Manuel M. Lopez has been Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Manila Electric Company since July 2001. Mr. Lopez served as President of Meralco from 1986 to June 2001. Mr. Lopez was an Executive Vice President of Benpres Corporation from 1973 to 1986 and of AFISCO Insurance Corp. from 1975 to 1982. Mr. Lopez serves as Chairman of Meralco Industrial Engineering Services Corp., Corporate Information Solutions, Inc., and Rockwell Land Corp. He served as … the Chairman of the Board of Philippine Commercial Capital, Inc. from March 1986 to January 2006. He serves as Vice Chairman of Benpres Holdings Corporation. He serves as a Director of ABS-CBN Holdings Corp., Sky Vision Corp., First Private Power Corp., First Philippine infrastructure Development Corp.(FPIDC) and e-Meralco Ventures, Inc. He has been a Director of First Philippine Holdings Corp. (FPHC) since 1992. He serves as a Director of Benpres Holdings Corp. He has been Director of Manila Electric Co. since April 14, 1986. He has been Director of MNTC, bayan Tel, Lopez, Inc., Bauang Private Power Corporation, MNTC. and of charitable foundations and organizations, in particular Meralco Millennium Foundation Inc. (MMFI) and Meralco Management and Leadership Development Center Foundation Inc. (MMLDCFI). He served as a Director of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. from 1970 to June 2005.
Mr. Lopez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of the East and pursued advanced studies in financial and management development from the Harvard Business School.