WUV and RRR take on new roles in the Firm

Since its inception in 1946, SGV has been able to create and sustain a culture of excellence. This is largely due to our core values of integrity and meritocracy established by our founders and passed on to succeeding generations. We have been fortunate to have the best people to serve as stewards of the Firm, because we understand that quality begets quality, and that leadership must always be by example.

It is therefore our pleasure to present two of our new leaders who assume new roles effective today 1 July 2014.

wuv-news-thumb Wilfredo U. Villanueva (WUV) succeeds Emmanuel C. Alcantara, who has retired as Head of Tax and General Counsel. For the past 24 years, Willie has been providing clients with services in corporate tax planning and advisory with engagements involved in direct and indirect tax, local tax and international taxation issues of transnational investments. His expertise also includes the area of tax advocacy with the Bureau of Internal Revenue and he had represented clients before the Court of Tax Appeals. Willie is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the Ateneo de Manila University, and his Bachelor of Laws, class valedictorian and cum laude, from the University of the East College of Law. He has also completed the Advanced Executive Program at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Illinois USA.

rrr-news-thumb Ruben R. Rubio (RRR) takes on the role of Head of Core Business Services with the retirement of Gerard B. Sanvictores, who has been appointed to the Board of Accountancy. He is concurrently Head of the Tax Human Capital sub-service line. Ruben specializes in the review of the compliance of individuals and companies with tax laws, rules and regulations. He also performs the role of Independent Certified Public Accountant before the Court of Tax Appeals. He is a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Australia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce. Ruben earned his degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in Accountancy, summa cum laude, from the University of the East. He took his postgraduate studies (Master in Business Management) at the Asian Institute of Management.

Please join us in congratulating Ruben and Willie. We wish them all the best in their exciting work ahead.