Our Executive Board
MARIO T. MANANGHAYA
President & CEO
Mario is a Certified Public Accountant with post graduate studies from international universities best known for developing senior business executives, Harvard Business School and the Asian Institute of Management. He had a successful career in the accounting profession and became a Philippine partner of three of the world’s largest accounting firms, namely the former Arthur Andersen & Co (SGV & Co.), former Coopers & Lybrand, and KPMG.
After his retirement from SGV & Co. as Head of the Audit Practice, he became Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a company that pioneered in mobile telecommunications in the Philippines. His latest major role in accountancy was being Chairman and Managing Partner of KPMG Laya Mananghaya & Co. for several years until his retirement in 2007. At present, Mario is Chairman of KSearch and several other companies engaged in varied businesses. He is also a business advisor to various organizations in varied businesses.
ANTONIO G. PEDRO
Chief Finance Officer
Tony, a Certified Public Accountant, is the Chief Finance Officer of KSearch. Throughout his work history, he has assumed the Chief Finance Officer role for various local and multinational companies, where he was overall responsible for finance, administration, and human resource functions. These companies include KPMG Laya Mananghaya & Co., Pilipinas Makro, Isla Communications, and Edward Keller Philippines, among others.
He has completed Management Development Programs from the Nijenrode University in The Netherlands, Columbia University in New York, and Sundridge Park Management Center in the United Kingdom.
Our Client Service Team
KARMELI LOVE U. KINTANAR
Vice President & Practice Area Head – Finance, Banking, and BPO
Karmeli is a Principal Consultant specialising in Finance, Banking and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), which represent a dominant segment of the business portfolio. She is an integral member of the firm’s senior management. Karmeli has led major long-ongoing search engagements for the firm’s most significant clients, including Chevron, Citibank, and Accenture, among others. Her role focuses on the overall management and maintenance of said clients and developing strategies with the view toward addressing all of their current and future executive and recruitment requirements. Karmeli is a key contributor to regular strategic planning process and business development initiatives.