Felipe Gozon is the current chief executive and chair of GMA Network Inc., one of the largest media networks in the Philippines.
A lawyer by profession, the Yale-educated Gozon is seen as the network executive who has successfully turned-around GMA from its state as the leading television network to its current stature, at some point toppling the long-dominant ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation in 2004, 2005 and until today. Under his watch, the network has also experienced stability in terms of revenues, mostly from advertising and other revenue sources.
Atty. Felipe L. Gozon obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines and a Masters of Laws degree from Yale University. He is a partner in the law firm of Belo Gozon Elma Parel Asuncion & Lucila. As a distinguished aviation lawyer, he was a member of the Philippine Air Negotiating Panel and is cited in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a leading expert in this field. His business experience includes acting as a director of the International Corporate Bank and as Chairman of Marcopper Mining Corporation. Atty. Gozon has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since 1975. He currently holds the positions of Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Since assuming leadership of the Company in October 2000, the Company’s ratings have improved greatly, surpassing its nearest competitor in 2003. Atty. Gozon was named CEO of the Year by UNO Magazine in 2004 and Master Entrepreneur of the Year (Philippines) 2004 by SGV/Ernst & Young in 2005. People Asia Magazine included him in the list of People of the Year 2005. He is also currently Chairman, Vice-Chairman or director of several other institutions such as the Malayan Bank Savings & Mortgage Bank, the Children’s Museum and Library, Inc., the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication and the Nova Foundation for Differently Abled Persons, Inc. He is also a director and/or Chairman of some of the subsidiaries and affiliates of the Company, such as GMA New Media, GMA Films, Alta Productions, Citynet, GMA Marketing and Productions, Inc., Scenarios, Inc., EMC Network, Inc., GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc., INQ7 Interactive, Inc., GMA Records and Mont-Aire.
Gozon was among the 61 awardees that included Reynato Puno, who were honored as UP’s distinguished alumni by the UP Alumni Association (UPAA) at the Araneta Coliseum on June 21, 2008. Gozon received an award for the Lapuz-Gozon family whose members up to the third generation studied in UP.[
- Name: Atty. Felipe L. Gozon
- Place of Birth:
- School Attended:
- Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines
- Masters of Laws, Yale University
- GMA Network Inc., Chief Executive and Chairman
- International Corporate Bank, Director
- Marcopper Mining Corporation, Chairman
- Malayan Bank Savings & Mortgage Bank
- Philippine Air Negotiating Panel, Member
- Children’s Museum and Library, Inc.
- Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication
- Nova Foundation for Differently Abled Persons, Inc.
- Master Entrepreneur of the Year (Philippines) 2004 by SGV/Ernst & Young in 2005
- List of People of the Year 2005, People Asia Magazine