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Atty. Jose Martin A. Loon, LL.M.

President and CEO

Carolina G. Diangco, CPA

Independent Director

Justice Romeo F. Barza (Ret.)
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Independent Director

Justice Antonio Eduardo
B. Nachura (Ret.)

Independent Director

Atty. Dennis G. Dagohoy
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Director

Retchel E. Go

Director

Elisa G. Nebres

Director

Renmin Salvador R. Andal

Director

Atty. Jose Martin A. Loon, LL.M.

President and CEO

Virginia D. Cunanan, CPA

Executive Vice President,
Chief Accountant and
Head of Accounting Division

Andy L. Tan

Executive Vice President and
Head of Investments Division

Atty. Alloysius R. Yebra

Executive Vice President and
Head of Healthcare Division

Maricar M. Mangulabnan

Senior Vice President and
Head of Group Marketing Division

Atty. Amado E. Tayag

Senior Vice President,
Chief Legal Officer and
Head of Legal Division

Atty. Jan Darryl C. Dimaculangan

Senior Vice President and
Head of Risk Management
and Compliance Division

Maria Katarina V. Bernardino

Senior Vice President, Chief Actuary
and Head of Actuarial Division

Jessica Joyce C. Santos

Senior Vice President and
Head of Loans Department

Atty. Gerard John P. Caisip

Senior Vice President and
Head of the Corporate Finance
and Strategy Division

Atty. Michael D. Guevarra

Senior Vice President and
Head of Human Resources and Administrative Services Division

Fredelito J. Ferrer

First Vice President and
Head of Information Technology Division

Atty. Elmore Edward J. Ornelas

First Vice President,
Chief Communications Officer and
Head of Corporate Strategy Department

Atty. Van Lee Roy C. Devesa

First Vice President and Head of External
Affairs and Government Relations Department

Ma. Rowena J. Asnan

Vice President and
Head of Marketing and Research Division

Daniel C. Abraham

Vice President and
Chief-of-Staff, Office of the President

Board of Directors

Justice Bienvenido L. Reyes

Chairman

Atty. Jose Martin A. Loon, LL.M.

President and CEO

Carolina G. Diangco, CPA

Independent Director

Gen. Arturo B. Ortiz

Independent  Director

Atty. Dennis G. Dagohoy

Director

Retchel E. Go

Director

Elisa G. Nebres

Director

Renato M. Dizon

Director

Renmin Salvador R. Andal

Director

Gen. Eduardo SL. Oban Jr.

Director

Adm. Alexander P. Pama (Ret.)

Independent Director

Atty. Narciso P. Nario. Jr.

Senior Vice President
Office of the Corporate Secretary

Atty. Dan Marco Del Rosario

First Vice President
Deputy Corporate Secretary
Office of the  Corporate Secretary/Legal

Office of the Corporate Secretary

Atty. Narciso P. Nario. Jr.

Senior Vice President
Office of the Corporate Secretary

Atty. Dan Marco Del Rosario

First Vice President
Deputy Corporate Secretary
Office of the  Corporate Secretary/Legal

Management Committee

Atty. Jose Martin A. Loon, LL.M.

President
Chief Executive Officer

Virginia D. Cunanan

Executive Vice President, Chief Accountant and Head of Accounting Division

Andy L. Tan

Executive Vice President and Head of Investments Division

Atty. Alloysius R. Yebra

Executive Vice President and Head of Healthcare Division

Maricar M. Mangulabnan

Senior Vice President and Head of Group Marketing Division

Atty. Amado E. Tayag

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Head of Legal Division

Atty. Jan Darryl C. Dimaculangan

Senior Vice President and Head of Risk Management and Compliance Division

Maria Katarina V. Bernardino

Senior Vice President, Chief Actuary and Head of Actuarial Division

Jessica Joyce C. Santos

Senior Vice President and Head of Loans Department

Atty. Gerard John P. Caisip

Senior Vice President and Head of the Corporate Finance and Strategy Division

Atty. Michael D. Guevarra

Senior Vice President and Head of Human Resources and Administrative Services Division

Jose Mari Alfonso G. Aquino

Senior Vice President and Head of Operations Division

Fredelito J. Ferrer

First Vice President and Head of Information Technology Division

Elmore Edward J. Ornelas

First Vice President,
Chief Communications Officer and Head of Corporate Strategy Department

Atty. Van Lee Roy C. Devesa

First Vice President and Head of External Affairs and Government Relations Department

Ma. Rowena J.Asnan

Vice President and Head of Marketing and Research Division

Daniel C. Abraham

Vice President and Chief-of-Staff, Office of the President

Expanded Management Committee

Maria Floraida C. Endozo

First Vice President and Deputy Head of Actuarial Division

Lynie A. Antonio

Vice President and Head of Sales Support Department

Rowena P. Memije

Vice President and Head of Internal Audit Department

Frederico P. Rona

Vice President and Head of Alternative Distribution Channels Department

Edward Robin V. Gonzales

Vice President and Head of Distribution, Expansion, Acquisition, and Product Development

Melanio B. De Vicente, Jr.

