First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH) has two new executive vice presidents (EVPs) in Emmanuel Antonio “Noel” Singson and Victor Emmanuel “Lito” Santos Jr. after the company’s board of directors approved their promotion on Oct. 7, 2021.
The board of First Gen Corporation (FGEN) had also approved their promotion to EVP on Sept. 23.
As chief financial officer and treasurer, Singson had led, structured, negotiated and implemented multiple financing initiatives for the FPH/FGEN group. These include the $1.5-billion Energy Development Corporation (EDC) acquisition in 2007, the $544-million Santa Rita refinancing in 2008 and the $360-million acquisition of British Gas shares in the First Gas companies in 2012, among others. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the Ateneo de Manila University.
Santos heads the FPH Legal and Regulatory Group and serves as its compliance officer, in addition to being regulatory compliance officer of EDC. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Philippine Independent Power Producers Association and director of the Philippine Electricity Market Corporation. He has a bachelor’s degree in management of financial institutions from De La Salle University (DLSU) and earned his MBA (with finance and international business concentration) at Fordham University.
Also on Oct. 7, the FPH board approved the appointment of Ernie Imperial as vice president and chief digital officer. Imperial is an experienced transformation and technology executive who held leadership roles in various companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science, major in information technology, from DLSU. He was also appointed as vice president and chief digital officer of FGEN effective Oct. 1, subject to board approval.