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People: Microsoft appoints Peter Maquera to lead the Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Microsoft today announced the appointment of Peter Maquera as the new CEO of its operations in the Philippines. He will be responsible for accelerating the cloud and digital transformation journey of every business in the Philippines, helping the community build resilience through digital skills and empowering digital-first companies and start-ups with the tools to scale their innovation.

Maquera brings extensive experience in building and transforming companies, from early-stage development to market leadership across various industries including business process outsourcing, IT, real estate, and finance.

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He joins Microsoft from Globe where he was the Senior Vice President managing their enterprise business. Prior to joining Globe, Peter was Deputy CEO and Director of LiveIt Investments, Ayala Corporation’s holding company, for its investments in Business Process Outsourcing.

Microsoft Asia Pacific President Andrea Della Mattea said, “The Philippines continues to be an important market for Microsoft, and we are humbled by the incredible opportunities we see in empowering the country – whether it’s through trusted cloud, digital acceleration or positively impacting the lives of 25 million Filipinos with the Para Sa Bayan initiative. Peter brings a deep understanding of growing businesses and teams, and we’re looking forward to working with him to elevate Philippines to the next level.”

“I’m thrilled to join Microsoft at this amazing moment in time in the Philippines. We’re seeing companies and industries realize the importance of a trusted cloud environment, as they recover and rebuild from the pandemic, and I’m excited to help them with their evolution and digital transformation journey,” said Maquera.

Maquera is currently a Board of Trustee with the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP), Board Advisor to the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc. (SEIPI), and Alternate Director of Bridge Alliance. He has an undergraduate degree in Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

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