Vice President and Head of Digital Innovation and Growth Department, Head of Digital Sales Section

Jeff Gabriel M. Cruz

Vice President and Deputy Head of Operations Division

Bayan I. Magallon

Assistant Vice President, Risk management and Compliance Division

Atty. Jeane Benalda Ruth M. Yaneza

Assistant Vice President, Data Protection Officer, Risk Management and Compliance Division

Key Management Officers

Atty. Rex D. Lampa

First Vice President and Deputy Head of Legal Division

Rita Aurora O. Bernad-Ventura

First Vice President and Head of Compensation and Benefits Department, HRASD

Angelita A. Trinidad

First Vice President and Head of Provider Relations Department – Healthcare

Roger Martin F. Ruiz

Vice President and Head of Talent Acquisitions, Development, and Engagement Department, HRASD

Atty. James Bryan Tan

Vice President and Legal Officer

Maria Cecilia De Mesa-Rosario

Vice President and Bancassurance Channel Head – Visayas

Ma. Mirasol Z. Sanchez

Vice President and Head of Portfolio Management Department

Marissa M. Onglengco

Vice President and Head of Mass Marketing Sales Administration Department

Christopher V. Tan

Vice President and Head of Sales and Marketing Department – Healthcare

Jefferson F. Calipjo

Vice President, Account Management Unit – Healthcare

Dr. Anna Karmela O. So

Vice President and Medical Director, Head of Medical Services Department – Healthcare

Michelle V. Javier

Vice President and Head of Group Term Life Department

Maricel S. Manao

Vice President and Head of Credit Life Department

Atty. Ryan Anthony S. Malit

Assistant Vice President and Head of Small Claims Section

Atty. Remegio D. Mora, Jr.

Assistant Vice President and Litigation Officer

Sami R. Al-Mualem

Assistant Vice President and Head of Corporate Actuarial Department

Atty. Sherwin M. Tio

Assistant Vice President and Head of Loans Marketing and Generation Section

Carl John H. Canilao

Assistant Vice President and Head of Bancassurance Department

Aries Christopher P. Conde

Assistant Vice President and Bancassurance Channel Head – NCR

Ramon Alfonso B. Ereñeta

Assistant Vice President and External Affairs and Government Relations Officer

Frances M. Querubin

Assistant Vice President and Head of Management and Fixed Assets Accounting Department

Engr. Jerry V. Tayag

Assistant Vice President and Head of Systems Development Department

Virsalon Z. Manlulu

Assistant Vice President and Head of Technical Support Department

Teresa Dr. Bose

Assistant Vice President and Head of Customer Experience Department

Annlace Krytsle M. Villegas

Assistant Vice President and Head of Corporate Loans Section

Laiza T. Mercado

Assistant Vice President, Business Development Section – Healthcare

David Chris Y. Baldemor

Assistant Vice President, Business Development Section – Healthcare

Ronaldo DG. Valencia

Assistant Vice President and Head of Accounting Department – Healthcare

Romulus B. Manlimos

Assistant Vice President, Chief Agency Officer and Head of Agency Channel Department

Bernadette B. Borbon-Amparo

Assistant Vice President and Bancassurance Channel Head – Mindanao

Janeth Z. Villanueva

Senior Manager and Head of Cash Management Department

Remilyn B. Villavicencio

Senior Manager and Head of Financial Reporting Department

Leah D. Malsi

Senior Manager and Head of Project Management Department

Mila Grace O. Bugarin

Senior Manager and Head of Underwriting Department

Norma E. Gojar

Senior Manager and Head of Field Operations Department

Engr. Amos Carlos C. Sanchez

Senior Manager and Head of Facilities Management Department

Catherine Jane G. Sigue

Manager and Head of IT Service Management Department

Mary Rose G. Cano

Manager and Head of Claims Department

Monaliza Q. Alcabedos

Manager and Head of Fund Administration Department

Ana Maria R. De Vera

Manager and Head of Migrants Insurance Department

Joy M. Velasco

Senior Assistant Manager and Head of Financial Accounting Department

Jeffrey A. Opiana

Senior Assistant Manager and Head of Premium Accounting Department

Regina C. Cervantes

Senior Assistant Manager and Head of Policy Administration Department

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Justice Bienvenido L. Reyes (Ret.)

