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Executive Committee

Meet the leaders who continuously drive the success of our business and inspire our people.
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Sanjay Chakrabarty
President & Chief Executive Officer

Sanjay Chakrabarty is Pru Life UK’s President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Mr. Chakrabarty has deep knowledge of the banking and insurance sectors, having worked across multiple Asian markets for the past 26 years.

He has been with Prudential since 2014 and has worked as the CEO of Prudential Cambodia and Prudential’s Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar Hub. In these roles, he has successfully led a cross-markets team, implementing several strategic initiatives with material impact in all three markets.

Driving innovation and growth, Mr. Chakrabarty reinstated Prudential’s Cambodia business to #1 position in the market. He is deeply committed to driving a customer-centric approach, and to creating a culture of excellence that attracts and retains the best talent.

He started his career with Citibank, India, in 1997. He has also worked for Citibank in Japan and Korea between 2004-2014, heading several functions spanning risk and business. At Prudential, he has served as CEO of Prudential Vietnam Finance Company and as Chief Commercial Officer at Prudential Vietnam. Before moving to Cambodia with Prudential in 2020, he also spent time as Deputy CEO and Head of Consumer Banking at Orient Commercial Joint Stock Bank in Vietnam.

Mr. Chakrabarty holds a Masters degree in Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute and enjoys reading history in his free time.

Gilbert O. Simpao
General Manager and Chief Commercial Officer

 

 

Gilbert Simpao has extensive experience in general management, marketing, sales and digital transformation in FMCG, Telco, Airlines, and Financial Services. Prior to joining Pru Life UK, he was the Chief Marketing and Client Experience Officer of another insurer where he set up their Customer Experience and worked on transformation of the customer journey.

 

Prior the insurance industry, Mr. Simpao was the Chief Commercial Officer and Regional Commercial Cluster Head for AirAsia in the Philippines, Taiwan, and South Korea. He also worked as the General Manager of Eastern Telecoms and  Senior Vice President of the Consumer Broadband Business, Content and Marketing Services of Globe Telecom. It was in Unilever where he spent a substantial number of years of FMCG experience in the Philippines, as well as in London and Japan. His last post in Unilever was as the Managing Director for various personal care categories. 

 

Mr. Simpao has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics and Management of Financial Institutions from De La Salle University.  He is married and has 4 children. 

Michael R. Mabalay
Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer

Michael Mabalay joined the Life Operations Division of Pru Life UK in 2000 where he established the Business Retention Department and led the team responsible for the development of backroom support services for VUL insurance products. He moved on to become Vice President for Corporate Project Management in 2010 and set-up a robust framework for managing the Company's significant initiatives. From November 2012 to June 2013, he was appointed by Prudential Corporation Asia (PCA) as Senior Vice President and Project Director of the Integration Management Office of Prudential Thailand where he successfully managed the simultaneous acquisition of a life insurance company and implementation of a bancassurance partnership in Thailand.

Mr. Mabalay currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer of Pru Life UK. He holds a degree in Bachelor of Science, Major in Management from the Ateneo de Manila University.

Francis P. Ortega
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Francis Ortega is currently Pru Life UK’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He joined the company as Head of Pricing and Product Development in 2007 and led the development of its long line of innovative and profitable products. He has also helped manage the agency compensation structure and set up the distribution agreement for several bank partners. In 2011, he ascended to the role of Chief Actuary and oversaw all areas of the actuarial function which covers financial reporting, pricing, research, and risk management. He was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in 2019 leading both the Actuarial and Finance operations.

Mr. Ortega is a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of the Philippines and the Life Management Institute. His more than 25 years of experience in the life insurance industry began with a large multinational life insurance company where he gained experience in various actuarial roles prior to joining Pru Life UK. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Santo Tomas with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, major in Actuarial Science, and has been awarded as one of the 2015 TOTAL (The Outstanding Thomasian Alumni) awardees.

