About PCEV 

Board of Directors

Napoleon L. Nazareno, Chairman

Napoleon L. Nazareno was elected as president and CEO of PCEV on November 3, 2004, after serving as chairman of the Board since February 2003 and, prior to that, as president and CEO from November 1998 to January 2003.  He is concurrently the president and CEO of Smart and PLDT since January 2000 and February 2004, respectively. He also serves as chairman of the Board of Smart Broadband, Inc., Wolfpac Mobile, Inc., i-Contacts Corporation and Airborne Access, Inc., and as president and CEO of Connectivity Unlimited Resources, Inc., which are subsidiaries of Smart.  His other directorships include Meralco, Mabuhay Satellite Corporation where he is also chairman, president, and CEO, ACeS Philippines Cellular Satellite Corporation where he is also the president, PLDT Global Corporation, ePLDT, Inc., SPi Technologies, Inc., and SPi CRM, Inc.  He is also a non-executive director of First Pacific Company Limited.

Mr. Nazareno’s experience in business spans several countries in over 30 years and his exposure cuts across a broad range of industries, namely packaging, bottling, petrochemicals, real estate and, in the last decade, telecommunications and information technology.  In 1981, he started a successful career in the international firm Akerlund & Rausing, occupying senior management to top level positions and, in 1989, became the president and CEO of Akerlund & Rausing (Phils.) Inc. In August 1995, he moved on to Metro Pacific Corporation where he served as president and CEO until December 1999.   

In November 2004, Mr. Nazareno was appointed by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as private sector representative for the Public-Private Sector Task Force for the Development of Globally Competitive Philippine Service Industries. In February 2006, he became part of the Private Sector Advisory Board of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), under the Office of the President of the Philippines.  Mr. Nazareno is also a board member of GSM Association Worldwide since November 2004.  Since 2010, he has been a board director of the Wireless Applications Community (WAC), an international alliance of telecommunications companies.  

Mr. Nazareno also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Governors of Asian Institute of Management, Governor of the Management Association of the Philippines, member of the Council of Advisors of the DLSU – Graduate School of Business and Philippine-Thailand Business Council, among others. He was voted Corporate Executive Officer of the Year (Philippines) for three (3) consecutive years at the 2004, 2005, and 2006 Best Managed Companies and Corporate Governance Polls conducted by Asia Money.

Mr. Nazareno obtained his Master’s Degree in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management and completed the INSEAD Executive Program of the European Institute of Business Administration in Fountainbleu, France.

Orlando B. Vea, President and CEO

Orlando B. Vea is director and Chief Wireless Advisor of Smart since January 2008.  He is one of the founders of Smart and served as its president and CEO from February 1991 until December 1999.  He also currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of PLDT, and as a director and president of Primeworld Digital Systems, Inc. His other directorships include, among others, Connectivity Unlimited Resources Enterprises, Inc., Wolfpac Mobile, Inc., Smart Broadband, Inc., i-Contacts Corporation, Mobile Payment Solutions Pte. Ltd., Smart Money, Inc., Smart Hub, Inc., Digital Paradise, Inc., Netgames, Inc., Morphlabs, Inc., and Kalayaan College, Inc.  He was previously a director of Mediaquest Holdings, Inc. and Mediascape, Inc. 

Mr. Vea has received several awards including Most Outstanding UP Alumnus 2008 for Entrepreneurship and Employment Generation (Centennial Year), Outstanding Filipino Achiever in the field of Science and Technology, PhilDev USA Forum 2010; Outstanding IT Technology, GO NEGOSYO 2006 and Outstanding Balangeño (Balanga, Bataan) 2009.
Mr. Vea has over 15 years of exposure in the telecommunications industry and extensive experience in the wireless and media/content businesses. He graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics.

Anabelle L. Chua, Member

Anabelle L. Chua has been serving as chief financial officer of Smart since January 2006. She is concurrently the treasurer and senior vice president of PLDT since February 1999 and February 2002, respectively. She holds directorships in Smart, Wolfpac Mobile, Inc., Smart Broadband, Inc., Connectivity Unlimited Resources, Inc., Airborne Access Corporation, Smart Hub, Inc., and Chikka Holdings Limited, which are subsidiaries of Smart, and ePLDT Inc. and some of its subsidiaries. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the PLDT Beneficial Trust Fund created pursuant to the Benefit Plan of PLDT and PLDT-Smart Foundation, Inc.  

