ViewQwest appoints Jurist Francisco-Gamban as chief operating officer

  • Brings over two decades of executing growth strategies for telco to the role
  • Appointment comes on the heels of ViewQwest’s expansion plans in SEA

ViewQwest appoints Jurist Francisco-Gamban as chief operating officer

ViewQwest has appointed Jurist Francisco-Gamban (pic) as its chief operating officer (COO) effective 1 January 2023, concurrent to her extant role as chief marketing officer (CMO).

In a statement, the firm said Francisco-Gamban joined ViewQwest as CMO in the last quarter of 2018, bringing with her nearly two decades of experience building and executing effective growth strategies for leading telecommunications companies. 

It said under her marketing stewardship, she helped scale the company’s go-to-market capabilities in many areas, stepped up growth of its Consumer Broadband Business, and helped guide the award-winning telco’s transformation into one of the fastest-growing Managed Security Services Providers in the region.

Vignesa Moorthy, ViewQwest group chief executive officer (CEO) said Francisco-Gamban has a strong track record of challenging and steering organisations to achieve their potential, in her past leadership roles and in her four years at ViewQwest. 

“She promotes data-informed decision-making, empowerment and accountability – and I am excited in anticipating the team aligning and working together under her leadership and guidance as our COO,” he added. 

According to ViewQwest, this appointment comes on the heels of its accelerated expansion plans in the region. 

Seeing increased demand for its Managed Security Services portfolio, particularly its SASE and SD-WAN offerings, the firm said it is continuing to strengthen its leadership corps – with Vignesa at the helm driving group strategy and vision and chief commercial officer Benjamin Tan overseeing its Enterprise and International Business segments. 

It has also signed a number of strategic partnerships, including with HKBN in Hong Kong and FPT Telecom International (FTI) in Vietnam to support market coverage and customer deployments across Southeast Asia.

Vignesa said as COO, Francisco-Gamban will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the group, ensuring that the company’s operations are aligned with business goals and executed effectively. 

“She will oversee the company’s management teams in championing customer commitment, operational excellence, people development and profitable growth.”

Prior to joining ViewQwest, Francisco-Gamban was vice-president for Marketing at Globe Telecom in the Philippines where she spent 13 years leading various lines of business. 

At Globe, she led the Home Broadband Business to record revenue and subscriber market share growth and launched new products and revenue streams for the company’s International and Enterprise Business Groups across its voice, data, SD-WAN, cybersecurity and cloud service offerings. 

Further prior to that, Francisco-Gamban headed Product Management and Marketing teams in Eastern Telecoms and Tridel Technologies.