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Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan Board of Trustee Profiles

Trustee

Position

Academic Background

Professional Background

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Francisco F III

Trustee

Chair

Executive Program in Corporate Strategy
MIT Sloan School of Management
Boston, MA, USA

Johnson Executive Excellence Program
INSEAD, Fountainbleau, France

Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics
Class Valedictorian, Cum Laude
Ateneo de Manila University

American Field Service Scholar
Fairhaven, Massachusetts, USA

Class Valedictorian, High School
Class Valedictorian, Grade School
Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan
Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

40 years of Global General Management, Marketing, Sales, Acquisitions and Operations Leadership. One of two Asian Vice-Presidents in SC Johnson’s Executive Leadership of 35 Global Officers. Member of the International Executive Committee. Led major business unit China/Hongkong. As head of ASEAN/Korea Region, managed 12 countries including Indonesia, the largest organization outside North America.

Asia Leader for 3 global acquisitions, 2 pan-Asia SAP conversions, and establishment of Asia Headquarters. Immersed in foreign cultures living in Bangkok, Shanghai, Jakarta, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur and Racine, Wisconsin. Corporations: SC Johnson, Beecham, P&G. Volunteerism includes International Trustee of AFS International and AFS Philippines; Mindanao educational scholarships.

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Alegrio,
Ma Teresa R

Trustee

Vice-Chair

Asset Development

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Gonzalez,
Fr Gabriel J T

 

Trustee

Audit & Risk
Management

Heritage
 

PhD in English
Fordham University
New York, NY

MA in English Literature
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City, Philippines

Baccalaureate Decree in Sacred Theology STB, Magna Cum Laude
Loyola School of Theology
Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City, Philippines

Grade School and High School
Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City, Philippines

 

32 years fulfilling the Jesuit mission through school administration, chaplaincy ministry, and academic work (teaching, research, and publication). Current member of the Board of Trustees of Ateneo Schools in Cagayan de Oro, Manila, Naga, Loyola College of Culion, and Bukidnon’s Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center.

Previous Leadership roles include: Ateneo de Davao Academic Vice-President; Ateneo de Naga Junior High School Principal, Loyola College of Culion President. Faculty positions at Rose Hill College, Fordham University and the Ateneo Graduate Schools in Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Manila, and Naga. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of “The Windhover,” Philippine Jesuit magazine, now in its twenty-first year.

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Haw,
Fr Joseph Y

Trustee 

Asset Development

 

MA in Theological Studies
BA in Sacred Theology, Summa Cum Laude
Loyola School of Theology
Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City, Philippines

BS in Computer Studies
De Lasalle University
Manila, Philippines

 

20 years fulfilling the Jesuit mission through school administration, ministry, and teaching. Past President of Ateneo de Iloilo - Sta. Maria Catholic School. Leadership achievements include Ateneo de Iloilo’s accreditation as an academic institution by PAASCU and as Donee Institution by Philippine Council for NGO Certification. Built new Grade School and Administration buildings.

Member of the Board of Trustees of Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan and Xavier School. Previous Leadership roles include Member of the Boards of Ateneo de Cebu and Loyola College of Culion; and Executive Director of Philippine Jesuit Prison Service Foundation. Currently on Doctorate in Education Program in Hongkong.

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Julia,
Fr Norlan H

 

Trustee

Awards, Honors &
Nominations

President
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PhD in Theology
Heythrop College
University of London
London, United Kingdom

MA in Theological Studies
BA in Sacred Theology, Summa Cum Laude
Loyola School of Theology

BA in Pre-Divinity, Honorable Mention
Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City, Philippines

 

23 years fulfilling the Jesuit mission through teaching, formation, counseling, ministry, and publication. Current Member of the Board of Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan and Rector of St John Vianney Theological Seminary. Prior roles include Ateneo de Davao Guidance Counselor and Seminary Spiritual Director.

Extensive publication work including book: “Man of the Word, Rahner and Asia Priesthood” and articles in East Asia Pastoral Review, Journal of Loyola School of Theology, Mission Studies, and Journal on Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Montesa,
Camilo Miguel M

 

Trustee

Awards, Honors &
Nominations

President
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Juris Doctor of Laws (With Honors)
Ateneo de Manila Law School
Quezon City, Philippines

Evelio Javier Gold Medal for Moral and Intellectual Leadership
BA in Development Studies
School of Arts and Sciences
Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City, Philippines

Grade School and High School
Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan

 

20 years of experience in conflict and stabilization, political transitions, peace negotiations, and peace-building. Current Senior Advisor to the Chief Minister of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Previous key roles included: Senior Policy Specialist/Team Leader, highest-ranking National Officer at UNDP Philippines; Country Programme Manager of Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue; Assistant Secretary for Peacekeeping and Peacemaking for the Peace Process; Senior Negotiations Adviser to 3 government negotiators with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front; Chairman of the Tripartite Review Committee of the 1996 Final Peace Agreement with the Moro National Liberation Front; and Assistant Secretary in the Department of Education.

