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PIRA taps educator, banker as new independent directors

The Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association (PIRA), announces the appointment of an educator and a retired banker as two new independent directors for the next three years,  Dean Rodolfo “Rudy” Ang and Ms. Carmela “Carlette” Pama, respectively.

Dean Ang heads the Ateneo de Manila University’s Graduate School of Business while Ms. Pama has recently retired as Chief Risk Officer of the Philippine National Bank. The two are the first independent directors of PIRA since the association revised its bylaws in preparation for its bid to be a Self Regulatory Organization.

PIRA Executive Director Michael F. Rellosa said Dean Ang and Ms. Pama will be assets to PIRA. “We are honored to have Dean Rudy Ang and Ms. Carlette Pama in our board. Their wisdom, experience, and network will surely be an asset to our association,” said Rellosa, a classmate of Ang’s in college.

Dean Ang completed his undergraduate studies at the Ateneo de Manila University, earning a double degree, AB Communications and BS Management (Honors program), Magna Cum Laude, in 1983. He earned his MBA at Boston College in 1988, graduating number one in his class. He is a PhD candidate of the University of the Philippines, where he completed all of his academic requirements except his dissertation.

Ms. Pama, meanwhile, is a Certified Public Accountant from the University of the Philippines. She has an MBA from New York University’s Leonard Stern Graduate School of Business and has over 30 years of experience in financial markets and information technology. She has worked for Citibank and Banco Santander in various positions of critical responsibilities and for PNB as Chief Risk Officer/Data Privacy Officer. Prior to her entry to PNB, she was Practice Manager of Oracle Consulting Services for the Philippines.

Ms. Pama is the wife of retired Philippine Navy Vice Admiral Alexander Pama who now heads the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).


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