Charo Santos-Concio is the president of ABS-CBN.
She was an award-winning dramatic actress, starting with her performance in the 1976 Asian Film Festival Mike de Leon entry Itim where she won Best Actress. She also got the critics’ nod for Lino Brocka’s Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak where she also bagged another acting trophy for Best Supporting Actress. She reunited with Mike de Leon in 'Kisapmata' and garnered postive reviews from critics of the 1981 Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. Then while working for Vanguard Films, she was invited to join the newly-opened ABS CBN.
Ms. Santos-Concio has been credited in creating the station's top-rated programs and even Star Cinema’s box-office successes. She put together the station’s top-rated programs like Esperanza and Pangako sa 'Yo and her film background proved handy in producing Star Cinema’s box-office hits like ''Anak'' and ''Dekada 70''. She is also the brains behind the most successful and longest-running TV drama anthology program Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK), which she hosts.
Today, Santos-Cancio is responsible for total channel programming, on-air operations, and the overall revenue and profit delivery of Channel 2, which is the flagship of ABS-CBN.