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Manuel V. Pangilinan

  • Biography

    Manuel V. Pangilinan, 74, sits at the helm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation as its Chairman and President.

    In 1981, he founded First Pacific in the Philippines—from which MPIC traces its roots—and currently serves as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

    Mr. Pangilinan holds the following positions within the MVP Group: President and CEO of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company and Smart Communications Incorporated. He also serves as Chairman, Vice Chairman, or Board Director at: Manila Electric Company, Maynilad Water Services Corporation, Mediaquest Incorporated, Associated Broadcasting Corporation, Philex Mining Corporation, Philex Petroleum Corporation, Manila North Tollways Corporation, Landco Pacific Corporation, Medical Doctors Incorporated, Colinas Verdes Hospital Managers Corporation, Davao Doctors Incorporated, Riverside Medical Center Incorporated in Bacolod, East Manila Hospital Managers Corporation, Asian Hospital Incorporated, Central Luzon Doctors’ Hospital in Tarlac, De Los Santos Medical Center, Metro Pacific Zamboanga Hospital Corporation, and The Megaclinic Incorporated. In 2012, he was appointed as Vice Chairman of Roxas Holdings Incorporated which owns and operates the largest sugar milling operations in the Philippines.

    He is the incumbent Chairman of the Board of Trustees of San Beda College. He is also the Chairman of the Philippine Disaster Resiliency Foundation, Incorporated (PDRF) and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP). He Co-Chairs the US-Philippines Business Society as well. Being a sports patron, he was named Chairman Emeritus of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas and Chairman of the Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines.

    Mr. Pangilinan finished his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Ateneo de Manila University where he graduated cum laude. He pursued his Master of Business Administration in the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce as a Procter & Gamble Fellow.

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