KATRINA LUNA-ABELARDE

KATRINA LUNA-ABELARDE

KATRINA LUNA-ABELARDE, First Vice President and Head - International & Carrier, Business Group PLDT, Inc. & Smart Communications President and Chief Executive Office – PLDT Global

PLDT is one of the leading telecommunications and digital services providers in the Philippines. Through its principal business segments – wireless, digital, fixed line and others – PLDT offers the largest and most diversified range of telecommunications services across the Philippines’ most extensive fiber optic backbone, wireless and fixed line networks. PLDT Global Corporation (PGC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PLDT which facilitates in providing high quality value-added and traffic wholesale services through its points of presence (PoPs) located worldwide. IT is now the full-fledged International Marketing, Sales and Operating Arm of the PLDT Group of Companies, offering a wide range of products & services even beyond telecommunications. PGC has been tasked to provide the best, innovative telecommunications solutions and other relevant consumer services to Filipinos offshore.

Katrina “Kat” Luna-Abelarde is currently the First Vice President and Head of International & Carrier Business Group for PLDT, Inc. and Smart. She is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of PLDT Global, the leading supplier of domestic and international telecommunications services in the Philippines. In 2016, Kat served as the First Vice President and Head of Wireless Consumer Operations for Smart. Among her notable achievements include spearheading the launch of PLDT SME Nation brand in 2008 which consistently delivered revenue growth covering Fixed, Wireless/Mobile, ICT and Digital Revenue Tracks; driving the strategic vision of SME Nation leading to its market leadership status; and leading the initiatives to future-proof small and medium enterprises with the latest solutions in Information and Communications Technology.