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Yondu Town Hall 2019: Globe Welcomes Yondu Back Home

Globe completes Yondu buy, making the organization a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe. Both organizations are optimistic that this will boost synergies.
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Corporate town halls allow business executives and employees to have an open dialogue in the modern workplace. During these meetings, business leaders usually share important updates on the company’s initiatives, milestones, and direction. Employees, meantime, are allowed to ask questions and engage with their leaders.

This month, Yondu held its company-wide town hall entitled, “The Plenary” to further beef up the company’s transparency efforts. The town hall took place at the Radiate Hall of The Globe Tower on September 11, 2019.  Present during the event were Yondu’s business leaders, employees, and some guests.

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Vice President for Enterprise Solutions, Mon Hirang and Vice President for Human Resources, Jun Santiago, kicked off the town hall. After some opening remarks, both Mancom executives shared their experiences and life at Yondu.

Yondu CEO shares company’s highlights and lowlights

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Mon and Jun then turned over the floor to Yondu President and CEO Joan Penaflorida, who shared Yondu’s journey through the years. During her speech, she recalled the organization’s hits and misses, and how it managed to flourish despite the lowlights. Joan emphasized the valuable contribution of the employees in the victories Yondu is reaping today. 

Joan also highlighted the significant partnership Yondu built with Globe, which used to be the organization’s sole client. Before giving the floor to Globe Chief Commercial Officer Albert de Larrazabal, a short AVP of Yondu’s journey was shown.

Globe executive welcomes Yondu back home

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Albert took over the floor and began his speech with, “Welcome home,” stirring cheer from the crowd. He formally announced Globe’s complete buy of Yondu making the IT solutions company a wholly-owned subsidiary of the telco giant.

Albert shared how the partnership can bolster digital transformation for businesses and provide seamless technological experiences for the people. Asked what motivated the acquisition, Albert noted Globe is optimistic about discovering tech solutions with Yondu to contribute to a digital-savvy Philippines.

With the Yondu Management Committee and Albert on the floor, Joan proposed a toast to doing greater things with Globe. The town hall ended with socials, and everyone looking forward to exciting times ahead! Take a look at some photos from the event:

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