23 years, John Philip Singson Orbeta has built a solid career in
corporate human resources (HR), HR consulting and managing businesses
across geographies. He has proven expertise in overall HR strategy and
implementation, human capital strategy, organizational transformation
and change management, executive compensation and employee benefits,
talent management, employee engagement, performance management, and HR
consulting and outsourcing.
managing director of Ayala Corporation and member of its senior
management committees, Mr. Orbeta has transformed human resource
systems and processes not only at the holding company but also
throughout the Ayala group. He introduced restructuring and change
management initiatives at Ayala Land. He founded and established
HRMall, the conglomerate’s HR shared services center and now a fully
fledged business process outsourcing company. He created and has led
the Ayala Group HR Council, composed of key HR decision makers and
policy makers, to harness and foster synergy among Ayala companies to
realize cost efficiencies, improve overall quality of HR services, and
create innovative programs that add value to business. Mr. Orbeta also
directs the Ayala Business Club, a conduit for capturing business
opportunities and exchanging ideas in the different geographic regions
around the country, as well as manages the Ayala Young Leaders
Congress, a program which aims to hone college students’ leadership
potential in the service of community and nation.
Prior to joining Ayala in 2005, Mr. Orbeta led Watson Wyatt’s Human
Capital Consulting Group, one of the firm’s three global consulting
businesses, overseeing operations in the United States and Canada,
United Kingdom and Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. He
transformed Watson Wyatt Philippines into one of its most successful
country offices during his nine-year tenure as managing director. Mr.
Orbeta was made a Vice President of the firm in 1999 and continued on
these concurrent roles until his retirement in May 2005. Mr. Orbeta
also served as a member of the main Board of Directors of Watson Wyatt
& Company, the NYSE-listed parent company from 2000 - 2003.
In 2009, Mr. Orbeta was awarded the People Manager of the Year by the
People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP). He also
received the Global HR Excellence Award for HR Leadership in the
Philippines from the World HRD Congress. His program, “Reinventing HR
at Ayala,” was awarded People Program of the Year by the PMAP in
JP Orbeta's Presentation
World Class HR Management.
Asia CEO Forum
Asia CEO Forum, presented by PLDT ALPHA Enterprise, is the largest regular business event in Philippines and considered one of the most important
in the Southeast Asia region. The forum serves as a hub for
the spreading of ideas that help executive managers overseeing
enterprises across the Asia Pacific region.
Attendees are senior business people active in Philippines and across the Asia Pacific region overseeing
multinational and regional organizations. Presenters are leaders in their industries and engaged in
momentous pursuits of significance to the entire region.
Asia CEO Forum, presented by PLDT ALPHA Enterprise,
is operated as a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
activity of Chalre
Associates to promote Philippines as a premier business destination.
Asia CEO Awards
Asia CEO Awards, presented by American Express represents
the grandest alliance of local and international business people ever
created to promote Philippines on the world stage. As one of the
largest events of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, it is considered
a must-attend occasion for business leaders active in Southeast
The star-studded Board of Judges of Asia CEO Awards, presented by American Express, give away 10 awards to many of the most accomplished leadership teams
and individuals currently operating in Philippines and the region. The
awards recognize extraordinary leaders who have demonstrated
outstanding achievement for their organizations and contributions to
of the fastest growing nations on the planet, the world's business
leaders will have their eyes on Philippines like never before on the night of the main event set for 6:00pm, Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the majestic Newport Performing Arts Theatre. The annual
gala was established as a natural outgrowth of Asia CEO Forum, presented by PLDT ALPHA Enterprise, the largest regular networking event for the business community in Philippines.