Felipe L. Gozon
Felipe L. Gozon, Filipino, 82 years old, is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of GMA Holdings, Inc. and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GMA Network, Inc.
Atty. Gozon is a Senior Partner at the Law Firm of Belo Gozon Elma Parel Asuncion & Lucila. He is also the Chairman of the Board/President/CEO of various companies including GMA Ventures, Inc., Citynet Network Marketing & Productions, Inc., RGMA Network, Inc., Alta Productions Group, Inc., GMA New Media, Inc., Media Merge Corporation, Digify, Inc., RGMA Marketing & Productions, Inc., Philippine Entertainment Portal, Inc., Script2010, Inc., GMA Ventures, Inc., FLG Management and Development Corporation, Gozon Development Corporation, Vista Montana Realty Development, Inc., Mont-Aire Realty and Development Corporation, BGE Holdings, Inc., Kenobe, Inc., Jeata Holdings and Management, Inc., Vitezon, Inc., Palawan Power Generation, Inc., Catanduanes Power Generation, Inc., Sycamore International Shipping Corp., Lex Realty, Inc., Justitia Realty & Management Corp., Gozon Foundation, Inc., GMA Kapuso Foundation, Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko Foundation, Inc., and The Potter and Clay Christian School Foundation, Inc.
He is also a Director of GMA Network Films, Inc., Antipolo Agri-Business & Land Development Corp., and the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands. He is a Trustee of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship Foundation, Inc., the Environmental Heroes Foundation, Inc., and the Akademyang Filipino.
Atty. Gozon is a recipient of many awards for his achievements in law, media, public service, and business, including the prestigious Chief Justice Special Award given by the Chief Justice of the Philippines (1991), Presidential Award of Merit given by the Philippine Bar Association (1990 & 1993), CEO of the Year given by Uno Magazine (2004), Master Entrepreneur–Philippines (2004) by Ernst and Young, Outstanding Citizen of Malabon Award for Legal and Business Management by the Kalipunan ng Samahan sa Malabon (KASAMA) (2005), People of the Year by People Asia Magazine (2005), Business Excellence Award given by BizNews Asia (2009), Outstanding Manilan Award in the field of Social Responsibility and Broadcasting given by the City Government of Manila (2011), Quezon City Gawad Parangal Most Outstanding Citizen given by the City Government of Quezon (2011), Tycoon of the Decade Award given by BizNews Asia (2011), Lifetime Achievement Award given by the UP Alumni Association (2012), Certificate of Recognition given by the Civil Aeronautics Board (2012), Platinum Business Icon Award given by BizNews Asia (2012), Personality of the Year for Broadcast Media given by SKAL International Makati (2013), Outstanding Member-Achiever given by Phi Kappa Phi UP Chapter (International Honor Society) (2013), Visionary Management CEO Award given by BizNews Asia (2013), Lifetime Achievement Award given by UP Preparatory High School Alumni (2014), Entrepreneurship Excellence Award and Best Broadcast CEO Award given by BizNews Asia (2014), The Rotary Golden Wheel Award for Corporate Media Management given by Rotary International District 3780 and Quezon City Government (2014), Global Leadership Award for Excellence in Media Sector (first Filipino to win the award) given by The Leaders International together with the American Leadership Development Association in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2015), Visionary Management Excellence Award given by BizNews Asia (2015, 2016), Management Excellence Award given by BizNews Asia (2017, 2019), and Asia’s Best Broadcast CEO given by BizNews Asia (2018). He is listed among BizNews Asia’s Power 100 (2003 to 2010) and is a recipient of a Doctor of Humanities degree (Honoris Causa) from the Angeles University Foundation (2008) and a Doctor of Laws degree (Honoris Causa) from the Wesleyan University Philippines (2022).
Atty. Gozon earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines (among the first 10 of his class) and his Master of Laws degree from Yale University Law School. He was admitted to the Bar in 1962, placing 13th in the Bar examinations.
Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr.
Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., Filipino, 58 years old, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of GMA Holdings, Inc. He has been a Director of the Company since 2006. He is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the GMA Network, Inc. He has been a Director of the GMA Network, Inc. since 1999 and is currently the Chairman of the Network’s Executive Committee. He is also the Chairman of the Board of GMA Network Films and serves as President and CEO of GMA Holdings, Inc., RGMA Marketing and Productions, Inc., and Chairman, President, and CEO of Group Management and Development, Inc., Dual Management and Investments, Inc., and Film Experts, Inc. Duavit is the Vice Chairman of GMA Ventures, Inc.
He also serves as the President and a Trustee of GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc. and is a Trustee of the Guronasyon Foundation, Inc. and the HERO Foundation. Duavit holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of the Philippines.
Joel Marcelo G. Jimenez
Joel Marcelo G. Jimenez, Filipino, 57 years old, has been a Director of the Company since 2006. He is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Executive Committee of GMA Network, Inc., President & CEO of Menarco Holdings, and the Chief Executive Officer of Alta Productions Group, Inc. He is a Director of RGMA Network, Inc., Executive Committee Chairman and Director of GMA New Media, Inc., Scenarios, Inc., GMA Worldwide, Inc., Citynet Network Marketing and Productions, Inc., Malayan Savings and Mortgage Bank, and Nuvoland Philippines He is also a Trustee of GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Jimenez is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Major in International Marketing. He earned his Masters in Management from the Asian Institute of Management.
Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban
Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban, Filipino, 85 years old, has been an Independent Director of the Company since 2009. In 1995, he was named a Justice of the Supreme Court and was appointed Chief Justice of the Philippines in 2005—a position he held until December 2006. At present, he is also an Independent Director of these listed firms: Metro Pacific Investments Corp., Meralco, GMA Network, Inc., PLDT, Inc., Petron Corporation, JG Summit Holdings, Inc., Asian Terminals, RL Commercial Reit, Inc., and a non-Executive Director of Jollibee Foods Corporation. He is also a Senior Adviser of Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company and a member of the Advisory Council of Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Chairman, Board of Advisers of Metrobank Foundation, Adviser of DoubleDragon Properties Corp. and MerryMart Consumer Corp., Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity, President of the Manila Cathedral Basilica Foundation, Chairman Emeritus of Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc., and Member, Advisory Board of the World Bank (Philippines) and of the Asian Institute of Management Corporate Governance Council. He was named a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration based in The Hague, Netherlands, last August 2017 and is the designated Chairperson of the Philippine National Group. He also is a column writer of The Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Upon his retirement, he was unanimously conferred a Plaque of Acclamation by the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court as the “Renaissance Jurist of the 21st Century;” and an Award of Honor by the Philippine Bar Association. In recognition of his role as a jurist, lawyer, civic leader, Catholic lay worker, business entrepreneur, and youth leader, he had been the recipient of over 250 other awards from various governments, civic clubs, consumer associations, bar groups, religious movements, and other non-government organizations, both local and international.
He obtained his Associate in Arts, “With Highest Honors” and later his Bachelor of Laws, cum laude and “Most Outstanding Student” from the Far Eastern University. He placed sixth among more than 4,200 candidates who took the 1960 Bar examinations. He is likewise the recipient of several honorary doctoral degrees from various universities.
Dr. Jaime C. Laya
Jaime C. Laya, Filipino, 83 years old, has been an Independent Director of GMA Network, Inc. and GMA Holdings, Inc. since 2008. He is the Chairman of Philippine Trust Company (Philtrust Bank), Independent Director of Philippine AXA Life Insurance Company, Inc. and Charter Ping An Insurance Corporation. He also serves as Chairman of Don Norberto Ty Foundation, Inc.; President of Makati Sports Club, Inc.; Director of BancNet, Inc.; Trustee of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, St. Paul University - Quezon City, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Yuchengco Museum, Museo del Galeon, Inc., Ayala Foundation, Inc., Filipinas Opera Society Foundation, Inc., Fundación Santiago, Inc., and other organizations. He writes a weekly column for the Manila Bulletin.
He was Minister of the Budget, 1975-1981; Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, 1984-86; Chairman of the Monetary Board and Governor, Central Bank of the Philippines, 1981-1984; Chairman, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 1996-2001. He was a faculty member of the University of the Philippines, 1957-1978 and Dean of the College of Business Administration, 1969-1974. In 1986, he founded J.C. Laya & Co., Ltd. (Certified Public Accountants and Management Consultants) later the Philippine member firm of KPMG International; and served as the firm's Chairman until his retirement in 2004.
