Choa is IABC APAC chair

ABS-CBN vice president for corporate communications Kane Errol Choa has
been named chair of the International Association of Business
Communicators Asia Pacific Region (IABC APAC), a professional
organization that advances the profession of business communication in
the region.

Two communication leaders in the Philippine banking industry are joining
Choa on the IABC APAC board:  RCBC vice president for marketing
communication Liza Vengco as awards and recognition director and
Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company’s assistant vice president and
Wealth Insights editor-in-chief Anthony Alcantara as a brand and
communications director.

IABC APAC is comprised of eleven chapters in eight countries throughout
the Asia Pacific region, along with members-at-large in Singapore,
Pakistan, China, Fiji, and Thailand.  The organization is responsible
for the Fusion regional conference, the Silver Quill Awards, and the
Communicator of the Year Awards.

Choa is a communication leader with 29 years of experience in media and
communications.  He previously served as the vice chair and the awards
and recognition director for IABC APAC.  He has won IABC’s Gold Quill,
IABC APAC’s Silver Quill, and IABC PH’s Philippine Quill Awards for
ABS-CBN Corporation, the country’s leading content company.

Vengco has been in the communication profession for more than 25 years
in retail, FMCG and financial industries.  She now leads the marketing
communication division of RCBC, the fifth largest bank in the country
today, and holds the distinction of being an Accredited Business
Communicator (ABC) from IABC.

Alcantara, who has over 20 years of experience in economic journalism
and corporate communications, is one of IABC APAC’s brand and
communication directors.  Currently, he oversees Wealth Insights, an
online platform for wealth management of Metrobank, one of the biggest
universal banks in the country.

The Fusion regional conference [1], taking place in Bali, Indonesia on
September 4 and 5, is one of the most anticipated events of IABC APAC.
The two-day event, titled “Making Waves Together” with the theme
“Communicating and connecting across cultures,” will bring together
mid- to senior-level communication professionals from the Asia Pacific

Choa, Vengco, and Alcantara join the roster of IABC APAC’s new board,
which also includes past chair Jyoti Khan (Singapore), vice chair and
acting treasurer Ross Monaghan (Australia), secretary and governance
director Samara Williams (Australia), conference director Melinda Coyne
(Australia), brand and communication directors Andrea de Palatis
(Australia) and Suchithra Krishnan (Malaysia), certification director
Moushmi Balachandran (India), and members-at-large liaison and
development director Raul Hameed (Pakistan).

The 2023/24 Board composition was recently confirmed at the IABC Asia
Pacific annual general meeting.  The new board directors have assumed
their posts since 1 July 2023.