CONVERGE ICT Solutions, Inc. Co-Founder and President Maria Grace Y. Uy is part of Forbes Asia’s 50 Over 50: Asia 2022 List, which recognizes women leaders in business, politics, art, and science in the Asia-Pacific region.
“Ms. Grace Uy is one of only two Filipinas to make it to the 2022 list, the other being Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa,” Converge said in an e-mailed statement.
According to the company, Ms. Uy is the youngest honoree on the list of 50 women above 50 years old who are “shattering age and gender norms all over the globe.”
She was cited in her role in growing the company “into one of the biggest fixed broadband operators in the Philippines today.”
Ms. Uy founded Converge with her husband Dennis Anthony H. Uy in 2007.
“Now, the company which they brought public at the height of the pandemic in 2020 is valued at around P230 billion (approximately $4.6 billion),” Converge noted.
Ms. Uy previously made it to the Forbes Asia’s 2021 Power Businesswomen list, which recognizes 20 outstanding female business leaders in the Asia-Pacific region.
Ms. Uy is a certified public accountant. She held senior executive positions in several companies, including IBM Philippines, prior to Converge, according to Forbes.
“Ms. Uy and Ms. Ressa join other distinguished women on the list including Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, World Bank Managing Director Anshula Kant, Samoa Prime Minister Fiame Mata’afa, World Health Organization Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan, Macquarie Group CEO and Managing Director Shemara Wikramanaya, OCBC Group CEO Helen Wong, and Indian author Arundhati Roy,” Converge said. — Arjay L. Balinbin