Gil B. Genio

  • Biography

    Gil B. Genio, 63 years old, Filipino, was nominated for the first time as Independent Director of GT Capital in May 2022. Prior to his nomination with GT Capital, Mr. Genio worked as an executive for Globe Telecom and Ayala Corporation for a combined 24 years. He was Globe Telecom’s Chief Technology and Information Officer (CTIO) from November 2015 to April 2021, as well as its Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) from 2011 to April 2021. As CTIO, Mr. Genio led all functions related to product development and management, network, information technology, and information security. He drove the overall vision, development and execution of architecture and strategies, proactively responding to business and market demands. In addition, Mr. Genio’s CTIO responsibilities included the enterprise data analytics function and enterprise fraud risk management. As CSO, Mr. Genio led overall corporate strategy and business development efforts. He also performed other legal entity functions for Globe such as CEO of Globe Capital Venture Holdings, and Director at its strategic joint ventures, Global Telehealth, Inc., BellTel, ETPI, and others. He also became COO of Bayan Telecommunications (Bayantel) and Isla Communications (Islacom) as they were acquired, and before they were integrated into Globe. His executive roles in Globe prior to his CTIO appointment included: COO for Business and International Markets (2010-2015), Group Head for Business Customers (2003-2010), Head of Carrier Services (2002-2010), Group Head for the Residential and Business Fixed Network Group (2000-2003), and Chief Financial Officer (1997-2000). Mr. Genio was hired by Ayala Corporation in 1997 and was seconded to Globe Telecom. He retired from Ayala Corporation in 2018 and became a direct employee of Globe, finally retiring at the end of 2021. Before joining Ayala in 1997, Mr. Genio had spent more than 12 years with Citibank in the Philippines, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, and New York, with stints in financial control, risk management, product development, treasury audit, corporate audit and market risk review. Mr. Genio was an Independent Director at Insular Life Assurance Company from May 2018 to March 2022. Mr. Genio has previously served with a variety of industry associations. His past affiliations include: Vice Chairman (2012-2014) then Chairman (2014-2016) of the GSM Association Asia Pacific (GSMA AP); member (2012-2014) of the Advisory Board for Mobile World Capital Barcelona; member of the Board of Trustees of the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines or iBPAP (2011-2013 and 2015-2016). He had also served in the Advisory Boards of Globe’s technology partners Amdocs and Cloudera. Mr. Genio obtained a Master’s degree in Business Management, With Distinction, from the Asian Institute of Management in 1986. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of the Philippines in 1980.

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