Board of Directors
RAY C. ESPINOSA
% Shareholdings - 0.038%
63 years old and is a Filipino.
He was elected to the Board of Directors on 3 December 2013.
Atty. Espinosa finished his Bachelor of Laws degree at the Ateneo de Manila University, graduating Salutatorian, and his Master of Laws degree at the University of Michigan Law School. He took up Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medicine at the University of Santo Tomas. After finishing his Master of Laws degree, he worked as a foreign associate in Covington & Burling, the largest law firm in Washington, D.C., USA, from September 1987 to August 1988. Atty. Espinosa placed first in the Philippine Bar Examinations of 1982, and was a Fellow of the University of Michigan Law School’s Clyde Alton Dewitt Scholarship Foundation. He is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Philippine Bar Association, and Inter-Pacific Bar Association. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of LAWASIA Energy Section. Asia Law & Practice, Euromoney and The Asia Pacific Legal 500 named Atty. Espinosa as one of the leading capital market lawyers, and among the leading project finance lawyers, in the Philippines from 1996 to 2002.
Atty. Espinosa is an Associate Director of First Pacific Company Limited and serves as Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs, and Communications Bureau for the Philippines. He is a Director of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company; Head of its Regulatory Affairs and Policy; Member of the Technology Strategy Committee; Member of the CEO Council; and Vice Chairman of the PLDT Beneficial Trust Fund. Atty. Espinosa is also a Director at the Manila Electric Company, where he also serves as General Counsel and Chairman of the Finance Committee. He is a Director at Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, Voyager Innovations, Inc., Cignal TV, Inc. and Mediaquest Holdings, Inc.; and an Independent Director at Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company, and the Chairman of its Audit Committee.
Atty. Espinosa is the Chairman of Philstar Daily, Inc., and Businessworld Publishing, Inc. He is the Vice Chairman of First Agri Holdings, Inc. and First Coconut Manufacturing, Inc. Atty. Espinosa assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Meralco effective May 2019. He was the President and CEO of Mediaquest Holdings, Inc. and ABC Development Corporation (TV5), and ePLDT,Inc.; and the Vice Chairman of Philweb Corporation in previous years.
Prior to joining the PLDT Group in 2000, Atty. Espinosa was a law partner at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, the largest law firm in the Philippines, until June 2000 and was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He was a law lecturer at the Ateneo de Manila School of Law from 1983 to 1985 and in 1989.