Prior to joining PLDT in 1998, Ms. Chua was vice president at Citibank, N.A. where she worked for 10 years in the areas of corporate finance, treasury, financial control, and credit risk management. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Accountancy.

Rolando G. Peña, Member

Rolando G. Peña is technology head for PLDT and Smart and is responsible for developing and overseeing the Technology Roadmap for the PLDT Group. He heads the evaluation, analysis, and execution of the accelerated network build-out program encompassing fixed, wireless, broadband and IT networks of PLDT and Smart to ensure the undisputed leadership in network capability, innovation, and customer experience. He is a director of Smart and its other subsidiaries including Smart Broadband, Inc. and i-Contacts Corporation where he is also the president, Wolfpac Mobile, Inc., Smart Money, Inc., Smart Money Holdings Corporation., PH Communications Holdings Corporation, Chikka Holdings Limited, Wireless Card, Inc., Smart Hub, Inc., Airborne Access Corporation,  Connectivity  Unlimited Resources, Inc. and Primeworld Digital Systems, Inc. He also holds directorships in Mabuhay Satellite Corporation, PLDT Clark Telecom, Inc., PLDT Subic Telecom, Inc., Bonifacio Communications Corporation, and E-Meralco Ventures, Inc. 

Mr. Peña has over 28 years of experience in telecommunication operations and was chosen as Electronics and Communications Engineer for the year 2000 by the Institute of Electronics and Communications Engineers of the Philippines. From 2008 to January 2011, he served as the Customer Service Assurance Group head of PLDT and Smart. From 1999 to 2007, he was the head of Network Services Division of Smart and prior to joining Smart in 1994, he was the first vice president in charge of Technical Operations of Digital Telecommunications Philippines, Inc. 

Mr. Peña obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila where he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Telecommunications. He is a fellow at the Telecommunications Management Institute of Canada (TEMIC) and has attended various telecommunications management courses in Hongkong, Japan, Sweden, Finland, Spain, and Germany.

Victor S. Chiongbian, Independent Director

Victor S. Chiongbian is chairman of the FAST Logistics Group of Companies (FASTCARGO Logistics Corporation, FAST Distribution Corporation, FAST Services Corporation, and FAST Auto World Philippines Corporation) engaged in the business of distribution, forwarding, warehousing, trucking, inland-sea-air freight, and car dealership.  He is also the chairman of Araw Shipping Agency, Inc., director of Radio Veritas, and a trustee of Cebu Caritas, Inc. He served as chairman of the Board of William, Gothong and Aboitiz, Inc. from 2000 until September 2002. 

Mr. Chiongbian completed his post-graduate studies at the Center for Research and Communications (now University of Asia and the Pacific) where he obtained his Master’s Degree in Business Economics.

Edward S. Go, Independent Director

Edward S. Go is the chairman of the Board of Directors of Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc., chairman of the Board of Trustees of ASA Philippines Foundation, Inc. and The Beneficial Trust   Fund created pursuant to the Benefit Plan of PLDT, and a trustee of Ateneo de Manila University. He is an independent director of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, ABC Development Corporation, Mediaquest Holdings, Inc., Mediascape, Inc., Filipino Fund, Inc., Union Galvasteel Corporation, Vicsal Investments Corporation, AB Capital Investments Corporation, and Anvaya Cove Golf and Sports Club.

Mr. Go has more than 40 years of experience in the banking business. He served as chairman and CEO of the United Coconut Planters Bank from February 2002 to August 2003 and as president and COO of AsianBank from September 1994 to February 2000.  He was the CEO of the Philippine Bank of Communications from 1974 to 1985, China Banking Corporation from 1985 to 1989, and the Philippine Banking Corporation from 1991 to 1994.

Mr. Go graduated magna cum laude from Ateneo de Manila University, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and took post graduate studies in the same university.

