Manuel V. Pangilinan
CEO and Managing Director, First Pacific Company Limited
Chairman, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation
Chairman, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
Chairman, Smart Communications, Incorporated
Chairman, Manila Electric Company (Meralco)
Manny V Pangilinan is the CEO and Managing Director of First Pacific Company Limited and the Chairman of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), Smart Communications, Incorporated, and Manila Electric Company (Meralco).
Born in the Philippines in July 1946, Mr Pangilinan graduated cum laude in 1966 from the Ateneo de Manila University, the Philippines, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He received his MBA degree in 1968 from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Procter & Gamble Fellow.
After graduating from Wharton, he worked in Manila for Philippine Investment Management Consultants Inc. (the PHINMA Group) and in Hong Kong with Bancom
International Limited and American Express Bank, and thereafter with First Pacific Company Limited.
Mr. Pangilinan also serves as Chairman of Beacon Electric Asset Holdings Incoprated, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, Landco Pacific Corporation, Medical Doctors Incorporated, Colinas Verdes Corporation (operating the Makati Medical Center and Cardinal Santos Medical Center, respectively), Davao Doctors Incorporated, Riverside Medical Center Incorporated in BacolodCity, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Asian Hospital, Incorporated, Maynilad Water Services Corporation (Maynilad), Mediaquest Incorporated, Associated Broadcasting Corporation (TV 5),Philex Mining Corporation, and Manila North Tollways Corporation.
Mr. Pangilinan has been awarded the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM) for International Finance (1983), the Presidential Pamana ng Pilipino Award by the Office of the President of the Philippines (1996), Best CEO in the Philippines by Institutional Investor (2004),CEO of the Year (Philippines) by Biz News Asia (2004), People of the Year by People Asia Magazine (2004) Distinguished World Class Businessman Award by the Association of Makati Industries, Inc. (2005), Man of the Year by BizNewsAsia (2005), and Management Man of the Year by the Management Association of the Philippines (2005). In May 2006, the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines awarded him the Order of Lakandula, rank of a Komandante in recognition of his contributions to the country. On December 2008,BizNewsAsia magazine awarded to Mr Pangilinan the Business Icon Gold Award “for having greatly contributed to the Philippine economy through achievements in business and society.” In February 2010, the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) named him the Sports Patron of the Year for his invaluable contributions to the Philippine Sports. In November 2010, Mr Pangilinan was chosen by the Asia CEO Awards as the Global Filipino Executive of the Year for 2010. In June 2012, FinanceAsia awarded Mr Pangilinan as the Philippines Best CEO for 2012.