Friday, February 29, 2008

CHARO SANTOS-CONCIO Appointed as The New ABS-CBN President

ABS-CBN Chairman and Chief Operations Officer (COO) Gabby Lopez announced during the closing of the giant network's Management Conference at the Camp John Hay in Baguio City on February 29, the appointment of Charo Santos-Concio as the new and the fifth President of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Network, effective March 1, 2008.

The 52-year-old TV executive now holds the distinction of being the first woman president of the giant network. Her predecessors are Eugenio "Geny" Lopez Jr., Freddie Garcia, Eugenio "Gabby" Lopez III, and Cito Alejandro.

Charo, who has been in the Kapamilya network for 20 years now started her career at ABS-CBN on June 24, 1987 as consultant. She then worked as production director, and slowly rose through the ranks, becoming vice president, senior vice president, and executive vice president, which was her last post before her promotion.
Charo also hosts the long-running drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya on ABS-CBN.

As president of ABS-CBN, all subsidiaries and divisions will report to her. This includes Studio 23, ANC, Cinema One, ABS-CBN Publishing, Interactive, the PR Group, to name a few.

Gabby Lopez remains as chairman and COO of ABS-CBN.

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