ABS-CBN names new Country Manager for Canada
TORONTO — ABS-CBN Global, which oversees all international subsidiaries of ABS-CBN Corporation, the world’s largest Filipino media and entertainment company, recently named Kerwin Du as the new Country Manager of Canada.
As Country Manager of Canada, Du is responsible for strategy execution, business operations, profitability, growth and expansion in the country. He reports directly to ABS-CBN Managing Director for North and Latin America Jun Del Rosario.
Du is a proven leader who began his career with ABS-CBN Global in 1997 as Director for Telecoms Marketing and introduced both the ABS-CBN and Bayantel joint product 123-700 Bayan Kollect sa America and the ABS-CBN Long Distance Direct product to the Filipino American market.
He joined the ABS-CBN North America team in 1999 to assume product management of the company’s telco business, and later on its flagship channel TFC, Retail, and Theatricals. In 2012, Du was appointed Head of Product Operations of North America, and in 2017 was named North America Business Unit Head for Cargo and Retail concurrent to his existing role. He started the TFC Store on Amazon and is responsible for rapidly growing its online retail sales.
Prior to joining ABS-CBN, Du was Head of Marketing of Sprint Philippines. He also worked for Eastern Telecommunications, Inc., NCR Corporation Philippines, and Citibank Philippines (Asia Pacific Division).
Du graduated from De La Salle University in Manila with a degree in Computer Science. He lives with his wife, Pia, in Toronto, while their daughter, Angelica, is taking Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.