PLDT announced Thursday that Yang would serve as communication strategist and advisor of PLDT’s top management team.
Ramon Isberto is retiring as public affairs head after 25 years of service.
Yang worked abroad for global media outlets before returning to ANC in 2015.
“We welcome Cathy into the senior management ranks of PLDT and Smart.
Cathy is an excellent communicator and a journalist of unquestioned integrity,” PLDT chairman Manny V. Pangilinan said in a statement.
“Her extensive experience as a financial and media person, here and abroad, will add a new dimension to our communication strategy in articulating and presenting who we are and how we perform. She will bring our era of communication into the digital space,” he said.
Yang was the face of the network’s business coverage.