Emiliano "Third" S. Librea III, Partner and Chief Information Officer at P & A Grant Thornton

Emiliano "Third" S. Librea III

Partner and Chief Information Officer at P & A Grant Thornton


Third Librea is the leader for advisory services in Punongbayan & Araullo, the member firm of Grant Thornton in the Philippines.

As advisory services leader, Third brings over 17 years of experience providing total service delivery to clients for operational, transactional and dispute management advisory engagements across many different industries. These services range a wide gamut of advisory work, which include internal audit, governance and risk management, operational improvement, change and program management, IT management business intelligence and analytics, M&A advisory, capital markets support, due diligence, valuations and fraud solutions.

He is also the CIO of P&A, and, in this role, chairs the IT Committee and provides oversight over all IT operations and technology change initiatives throughout the firm.

Third is a certified public accountant and certified information systems auditor. He is also certified in risk and information systems control and possesses a certification in risk management assurance. He currently serves on the board of trustees of ISACA Manila.

He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accountancy from UP Diliman, took up IT project management at the Asian Institute of Management, and is currently a participant in Grant Thornton’s Senior Leadership Programme being run out of the Said (pronounced sa-yeed) Business School of the University of Oxford.

Speaking Sessions

12:10 PM Panel Discussion 1: Data Privacy – Impact on the Future of Outsourcing

How will the trends of data localization, emphasis on stronger third party data protection controls, and the reliance on equivalent data privacy legislation as the basis of cross-border data transfers impact the growth and future of the industry? Can we future-proof ourselves as the data privacy landscape continues to evolve?