, Integrated Marketing