Rey Antonio M. Revoltar Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Rey Revoltar has been with Pru Life UK since 1999 where he began his Prudential career as a Human Resources Manager. From January 2004 to April 2006, Mr. Revoltar was part of the Prudential Corporation Asia Regional Office in Hong Kong where he was HR Manager and subsequently Regional Training and Development Manager in the PRUuniversity Team. He moved back to Pru Life UK as Senior Manager for Training and Development before he moved up and assumed the post of Assistant Vice President for HR.

In 2008, Mr. Revoltar joined the Company's Executive Committee when he became Vice President for Human Resources. Before joining Pru Life UK, he has done significant work for another life company and a well-known leisure park. Mr. Revoltar is a graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University where he took up Management Economics.

Allan M. Tumbaga
Executive Vice President & Chief Customer and Marketing Officer

 

 

Allan Tumbaga has extensive experience in the financial services industry spanning banking and insurance particularly in customer experience, marketing, corporate communications, product and brand management.

He is also the Vice Chair of Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization distributing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable.
Prior to joining Pru Life UK, Mr. Tumbaga was with EastWest Bank where he was the Vice President and Head of Bank Marketing and Corporate Communications. He also held key leadership positions as Marketing Head for AIG PhilAm Bank, Marketing Division Head of RCBC, Country Marketing Manager of Bank of America Savings Bank, and Marketing and Public Relations Group Head of Asiatrust Development Bank. He started his banking career with Citibank.

Mr. Tumbaga graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from De La Salle University and completed his Master's degree in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management. He is the author of a handbook on products and services published by the Bankers Association of the Philippines.

Ma. Emeren Vidanes-Vallente
Senior Vice President and Chief ESG, Legal and Government Relations Officer

 

 

 

 

 

Ma. Emeren Vidanes-Vallente is currently the Chief ESG, Legal and Government Relations Officer of Pru Life U.K. Now in her 13th year with the Company, Atty. Vallente’s story has been one of setting up and then leading each of the functions for which she is currently responsible.

Atty. Vallente began her career with the Company in 2010, establishing the Legal function and building the Legal team. A year after joining, she moved the Corporate Secretarial function in-house, transformed it into a Corporate Governance function, and served as the Company’s Corporate Secretary until 2022. Under Atty. Vallente’s leadership, the Company has consistently ranked as a top insurer under the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard (ACGS). In the years 2019 to 2021, the Company twice received ACGS awards for 4 Golden Arrows and once for 3 Golden Arrows. 

In 2016, Atty. Vallente set up the Company’s Government Relations function (“GR”). Since its inception, GR has pushed the Company to becoming a thought leader in mobile health, insuretech, and climate-related health risks. In 2022, the Company received a Stevie award for Achievement in Thought Leadership for initiating discourse on the impact of climate change on health and financial security.

In 2019, following a decision from the Legal and Government Relations functions to work on a joint project on sustainability, Atty. Vallente set up a Sustainability function composed of members from the separate Legal and Government Relations teams. A year later, parent company Prudential plc launched a Group ESG Framework, formally setting up an ESG function at the Group level. This paved the way for Atty. Vallente to formalize the organization of the Sustainability team and build it into a more diverse and comprehensive ESG team. Today, the once ad hoc Sustainability team is responsible for the Company’s ESG strategy and deliverables, and works with the entire Company through an ESG Tribe. 

Rina A. Velasquez
Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

Rina Velasquez has over 20 years of experience working in multinational life insurance companies in the areas of product development and pricing, valuation, financial reporting and experience studies, and corporate planning.  Prior to joining Pru Life UK, she was Chief Actuary at FWD, and VP and Actuary at Manulife and Philamlife.  She joined the Company in 2018 as Vice President for Operational and Enterprise Risk Management and was appointed in 2019 as Senior Vice President & Chief Risk Officer.

Ms. Velasquez is a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of the Philippines and the Life Office Management Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from the University of the Philippines - Diliman.