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  PNCC Board of Directors  

     Key Role and Responsibilities
     The governing Board is primarily responsible for fostering long-term success of the corporation, and sustaining its competitiveness and profitability in a manner consistent with its corporate objectives and the best interests of its stcokholders.

      The formulates the corporate's vision, mission, strategic objectives, policies and procedures that guides its activities including the means to effectively monitor Management performance.  On February 9, 2023, in its special meeting approved the PNCC's 2023 Performance Scorecard as required under GCG MC No. 2023-01.  Performance Scorecard incluided the mission, vision and strategies.

  Composition of the Board    

     The Board is composed of eleven (11) directors and one (1) ex-officio director. Eight (8) directors are nominated by the President of the Philippines. The Board possesses a combined expertise in various business fields. Each director adds value and exercises independent judgment. The Board structure provides a clear division of responsibilities between the Board and Management.


Chairman and Vice Chairman  
     PNCC's Chairman of the Board Herculano C. Co, Jr. was appointed on 26 January 2023. Atty. Miguel E. Umali was re-elected President & CEO on even date. Atty. Umali also holds the position of the Vice Chairman of the Board.
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PNCC Board of Directors Profile
63 years old,
re-appointed on 26 January 2023

Mr. Co is a successful businessman engaged in milling, warehousing, wholesaling and retailing of palay and rice. Mr. Co was appointed Chairman of the PNCC Board on November 16, 2017 up to August 17, 2021 and re-appointed on January 26, 2023 for the same position.  At present, he serves as Chairman of the following private companies : Herco Agro-Industries, Inc. (since 1982) and Alheed International Trading Corporation (since 1995); Vice Chairman of Aurora Securities, Inc. (since 1993), and Director of Santa Clara Shipping Corporation (since 1996).

     He obtained his degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Marketing from the Colegio de San Juan de Letran in 1980. He was a recipient of Marketing Leadership Award by the Philippine Marketing Association. He earned unit in the College of Law of Ateneo de Manila University from 1980-1981.  [See Mr. Co's resume]
58 years old
President & CEO / Vice Chairman, since February 6, 2019
Atty. Umali is a practicing lawyer previously connected with Castillo Laman Tan & Pantaleon Law Office and Teng & Cruz Law Offices.  He had worked as Director, Corporate Secretary and Legal & Administrative consultant of various private companies such as Vishay (Phils.), Inc. from 1999 to 2007;  Temic Automotive (Phils.), Inc. renamed as Continental Temic Electronics (Phils.), Inc. from 1999 to 2005;  Temic Seminconductors (Phils.), Inc. renamed as Atmel Semiconductors, Inc. from 1999 to 2001;  Temic RF Technologies, Inc. renamed as Microfortune RF Technologies, Inc. from 1999 to 2001.  He had also served as Administrative and Legal Manager, Human Resources Manager, Director and Corporate Secretary of Temic Telefunken Microelectronic (Phils.) Inc. from 1992 to 2001.

     He obtained his degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Ateneo De Manila University in 1984.  He then pursued his Bachelor of Laws from Ateneo De Manila University of Law in 1988 and admitted to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines on the following year.
  [See Atty. Umali's resume] 
50 years old
Director, since August 15, 2017
Mr. Avancena has varied experience in the field of information technology having been part of the management of various Business Process Outsourcing companies. At present, he serves as Assistant Manager of Netgear/Concentrix based in Davao. He served as Team Captain of Linksys/Concentrix from 2007 to 2011. He later became Team Captain 3 of Dlink NA and Dlink International/Concentrix.

     He earned his BS Computer Science degree from Ateneo de Davao University in 1993.    [See Mr. Avanceña's resume]
62 years old
Director, appointed on January 26, 2023

Mr. Averia, a lawyer by profession, was PNCC's Corporate Secretary from November 16, 2017 up to January 26, 2023 and was then appointed as Acting Director vice Manuel Luis C. Antonio on January 26, 2023.

Mr. Averia is currently a Partner of the Law Firm Agcaoili & Associates where he started as a Senior Associate in 2001. He is the retained counsel of various business entities engaged in trading, banking, securities and business process outsourcing (BPO). 

