Maner Puyawan

Chairman and Founder

Maner is the Chairman and Founder of Xentra Infotech Solutions, Inc. He is a veteran in the IT profession, with over 20 years of extensive experience under his belt. His main expertise is in the payments technology domain, planning, designing, and building electronic and mobile payment systems for businesses of all sizes.

Even at the early part of his career, Maner was already able to showcase his adeptness in information technology, designing systems and solutions for companies in different industries. He was instrumental in the migration of several companies from manual to digital processes, as well as in helping multiple organizations achieve the coveted ISO 9002 Certification by applying his technical skills to streamline business processes.

He continued to work his way up the corporate ladder by using his IT and technical expertise in various industries. Working for LBS e-Recruitment Solutions, Inc., Maner led the way in revolutionizing the Philippines’ global manpower and recruitment industry, by designing the country’s first web-based recruitment system that enabled employers and professionals to connect online. This recruitment system won the company the People’s Choice Award at the 7th Philippine Web Awards, and paved the way for the establishment of LBS e-Business Solutions, Inc. and for providing the blueprint for future e-recruitment solutions in the country.

Maner’s solutions went international after that, when Australia-based global payment solutions company Rechargeplus International Ltd. acquired a license of the online recruitment system of LBS. He later joined the company as its IT Manager. From there, he expanded his IT knowledge by learning about the electronic payments industry, including the fundamentals of payment security, compliance, Visa-MasterCard processing, and more. He soon became the company’s Global Chief Technology Officer, designing several solutions including the first-ever Prepaid Visa Debit card linked to and managed via SMS using a mobile device.

Other notable highlights of Maner’s career include serving as:

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