Mr. Gilbert Stephan S. Maramba
Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc.
Gilbert “Gomby” Stephan S. Maramba is currently the Assistant Director for Operations and Product Development of NWTF. He has been with the organization for almost 21 years. He is also currently a board member of the Microfinance Data Sharing Credit Bureau and Restart Micro-Enterprise Inc.
Gomby earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics at the University of the Philippines Visayas.
Mr. Eduardo Jimenez
Kabalikat para sa Maunlad na Buhay, Inc.
Eduardo Jimenez is currently the President of Kabalikat para sa Maunlad na Buhay, Inc. (KMBI). He was the former Executive Director of KMBI and Alliance of Philippine Partners in Enterprise Development (APPEND). He also works as a Microfinance Consultant of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and also the Regional Coordinator for Asia of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI).
He took up BSC Economics at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and did graduate studies at the University of the Philippines-Diliman and at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He attends the Victory Christian Fellowship and is also actively serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of several Christian Development Organizations like REACH Discipleship Ministries, World Vision Philippines and WV International, Resources for the Blind (RBI).
Mr. Josef Leron
Josef M. Leron is a native of Naga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines. He has an undergraduate degree of BS Accountancy in Ateneo de Naga University and a master’s degree in International Community Economic Development in Southern New Hampshire University. He also attended advance courses in executive program in general management and executive in management, innovation and technology in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Sloan School of Management. He started working in CARD, Inc. (A Microfinance NGO) in 2002 as a teller and has since rose through the ranks. With more than 20 years of experience in microfinance, he now acts as the Director for Compliance of the said organization and covers other CARD companies. Consequently, he also serves as the Managing Director and a member of the Board of Director of CARD Myanmar CO. LTD. He also has relevant experience in risk management, financial inclusion, and corporate governance.
Ms. Jane Manucdoc
Jane Manucdoc is currently serving as the Executive Director of Alalay Sa Kaunlaran Microfinance Social Development Inc., President of the Microfinance Information Data Sharing Inc. (MiDAS), and Treasurer of the Microfinance Council of the Philippines.
She is an experienced microfinance practitioner in the Philippines with a demonstrated history in working with development organizations dealing with microloans, micro insurance, capacity building programs, and social impact initiatives.
Mr. Jonar Dorado
RAFI Micro-Finance, Inc.
Jonar Dorado is a Certified Public Accountant with extensive background in financial management, human resource development, strategic planning and development, systems and process improvements. He served various leadership capacities for over 20 years in development international organizations. He is a former Executive Director of the microfinance arm of Work Vision Philippines and currently the Chief Operating Officer of RAFI Micro-Finance, Inc.
Mr. Peter Montalban
Taytay Sa Kauswagan, Inc.
Peter Montalban is the President-CEO of Taytay sa Kauswagan (A Microfinance NGO), Inc. (TSKI) and a member of the TSKI Board. Prior to his appointment last December 2022, he was TSKI’s Corporate Treasurer and at the same time the Chief Financial Officer of TSKI Subsidiaries. He founded and headed, as the President-CEO, Kauswagan Micro Solutions Inc. (KMSI) which primary purpose was to recover TSKI’s past due and written-off accounts. KMSI evolved through time and is now one of the biggest manpower agencies in the country providing services to various business sectors such as healthcare, shipping, food processing, transportation, and hotel services.
Presently, Mr. Montalban is also a Board of Director of Restart Micro-Enterprise Inc. (RestartMe), Microfinance Information Data Sharing Inc. (MiDAS Inc.), APPEND Inc., and InsuranceKo.
He is a Certified Public Accountant. He finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy at Central Philippines University and earned his Master’s in Public Management from the University of the Philippines.
Fr. Rex Paul Arjona
SEDP-Simbag sa Pag-asenso, Inc.
Fr. Rex Paul Arjona is currently the President and CEO of SEDP-Simbag Microfinance, Board Vice President of SEDP-Mutual Benefit Association, Executive Secretary of Diocesan Pastoral Council, Diocese of Legazpi, and a Roman Catholic Bishop of Legazpi.
He finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy at Mater Salutis College Seminary and earned his Master’s in Theology at Loyola School of Theology and Master’s in Development Management at Asian Institute of Management.
Mr. Glenn Anciano
Community Economic Ventures, (A Microfinance NGO) Inc.
Glenn is the Operations Director of Community Economic Ventures, (A Microfinance NGO) Inc.
His journey with CEVI began in 2003 as a Loan Officer, and over the years, he has assumed pivotal roles within the organization. As a valued member of CEVI’s Senior Management Team, Glenn boasts more than two decades of microfinance expertise. His proficiencies span diverse areas, including microfinance lending operations, product innovation, strategic planning, personnel leadership, process optimization, and policy establishment.
Presently, Glenn fulfills multiple roles: he contributes to the Preaching Team as Deacon/Pastor of Talibon Christian Fellowship, serves as a Board Director of CEV Credit Cooperative, and holds a position on the Board of KOSSIAN Mission School. Glenn’s academic achievements include a doctorate degree in Ministry with a focus on Community Development from Covenant School of Ministry and Divinity International, Ohio, USA. His educational journey also encompasses a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology from Cebu Technological University.
Mr. Dexter Flores
Kabuhayan sa Ganap na Kasarinlan Credit and Savings Cooperative
Dexter Flores is a graduate of the University of Makati with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Microfinance and is currently taking up his Masters in Organization Development at the Southeast Asia Interdisciplinary Development Institute (SAIDI).
He is the General Manager of Kabuhayan sa Ganap na Kasarinlan Credit and Savings Cooperative or more commonly known as K-COOP from April 2021 to present.
He devoted most of his career in serving the urban poor communities in NCR, Region 3, and Region 4A. His humble beginnings in the communities began with the Foundation for Development Alternatives (FDA) back in 2001 as a Socio-Economic Officer. What started as a program in FDA eventually became Kasagana-ka Microfinance Institution (later named as Kasagana-ka Development Center, Inc.), a microfinance NGO providing financial services to the urban poor communities. He rose from the ranks. From being a Socio-Economic Officer to a Branch Manager, and to an Area Manager.