THE SGV EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Cirilo P. Noel
Chairman

Vic is a CPA and lawyer. His areas of expertise include international inbound and outbound investments, tax advisory and planning, tax advocacy and litigation. He was for many years the Head of the firm’s Tax division.

He is a former governor of the Management Association of the Philippines, a trustee of Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), a trustee of Philippine Business for Education (PBED), and a member of the Makati Business Club. He is a member of the Ernst & Young (EY) Asia Pacific Advisory Council, the EY Global Advisory Council, and Presiding Partner of the EY ASEAN Partners Forum. He is a former Presiding Partner of the EY Far East Advisory Council. He is the previous President of the Harvard Law Alumni Association of the Philippines, a fellow of the Harvard International Tax Program, and a member of the board of trustees of the Harvard Club of the Philippines. He is also the Chairman and President of the SGV Foundation.

Vic has a Master’s degree in Law from the Harvard Law School. He graduated from the University of the East in Manila with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and also holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Ateneo de Manila University Law School.

J. Carlitos G. Cruz
Managing Partner

Itos has handled audits of Philippine and multinational companies in energy and utilities, oil and gas, and manufacturing. He has also been involved in due diligence, restructuring and IPO engagements.

Itos is a member of the Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice (ACPAPP). He is a member of the Philippines-Thailand Business Council and of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the Management Association of the Philippines, the Makati Business Club, and other business organizations.

He completed the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School. He also attended the Advanced International Program in Oil and Gas Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, major in Accounting.

Wilson P. Tan
Vice Chair, Client Service

Wilson is the Vice Chair for Client Service. He is responsible for the execution of the Firm’s market strategy. He brings together market groups, service lines and market functions to provide exceptional service to our clients. Previously, he served as Head of Assurance.

Wilson joined the Firm in 1987 and placed 12th in the CPA Board ExaminatioHns of that year. His audit experience covers industries such as banking, telecommunications, electric power generation and distribution, food manufacturing, and mining.

He has an MBA from the International Institute of Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of the East in Manila with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Luis Jose P. Ferrer
Head, Tax

Louie is a CPA and a lawyer. He has done tax advisory services on national and local tax matters. He has represented clients before the BIR, Department of Finance, Board of Investments, Philippine Economic Zone Authority, local government units, and other agencies. As tax and corporate counsel of the National Power Corporation, he was responsible for: (1) negotiation, documentation, drafting, and review of government contracts; and (2) restructuring of the Philippine electric power industry and privatization of the National Power Corporation. As Court Attorney in the Court of Tax Appeals, he was exposed to tax and customs cases. As Team Leader of BIR Special Investigation Teams, he gained experience in BIR investigations and withholding tax audit.

He is a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Tax Committee and Tax Management Association of the Philippines.

Louie earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines–Diliman and he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accountancy degree from the same university.

Maria Vivian G. Cruz-Ruiz
Head, Assurance

Vivian is the Firm’s Assurance Service Line Head. Previously, she served as the leader for Market Group 6.

Vivian joined the Firm in 1989. She is a CPA who has audit experience covering financial audits, agreed-upon procedures, limited-review procedures, and cross-border offerings. Her accounts include clients from real estate, media and entertainment, services, and manufacturing sectors.

She obtained her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Australia and graduated cum laude from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, major in Accounting.

Rossana A. Fajardo
Head, Advisory

Rossana is head of the Firm’s Advisory Service Line .

Rossana joined the Firm in 1988. She is a CPA and her areas of expertise include IT infrastructure controls, technical security reviews, and application system reviews for diverse industries.

She completed the Ernst & Young Kellogg Account Leadership Program conducted by the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in Illinois in November 2011. She also completed the eMBA Program of the Asian Institute of Management as an SGV scholar In May 2001. Rossana graduated cum laude from the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod with a degree in Accounting.

Renato J. Galve
Head, Transaction Advisory Services

Rene does commercial and financial due diligence work (transaction support) and related transaction consulting and advisory services on mergers and acquisitions, including valuations and business modeling. He heads Transaction Advisory Services as a service line while handling audit engagements at the same time.

He is a member of the Rotary Club of Makati, Makati Business Club, and the American Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and the Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice (ACPAPP).

Rene has an MBA degree from the University of Washington (Seattle, Washington) where he also attended the Pacific Rim Bankers Program. He graduated cum laude with a BSBA degree from the University of the East and placed second in the 1978 CPA Board Examinations.

Lucy L. Chan
Professional Practice Director and Head, Risk Management

Lucy performs regular audit across various industries such as insurance and pre-need, telecommunications and real estate industries. She is also involved with due diligence reviews and bond offerings.

