OUR PEOPLE

Board of Directors

Salvador B. Zamora II

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Salvador “Buddy” Zamora II is a renowned Philippine industry player. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tranzen Group Inc., a wholly owned Filipino holding company engaged in renewable energy generation, agro industries, and resort development.
Buddy was educated in the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines and in New York University, USA where he received his Masters’ in Business Administration.

Mr. Zamora carved a name in the Philippine mining industry in the 1970’s by establishing Nickel Asia Corporation, the largest lateritic nickel ore producer in the Philippines and one of the largest in the world. Mr. Zamora was the former president of Nickel Asia Corporation’s operational sites: Hinatuan Mining Corporation, Taganito Mining Corporation and Cagdianao Mining Corporation. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Zamora served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nickel Asia Corporation.

In 2008, Mr. Zamora formed Tranzen Group Inc. with a vision to become a leading diversified conglomerate in the country. Tranzen Group along with Carbon Assets Fund of Cayman Island built the Philippines’ first methane production plant in Rizal. Also in Tranzen Group’s pipeline are significant projects in hydro power generation and mining interest in Dinagat Island.

Mr. Zamora is also the Chairman of the following companies Philippine Phosphate Fertilizer Corporation, Bacavalley Energy, Inc., One Pacstar Realty Corporation, Two Pactstar Realty Corporation, Agusan Power Corporation, Philphos Trading Inc., Lear Aero Ltd., Inc., Libjo Mining Corporation, and Lake Mainit Hydro Holdings Corporation.

James G. Velasquez

Director

Mr. Velasquez was a Senior Executive for IBM Global Technology Services, Asia Pacific with 30 years experience in running several business units in the Philippines, ASEAN and in Asia Pacific focusing on P&L, IT business management, Operations, IT Infrastructure Management and Regional Sales. He was previously the President and Country General Manager for IBM Philippines where he was responsible for the overall IBM business operations and led both domestic and global delivery growth.

He previously served as Chairman of IBM Philippines and associated IBM subsidiaries, Board of Trustee of the PBSP, Board Member of the Management Association of the Philippines, Director of Asia Pacific College and Board Trustee of UST Engineering Alumni Association.
He is currently a board member of Disaster Recovery Institute of the Philippines.

He was a recipient of the following recognition: UST Engineering Centennial Award for Industry Leadership, UST’s The Outstanding Alumni Award for Business Management and Letran Alumni Award for Industry. He also received the CEO EXCel Awards in 2011 in addition to garnering various recognition for IBM in the Philippines in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility, Marketing Excellence, HR and ICT.

Miguel Marco A. Bitanga

Director

Mr. Bitanga received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies Cum Laude from Ateneo de Manila University and a Master’s in Business Administration from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He previously held the following positions: Managing Director of Benisons Shopping Center, Corporate Information Officer of MRC Allied, Inc. and Business Director of Flux Design Labs.

He was previously a Director of Mano Amiga Academy, a non-profit organization that provides free education to children in need and employment to their mothers.

He previously served as a Director, Treasurer and Chief Operations Officer of the Company from August 2017 until September 2018.

Salvador T. Zamora III

Director

Mr. Zamora Ill is currently connected with the following corporations either as Director, Treasurer or Corporate Secretary: Libjo Mining Corporation, lsarog Renewable Energy Corporation, SkytacticAero Philippines, Inc., Bacavalley Energy, Inc., La Costa Development Corporation, Inc., Lear Aero Ltd., Inc., Philippine Phosphate Fertilizer Corporation, Tranzen Group, Inc. and 5G Security Inc.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Business from University of New Haven (Connecticut) and MM Music Technology from New York University.

Serafin C. Ledesma, Jr.

Independent Director

Mr. Ledesma is from Davao City. He was a former Station Manager, News Director and Program Director of various radio stations and news agencies in Mindanao. He was a Branch Manager of Telefast Communications from 1976-1978. He was also an Area Manager of Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corporation from 1978-1982 and later on, the company’s Vice-President for Mindanao from 1982-2001. From 1986-2001, he was a Co-Chairman of the Technical Working Group for the Interconnection of Telecommunications Network in Mindanao.
He also served as a Director of Davao City Water District from 2014-2016 and is currently a columnist and opinion writer, respectively, of Sun Star Davao and Philippine News Agency.

