Maria Yolanda Crisanto
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Globe Telecom
Maria Yolanda Crisanto is the Corporate Communications Group Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer of the principal mobile telephony company in the Philippines - Globe Telecom Inc. There, she handles stakeholder relations involving employee culture development through internal communications, media and government relations, as well as the company’s corporate social responsibility and sustainability programmes.
A marketing and corporate communications executive with over 30 years’ experience in integrated marketing communications, her expertise lies in strategic communications for corporate, brand, and crisis communications. Ms Crisanto is a member of the Asia Pacific Association of Communications Directors (APACD), and Public Relations Society of the Philippines. She became the first Filipino to be recognised with a C4F Davos Award by winning the Ideas of the Future-Personal category under the Start-up and Technology Categories. She was also recognised as one of Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen 2018 by the Asian Sustainability Reporting Awards. She was also recognised by PRWeek as one of the 500 most influential people in the global PR industry from 2015 to 2017.
Ms Crisanto studied AB Communication Arts at the University of Santo Tomas and an MBA from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business.