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Executive & Managerial Hiring

Global Executive Solutions Group (GESG), was established in 1995 and was originally incorporated as Integrated Executive Selection Corporation—also known as IXL Corporation and in 2004,  the company was rebranded as Global Executive Solutions Group — As a Company, we are known to our clients as Global Executive or GESG.

Why Choose Us?

The executive search firm was established by professionals in their respective fields of expertise. It is one of the preferred headhunters in the FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Power & Utilities, Retail, Real Estate, Fintech and IT industries. We are also a valued partner of major conglomerates and selected banks.
Our Directors and Consultants are Development Dimensions International (DDI)
trained in the Targeted Selection (TS) method.

All our search strategies are carefully planned and executed.

We treat every account as important.

We promote the relentless pursuit to excellence in all our endeavors.

We place high value in the trust given to us by all our clients and vice-versa.

Our Leaders

Ray Silvestre Canilao

President & CEO

Mr. Canilao is the President and CEO of the Company with more than twenty years of experience in Executive Search Management handling top level search requirements, he has also thirty years of professional experience in Marketing and General Management.

He is a recipient of the 18 Agora Award for Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Management-National Level in recognition of co-founding W.Brown and Co. Inc. in 1989, and launching W.Brown. He served as Board Director of Global Brands Co. Inc. and Managing Director of its Fashionable Goods Division, the exclusive distributor of W. Brown and K-Swiss shoes in the Philippines.

Earlier in his Marketing career, he also managed major brands such as Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Gum, Bic ballpens, Duracell batteries and Nike shoes.

Francisco C. Sebastian


Francisco C. Sebastian,  Filipino, was re-elected as Chairman of GT Capital Holdings, Inc. in May 2022.

Prior to assuming this post, he was co-Vice Chairman of GT Capital since May 2016. He joined the Metrobank Group in 1997 as president of the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, First Metro Investment Corporation, a position that he held for 13 years, and as chairman for another 12 years. He continues to serve as First Metro’s senior adviser today. Mr. Sebastian concurrently serves as Vice Chairman of Metrobank since 2006.

He is also a director of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), and Federal Land, Inc. Mr. Sebastian started his financial career when he was seconded by Ayala Investment and Development Corporation to Hong Kong in 1975 in Ayala International Finance Limited and subsequently Filinvest Finance (HK) Ltd. until 1984. He then started his own corporate and financial advisory firm, Integrated Financial Services Ltd. (HK), which he owned and managed until his return to the Philippines to join the Metrobank Group in 1997. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Honors) from the Ateneo de Manila University and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1975.

(Source: GT Capital Annual Report)

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