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Narisma,
Gemma Teresa T

 

Trustee

Employee Relations
 

PhD in Atmospheric Science
International Post Graduate Research Award
Jack Davies Prize in Physical Geography
Macquarie University
Sydney, Australia

MSc in Environmental Science
BSc in Applied Physics
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines

 

Recognized as one of the top scientists of the country, awards include 2013 Outstanding Woman in the Nation for Atmospheric Science, 2012 Outstanding Young Scientist for Atmospheric Science, and 2018 National Research Council Achievement Award for Earth and Sciences.

Currently Executive Director of the Manila Observatory with over 20 years of research, project leadership, publication, conference subject expert and faculty on climate change, atmospheric impact, risk assessments, sustainability, and physics.

Leadership roles include being a member of the Boards of Trustees of Ateneo de Davao, Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan; Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan and Commission on Higher Education Technical Panel on Meteorology.

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Nieva,
Emma A

 

Trustee

Audit & Risk Management

Doctor in Management
Liceo de Cagayan University
Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines 

Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Accounting 
Mindanao State University-IIT
Iligan City, Philippines 

Licensures: CPA, Real Estate Brokerage, Management Analytics

 

Over 40 years of leadership in the Accounting Profession, Advocacy for Cooperatives, Government Collaboration and Gender Equality. 30 years as Faculty for Accounting and Management Services at Mindanao State University-IIT. Honorary Life Member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Current Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Gender Equality Resource Center. Past Leadership roles included: CEO of National Multi-Purpose Cooperative with 100,000 members in 20 branches all over Mindanao with Pesos 1.9 billion assets; Vice-President for Committee on Women of International Cooperative Alliance, Asia-Pacific; Member Executive and Economic Development Committees of Northern Mindanao Regional Development Council.

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Pelaez,
Eduardo F

 

Trustee

Asset Development

Management Development Program
Asian Institute of Management
Makati City, Philippines 

BS in Agri-Business
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines

Grade School, High School
Loyalty Awardee
Ateneo de Manila University

Agricultural Entrepreneur, Banker. Businessman and Environmentalist (promoter of outdoor activities, protector and grower of indigenous trees in addressing climate change covering part of Cagayan de Oro and Bukidnon). 

Chairman of Rural Bank of Medina Inc and Kinawe Agri-Business Inc. Current President of Mapawa Nature Park, E Pelaez Ranch, Inc, and E Pelaez Medina Ventures Inc. Advisory Council Member and Past Chairman of the Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals, a National and International Christian community.

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Rivera,
Fr Roberto E N

Trustee

Finance

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PhD in Sociology
University of Notre Dame
Indiana, USA

Kellogg Fellowship
Kellogg Center for International Studies
University of Notre Dame
Indiana, USA

Philip Moore Fellowship
University of Notre Dame Graduate School
Indiana, USA

MA in Theology, Loyola School of Theology
MA in Sociology
BS in Legal Management
Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City, Philippines

31 years fulfilling the Jesuit mission through teaching, administration, formation, parochial work, research, and publication. Current President of Ateneo de Naga and Member of the Boards of Trustees of the Ateneo Schools in Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Manila, Naga; and the Boards of Loyola College of Culion and Consuelo Madrigal Foundation.

Previous leadership roles included Director, SEARSOLIN; Founding Rector, Instituto São João de Brito, Dili, Timor-Leste; Chairman of the Board, Jesuit Social Service, Timor-Leste; Member of Boards of Environmental Science for Social Change, Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan; John Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues; and Institute for Social Order. 

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San Juan,
Fr Karel S

 

Trustee

Awards, Honors & Nominations

 

PhD in Leadership Studies
Gonzaga University
Spokane, Washington, USA

MA in Development Management with Distinction
Asian Institute of Management
Manila, Philippines

BA in Sacred Theology, Summa Cum Laude
Loyola School of Theology
Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City, Philippines

BS in Mathematics, Cum Laude
Class Valedictorian
Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City, Philippines

Philippine Science High School
La Salle and Roosevelt College Grade Schools

 

31 years fulfilling the Jesuit mission through teaching, administration, formation, priestly ministry, publication and consultancy in management and organizational development for government, non-governmental and business organizations. Currently President of Ateneo de Zamboanga, Member of the Board of Trustees of Ateneo Schools in Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Manila, Zamboanga and previously, Ateneo de Naga.

