Board of Directors
MANUEL V. PANGILINAN
% Shareholdings - 0.005%
73 years old and is a Filipino.
He was elected to the Board of Directors on 3 December 2013.
Mr. Pangilinan is the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, a member of the Executive Committee and the Chairman of the Compensation Committee.
Mr. Pangilinan has been awarded four (4) Honorary Doctorate degrees in Humanities (Honoris Causa). First to confer him was San Beda College in 2002; second was the Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro in 2007; then Holy Angel University in Pampanga in 2009; and the Far Eastern University in 2010. Mr. Pangilinan graduated Cum Laude from the Ateneo de Manila University, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and obtained his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
Mr. Pangilinan founded First Pacific Company Limited in 1981 and served as its Managing Director until 1999. He was appointed Executive Chairman until June 2003, when he was named CEO and Managing Director. Within the First Pacific Group, he holds the positions of President Commissioner of P. T. Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk, the largest food company in Indonesia. In the Philippines, Mr. Pangilinan is the Chairman and President & CEO of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT). He is also the Chairman of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco), Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, Maynilad Water Services Corporation (Maynilad), Mediaquest Incorporated, Associated Broadcasting Corporation (TV5), Philex Mining Corporation, Philex Petroleum Corporation, Manila North Tollways Corporation, Landco Pacific Corporation, Makati Medical Center, Cardinal Santos Medical Center, Davao Doctors Incorporated, Riverside Medical Center Incorporated in Bacolod City, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Asian Hospital Incorporated, Central Luzon Doctors’ Hospital, De Los Santos Medical Center, Metro Pacific Zamboanga Hospital Corporation, and Megaclinic.
Mr. Pangilinan has received numerous prestigious awards including Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM) Award for International Finance (1983), The Presidential Pamana ng Pilipino Award by the Office of the President of the Philippines (1996), Best CEO in the Philippines by the Institutional Investor (2004), CEO of the Year (Philippines) by Biz News Asia (2004), People of the Year by People Asia Magazine (2004), Distinguished World Class Businessman Award by the Association of Makati Industries, Inc. (2005), Management Man of the Year by the Management Association of the Philippines (2005), Order of Lakandula (Rank of Komandante) by the Office of the President of the Philippines (2006). He was voted as Corporate Executive Officer of the Year (Philippines) and Best Executive (Philippines) at the 2007 and 2008 Best-Managed Companies and Corporate Governance Polls conducted by Asia Money. Mr. Pangilinan also received the Best CEO award from Finance Asia Magazine (2012) and the Executive of the Year Award from the Philippine Sports Writers Association (PSA) (2014). In July 2015, Jaycees Philippines and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) conferred him the 2015 Ramon V. del Rosario (RVR) Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to nation-building and exemplary corporate citizenship.