Laya earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude, University of the Philippines, 1957; M.S. in Industrial Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1960; and Ph.D. in Financial Management, Stanford University, 1966. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Felipe S. Yalong
Felipe S. Yalong, Filipino, 64 years old, is the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Treasurer of the Company. He is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GMA Network, Inc. He is also the Head of the Corporate Services Group of the Network. He has been a Director of GMA Network, Inc. since 2002. Aside from GMA Network, Inc., he also serves as Director and Corporate Treasurer of GMA Holdings, Inc., Scenarios, Inc., and GMA Network Films, Inc.; Director of Unicapital, Inc., and Unicapital Finance and Investments, Inc.; Corporate Treasurer of RGMA Network, Inc., MediaMerge Corp.; Executive Vice President of RGMA Marketing and Productions, Inc.; and Corporate Treasurer and a Trustee of GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Yalong was named CFO of the Year by ING FINEX in 2013.
He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Major in Accounting from the Philippine School of Business Administration and completed the Management Development Program at the Asian Institute of Management. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Atty. Anna Teresa M. Gozon-Valdes
Anna Teresa M. Gozon-Valdes, Filipino, 50 years old, has been the Corporate Secretary of the Company since 2007. She has been a Director of GMA Network, Inc. since 2000. She graduated valedictorian from grade school and high school at Colegio San Agustin. She graduated cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering from Ateneo de Manila University. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines where she graduated valedictorian and cum laude. She later obtained her Master of Laws from Harvard University.
She is a junior partner in Belo Gozon Elma Parel Asuncion & Lucila and was an Associate Professor at the University of the Philippines, College of Law where she taught Taxation and Legal History.
She is currently the Programming Consultant to the Chairman/CEO of GMA Network, President of GMA Films, Inc., and Board Member of RGMA. Atty. Gozon-Valdes is also the Corporate Secretary of GMA Network, GMA Ventures, Inc. and Philippine Entertainment Portal, Inc. (PEP). She is also a stockholder of GMA New Media, Inc. (NMI), Treasurer of Citynet Network Marketing & Productions, Inc, and a Trustee of the GMA Kapuso Foundation.
Eduardo P. Santos
Eduardo P. Santos, Filipino, 65 years old, is a CPA with more than 20 years of experience with the media industry having served various roles in audit and finance. He is GMA Holdings, Inc. and GMA Network, Inc.’s Compliance Officer since 2021. Concurrently, Atty. Santos is the Internal Audit Head of GMA Network, Inc. since 2002. He is responsible for providing assurance and consulting services meant to add value and improve the operations of the Network by evaluating and improving the effectiveness of its corporate governance, risk management, and internal control processes. Among other functions, he monitors compliance with the established policies, systems, controls and procedures of the Company. He also serves as the Network's Data Protection Officer since 2017.
His vast experience in audit, as well as in the media industry, best complement his role as the Compliance Officer of the Network.
Atty. Santos obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Major in Accounting from the Philippine School of Business Administration, and later earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from Arellano University School of Law.
Ronaldo P. Mastrili
Ronaldo P. Mastrili, Filipino, 55 years old, is the Company’s Comptroller and Chief Accounting Officer. He is the Senior Vice President of GMA Network, Inc.’s Finance and ICT Departments. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics, Major in Accounting from De La Salle University. He attended the Master in Business Administration Program from the same university and completed the Executive Development Program of the Asian Institute of Management.
Mr. Mastrili is a Certified Public Accountant with extensive experience in the fields of accounting, auditing, finance, taxation, and general management. He was formerly the Assistant Vice President of Controllership of ABS-CBN and also served as its Group Internal Auditor before joining GMA Network in March 2001. He also worked with SGV and Co. for 8 years in the early part of his career. Mr. Mastrili concurrently holds key positions in GMA Subsidiaries namely: Chief Accounting Officer of GMA Holdings, Treasurer of Alta Productions, Director of Script2010, Scenarios and GMA Kapuso Foundation, and Comptroller of GMA Films, GMA Kapuso Foundation, and GMA Worldwide. He is also a Trustee of GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.