GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. on Wednesday announced the appointment of Carlomagno E. Malana as its new chief information officer beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

Mr. Malanca is replacing Ma. Aurora Sy-Manalang who will assume a new role in Globe’s fintech affiliate, Mynt, as chief technology and operations officer (CTOO).

“We disclose the appointment of Mr. Carlomango E. Malana as chief information officer (CIO) effective 01 January 2020,” Globe told the stock exchange on Wednesday.

Globe said Mr. Malana will be responsible for all of its systems development and infrastructure investments.

“He will also lead Globe’s efforts to digitize its operations,” it added.

Mr. Malana, according to Globe, is a strategic business and technology executive who held “multiple leadership positions in strategy and execution, technology, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) integration, finance, sales and transformation, including technology transformation in big data, process automation, digital, cloud and migrations in AT&T from 2001 to 2019.”

He graduated with degrees in BS Mechanical Engineering and BS Material Science Engineering from the University of California in Berkeley. He also earned his master’s degree in business administration from the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Ms. Sy-Manalang, who has been the CIO of Globe since 2015, will begin her new role as Mynt’s CTOO on Jan. 1, 2020.

Globe said Ms. Sy-Manalang will lead Mynt’s technology, product, and operations “starting with the customer experience management team.”

The Ayala-led telecommunications giant reported its attributable net income rose by 20% to P17.68 billion in the first nine months of 2019, on the back of a 13% jump in consolidated service revenues to P110.6 billion.

Globe earlier said it spent nearly P32 billion as of the first nine months of the year “to enhance its networks data capacities and capabilities.”

It said it will “continue to reinvest in the network, which is currently on track to reach capital expenditure commitments of $1.2 billion by the end of 2019.”

Globe expects its capital expenditures for the full year to reach around $900 million. — Arjay L. Balinbin