Board of Directors, Senior Management, and Adviser

Board of Directors

Jose Pamintuan De Jesus

Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed as Chairman and an Independent Non-Executive Director in June 2020. Mr. de Jesus is the Chairman of Clark Development Corporation and a consultant of San Miguel Corporation. He served as the Independent Chairman of Converge and Metroworks ICT Construction Inc. and Vice Chairman of COMSTECH Integration Alliance, Inc. from May 2014 to February 2019. Prior to joining Converge, he held senior positions in a number of organizations, such as the Department of Public Works & Highways (Secretary), Manila Electric Company (President & Chief Operating Officer), Manila North Tollways Corporation (President & Chief Executive Officer), Philippine Long Distance Telephone (Executive Vice President), Manila Waterworks & Sewerage System (Chairman), Presidential Task Force on Post-Earthquake Rehabilitation, Office of the President (Chairman) and Development Academy of the Philippines (President). Mr. de Jesus is currently a member of the board of directors in Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corporation, Private Infra Development Corporation, South Luzon Tollway Corporation, Petron Corporation, and Alviera Country Club. He is also a member of the board of trustees in Kapampangan Development Foundation and Holy Angel University.

Mr. de Jesus graduated from Ateneo de Manila University in 1956, where he obtained his AB (Economics). He later received his Master of Arts in Social Psychology from Ateneo de Manila University in 1965. In 1968, he finished his Graduate Studies in Human Development at the University of Chicago, USA.

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Dennis Anthony H. Uy

CEO, Founder and Executive Director

Co-founded Converge with Ms. Maria Grace Y. Uy in 2007 and currently serves as our CEO and Executive Director. Mr. Uy launched his first business while still in university. He founded Comclark, the controlling shareholder of Converge, in Pampanga in 1996 and remains the CEO and President of Comclark. Mr. Uy also serves on the boards of several companies in the technology, media, power, and real estate sectors, including the Uy family’s holding companies and Comclark, and actively participating Founding member and leader of the Asia Pacific FTTH Council.

Mr. Uy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Holy Angels University, Pampanga.

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Maria Grace Y. Uy

President, Chief Resources Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Founder & Executive Director

Co-founded Converge with Mr. Dennis Anthony H. Uy in 2007 and currently serves as our President, Chief Resources Officer, and Executive Director. Prior to that, she served as the Accounting Manager of IBM Philippines from 1990 to 1997 and Vice President for Finance in Savers Mall Group of Companies from 1997 to 2000. Ms. Uy is currently the Chief Finance Officer of Angeles City Cable Television Network and Comclark.

Ms. Uy graduated from De La Salle University in 1988 where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. She placed 16th nationwide in the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Board Examination in 1989.

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AMANDO M. TETANGCO, JR.

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director in June 2020. Mr. Tetangco holds directorship in a number of entities including the Belle Corporation, Toyota Motors Philippines, St. Luke’s Medical Center, and The Manila Hotel. Mr. Tetangco was an Independent Director of the Philippine Airlines between 2017 and 2019. He was the third Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and served for two consecutive six-year terms from July 2005 to July 2017. He was concurrently the Chairman of the BSP Monetary Board, the Anti-Money Laundering Council, and Philippine International Convention Center; Vice-Chairman of the Agriculture Credit Policy Council; member of the Capital Market Development Council, Export Development Council, PhilExport Board of Trustees, Philippine Export-Import Credit Agency; and director of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation, National Development Council, and National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation. He was connected with the Management Services Division of SGV before he joined the BSP.

Mr. Tetangco graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with an AB Economics degree (cum laude), where he also obtained his Master in Business Administration. He obtained his MA in in Public Policy and Administration (Development Economics) in 1978 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in Wisconsin, USA.

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ROMAN FELIPE S. REYES

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director in June 2020. Mr. Reyes is the Founding Partner & Chairman of Reyes Tacandong & Co. Prior to founding Reyes Tacandong & Co., he served as the Senior Partner at Sycip Gorres Velayo & Co, the Philippine practice of Ernst & Young Global Limited (“E&Y Philippines”), for 25 years. He was also Vice Chairman for Client Services and Accounts, Head of the Japan Business Services, Head of E&Y Philippines’ highest revenue-generating business unit, and member of the Management and Operations Committees of E&Y Philippines. Mr. Reyes is currently a member of the board of directors in Philippine Geothermal Production Company, Pakistan International Container Terminal Limited, RPN 9, FF Cruz & Co., Inc., Pasudeco, All-Asian Countertrade, Premium Leisure Corp. and a member of the board of trustees in San Beda University, Manila, the Philippines, and San Beda College Alabang, the Philippines.

Mr. Reyes is a Certified Public Accountant. He graduated from San Beda College in 1972, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, major in Accounting. He received his Master’s degree in Business Administration, concentration in Finance from the University of Detroit, Michigan, USA in 1975.

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FRANCISCO ED LIM

Non-Executive Director

Appointed as a Non-Executive Director in June 2020. Mr. Lim is a Senior Partner and member of the Executive and Special Committees, the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices. Mr. Lim served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Philippine Stock Exchange from 2004 to 2010. During his time at the Philippine Stock Exchange, he also held key positions in various institutions such as the Securities Clearing Corporation of the Philippines, the Capital Market Development Center, Inc., the Philippine Stock Exchange Foundation, Inc., the Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corporation, and the Securities Investors Protection Fund. He is currently a director/ trustee of a number of private and public, such as Alphaland Corporation, the Energy Development Corporation, The Insular Life Assurance Company, Ltd. and Producers Savings Bank Corporation, and a law professor of the Ateneo Law School and the San Beda College Graduate School of Law.