Mr. Ledesma is likewise active various civic organizations being the former President of the following organizations: Davao Integrated Press Club (1974-1977), Media Dabaw (1978-1980) and Rotary Club of Davao (1997-1998)
Mr. Ledesma received his B.S. in Natural Science from the Mindanao Colleges (now University of Mindanao) in 1964

Roberto B. Ortiz

Independent Director

Mr. Ortiz worked for Price Waterhouse (now Price Waterhouse Coopers) from 1987-1994. He was the former Vice-President for Finance of Consolidated Industrial Gases Inc. from 1994-2003. From 2003-2009, Mr. Ortiz was the Chief Finance Officer of All Asian Countertrade Inc. and its subsidiaries: Sweet Crystals Integrated Sugar Mill Corporation and Basecom Inc.

Since 2010, he is a Director and Chief Financial Officer of Total Nutrition Corporation.

Mr. Ortiz received his B.S. in Management Engineering from Ateneo de Manila University in 1973.

Bienvenido S. Santos

Independent Director

Mr. Santos received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Engineering from Ateneo de Manila University. He is the Chairman of several corporations including, among others, BC Net, Asian Carmakers Corporation, GND Holdings, Beebeelee. He is also the Vice-Chairman of Sta. Rosa Motor Works, Inc., Eurobrands Distributor Inc., Columbian Motors Corporation, Columbian Manufacturing Corporation, and Subic Air, Inc. Mr. Santos is also a Director and President of several corporations operating different businesses in the Philippines.

Management Team

James G. Velasquez

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Velasquez was a Senior Executive for IBM Global Technology Services, Asia Pacific with 30 years experience in running several business units in the Philippines, ASEAN and in Asia Pacific focusing on P&L, IT business management, Operations, IT Infrastructure Management and Regional Sales. He was previously the President and Country General Manager for IBM Philippines where he was responsible for the overall IBM business operations and led both domestic and global delivery growth.

He previously served as Chairman of IBM Philippines and associated IBM subsidiaries, Board of Trustee of the PBSP, Board Member of the Management Association of the Philippines, Director of Asia Pacific College and Board Trustee of UST Engineering Alumni Association.
He is currently a board member of Disaster Recovery Institute of the Philippines.

He was a recipient of the following recognition: UST Engineering Centennial Award for Industry Leadership, UST’s The Outstanding Alumni Award for Business Management and Letran Alumni Award for Industry. He also received the CEO EXCel Awards in 2011 in addition to garnering various recognition for IBM in the Philippines in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility, Marketing Excellence, HR and ICT.

Miguel Marco A. Bitanga

Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer

Mr. Bitanga received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies Cum Laude from Ateneo de Manila University and a Master’s in Business Administration from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He previously held the following positions: Managing Director of Benisons Shopping Center, Corporate Information Officer of MRC Allied, Inc. and Business Director of Flux Design Labs.

He was previously a Director of Mano Amiga Academy, a non-profit organization that provides free education to children in need and employment to their mothers.

He previously served as a Director, Treasurer and Chief Operations Officer of the Company from August 2017 until September 2018.

Angelo Miguel R. Isip

Chief Finance Officer

Mr. Isip joined PT&T in 2018 as the Financial Controller. He has extensive experience in financial planning and analysis, financial reporting and analytics, strategic planning, corporate governance and, financial risk management.

Prior to joining PT&T, Mr. Isip served as a Finance Business Partner for the Lending Business of Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc. (Mynt); he was promoted shortly after to the position of Financial Controller. He also served as Senior Financial Services Risk Advisory Associate in SGV & Co./EY Philippines.

He graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Accountancy and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Concepcion D.S. Roxas

Chief People and Culture Officer

Ms. Roxas is an experienced human resource practitioner. She was employed by companies in various capacities in the field of human resources: Supervisor, Manager, Recruitment Manager, Senior Manager, Consultant, Senior Consultant and HR Director.

