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Board of Directors, Management Team and Executive Officers

Board of Directors
Felipe Gozon

Atty. Felipe L. Gozon

Filipino, 83 years old, is the Chairman of the Board of Directors 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 Holdings, Inc., 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 Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands. He is a Trustee of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship 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 Duavit

Mr. Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr.

Filipino, 59 years old, is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Network. He has been a Director of the Company 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., and Dual Management and Investments, Inc. Duavit is the Vice Chairman of GMA Ventures, Inc.


He also serves as the President and a Trustee of GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc., a Trustee of the Guronasyon Foundation, Inc., and a Board Advisor of the HERO Foundation. Duavit holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of the Philippines.

Joel Jimenez

Mr. Joel Marcelo G. Jimenez

Filipino, 59 years old, has been a Director of the Company since 2002. 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[JB1] .


Felipe Yalong

Mr. Felipe S. Yalong

Filipino, 66 years old , 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 the Company 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.


Anna Teresa Gozon Valdes

Atty. Anna Teresa M. Gozon-Valdes

Filipino, 51 years old, has been a Director of the Company 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 (on leave) 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 Senior Vice President and Head of GMA’s Talent Management and Development Dept., Program Management Dept., Human Resources Dept., Legal Dept., and GMA Worldwide. She is also 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.

Judith Vazquez

Judith R. Duavit-Vazquez

Filipino, 60 years old, has been a Director of the Company since 1988. She is a member of the following special committees: Audit & Risk Committee and Compensation & Remuneration Committee. Moreover, she sits on the boards of the following GMA-7 subsidiaries: RGMA, Inc., GMA New Media, Inc., GMA Worldwide, Inc., and GMA Films, Inc. 


Judith is an acknowledged visionary and industry mover in Philippine Information and Communication Technology space. In 1995, she laid the nation’s first fiber in the Central Business District of Makati and developed the country's first ICT-ready 24x7x365 intelligent skyscraper - 45-story ‘The Peak Tower’ and location of many ‘Internet Firsts’. In 2000, she founded PHCOLO INC. - the nation’s pioneer neutral Telecommunications and Internet Service Provider interconnection site on four platforms: fiber, cable, wireless and satellite; respected for its 99.9999% historical 22-year record, PEZA and ISO certifications.  


Her successful and visionary efforts in the field of Information and Communications Technology have earned her the moniker “Godmother of the Philippine Internet,” a position in Computerworld's list of "Philippines' Most Powerful in ICT" and “IT Executive of the Year” by the Philippine Cyber Press.


Her philanthropic endeavors include the Asian Institute of Management's first Professorial Chair for Entrepreneurship and a lecture room at the University of the Philippines School of Economics, among others. When her schedule permits, she is Senior Lecturer for Entrepreneurship at the College of Business Administration University of the Philippines. She serves Harvard University as an alumnus  interviewer of incoming freshman applicants within Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia USA.


Her international organization memberships include ICANN, APNIC, Pacific Telecommunications Council, IEEE, Young Presidents Organization (YPO) International and Washington DC-Baltimore, AFCEA, INSA, USGIF, Harvard HBS Alumni Association Washington DC, University Club Washington DC and the Washington National Cathedral Association. She has served on the Board of Trustees of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), Financial Executives Association of the Philippines (FINEX), YPO Gold Washington DC-Baltimore, among others.


Judith is a respected voice in Global Internet Governance circles. She was the first female Asian elected to an independent board seat at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the only Asian female who has held this honor to this day, and recently invited to consider a 2023 board seat at the Asia-Pacific Internet Registry’s APNIC Foundation. APNIC is composed of 56 economies with total population of 4.7 Billion people. It covers world’s largest nations China and India, and smallest, Nauru. 


She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics (with honors) from the University of the Philippines. She is an alumna of Harvard Business School, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and the Asian Institute of Management. She is a constant student and continuously grows her skills-base, which include SAP FICO & CRM, CISCO TCP/IP networking, CheckPoint firewall security certifications. 


In 2022, Judith joined the prestigious circle of Forbes Business Council USA. And significantly in the same year was cited by the internationally recognized University of the Philippines School of Economics (UPSE) as a member of its 100 Outstanding Alumni, one of only twenty-two from Philippine Industry for her foundational contribution to our nation’s Internet and continuing international work.  


Today, Judith continues to vision aiming to weave geospatial and internet operational technologies with national policy for grass roots prosperity.

Laura Westfall

Ms. Laura J. Westfall

Filipino, 55 years old, has been a Director of the Company since 2000. She held the following positions in the Company Senior Vice President of Corporate and Strategic Planning and Senior Vice President for Finance.  She has also served as Chairperson and President of GMA New Media. Before joining the Company, she worked for BDO Seidman–Los Angeles, an international audit and management consulting firm. She currently holds various positions in the Majent Menarco Group of Companies and serves as Board Member of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Philippines, and Museo Pambata. She is also President of the Yale Club of the Philippines. 


Westfall holds a Master of Science degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.

CJ Panganiban

Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban

Filipino, 86 years old, has been an Independent Director of the Company since 2007. 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 Holdings, Inc., PLDT, Inc., Petron Corporation, JG Summit Holdings, Inc., Asian Terminals, Inc., 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 Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica Foundation, Chairman Emeritus of Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc., and Member, Advisory Group of the World Bank (Philippines) and of the Asian Institute of Management Corporate Governance Center. He was named a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration based in The Hague, The 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 all of 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.

Jaime Laya

Dr. Jaime C. Laya

Filipino, 84 years old, has been an Independent Director of GMA Network, Inc. and GMA Holdings, Inc. since 2007. He is Vice 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 the Cultural Center of the Philippines; Chairman of Don Norberto Ty Foundation, Inc.;  Director of BancNet, Inc.; Trustee of  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, 1965. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Eduardo Santos

Atty. Eduardo P. Santos

Filipino, 66 years old, is a CPA with more than 20 years of experience with the media industry having served various roles in audit and finance.  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.[1]