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ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio is Asian Media Woman of the Year 2014

 ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio is Asian Media Woman of the Year 2014
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ContentAsia gave a privilege to ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio on Wednesday September 3, 2014 – the award as the Asian Media Woman of the Year. ContentAsia is a premier information resource that covers the entertainment media industry across Asia-Pacific region.

Santos-Concio dominated ContentAsia’s annual list of Asia’s Most Influential Women in Media. She was chosen by by ContentAsia for being a chief of a powerful multi-platform content agenda that is the strongest insurance we know of along with all the uncertainties of a digital world. Moreover, Santos-Concio successes towards of the powerful legacy of a company ABS-CBN that has led in its traditional broadcast space for the past 60 years.

She was honored at a gala dinner Wednesday themed “Great stories…& the women who tell them best,” along with the other women industry leaders and decision makers in the region, at Grand Hyatt Singapore.
“This award is special for me because it recognizes my work and passion as a storyteller and a leader of a multimedia company, and I could not be more honored to represent not just ABS-CBN, but the hard-working media women in the Philippines.” Santos-Concio said.

Charo Santos-Concio is in charge of the company’s overall direction, including business units management, content creation lead and corporate services supervision. She is also an award-winning actress and an accomplished film and telelvision producer. Onscreen, she hosts the network’s longest-running drama anthology, “Maalaala Mo Kaya”.

Santos-Concio was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp in January 2014 after more than five years as President and two years as Executive Vice President and Channel Head, Mega Manila Channel 2. Prior to that, Santos-Concio was Executive Vice President and Head, Entertainment Group for ABS-CBN from 1998 to 2006. Previous roles at ABS-CBN have included Vice President for Television, Programme Director and Production Manager. She began her career with ABS-CBN as a television production consultant in 1987 following stints as line producer for BanCom Audiovision, Vanguard Films, Regal Films and Vision Exponents. She also worked as a film production manager for the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines

“ In so many ways I am blessed to get to do what I do, because to be in the business of telling stories is to be in the business of changing lives, inspiring people and offering hope, and promoting different perspectives. I am so thankful that I am given the opportunity to be of service to the Filipino people. I share this award with my family at ABS-CBN and with all the hardworking women in media,” she added

Meanwhile, ContentAsia delivers information about entertainment content creation, funding, financing, licensing, distribution, design and branding, and technology to industry executives across Asia in electronic, print, and online publications.

Jonathan D. Orbuda, an Economics graduate and now an occasional motivational speaker, was a writer way back in college, when he served as a section editor (2007-2008) of The Pillar Group of Publications. But beyond this, he established a blogsite detailing traveling sans (much of the) frills. Since finishing his schooling, he already worked for a bank and the BPO industry, among others. But his burning passion remains writing, and so he now travels as much as he can to discover what this world (and life) has to offer. As he keeps stressing: “Live life the most out of it ” You can email him at ilovetansyong(at)gmail(dot)com for any concern , or connect him at Google+ 

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