In the field of telecommunications, she worked for Smart Communications, Inc. from 1994-2005 where she held the following positions: Recruitment Consultant, Recruitment Manager and Senior Manager. After leaving Smart Communications, Inc. she returned to said company last 2015 as its Senior HR Consultant for Organizational Development. Before joining PT&T, Recie was the HR Director of Conduit Global.
Ms. Roxas is a graduate of University of Santo Tomas where she received her B.S. in Psychology.

Patrick Vincent G. Peña

GM, Fixed Broadband

Mr. Peña’s experience in the telecommunications industry started in 1996 when he worked for Smart Communications, Inc. His work focused primarily on sales and marketing.

From 2000-2006, he was the Vice-President for Sales and Marketing for Meridian Telekoms Inc., spending the last two years from 2004-2006 establishing Meridian’s Broadband Wireless Product for the PLOT Group.

In 2007 he was named as the Vice-President and later, the Senior Vice-President, for Postpaid, Broadband, New Business and Marketing Services of Digitel Mobile Phils., Inc. (Sun Cellular).

Mr. Peña received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Philippines, Diliman.

Ella Mae Ortega

GM, IT Services

Ms. Ortega graduated Cum Laude at the University of the Philippines Diliman with a Bachelor ‘s Degree in Business Administration. She is a Senior Executive with over 22 years of leadership experience in multinational businesses in the Information Technology and Services Industry. She started her career in IBM Philippines and developed her career as a Sales Professional and eventually a Sales Manager for 14 years. She gained her experience, knowledge and skills in sales management, route to market management, customer relationship management, marketing, business and sales operations by running several business units in the Philippines and in ASEAN. Her last position in IBM was as the Territory Manager for Large Enterprise Accounts managing client relationships across the banking, manufacturing, insurance, retail and distribution industry.

After her 14-year career in IBM, she served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Fritz & Macziol Asia, Inc.
– an IT Systems Integrator based in Germany. She led a team of client executives, solution architects, sales operations and marketing associates.

Jeffrey E. Julian

Vice President, Network Engineering and Operations

Mr. Julian has 21-years of experience in telecommunications industry having worked in various capacities in different telecommunications companies in the Philippines and abroad. His prior experience includes stints as Senior Project Manager, Senior Consultant, Project Director and National Project Head in various telecommunications projects with Nextel, Sun Cellular, Huawei, Ericsson and Fiber Home.

Mr. Julian received his B.S. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila.

Juanita C. Rimando

Vice President, Carrier and Wholesale Business

Nitz is a graduate of Polytechnic University of the Philippines (Sta. Mesa) where she completed a Bachelor in Office Administration (BOA) degree. She also completed a Six Sigma Greenbelt Course in Motorola University in Malaysia and Master’s Degree in Development Management in Asian Institute of Management in Makati City.

Nitz has 29 years of sales and executive work experience in the field of information and communications technology. Before joining PT&T, Nitz was the Vice President for Business and Operations in Source Telecoms. She also worked at Wificity as Vice President for Business Development, Comclark Network & Technology Corporation as Division Head for Sales, Bayan Telecommunications, Inc. where she held various sales positions the last of which was Head for Corporate Key Accounts and in Eastern Telecommunications, Inc.

She was formerly a Board of Director of Philippine Electronics and Telecommunications Federation (PETEF) and is currently a member of the Board of Director of Philippine Information and Communications Technology Organization (PICTO).

Kenneth Joey H. Maceren

Corporate Secretary

Mr. Maceren is a lawyer with litigation and corporate practice. For his litigation practice, he handles criminal, civil and labor cases. His corporate practice includes incorporation, business organization restructuring and corporate housekeeping. Before joining PT&T, he previously worked for two publicly listed companies: as Legal Counsel of Megawide Construction Corporation and Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary of MRC Allied, Inc. He also worked in a Makati based law firm immediately after passing the Bar Examinations.

He is a 2006 graduate of San Beda University’s College of Law (Mendiola, Manila) and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2007.

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