KPMG R.G. Manabat & Co. (KPMG RGM&Co.) – a member firm of KPMG International – marks its 10th anniversary with a lookback on its quality growth story and a transition to new leadership to further strengthen its legacy.
The beginning of the KPMG RGM&Co. story dates back to 2007, when KPMG RGM&Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Roberto G. Manabat, together with Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer Emmanuel P. Bonoan, embarked on building what would become one of the strongest professional services firms in the country. Guided by the KPMG values of excellence, trust, and commitment to the firm’s clients and people, they assembled a dynamic team of young leaders to continually motivate the rest of the organization – providing audit and assurance services, and advising clients across a diverse range of industries on their multifaceted business and tax needs.
As with any pioneering endeavor, however, the early years of the firm saw its share of challenges. “We had to prove to our international partner, KPMG, that our governance processes met the highest standards,” Manabat recalls. “This meant adopting new ways of implementing decision-making; ensuring the buy-in of partners, principals and staff; and communicating our philosophies, strategic directions to everyone in the firm.”
In the face of all the hurdles, the intrepid team persevered, the tenet of quality growth pushing them forward. The past ten years made an interesting journey for the growing band of resilient professionals as they have developed into one cohesive team, each day affirming their commitment to be relevant to the firm’s clients and the Philippine business community.
Bonoan noted that the Firm’s current leaders have since been followed by a succession of young and bright partners who have established new service lines. Thus, from 250 people, KPMG RGM&Co. now boasts of 1,000 dedicated employees housed in its own building, the KPMG Center. This corporate headquarters along Ayala Avenue in Makati City serves as a shining testament of its commitment to quality growth – the core of the KPMG RGM&Co. story. Top-notch talents will continue to lead the firm to “expand our markets, clients, and service offerings, all the while never forgetting that we exist to serve our clients,” says Bonoan.
To continue its growth story, the firm recently announced that this year is a transition year as Sharon G. Dayoan assumes chairmanship starting 1 January 2018 with the support of Chairman Emeritus Roberto G. Manabat, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer Emmanuel P. Bonoan and Vice
Chairman and Head of Advisory Henry D. Antonio.
Even as it stands as one of the top tier tax firms in the Philippines and the fastest growing practice within the KPMG network in the Asia Pacific, KPMG RGM&Co. refuses to rest on its laurels, forging ahead through constant innovation and the relentless desire to better serve its clients and its own people.
For further information, please contact:
Cristina Roxas Loquinario
Markets Assistant Manager
KPMG R.G. Manabat & Co.
Telephone +63 (2) 885 7000 ext. 339 email@example.com