MANILA — GMA Network announced the election of Michael John “Jack” R. Duavit as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors during a special meeting held on March 30.
Duavit is currently the Chairman, President and CEO of MRD Holdings & Investments, Inc. and the Chairman and Managing Director of Puresound Trading, Inc. He is a Director of Citynet Television, Inc. and GMA New Media, Inc., a subsidiary of GMA Network that specializes in interactive applications for television, mobile, web and marketing.
He is the President and Trustee of Guronasyon Foundation, Inc., which recognizes outstanding teachers in the province of Rizal and the City of Antipolo, and is also a Trustee of GMA Network’s socio-civic arm GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Duavit held a notable career in public service, having been elected as Representative of the First District of Rizal and serving a full term from 2001 to 2010. During his tenure in Congress, he served as Vice-Chairman of the House Committee on Economic Affairs, the House Committee on Appropriations, and the House Committee on Trade and Industry.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from the De La Salle University-Manila, majoring in Marketing Management. He holds a graduate degree in Recording Arts Engineering from the Full Sail Center for Recording Arts in Orlando, Florida, and attended a Management of Information Technology Program in Sweden.