Lucy has been awarded the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Young Achiever in Public Practice.

She completed her Master’s degree at the Asian Institute of Management and graduated magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines for her Bachelor’s degree.

Clairma T. Mangangey
Head, Learning and Development; Partner, Assurance

Clair is a CPA and a partner in Assurance. She has extensive experience in providing assurance services to listed companies and multinational corporations, with exposure to various industries including broadcasting, utilities, retail, wholesale, business process outsourcing, manufacturing, trading, oil and gas and non-stock, not-for-profit organizations. She possesses deep knowledge in the Global Audit Methodology and the International Standards on Auditing, and has extensive exposure in group audits of conglomerates with overseas operations. She specializes in the application of accounting and auditing standards and regulatory requirements. She is the Area Methodology Implementation Leader for Asia Pacific (APac) and a member of the APac Enablement Group. She is also the Climate Change and Sustainability Services Partner in the Philippines.

She is a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).

Clair graduated cum laude from the Saint Louis University in Baguio with a degree in Commerce – Accounting.

Julie Christine O. Mateo
People Team Leader; Partner, Assurance

Julie is a CPA. She is experienced in external audit and due diligence and review. She has audited clients in the retail, manufacturing, consumer products, real estate, airline, business process outsourcing and health care industries, as well as educational institutions and nonprofit organizations.

She is a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).

She earned her Master in Business Management degree from the Asian Institute of Management. She graduated cum laude from the University of Santo Tomas with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree, major in Accounting.

Vicky Lee-Salas
Head, Financial Services Office; Leader, Market Group 5

Vicky is a partner in Assurance. She mostly handles the audits of local and multinational banking and other financial institutions such as investment houses, finance companies and stockbrokerage houses. She is also involved in various due diligence review related to mergers and acquisitions and share valuation work.

Vicky is an associate member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She is also a member of the Financial Executives of the Philippines (FINEX).

She majored in Finance for her Master’s degree at the Asian Institute of Management and attended the Pacific Rim Bankers Program in the University of Washington. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accountancy from the Philippine School of Business Administration.

Arnel F. de Jesus
Leader, Talent Hub Group

Arnel is a CPA and a partner in Assurance. He is experienced in the audit of companies in the insurance, pre-need, mutual funds, health maintenance, BPO, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), real estate, telecommunications and technology industries. He has also done due diligence, and review of securities-offering documents.

He is a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and the British Chamber of Commerce. Arnel leads the Asia-Pacific Talent Hub.

Arnel completed the Management Development Program of the Asian Institute of Management. He placed 15th in the May 1980 CPA Board examinations. He graduated from the University of the Philippines-Diliman with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accountancy degree.

THE SGV GOVERNANCE AND ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Jessie D. Cabaluna
Senior Partner

Jessie’s areas of specialization are in real estate, construction, infrastructure, hospitality, manufacturing, health care, power generation, power distribution, water utilities, mining, retail and educational institutions. She handles assurance engagements, due diligence reviews, initial public offerings, mergers, acquisitions and many other tasks. She is also the head of the Bacolod branch office.

She is a member of Financial Executive (FINEX), Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and Asia Pacific Real Estate Assoc. (APREA). She received awards as outstanding CPA in public practice, outstanding PICPA member, and has been bestowed honorary life membership of PICPA.

Jessie attended the Advance Management Program at Harvard Business School. She also attended the management development program at AIM. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Accounting degree at the University of St. La Salle.

Winston A. Chan
Senior Partner

Winnie is a CPA, certified information systems manager (CISM), and certified information systems auditor (CISA). He has over 22 years of experience in program/project management advisory and finance transformation advisory (strategic systems planning, business process reengineering and shared services implementation). He has been assigned to various service lines – assurance, IT audit, and consulting and has served as the FEA Champion for IT Effectiveness Services.

He is Co-President of the HBS Club of the Philippines for 2012 to 2014 and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Harvard Club of the Philippines. He is a member of the Management Association of the Philippines.

He completed the Management Development Program of the AIM, and the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School. He also attended the EY/INSEAD Advanced Business Strategy Course at INSEAD Singapore. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Colegio de San Juan de Letran.

Leonardo J. Matignas, Jr. CPA, CIA, CFE, CRMA
Head, ASEAN Regional Risk Management, Chief Risk Officer, and Head, Risk Services

Leo is a CPA and partner for Advisory Services heading its Risk sub-service line. He is also a certified internal auditor (CIA), certified fraud examiner (CFE), and has a certification in risk management and assurance (CRMA). He pioneered the risk services and fraud investigation services of the Firm and is also its Chief Risk Officer.

