Vivant names new chairman and CEO

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VIVANT Corp. has named Ramontito E. Garcia as chairman and chief executive officer, as the listed Cebu-based company introduced changes to its board and management structure.

“We have always maintained a future-facing approach to how we do business with an emphasis on adaptability in order to face challenges and grab opportunities to improve the everyday lives of the Filipino people,” Mr. Garcia said in a statement on Thursday.

He said as he takes the helm of Vivant, it is important to note that its mission, vision and values remain.

“While this year has seen more unpredictability than any other year in Vivant’s history, I am confident in the abilities and resilience of our team and the strength of our relationships with our partners and communities to know that we will overcome these obstacles and emerge even stronger than before,” Mr. Garcia added.

He expressed confidence in the company’s ability to adapt and thrive as industries and communities face existing challenges.


Before his appointment, he was the company’s president and a board director.

Vivant also announced the addition of Edgar John A. Garcia as vice-chairman of the board and the promotion of Arlo A.G. Sarmiento as president.

Emil Andre M. Garcia has been appointed senior vice-president for the power business. He is also executive vice-president and chief operating officer of subsidiary Vivant Energy Corp., which serves as holding company for the parent firm’s interests in the energy sector.