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Carlo Katigbak

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Carlo L. Katigbak
Born
Carlo Joaquin Tadeo López Katigbak[1]

(1970-04-24) April 24, 1970 (age 50)
Other namesCLK[1]
Alma materXavier School
Ateneo de Manila University
OccupationPresident and CEO of ABS-CBN Corporation
Years active1992–present

Carlo Joaquin Tadeo López Katigbak (born April 24, 1970)[2] is a Filipino executive and the current president and CEO of Philippine entertainment and giant media conglomerate, ABS-CBN Corporation.

Education[edit source | edit]

Katigbak entered Ateneo de Manila University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering degree in 1991. He later attended Harvard Business School's six-week Advanced Management Program in 2009.[3]

Career[edit source | edit]

Katigbak commenced his career as a financial analyst for First Pacific Capital Corporation in 1992. He entered SKY Cable Corporation in 1994. He served as Corporate Finance Manager and has held various positions in Corporate Planning, Provincial Operations and Finance at Sky Cable. He was responsible for establishing the presence of the company's services outside Metro Manila since the company's TV operation was predominantly in the metropolis. Katigbak helped Sky Cable establish presence in key cities around the Philippines. He was appointed as first managing director of the Pilipino Cable Corporation in 1998.[2][4]

In 1999, Katigbak moved to ABS-CBN where he was tasked to build an online business which led to the establishment of a company named ABS-CBN Interactive. For six years served as the managing director of ABS-CBN Interactive Inc., which created and managed websites of ABS-CBN and its subsidiaries. From 2005 to 2011, Katigbak served as chief operating officer of Sky Cable.[3][4]

He was named president of Sky Cable in 2013. During his tenure the company released the Digibox and reintroduced Sky Cable's broadband products, He is also the managing director of Bayan Holdings Corporation. Katigbak served as the head of ABS-CBN Access group, where he oversaw the strategy formulation and performance of Sky Cable Corporation, ABS-CBNmobile, and ABS-CBN TV Plus. He was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the ABS-CBN Corporation in March 1, 2015.[3][5]

On December 18, 2015, ABS-CBN announced that Katigbak would be the new president and CEO of the company starting on January 1, 2016, replacing Charo Santos-Concio, who would retire from the position. Santos-Concio would still serve the company in other capacities as chief content officer, President of ABS-CBN University, and executive adviser to Chairman of the Board, Eugenio Lopez III.[5]

Personal life[edit source | edit]

Katigbak is married to a woman he first met in his job at Sky Cable. He pursued her when she quit after a year of working with the company. He and his wife have a son.[4]

See also[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Limos, Mario Alvaro (February 24, 2020). "Who Is Carlo Katigbak, President of ABS-CBN?". Esquire Philippines. Retrieved February 24, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "ABS-CBN Corporation Information Statement" (PDF). ABS-CBN Corporation. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "ABS-CBN Names Carlo Katigbak as New Chief Operating Officer". ABS-CBN Social Media Newsroom. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "The Kapamilya Man: Carlo Katigbak". Adobo Magazine. 21 July 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "ABS-CBN names Carlo Katigbak as new CEO". The Philippine Star. 18 December 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
Preceded by
Charo Santos-Concio
ABS-CBN President/CEO
January 1, 2016 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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