Manuel V. Pangilinan

  • Biography

    Manuel V. Pangilinan, 76 years old, Filipino, graduated cum laude from the Ateneo de Manila. University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He received his MBA degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In Manila, he worked for Philippine Investment Management Consultants Inc. (PHINMA) in the Philippines, and in Hong Kong with Bancom International Limited and American Express Bank. Thereafter he founded First Pacific in May 1981. Mr. Pangilinan served as Managing Director of First Pacific since its founding in 1981 until 1999. He was appointed Executive Chairman until June 2003, after which he was named Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Pangilinan holds the positions of President Commissioner of PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk in Indonesia. In the Philippines, Mr. Pangilinan is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, the Chairman of PLDT Inc., Smart Communications, Inc., PLDT Communications and Energy Ventures, Inc., Manila Electric Company (Meralco), Global Business Power Corporation, Maynilad Water Services, Inc., Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, NLEX Corporation, Philex Mining Corporation, PXP Energy Corporation, Landco Pacific Corporation, Medical Doctors, Inc. (Makati Medical Center), Colinas Verdes Corporation (Cardinal Santos Medical Center), Mediaquest Holdings, Inc. and Associated Broadcasting Corporation (TV 5), and the Vice Chairman of Roxas Holdings, Inc. In recognition of Mr. Pangilinan’s contributions to the country, the Philippine Air Force awarded him the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (Res) in a promotion list approved by the Philippine President in July 2021. In 2010, the Office of the President of the Philippines awarded Mr. Pangilinan the Order of Lakandula with the rank of Bayani. Mr. Pangilinan was awarded the First Honorary Doctorate Degree in Management by the Asian Institute of Management in 2016, Honorary Doctorate in Science by Far Eastern University in 2010, in Humanities by Holy Angel University in 2008, by Xavier University in 2007 and by San Beda College in 2002 in the Philippines. He was formerly Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ateneo de Manila University and was a member of the Board of Overseers of the Wharton School. In civic duties, Mr. Pangilinan sits as Chairman of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), PLDT-Smart Foundation Inc., One Meralco Foundation Inc., and Co-Chairman of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), and is a Director of the Philippine Business for Education (PBED). He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of San Beda College and Co-Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute and the U.S.–Philippine Society. In sports, Mr. Pangilinan is Chairman of the MVP Sports Foundation, Inc. and Chairman Emeritus of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.

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