Board of Directors

Leonora V. de Jesus (edited)

Leonora Vasquez-De Jesus

Corporate Director, Professor, Former Cabinet Member.  Leonora Vasquez-De Jesus is a Director of SM Development Corporation, Banco de Oro Leasing and Finance, Inc. and Banco de Oro Capital and Investment Corporation.  She served in several cabinet positions: Chair of the Housing and Urban Development Council and all the key shelter agencies, Head of the Presidential Management Staff, and Cabinet Secretary.

She was also a director of several government corporations such as the Government Service and Insurance System, Development Bank of the Philippines, among others.  She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology, M.A. and A.B. Psychology degrees from the University of the Philippines.



Maria Teresa A. Oreta

Teresa Aquino-Oreta

Government Advisor, Corporate Director, Former Senator, Congresswoman, Cabinet Member. Teresa Aquino Oreta is Senior Council Advisor to the Early Childhood Care & Development Center and was its first Chairman with the rank of Cabinet Secretary. A former Senator, she was the Chairman of the Committee on Education and as a former Member of the House of Representatives representing Malabon-Navotas was the first woman Assistant Majority Floor Leader in the history of Congress.

She has a Doctor of Public Administration degree (Honoris Causa) conferred by the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, a Master in National Security Administration degree from the National Defense College of the Philippines, International Studies in Cuidad Ducal, Spain, and a Liberal Arts degree major in Literature and History from the Assumption Convent.



Silvestre H. Bello III (edited)

Silvestre H. Bello III

Lawyer, Corporate Director, Former Cabinet Member.  Silvestre H. Bello III is a Partner of Yulo and Bello Law Offices.  He was formerly Secretary of Justice, Solicitor General, Cabinet Secretary, and Chairman, GRP Negotiating Panel for Talks with the CPP/NPA/NDF.

He was likewise President and CEO of PNOC Development and Management Corporation, General Manager & CEO of the Philippine Reclamation Authority, and served on the boards of various  private corporations such as Camp John Hay Development Corporation and San Miguel Corporation.  He earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from the Ateneo de Manila University and his Bachelor of Arts, Major in Political Science degree from Manuel L. Quezon University.



Atty. Ruel A. Canobas

 Ruel Canobas

Lawyer, Corporate Director, Former Cabinet Member.   Ruel Canobas is a practicing lawyer and serves on several corporate boards. He was Commissioner of the National Telecommunications Commission, Undersecretary and Deputy Presidential Political Adviser, and Undersecretary of the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office.

He has a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Honoris Causa) conferred by the Batangas State University, Master of Business Administration degree from Kellogg School of Management-Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Bachelor of Laws and AB Political Science degrees from Far Eastern University. He is currently completing his studies for a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Hongkong University of Science and Technology.




Gabriel S. Claudio

Gabriel S. Claudio

Political Advisor, Corporate Director, Former Cabinet Member. Gabriel S. Claudio has served as political advisor to two Philippine Presidents. He occupied several cabinet positions: Presidential Political Adviser, Presidential Legislative Adviser, Head of the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office, Acting Executive Secretary and Cabinet Coordinating Officer for Regional Development.

He is Chairman of the Conflict Resolution Group Foundation, Director of Ginebra San Miguel Inc. and Toby’s Sports Foundation, and was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Waterworks & Sewerage System and member of the Board of Directors of Development Bank of the Philippines and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office. He earned his AB Communications Arts degree from the Ateneo de Manila University.



Dr Benjamin I Espiritu Dean FEU Makati (1)

Benjamin I. Espiritu

Certified Public Accountant, Corporate Director, Professor, Former Governor. Benjamin I. Espiritu is a practicing Certified Public Accountant, President & CEO of Change Management International, Inc., and Chairman of Banco de Mindoro, Inc. He was Dean of Far Eastern University Makati, and Chair of the Accounting, Finance, Business and Governance Department of the De La Salle University Graduate School of Business.

He served as Governor of the Province of Oriental Mindoro. He earned his Ph.D., Major in Public Administration from the University of Santo Tomas, Master in National Security Administration from the National Defense College of the Philippines, Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Accounting degrees from De La Salle University.


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