KPMG R.G. Manabat & Co. chairman emeritus Roberto Manabat was named the 2018 Outstanding Professional of the Year in the field of Accountancy, the highest award bestowed by the Professional Regulation Commission.
Manabat was awarded during the PRC Awards Night on June 21 at the Fiesta Pavilion, Manila Hotel.
Manabat has over 40 years of track record in the field of accountancy. He was chairman and chief executive of KPMG R. G. Manabat & Co. for eleven years.
Before this, he was the first general accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission and served as a senior partner of another major auditing firm. He is an adviser for top conglomerates in the country and has had extensive experience on corporate governance, internal audit, financial reporting, risk management, among others.
Manabat now serves as chairman of KPMG R.G. Manabat Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of KPMG RGM&Co.. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the Institute of Corporate Directors, the premier organization of corporate directors in the Philippines promoting good corporate governance.
Manabat also serves as an adviser on corporate governance of SM Investments Corp. and an independent director of Union Bank of the Philippines.