Mr. Lim graduated from the University of Sto. Tomas, Manila, the Philippines in 1975, where he obtained a Bachelor of Philosophy and a Bachelor of Arts. He received a Bachelor of Laws from Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon
City, Philippines in 1981. He received his Master of Laws from the University of Pennsylvania, USA in 1987. He is currently a member of the Philippine Bar and the New York State Bar.

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ESTELA M. PERLAS BERNABE

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed as independent director on May 26, 2023. A respected member of the Supreme Court (SC) from 2011 until her retirement in 2022, the highest court has created a special award called “The Senior Associate Justice Estela M. Perlas-Bernabe Exemplary Career Jurist Award” to be given to retiring SC Justices who have served as magistrate in all levels of court without leaving any case pending for resolution upon promotion to a higher court, which only Senior Associate Justice Perlas-Bernabe had accomplished so far with zero-backlog or zero docket upon her every promotion to the next level court.

In her 26 years in the Philippine judiciary, Perlas-Bernabe also served as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals, Regional Trial Court Judge of Makati City, Metropolitan Trial Court Judge of the same city, and as Technical Assistant in the Office of the Court Administrator.

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Senior Management and Adviser

Dennis Anthony H. Uy

CEO, Founder and Executive Director

Co-founded Converge with Ms. Maria Grace Y. Uy in 2007 and currently serves as our CEO and Executive Director. Mr. Uy launched his first business while still in university. He founded Comclark, the controlling shareholder of Converge, in Pampanga in 1996 and remains the CEO and President of Comclark. Mr. Uy also serves on the boards of several companies in the technology, media, power, and real estate sectors, including the Uy family’s holding companies and Comclark, and actively participating Founding member and leader of the Asia Pacific FTTH Council.

Mr. Uy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Holy Angels University, Pampanga.

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Maria Grace Y. Uy

President, Chief Resources Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Founder & Executive Director

Co-founded Converge with Mr. Dennis Anthony H. Uy in 2007 and currently serves as our President, Chief Resources Officer, and Executive Director. Prior to that, she served as the Accounting Manager of IBM Philippines from 1990 to 1997 and Vice President for Finance in Savers Mall Group of Companies from 1997 to 2000. Ms. Uy is currently the Chief Finance Officer of Angeles City Cable Television Network and Comclark.

Ms. Uy graduated from De La Salle University in 1988 where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. She placed 16th nationwide in the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Board Examination in 1989.

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Jesus Romero

Chief Operations Officer

Appointed as Chief Operating Officer in February 2016. He oversees and manages our day-to-day operations, covering revenue generation, customer experience, product development, and organic growth initiatives through partnerships. Prior to joining Converge, Mr. Romero held senior leadership positions spanning all aspects of the operation from Globe Telecom, DTSI Group, ComStream Corporation, and Hughes Network Systems. He has 33 years of industry experience to date and has led market entry, growth, and transformation in the areas of Telecommunications, Systems Integration, and IT services.

Mr. Romero received a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering (B.S.E.E.) from the De La Salle University in Manila, the Philippines in 1984.

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Benjamin Rex Emilio Azada

Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer

Appointed as Chief Strategy Officer in 2020. Prior to joining Converge, Mr. Azada was a Partner with PwC’s Southeast Asia Consulting practice, with P&L responsibility for operations in the Philippines. His clients included top enterprises in the telecommunications, media, technology, and financial services sectors. He spent over a decade of his career with PwC Hong Kong, where he helped clients in Hong Kong and China transform their operations, comply with new regulations, and enter new markets. He has 24 years of industry experience to date.

Mr. Azada holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Philippines Diliman, and a post-graduate diploma in Business Administration (with Merit) from the University of Durham, United Kingdom.

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Paulo Martin Santos

Chief Network Transformation Officer

Appointed as Chief Network Transformation Officer, Mr. Paulo Martin Santos brings to Converge a wealth of knowledge and experience, such as but not limited to leading Digital Transformation and Network Innovation in various industries including Telecommunications, Banking, and Government.

In 2013, Mr. Santos joined Globe Telecom where he managed innovation programs. Thereafter, he founded his own startup that focused on providing WiFi business analytics to SMEs, which was eventually acquired by Smart Communications. He then led Smart’s Wi-Fi Business Development group and later spearheaded the various operations and customer experience initiatives across the PLDT Group of Companies. In 2017, he led the digital transformation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as its Chief Technology Innovation Officer and later joined Unionbank of the Philippines as Vice President and Head of Enterprise Communications, Collaboration, and Security where he steered the transformation of Unionbank’s IT arm to a cloud ready Software Defined Network (SDN).

Mr. Santos earned his bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering from the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman. He was outstandingly recognized by the University as one of the recipients of the Parangal sa Mag-aaral Award and was also an active student leader in UP Diliman’s University Student Council.

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Major Subsidiary

Miles Tonn C. Chua

President and Chief Operating Officer, Metroworks

Appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer of our subsidiary, MetroWorks in January 2020 and in June 2018, respectively. Prior to joining Metroworks, Mr. Chua held various executive positions on fields related to network development and transformation in Islacom, Globe Telecom, SUN Cellular, PT Smartfren (Indonesia) and Huawei Philippines. He has 28 years of industry experience to date.

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