The Gozon Family

The Gozon Family

Felipe L. Gozon is the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of GMA Network Incorporated. He is credited as being the driving force behind GMA Network Incorporated’s success together with Gilberto M. Duavit Sr. and Menardo Jimenez.

Gozon studied law at the University of the Philippines and Yale University Law School. He was the lawyer of GMA Network’s founder, American Robert La Rue Stewart. 

In 1973, when Stewart’s Republic Broadcasting System (RBS) was losing money, he supposedly offered a 30 percent share to Gozon but Gozon only had money to pay for 10 percent so he offered 20 percent to his brother-in-law, Menardo Jimenez.

In 1975, Gozon and Jimenez took control of the management of RBS with their friend Gilberto Duavit and renamed the station GMA Network. Under their management, the station started its steady rise as the main competitor to the top of the Philippine media market.

In 2000, the GMA board elected Gozon chairman, president and chief executive officer, in a move to shake up management, in the process booting out his brother-in-law Jimenez from top management. He has remained its chairman and chief executive officer since then.

His daughter Anna Teresa M. Gozon-Abrogar, also a lawyer, was also installed as member of the board of directors in 2000 and has remained there since.

Father and daughter are senior and junior partners respectively at the Law Firm of Belo Gozon Elma Parel Asuncion & Lucila.

Felipe L. Gozon also has interests in real estate and banking.

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Business

Law firm

Belo Gozon Elma Parel Asuncion & Lucila

Real estate

Mont-Aire Realty and Development Corp.

Finance

Malayan Savings and Mortgage Bank

Others

Gozon Development Corp.

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Felipe L. Gozon

is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of GMA Network, Incorporated, Senior Partner at the Law Firm of Belo Gozon Elma Parel Asuncion & Lucila, Chairman and CEO of GMA Marketing and Productions, Inc. and GMA New Media, Inc., Chairman and President of FLG Management and Development Corp., Chairman of Alta Productions Group, Inc., Citynet Network Marketing and Productions, Inc., Mont-Aire Realty and Development Corp., Philippine Entertainment Portal, Inc., and RGMA Network, Inc., Vice Chairman of Malayan Savings and Mortgage Bank, Director of Gozon Development Corp., Justitia Realty and Management Corp., Antipolo Agri-Business and Land Development Corp., Capitalex Holdings, Inc., BGE Holdings, Inc., Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands and President of Lex Realty, Inc., among other companies. Chairman of the Board of Trustees of GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc., Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko Foundation, Inc., and The Potter and Clay Christian School Foundation, Inc., Chairman and President of Gozon Foundation; and Trustee of Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation, Advisory Board Member of the Asian Television Awards.

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Sources

Financial Statement of GMA Holdings Incorporated (available upon request at SEC) (2016), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

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