ABS-CBN Corporation recently appointed Maria Luisa Alcaneses as data privacy officer (DPO), while First Gen Corporation added Ariel Villaseñor as vice president.
Alcaneses’ appointment was approved by the ABS-CBN board of directors during its regular meeting on March 25. She has more than 25 years of IT auditing and operations experience. Prior to being appointed as DPO, she was the head of ABS-CBN’s IT and technical audit, where she was responsible for managing all application systems and IT general controls review and technical process reviews covering ABS-CBN and its subsidiaries, ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. and SKYcable.
Before joining ABS-CBN in 2009, she was with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dublin, Ireland as systems process assurance manager where she was the lead manager for the technology, information, communication and entertainment industry.
She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a BS degree in mathematics with a major in computer science. Her global certifications include Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer, Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control. She is also a member of the advisory council of the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group.
The First Gen board, meanwhile, confirmed the appointment of Villaseñor in its March 17 meeting.
Villaseñor was assistant vice president in the power marketing and sales group of First Gen, where he led business development for total energy solutions and value-added services for electricity sales customers. He joined First Gen in June 2014.
Prior to joining the group, he worked in Jaka Investment Corporation in their fast-moving consumer goods and logistics business. Villaseñor graduated with a BS Industrial Management Engineering degree from De La Salle University in 1991.