Orlando Vea is the co-founder of Smart Communications Inc., the leading wireless services provider in the Philippines. He was the Chairman of Infinit-e Asia Inc and Mondex Philippines Inc. He became President and CEO of MediaQuest Holdings, Inc., a media conglomerate wholly-owned subsidiary of the PLDT Beneficial Trust Fund. MediaQuest owns most of the media establishments like Associated Broadcasting Company (TV5), Nation Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), Cignal Digital TV (Cignal), and a 30% interest in BusinessWorld Publishing Corporation (BusinessWorld) and Unitel Group.
Orlando graduated cum laude in the University of the Philippines. Orlando's father was a civil servant and his mother is a retired schoolteacher. He was raised in a simple family but with perfect moral strength and values. He was taught to have community awareness and work ethics (which he is apllying now in his telecommunications business). A shining example of a successful entrepreneur.