Gigi is Grameen Foundation USA’s Country Director, Philippines and concurrently the Regional Director for Asia (Digital Financial Services). Gigi leads the country office programs, working towards financial inclusion of rural households and smallholder farmer resiliency. She is also working closely with Grameen Foundation India on the delivery of digital financial services. Gigi has over 20 years work experience in the IT, banking, insurance and microfinance industries. Past roles include Vice President at BPI Globe BanKO, National Officer at the Asian Development Bank, Professor at the Graduate School of Business of De La Salle University and as an Independent Consultant.
She holds a Master in Business Administration and a BS in Computer Science from the De La Salle University, Philippines, a Certified Microfinance Expert certificate from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor with ISACA, Illinois, USA. She has been an active contributor to the IT, Microfinance and Financial Inclusion communities as a resource speaker, facilitator or moderator for various conferences and events. She is also currently a board member at Papaya Academy, Inc. a Dutch funded non-profit school for the children of Payatas. #MoveTheZero. Grameenfoundation.org.