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Vivant names new chairman and CEO
(The Philippine Star) - July 11, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Publicly listed Cebuano company Vivant Corp. has named Ramontito Garcia as its new chairman of the board and CEO amid several changes to its board and management structure, including the addition of Edgar John Garcia as vice chairman and the promotion of Arlo Sarmiento as president of the company.

Emil Andre Garcia has been appointed senior vice president for power. He is also EVP and COO of subsidiary Vivant Energy, which serves as holding company for Vivant Corp.’s interests in the energy sector.

Garcia expressed confidence in Vivant’s ability to adapt and thrive amid the challenges that industries and communities currently face.

“As I take the helm of Vivant, it is important to note that our mission, vision and values remain. We have always maintained a future-facing approach to how we do business with an emphasis on adaptability in order to face challenges and grab opportunities to improve the everyday lives of the Filipino people,” Garcia said. “While this year has seen more unpredictability than any other year in Vivant's history, I am confident in the abilities and resilience of our team and the strength of our relationships with our partners and communities to know that we will overcome these obstacles and emerge even stronger than before,” he added.

Vivant is one of the few Cebu-based companies listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange. It is a management and holding company with investments in the energy sector and a growing interest in infrastructure development.

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