Equicom Group is a diversified conglomerate composed primarily of companies in information technology, healthcare and financial services.
Under the Group are Equitable Computer Services, Inc. (ECS), one of the most progressive computer solutions provider in the Philippines, established since February 1973, Maxicare Healthcare Corporation (Maxicare), one of the pioneer health maintenance organizations (HMO) established since 1987, Equicom Savings Bank Inc. (EqB), a bank acquired in January 2008 and presently a principal member of Visa International and ALGO Leasing and Finance Inc, a non-bank non-quasi bank incorporated in June 2007. Another Equicom Company, Go Kim Pah Foundation Inc. is engaged in philanthropic and charitable causes and sends deserving but underprivileged youth to colleges and universities.
The moving force behind the Equicom Group is Mr. Antonio L. Go, a seasoned, well respected banker and businessman in the Philippines.
Mr. Go was Chairman of Equitable PCI Bank (founded in 1950 by Mr. Go Kim Pah, father of Mr. Go) which was then the third largest bank in the Philippines, Mr. Go was a director in the Equitable Banking Group, one of the largest financial services groups in the country, and also held other key management positions in various companies in the Philippines and Singapore.
Significantly, Mr. Go pioneered the credit card industry in the Philippines, which in turn led to the founding of Equitable Card Network (ECN). ECN was the largest credit card issuer and acquirer in the Philippines. It was also the only card issuer which carried the four global credit card brands VISA, Mastercard, American Express and JCB simultaneously. In addition, ECN had the widest Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal network in the country.
He was a member of the Executive Committee of VISA International Worldwide and director as well. Mr. Go served as Chairman of VISA International Pacific Board from 1998 to 2005, and was director since 1980.
The Equicom Group under the stewardship of Group Chairman Antonio L. Go and Vice Chairman Rene J. Buenaventura will be a significant niche player in the Philippine market over the next several years as it takes full advantage of its pool of talent and strength in technology to serve corporate and individual clients in the areas of financial services and health care.
Antonio L. Go
Rene J. Buenaventura
Esther W. Go
Nelia V. Carlos
Roberto P. Ang
Equitable Bank Tower
8751 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
Tel. No: 892.9716