Leo is one of the founding members and a past president and of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners-Philippine Chapter and a past president of the Institute of Internal Auditor Philippines. In 2009, Leo became the first and so far, the only Filipino elected as president of the Asian Confederation of Institute of Internal Auditors (ACIIA). Currently, Leo sits in the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Global Advocacy Committee.

He has a Masters of Management – International degree from the University of Phoenix, Arizona and completed the Management Development Program from the Asian Institute of management. He graduated from San Sebastian College, magna cum laude, with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Accounting.

Michael C. Sabado
Leader, Market Group 1

Mike joined the Firm in 1993. He is a CPA and is experienced in the external audit of companies in the automotive, real estate, manufacturing, insurance, construction, airlines and renewable energy industries.

Mike completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, major in Accounting, at the San Beda College.

  

Ramon D. Dizon
Leader, Market Group 2

Mon is a CPA and a certified management development instructor. He has more than 32 years of experience in assurance and risk advisory services. He is the lead audit partner for many large publicly-listed companies in the Philippines, and entities in business process outsourcing, telecommunications and media, retail, real estate, and financial services. He was the methodology implementation leader for EY’s Global Audit Methodology (GAM) and GAMx in the Philippines. He was seconded to the Chicago office of an international accounting firm and worked with its Center for Professional Education.

Mon is a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Management Association of the Philippines, the Philippine Retail Association, the Business Processing Association of the Philippines, and the Harvard Business School Club.

He has a Master’s degree in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management in the Philippines. He completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in Boston, USA. He graduated cum laude from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines with a Bachelor in Science degree in Commerce, major in Accounting.

Martin C. Guantes
Leader, Market Group 3

Martin is a CPA. He is experienced in financial assurance services for the electric utilities, power generation, geothermal energy, manufacturing, real estate and construction, semiconductor and electronics, food and beverage, crewing, airline transportation, oil and gas and mining industries. He has also performed financial due diligence reviews.

He is a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and the Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice (ACPAPP).

He earned his Master in Business Management degree from the Asian Institute of Management. He graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines–Diliman with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accountancy degree. He placed 20th in the October 1992 CPA Board examinations.

Fabian K. delos Santos
Leader, Market Group 4

Fame joined the Firm in 1989. He placed sixth in the CPA board exams and is a CPA-lawyer. His experience includes providing tax, corporate, transactions and business advisory services in agriculture, semiconductor, service, manufacturing, and banking and finance industries.

Fame earned his law degree from San Beda College after graduating from the New Era University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, major in Accounting.

Noel P. Rabaja
Leader, Market Group 6

Noel joined the Firm in 1992 and topped the CPA Board examinations in the same year. He has extensive experience in tax compliance reviews, internal control reviews related to taxes, due diligence for tax matters and general tax and advisory services for local and foreign clients from the telecommunications, manufacturing, trading, energy and utilities, mining, retail, media and real estate industries.

Noel graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines–Diliman with a degree in Business Administration, major in Accounting.

Jaime F. Del Rosario
Leader, Market Group 7 and Head, Business Services

Jimmy is a partner in Assurance. He is the Head of the Natural Resource Development Industry and the Firm’s mining and metals industry champion. He has extensive experience in financial assurance services, due diligence reviews, IFRS reporting, initial public offerings, audit of multinational companies and special economic zones, external audit, accounting advisory and consultation, IAS conversion and advisory, regulatory compliance.

He is a member of several mining industry and government associations such as Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (CMPI), Philippine Minerals Exploration Association (PMEA), Philippine Mining Club (PMC), Philippine Maintenance and Safety Environment Association (PMSEA) and Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB). He is also the Firm’s representative to the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce.

Jimmy completed the Management Development Program of the AIM and attended the Strategic Business Leadership Program at INSEAD, Singapore. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Major in Accounting from the University of the East.

Narciso T. Torres, Jr
Leader, Market Group 8

NTT-img-thumb Jun is a returnee partner in Assurance services. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration, major in Accounting, cum laude, from the Mindanao State University in 1989. He completed his Master in Management degree from the AIM in 1996. A CPA, Jun joined SGV in 1989 and was admitted to the partnership in 2001. He joined EY Vietnam in 2004 as a partner and became Office Managing Partner of the EY Ho Chi Minh office in 2008.

Jun has over 25 years of experience in the areas of external audit, financial due diligence, compilation and review services, agreed-upon procedures, accounting consultation and advisory and regulatory compliance.