Prior his stint with PNCC, he held various positions in the private and Government sector : [1] Legal Aide and later as Legal Officer at the then Department of Education, Culture and Sports from 1988 to May 1990; [2] Associate Lawyer of the Singson Valdez Law Offices from June 1990 to June 1992; [3] Legislative Staff Officer at the Office of Senator Freddie N. Webb from July 1992 to January 1993; [4] Chief of Staff in the Office of Congressman Abdullah S. Mangotara from September 1996 to June 30, 1998; [5] Junior Partner at Delos Reyes Bonifacio Delos Reyes Law Office from September 1996 to December 2000; [6] Committee Secretary of the Senate Committee on Tourism chaired by then Senator Robert S. Jaworski from August 1998 to July 1999, and [7] Committee Secretary of the Senate Committee on Environment & Natural Resources chaired by then Senator Robert S. Jaworski from August 1999 to January 2001.

Mr. Averia took up Law at the Ateneo De Manila University in 1981 to 1983 and graduated at the University of Santo Tomas-Faculty of Civil Law in 1987 and took the bar exam in 1989 and admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1990.
[See Mr. Averia's resume]

61 years old
Director, appointed on January 26, 2023

Mr. Constantino has been in military and police service in various capacities for more than 30 years until his retirement in 2016 where he was designated either as a Commander or a Staff Officer. His field of expertise were in operations, intelligence, investigation and community relations.

Prior retirement, Mr. Constantino's last five assignments in the Philippine National Police (PNP) were: [1] Officer-In-Charge, Deputy Chief PNP Administration from March 3, 2016 to June 24, 2016; [2] Deputy Chief PNP for Operations from August 11, 2015 to June 24, 2016; [3] The Chief Directorial Staff from April 23, 2016 to August 10, 2016; [4] Director, Directorate for Police Community Relations from May 7, 2014 to April 22, 2015, and [5] Regional Director, Police Regional Office 7 from August 1, 2013 to April 22, 2014.

He graduated from Philippine Military Academy in 1982 and obtained his Master's in Management from Philippine Christian University in 1996. [See Mr. Constantino's resume]

79 years old
Director, appointed on May 25, 2023
Ms. Escudero was appointed in May 2023 to represents GSIS in the PNCC Board. Prior to her appointment as Member of the Board of Trustees of GSIS, she was a member of the House of Representatives of the Philippine s representing the 1st District of Sorsogon from 2013 to 2022. In fact, she was Deputy Speaker of the Lower House from 2018 to 2022.
As an educator, Director Escudero taught at the OB Montessori Center from 1987 to 2012. She has been active in serving the public sector in several capacities such as an Accredited TESDA Assessor in 2004 and a Treasurer of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association - Hostel and Canteen Services in 2009. In 2011, she co-anchored in Wais Spend, a radio program of DZUP which aims to help the Filipino consumers in saving and spending wisely.
  Ms. Escudero graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Major in Food and Nutrition, in 1964. She also obtained her Master in Education Administration (1999) and Doctorate in Philosophy in Education (2004), from University of the Philippines where she likewise appointed as Member of the Board of Regents in 2012.
58 years old
Director since November 16, 2017

Director Alan R. Luga obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from the Philippine Military Academy in 1981.  In 1994, he acquired his MBA units from the Ateneo De Manila University Graduate School of Business.  He completed a Master's Degree in Military Arts and Science at the US Army Command and General Staff College in 2002.

 He is the current President and CEO of AFP General Insurance Corporation.  He is also a member of the following insurance organizations: Insuarnce Institute for Asia and the Pacific, Inc., Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association, Philippine Insurers Club, and the Philippine Machinery Management Services Corp.

 He was the Vice Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines before his compulsory retirement in May 2014 after 38 years of continued military service.  From 2012 to 2013, he served as Commander of the AFP Southern Luzon Command.  He was also the Commander of two Infantry Brigades (the 802nd Infantry Brigade and the 1001st Infantry Brigade) from 2008 to 2011 and the Commander for the 7th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army in 2012.  He was a member of the GRP Peace Panel for the GRP-MILF Peace Talks as the Chairman of the ADHOC Joint Action Group, OPAPP in 2011-2012.  In 2005--2006, he was the Chief of the AFP Command Center as well as the Secretary, Army General Staff.  He was deployed as Deputy Commander of the Philippine Battalion for the International Forces in East Timor and later as Chief Plans of the Peace Keeping Force of UNTAET in East Timor from 1999 to 2001.