Ma. Lourdes C. Rausa-Chan, Member / Corporate Secretary

Ma. Lourdes C. Rausa-Chan has been serving as corporate secretary of PCEV since November 1998. She is also serves as the corporate secretary, senior vice president, head of the Corporate Affairs and Legal Services and chief governance officer of PLDT since November 1998, January 1999, and March 2008, respectively. She is also the corporate secretary of several subsidiaries of PLDT.  Prior to joining PLDT, she was the group vice president for Legal Affairs of Metro Pacific Corporation, and the corporate secretary of some of its subsidiaries. 

Ms. Rausa-Chan obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of the Philippines. 

Audit Committee

Edward S. Go, Chairman

Victor S. Chiongbian, Member

Napoleon L. Nazareno, Member


Governance and Nominations Committee

Victor S. Chiongbian, Chairman

Napoleon L. Nazareno, Member

Edward S. Go, Member


Officers

Aileen M. Malto, Controller

Aileen M. Malto has been serving as controller of PCEV since February 2003 and is concurrently the head for Financial Reporting Department of Smart. From June 1999 to September 2000, she held the position of senior manager of General Accounting Department of PCEV.

Ms. Malto obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, major in Accounting from Bicol University.

Alexander D. Arevalo, Treasurer

Alexander D. Arevalo is treasurer of PCEV since February 2003 and is concurrently a senior manager for Liability Management of Smart. From 1997 to 2000, he served as manager of the Treasury Department of PCEV.

Mr. Arevalo obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University.

Deborah Anne N. Tan, Corporate Information and Investor Relations Officer

Deborah Anne N. Tan is the Corporate Information and Investor Relations officer of PCEV. She heads Smart’s Investor Relations and Enterprise Risk Management and also serves as special assistant to the president of the PLDT Group. She was the Corporate Governance Compliance officer of PCEV from November 2002 until January 31, 2007. From April 1996 to July 2000, she held the position of senior manager of the Corporate Communications of PCEV. 

Ms. Tan obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Ateneo de Manila University and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines.

Ma. Lourdes C. Rausa-Chan, Corporate Secretary

Omar C. Taccad, Assistant Corporate Secretary

Omar C. Taccad is the assistant corporate secretary of PCEV since May 2006 and is the head of the Subsidiaries Services Division – Corporate Affairs and Legal Services of PLDT.  He also serves as corporate secretary/assistant corporate secretary of several subsidiaries of PLDT and ePLDT, Inc. Prior to joining PLDT in September 2000, he was a senior associate at the Ocampo and Manalo law firm.

Mr. Taccad obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from the Ateneo de Manila University.  

Elmer D. Nitura, Corporate Governance Compliance Officer

Elmer D. Nitura is the Corporate Governance Compliance officer of PCEV since February 2007 and is concurrently the head of the Corporate Governance Compliance Office of Smart. He is an associate member and director of the US-based Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA), representing Smart and the PLDT Group, and collaborates actively in the programs and advocacies of the Institute of Corporate Directors (Philippines), representing PCEV. 

Mr. Nitura is also currently an Accredited Voluntary Arbitrator of the Department of Labor and Employment-National Conciliation and Mediation Board/National Capital Region. Prior to joining Smart in August 2006, Mr. Nitura has had over 25 years of legal and corporate management practice. He was the senior partner of Nitura Malabanan Lagunilla Mendoza and Gaddi Law Offices, a consultant of Banco de Oro Universal Bank, and a resource person/lecturer on Anti-Money Laundering of the Southeast Asia Development Facility (Bangladesh), an IFC/WB-funded organization. 

Mr. Nitura was also formerly the head of Legal and Corporate Services of Negros Navigation Company, Inc. and first vice president and Legal and Corporate Information officer of First e-Bank Corporation (formerly PDCP Development Bank). He also served as the Group Legal manager of Metro Pacific Corporation and, at various times in his career, was a legal officer of Mead Johnson Phils., Inc./Bristol-Myers Phils., Inc., Hotel Development Corporation,  Philippine Ports Authority, and an associate attorney of the Ablan Santiago and Fornier Law Office.

Mr. Nitura obtained both his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Bachelor of Laws Degree from the Ateneo de Manila University.