Linggo, Enero 30, 2022

PT&T President James Velasquez: One of the Top 50 “Rising Tigers: Nation Builders” in the Asia Pacific

Mr. James Velasquez, President & CEO of PT&T— a telecommunications services provider in the Philippines catering to corporate, small/medium business, and residential segments across the country, will be honored during the launch of business and lifestyle magazine Rising Tigers: Nation Builders as one of its Top 50 Rising Tigers in the Asia Pacific.

Rising Tigers: Nation Builders is a new publication that will feature the best and the brightest in the Philippines and Southeast Asia who never fail to balance commitment to growth with corporate social responsibility, even during the most trying times.

Reinventing the Old ways

Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (PT&T), is one of the major telecommunications services provider in the Philippines since its founding in 1962. The company caters to corporate, small/medium business, and residential segments across the country.   

Mr. Velasquez’ joining PT&T has led the company to reinvent itself,  evolving from telegram and pager company they are known for, to providing superior connectivity to businesses now thru hi speed broadband, fiber internet and VSAT services. 

“We are here to connect everyone thru hi speed broadband and fiber internet. Today across the Pilippines, we have over 18000 km and still counting…fiber optic cables reaching speed of up to 1 gigabit per second.” Velasquez shared when asked on what clients can expect from them.

Carrying the tagline, “Beyond Connectivity,” PT&T’s business activities are categorized into two major businesses: Connectivity and IT Services.

“We know that high speed connectivity is just one piece of the puzzle, for businesses to succeed in today’s world, they must transform, transform digitally when things can be done quicker, better and more securely,” he added.

Decades of Experience

Mr. Velasquez has been in the IT industry for over 30 years. He joined PT&T in 2018 as Director and President, with the goal of enabling SMEs access to enterprise-grade solutions, on top of his large enterprise focus. He is currently a board member of MRC Allied, 5GS Security and DRI Philippines.

He was once a Senior Executive for IBM Global Technology Services – Asia Pacific, where he played a hand in the digital transformation journeys of dozens of large enterprises in the Philippines and in Asia, helping harden their IT infrastructure, as well as optimize and scale their businesses. 

Under his leadership, PT&T gained recognition from several Technology award giving bodies. They bagged two prestigious titles at The Global Economic Awards 2021. PT&T was recognized for its client innovation, as well as its drive for customer-centricity while being agile in our response to the pandemic. They were also named the Most Innovative Telecom Services Provider and the Best CSR Initiatives – Philippines. PT&T also won the Learning & Development (L&D) Organization of the Year for Private Sector at the recently concluded 5th Gawad Maestro Awards 2021.

When asked how can PT&T help elevate businesses, he answered: “We know the pace of change will only become quicker and we also know the transformative power of IT and innovation by heart. Let our experience and expertise guide your business grow, no matter how big or small the requirement, together let’s go beyond connectivity.” Mr. Velasquez concluded

Recognizing the Leaders of Tomorrow

“With 2022—The Year of the Water Tiger promising 365 days of positive changes, business must be stable, and finances will flow smoothly throughout the year with grit on its side.” – shared Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas, Founder and CEO of Tag Media Group. 

For leading the re-invention and evolution of PT&T, Asia Leaders Awards take the opportunity to recognize Mr. James Velasquez as among the Top 50 Rising Tigers in the Asia Pacific through the launching of the Rising Tigers: Nation Builders Magazine. 

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Rising Tigers: Nation Builders

Launching on March 22, 2022, at the Grand Hyatt Manila at the BGC in Taguig, “Rising Tigers: Nation Builders” is another brainchild of Asia Leaders Awards (ALA) Committee.

Billionaire Robert Laurel Yupangco, one of the ALA board said, “Asia Leaders Awards Presents the Top 50 Rising Tigers in the Asia Pacific to motivate us all that despite all the challenges, we will emerge triumphant. These are the top leaders with the very new vision of the world now,” 

To know more about Rising Tigers: Nation Builders and Asia Leaders Awards, visit

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