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MPIC, PLDT among most honored firms in Asia

Iris Gonzales - The Philippine Star
MPIC, PLDT among most honored firms in Asia
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MANILA, Philippines — Six listed companies including Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) and PLDT Inc. made it to a list of Asian companies  recognized by institutional investors.

Others are D&L Industries Inc., Century Pacific Foods, BPI and International Container Terminal Services Inc.

The six companies made it to the roster of “honored companies in Asia in Institutional Investor’s 2022 Asia (ex-Japan) Executive Team Survey.”

The poll results were published by the Institutional Investor, a leading international business-to-business publisher, focused primarily on international finance.

The survey was conducted among 4,854 investment professionals in 1,612 financial services firms.

Participants were asked to rate the chief executive officers, chief financial officers and investor relations professionals at the companies in their coverage categories.

According to the survey results, D&L was ranked fifth among Consumer Staples in the small and midcap category and seventh among Consumer Staples in the Asia (ex-China, Japan) category while CNPF ranked third (tied) in the same category.

Ayala-led BPI was ranked fifth among banks in the small and midcap category while PLDT was seventh among telecommunications in the same category.

For Industrials (Asia ex-China, Japan), MPIC was ranked third followed by ICTSI in fifth place.

Investors surveyed also named CNPF president Teodoro Alexander Po as the best CEO for Consumer Staples (Asia ex-China, Japan). He was ranked top CEO by respondents from the buy side and third best CEO by the combined votes from the buy side and sell side.

MPIC president Jose Ma. Lim, who retired in  December 2021, was ranked as the best CEO for Industrials (Asia Ex-China, Japan) by the sell side, while MPIC chief finance officer  June Cheryl Cabal-Revilla was named best CFO under the same category.

ICTSI CFO Rafael Consing Jr.was named best CFO under the same category by the combined sell and buy side votes.

Similarly, BPI CFO Maria Theresa Marcial-Javier was ranked third best CFO for banks under the small and midcap category by the combined sell and buy side votes.

D&L’s Investor Relations Officer Crissa Bondad was named the Best IR Professional for Consumer Staples (Asia ex-China, Japan) by the buy side respondents while CNPF’s Dappy Tecson came in third.

Results also showed that Bondad ranked third Best IR Professional overall for small and midcap firms under the Consumer Staples category by the buy side while ICTSI’s Arthur Tabuena was third Best IR

Professional for Industrials (Asia ex-China, Japan) for the combined buy and sell side.

MPIC’s Maricris Aldover was named Best IR Professional for Industrials under the small and midcap category for the sell side while PLDT’s Melissa Vergel de Dios was third Best IR professional for telecommunications under the small and midcap category for the buy side.

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