     Lt. Gen. Luga has held various military and corporate positions.  He was the Chairman of the Board of the Camp Aguinaldo Golf and Country Club from 2013 to 2014, and of the AFP Housing Board in the same years.  He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Riviera Sports and Country Club, Inc. from 2014 to 2016, and served as a member of the AFP Board of Generals from 2013 to 2014.   See Lt. Gen. Luga's resume]

54 years old
Director since April 17, 2017
Atty. Mercado is a Legal Counsel and member of the Board of Directors of the following corporations from 1998 until today : Air Philippines Corp., Philippine International Airways, Inc., Grand Ilocandia Resort and Development, Inc., Waterfront Philippines, Inc., Forum Pacific, Inc., Consumer Products Distribution Services, Inc., Mabuhay Vinyl Corporation, Metro Alliance Holdings & Equities Corp., Acesite (Phils.) Hotel Corp., Pacific Wide Realty & Develpment Corp.

     He obtained his degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Accounting from the University of Santo Tomas in 1985. He passed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Board Examinations in June 1985. Further, Mr. Mercado took up his Bachelor of Laws from Ateneo De Manila University School of Law in 1990 and passed the Philippine Bar in 1991.

[See Mr. Mercado's resume]
62 years old
Director, appointed on January 26, 2023

Mr. Sembrano was commissioned in the Philippine Navy as Ensign in 1982 and served in various board several ships. He then transferred to the erstwhile Philippine Constabulary (PC) and trained with the PMA Class 1983 as Scout Ranger of the Philippine Army. Finishing as number two in the regular Scout Ranger, he volunteered and accepted in the newly formed PC Special Action Force (PC, SAF). He was assigned to the local command in Batangas and served in various positions from 1983 up to 1986. He ten served as Aide de Camp to the AFP Chief Gen Fidel V. Ramos for a few month before returning to the PC, SAF. He resigned his commission in 1990 to join Citibank N.A. as Assistant Vice President for Credits Card Collection and later handled the Anti-Fraud Unit of the bank.

After his stint in Citibank N.A., he decided to get into business and has served in various capacities as a partner, director, shareholder and consultant to several corporations including Protectors of Assets and Personnel Services, Inc., Linkonsult Inc., Asian Diamond Plans, Inc., Great Pacific Travel Corporation, Labor Internatinal Corporation, Southpoint Driving Range, Ultrabus Corporation, Readycom Inc., Alheed Corporation, Jet Power Corporation, Couries Options and General Services, Inc. and Ikinari Restaurant.

He entered the Philippine Military Academy in 1978 where he graduated with the rank of Cadet Captain and designation of Regimental Finance Officer in 1982. He earned his Master's in Business Management at Asian Institute of Management in 1990.  
[See Mr. Sembrano's resume]

80 years old
Director, appointed on June 8, 2022
Mr. Torres graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, after which he finished the degree of Bachelor of Laws at the same university.  Presently, he is a senior partner of the Torres Caparas Torres Law Office and is the President of BPO Workers Association of the Philippines. He is associated with the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and the Philippine Academy of Professional Arbitrators.

His former positions in government include being a member of the House of Representatives representing the 2nd district of Zambales, the Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment and also the Secretary General of the Katipunan ng Manggagawa at Magsasaka ng Pilipinas.

Mr. Torres is concurrently an independent director of listed companies Waterfront Philippines, Inc., Forum Pacific Inc. and Acesite (Phils.) Hotel Corporation.  He is a member of the Board of Advisers of Tytana Colleges and is a Director of Waterfront Manila Premier Development, Inc.  He is also the Chairman of Alliance Energy Power and Development, Inc., Taguig Lake City Development Corp. and Triton Construction and Development Corporation.  He owns Kitsie's Farms in Iba Zambales, and is simultaneously the CEO of both the Optimus Medical Care and Trading Corporation and also the Service Exporters Risk Management and Consultancy Co.  
[See Mr. Torres' resume]
65 years old
Director, appointed on January 26, 2023
Mr. Zaldivar had served the government on various capacities for more than 20 years. His stint in government were : [1] Assistant Project Officer from 1981 to 1982 and promoted to Project Officer II / Acting Regional Technical Coordinator from May 1983 to September 1985 at Human Settlements Regulatory Commission; [2] Senior Trade Development Specialist in Department of Trade and Industry from October 1985 to August 1987; [3] Public Attorney II from August 3, 1987 to May 15, 1991 at Public Attorney's Office, and [4] Presiding Judge of Regional Trial Court in Cagayan City from 2006 until his retirement in December 2019.

During his break in government service in 1991, he went into private practice and joined Agcaoili & Associates/Office for 15 years of litigation work.

He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the East, Manila in 1982. He then pursued and obtained his Bachelor of Laws at Ateneo De Manila University in 1982, passed the Bar on the same year and admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1983.
[See Mr. Zaldivar's resume]