GMA Network’s executive committee has elected Annette Gozon-Valdes as its new Senior Vice President, effective September 1st. In this new role, she will oversee the talent development and management departments, program management, human resources, legal areas, the worldwide division, and some subsidiaries in the network.
Gozon-Valdes has been a Director of GMA since 2000 and was part of the team that led GMA’s phenomenal rise to the top. She serves in numerous leadership roles across the network. Among these was setting up GMA New Media, the network’s digital media and technology arm and future-proofing agent. As President of GMA Worldwide, she led the team that distributed GMA’s shows to territories in Asia, North America, the Middle East, and Africa. Gozon-Valdes was also instrumental in pushing for new partnerships with new global platforms and in bringing some of the best foreign shows to the Filipinos such as “Full House,” “Stairway to Heaven,” and “Jewel in the Palace.”
Currently, she is the Programming Consultant to the Chairman/CEO of GMA Network, where she works with the drama group and drives synergy across departments. She was one of the brains behind the iconic series “Encantadia” and “Mulawin.” She was one of the first to push for local adaptations of iconic foreign materials such as “Marimar,” “Stairway to Heaven,” “Endless Love,” and other Korean dramas, as well as the upcoming live-action drama “Voltes V Legacy.”
She was recently appointed as Consultant of Sparkle, GMA’s talent management arm, and serves as President of GMA Films, where she led the production of several blockbuster movies such as “Let the Love Begin,” “Lovestruck,” and “Moments of Love.” Gozon-Valdes is also the Corporate Secretary of GMA Network, Director of GMA Ventures and Philippine Entertainment Portal; Treasurer of Citynet Network Marketing & Productions, and a Trustee of the GMA Kapuso Foundation. She also sits on the board of RGMA Network, GMA’s radio management and broadcasting affiliate, among others.
She is a partner (on leave) in Belo Gozon Elma Parel Asuncion & Lucila. She was an Associate Professor at the University of the Philippines, College of Law, where she taught Taxation and Legal History. Gozon-Valdes was the valedictorian of her elementary and high school classes in Colegio de San Agustin in Makati City. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University. After that, she obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines, where she graduated valedictorian and cum laude. She later received her Master of Laws from Harvard University.