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Board of Directors

Salvador B. Zamora II

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Salvador “Buddy” Zamora II has been the Chairman of PT&T since August of 2017. He is a renowned industry player throughout the country. He is also 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.

He carved a name for himself 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. He was the former President of Nickel Asia Corporation’s operational sites: Hinatuan Mining Corporation, Taganito Mining Corporation and Cagdianao Mining Corporation. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nickel Asia Corporation from 2006 to 2009.

Buddy formed Tranzen Group Inc. in 2008 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.

He is also the Chairman of 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.

Buddy graduated from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines and received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from New York University in the USA.

James G. Velasquez

Director

Mr. Velasquez has been a Director of PT&T since March of 2018 and has served as its President since June of the same year. 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 of IBM Philippines where he was responsible for the overall IBM business operations and led the company to both domestic and global delivery growth.

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

He was a recipient of the following recognitions: 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 recognitions for IBM in the Philippines in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility, Marketing Excellence, HR, and ICT.

Miguel Marco A. Bitanga

Director

Mr. Bitanga was a Director of PT&T from August of 2017 to September of 2018 and from June of 2019 to the present. 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 also sat on the Junior Advisory Board of Mano Amiga Academy, a non-profit organization that provides free education to children in need and employment to their mothers.

Mr. Bitanga graduated Cum Laude from Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. He received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.

Salvador T. Zamora III

Director

Mr. Zamora III has been a Director of PT&T since August of 2017. He is also 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 Degree in Music Business from University of New Haven (Connecticut) and MM Music Technology from New York University.

Ma. Cristina Z. Borra

Director

Ms. Borra has been a Director of PT&T since September of 2020. Ms. Borra’s work experience spans 24 years. She started her career in 1996 as a part-time Executive Assistant at Hinatuan International Inc. In 1998, she conducted research on both local and international political issues and institutional policies for the Zamora Research Group. She started teaching Literature classes in 2000 for freshmen, sophomore, and graduate students at the University of Asia & the Pacific (UA&P). Deepening her career in teaching, she moved to Manresa School in 2015 as a full-time English Teacher. Most recently, Ms. Borra taught a fully online class for the Junior Academic Assistance Program of UA&P under Wordprime Reading Lab where she guided students in writing academic essays.

Ms. Borra received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Humanities from the Center for Research and Communication – College of Arts and Sciences (CRC-CAS), now known as University of Asia & the Pacific. She took her Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies under the Draper Program of New York University.

Serafin C. Ledesma, Jr.

Independent Director

Mr. Ledesma has served as an Independent Director of PT&T since July of 2018. He 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 also a Branch Manager of Telefast Communications from 1976-1978. He served as 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 of Sun Star Davao and Philippine News Agency, respectively. Mr. Ledesma is likewise active with various civic organizations. He is 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 Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Science from the Mindanao Colleges (now University of Mindanao).

Roberto B. Ortiz

Independent Director

Mr. Ortiz has served as an Independent Director for PT&T since July of 2018. Prior to this, he 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. Mr. Ortiz was also the Chief Finance Officer of All Asian Countertrade Inc. and its subsidiaries: Sweet Crystals Integrated Sugar Mill Corporation and Basecom Inc. from 2003-2009. He has also been serving as Director and Chief Financial Officer of Total Nutrition Corporation since 2010.

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

Bienvenido S. Santos

Independent Director

Mr. Santos has been an Independent Director of PT&T since June of 2019. He is the Chairman of several corporations including, BC Net, Asian Carmakers Corporation, GND Holdings, and 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. He is also a Director and President of several other Corporations operating different businesses in the Philippines.

Mr. Santos received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Engineering from Ateneo de Manila University.

Carlos Andres V. Reyes

Independent Director

Mr. Reyes has been an Independent Director of PT&T since September of 2020. He is currently the Assistant Vice President for Metro Manila Sales of Bluefire LPG Marketing.

Mr. Reyes received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration Major in Marketing Management from De La Salle College of Saint Benilde.

Management Team

James G. Velasquez

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Velasquez has been a Director of PT&T since March of 2018 and has served as its President since June of the same year. 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 of IBM Philippines where he was responsible for the overall IBM business operations and led the company to both domestic and global delivery growth.

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

He was a recipient of the following recognitions: 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 recognitions 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 was a Director of PT&T from August of 2017 to September of 2018 and from June of 2019 to the present. 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 also sat on the Junior Advisory Board of Mano Amiga Academy, a non-profit organization that provides free education to children in need and employment to their mothers.

Mr. Bitanga graduated Cum Laude from Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. He received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.

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 a Senior Financial Services Risk Advisory Associate in SGV & Co./EY Philippines.

He graduated Cum Laude from University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Accountancy. He 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 in 2005, she returned to Smart Communications, Inc. in 2015 as its Senior HR Consultant for Organizational Development. Before joining PT&T, Ms. Roxas was the HR Director of Conduit Global.

She is a graduate of University of Santo Tomas where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree 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 PLDT 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 Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from University of the Philippines – Diliman.

Ella Mae Ortega

GM, IT Services

Ms. Ortega 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 the ASEAN. Her last position in IBM Philippines was Territory Manager for Large Enterprise Accounts managing client relationships across the banking, manufacturing, insurance, and retail and distribution industry.

After her 14-year career in IBM Philippines, she served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Fritz & Macziol Asia, Inc. which is an IT Systems Integrator based in Germany. She led a team of client executives, solution architects, sales operations, and marketing associates. Prior to joining PT&T, she also served as the Country Manager for Teradata Philippines from 2014-2018.

Ms. Ortega graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor ‘s Degree in Business Administration at University of the Philippines – Diliman.

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 Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from University of Santo Tomas.

Juanita C. Rimando

Vice President, Carrier and Wholesale Business

Ms. Rimando has 29 years of sales and executive work experience in the field of information and communications technology. Before joining PT&T, she 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, where 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).

She is a graduate of Polytechnic University of the Philippines where she completed a Bachelor in Office Administration 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.

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 graduated from San Beda University with a College of Law Degree and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2007.

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