Chairman

Elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors on April 26, 2019. Justice Reyes is a former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals, and Presiding Judge of the Regional Trial Court of Malabon City. He administered the oath of Rodrigo Duterte as the 16th President of the Philippines during his inauguration rites held at Malacañang Palace on June 30, 2016.

Justice Reyes also served as Board Secretary and Vice President of National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation; Chairman of the Board, Celebrity Sports Plaza; Managing Partner of Reyes Daway Lim Bernardo Lindo and Rosales Law Offices; Vice President, Corporate and Legal Affairs, RC Silverio Group of Companies; Media Specialist, Department of Public Information; Partner, Albano Reyes and Sansano Law.

He was awarded as an Outstanding Bedan Law Alumni, Distinguished Bedan, Huwarang Anak ng Bulacan, Gawad Dangal ng Obando, and Natatanging Obandeño.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Santo Tomas and obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the San Beda College.

Justice Bienvenido L. Reyes (Ret.)

Chairman

Justice Bienvenido Reyes was elected as COCOLIFE Chairman on April 26, 2019. He was a former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 2011 to 2017. He administered the oath to Rodrigo Duterte as the 16th President of the Philippines on his inauguration rites held at Malacañang Palace on June 30, 2016.

He was appointed as Associate Justice in the Court of Appeals and was a Presiding Judge in the Regional Trial Court of Malabon. He became the Managing Partner of Reyes Daway Lim Bernardo Lindo and Rosales Law Offices. He was also the Chairman of the Board of Celebrity Sports Plaza and Board Secretary and Vice President of National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation. In addition, he served as Vice President of Corporate and Legal Affairs of the RC Silverio Group of Companies, Media Specialist at the Department of Public Information, and Partner at Albano Reyes and Sansano Law. 

He was honored as an Outstanding Bedan Law Alumni, Distinguished Bedan, Huwarang Anak ng Bulacan, Gawad Dangal ng Obando, and Natatanging Obandeño.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Santo Tomas and obtained his Bachelor of Laws from San Beda College.

Atty. Narciso P. Nario. Jr.

Senior Vice President
Office of the Corporate Secretary

Atty. Nario holds Bachelor’s degrees in Arts and in Law from the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas. He is currently the Corporate Secretary of Cocolife. Prior to joining Cocolife, Atty. Nario served as Group Corporate Secretary, Head of Legal Department and Vice President of the Corporate Services Division at the Coconut Industry Investment Fund (CIIF) Oil Mills Group, and as the HR Head of the United Coconut Chemical Inc. (COCOCHEM).

Atty. Dan Marco Del Rosario

First Vice President
Deputy Corporate Secretary
Office of the  Corporate Secretary/Legal

Atty. Del Rosario is currently the Deputy Corporate Secretary of Cocolife. Aside from his role of overseeing regulatory and statutory responsibilities, he also serves as the Deputy Data Privacy Officer and a lawyer under the Legal Division. Atty. Dan took up Bachelor of Science in Legal Management at the Ateneo de Manila University and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law.

Atty. Jose Martin Azcarraga Loon, LL.M.

President and Chief Executive Officer

·       Atty. Jose Martin Loon has been a Director of Cocolife since June 29, 2018. He is currently the President and CEO of Cocolife.

He obtained his Masters of Law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, USA. He pursued his law studies at the University of the Philippines College of Law where he was a member of the Order of Purple Feather – the UP Law Honor Society and the UP University Student Council. He finished his Bachelor of Arts degree at the Ateneo de Manila University.

 

He is the Legal Counsel and Confidential Assistant to business tycoon Inigo Zobel, a Consultant at the Office of the President of San Miguel Corporation, Independent Director at Cyberbay Corporation and a Professorial Lecturer at the University of the Philippines College of Law and the San Beda College of Law.

 

He was appointed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte as the Youngest Member of the Consultative Committee to Review the 1987 Constitution in 2018 at the age 31. He is also the founding partner of the Yebra Devesa Loon Santos Hernandez Law Offices.

Virginia D. Cunanan, CPA

Executive Vice President, Chief Accountant

and Head of Accounting Division

Virginia Cunanan, a Certified Public Accountant, is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Accountant of Cocolife.

Having been a former Senior Auditor at Sycip, Gorres, Velayo (SGV) & Co., she brings with her a vast experience in accounting and auditing, particularly in the insurance field.