Other leadership roles include Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Emmaus Center for Psycho-Spiritual Formation and Regional Trustee for the Philippine Catholic Education Association. Past Consult for UNDP, USAID, Departments of Trade & Industry, Agrarian Reform and Environment & Natural Resources, OXFAM and Philippine Land Bank.

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Sobrecarey, 
Isidro A

Trustee

Asset Development

Finance

President
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MA in Development Economics
Williams College
Williamstown, MA, USA

Graduate Courses in Economics
Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City, Philippines

BA in Economics
Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

Accomplished executive with solid achievements in public and business sectors, academe and non-governmental organization; an extensive network of contacts and active advocacy for good governance and who enjoys climbing mountains literally and figuratively.

Current President/CEO of St Joseph Group, a family-owned holding company with eight subsidiaries in a broad range of industries including food manufacturing, real estate, financing, and information technology.

Experiences include: Public (Presidential Management Staff); Corporate (San Miguel Corp, Development Bank of Philippines, Philippine Reclamation Authority); Academe/NGO (Asian Institute of Management, Center for Research & Communications, University of Asia & the Pacific, Association of Development  Financing Institutions).

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Tan,
Fr Mars S

 

Trustee

Awards, Honors & Nominations

Employee Relations
 

PhD in Environmental Science
International Post Graduate Research Scholar
University of Notre Dame Australia
Perth, West Australia

MS in Environmental Science
University and College Scholar
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines

MA in Theology, Loyola School of Theology
Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City, Philippines

BS in Biology
Ateneo de Davao University
Cocofed Scholar
Davao, Philippines

 

27 years fulfilling the Jesuit Mission through teaching, ministry, parish work (Bukidnon), research, publication, and environmental protection initiatives. Awarded Most Outstanding Nicolanian Award for Environmental Science by St Paul University of Surigao.

Member of the Boards of Trustees of Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan, Xavier Science Foundation, Manila Observatory, Child Fund Philippines and Institute of Social Order. Current Rector of the Jesuit Community of Cagayan de Oro and Director of Xavier University’s McKeough Marine Center. Leader of numerous environmental projects such as Mangrove Mapping, Ecological Assessment of Minergy Powerplant, Coral Resource Assessment/Marine Debris Audit and Ridge-River Reef Project.

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Viray,
Fr Primitivo E 

 

Trustee

Awards, Honors &
Nominations

 

PhD in Development Economics and
MA in Rural Development Studies
University of East Anglia
Norwich, United Kingdom

Bachelor in Sacred Theology and
MA in Pastoral Ministry
Loyola School of Theology
Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City, Philippines

BS in Business Economics
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines

Sacred Heart Grade School & High School
(now Ateneo de Cebu)
Cebu City, Philippines

 

35 years fulfilling the Jesuit mission through pastoral, parish, faculty and various apostolic works in Ipil, Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, and Manila. Current 12th Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus in the Philippines.

Also current Member of the Board of Trustees of Ateneo Schools in Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Manila, Naga, Zamboanga, Xavier School and Loyola School of Theology. Past leadership positions included President of Ateneo de Naga University, Chair of Jesuit Higher Education Commission and Rector of the Loyola House of Studies.

 

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Yap,
Fr Roberto C

 

Trustee

Xavier Ateneo President
 

PhD in Economics
University College London
United Kingdom

Master in Public Policy
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

MA in Theology and
Bachelor in Sacred Theology
Summa Cum Laude
Loyola School of Theology
Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City, Philippines

MA in Economics
NY School for Social Research
New York, USA

AB in Economics
Honors Program, Cum Laude
Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City, Philippines

Sacred Heart Grade School & High School
(now Ateneo de Cebu)
Cebu City, Philippines

 

 

37 years fulfilling the Jesuit mission through organizational leadership, pastoral, parish (Lumbia), faculty, finance, research, and consultancy work. Current 14th President of Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan and President-Elect (term starting June 2020) of Ateneo de Manila University.

Current Member of the Board of Trustees of Ateneo Schools in Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Manila and Zamboanga, and Maria Reyna Hospital. Previous leadership roles include Treasurer of the Jesuit Philippine Province, Project Director of Institute on Church and Social Issues; Province Assistant to the Social Apostolate and Board Member of The Medical City. Numerous research publications and consultancies on climate change, pollution control, natural resources, and environmental issues.

 

 



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