She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Major in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of the East, Manila where she was a consistent member of the prestigious Accounting Honor’s Program.

Andy L. Tan

Executive Vice President
Head of Investments Division

Andy Tan brings years of experience in finance and management as the Executive Vice President and Head of the Investments Division.

He is a former Trust Marketing Head at the Asia United Bank, a former Accounting Officer at the Asiatrust Bank, and a former Institutional Sales Head At Securities 2000, Inc.

He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Business Management, and Bachelor of Arts in Humanities degree from the De La Salle University Manila.

Atty. Alloysius R. Yebra

Executive Vice President and

Head of Healthcare Division

Atty. Alloysius Yebra is the Executive Vice President and Head of Healthcare Division of Cocolife and concurrent Director of Cocogen Insurance.

He was a former Associate of Sycip Law, and former Junior Partner of the Rosal, Reyes & Associates Law Firm. He was also a Professor of Criminal Law and Public International Law at the University of the East College of Law, as well as a Lecturer of Criminal Law and Labor Law at the Legal Edge Bar Review Center.

He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Arts from the University of Santo Tomas. He finished at the top of his graduating class from San Beda Law.

Maricar M. Mangulabnan

Senior Vice President

and Head of Group Marketing Division

Maricar Mangulabnan is the Senior Vice President and Head of the Group Marketing Division, bringing with her years of experience in group insurance and business development.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Major in Marketing from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, and finished Cum Laude from her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Santo Tomas.

Atty. Amado E. Tayag

Senior Vice President,

Chief Legal Officer and Head of Legal Division

Atty. Amado Tayag is the Senior Vice President of Cocolife’s Legal Department.

He brings with him years of experience as the former Chairman of PLIA Legal and Legislative Committee, former Senior Partner at Divina Law, former Managing Partner at Tayag and Santiago Law Offices, and former Senior Lawyer at Carag Caballes Jamora and Somera Law Offices.

He was a Rector’s Awardee for Academic Excellence in the Field of Law, and was a recipient of the Plaque of Appreciation from the Insurance Commission for his invaluable contribution in crafting the New Insurance Code.

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, graduated as Valedictorian and Magna Cum Laude in Bachelor of Laws, and earned his Master in Law from the University of Santo Tomas.

Atty. Jan Darryl C. Dimaculangan

Senior Vice President and Head of

Risk Management and Compliance Division

Atty. Jan Darryl Dimaculangan is currently the Senior Vice President and Head of Risk Management and Compliance Division.
He has years of experience in the field of Law as a former Legal Assistant at the Bantog & Andaya Law Office, former Legal Counsel of the Leviste Group of Companies, and a former Confidential Assistant at the Bureau of Customs.

He completed his Bachelor of Laws at the San Beda College of Law and graduated in the top 10% of his class. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering as a full City Scholar at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

Maria Katarina V. Bernardino

Senior Vice President, Chief Actuary

and Head of Actuarial Division

Maria Katarina Bernardino is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary of Cocolife.

She brings with her over 14 years of industry experience and expertise in finance, investments, strategy, actuarial, and risk. She was the former Vice President and Head of Risk of Philam-AIA Philippines. She is currently a Member of the Board of the Actuarial Society of the Philippines.

Graduating as Class Valedictorian & Magna Cum Laude in Bachelor of Science in Statistics from the University of the Philippines- Diliman, she also obtained her Professional Masters of Applied Mathematics from the same institution.

Jessica Joyce C. Santos

Senior Vice President

and Head of Loans Department

Jessica Joyce Santos is the Senior Vice President of the Loans Department.

She has been in the field of credit evaluations, financial projections and analysis before joining Cocolife. Her past employments include serving as a Credit Analyst at BDO Unibank, Inc. and as a Relationship Manager at Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company.

She graduated Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines – Diliman with a degree in Business Administration. She is also a member of the UP Diliman’s Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, along with the top 10% of batch 2011 graduates.

Gerard John P. Caisip

Senior Vice President and Head of the
Corporate Finance and Strategy Division

Gerard Caisip is the Head of the Corporate Finance and Strategy Division. He graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Legal Management and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law.

He also completed business and finance courses from the University of New York in Prague and the National University of Singapore.

Atty. Michael D. Guevarra

Senior Vice President and Head of Human Resources

and Administrative Services Division

Atty. Michael Guevarra is currently serving as a Senior Vice President and Head of the Human Resources and Administrative Services Division.

He has a diverse organizational management, and training and development experience from the private sector, governmental sector, and non-governmental organizations. In the private sector, he took on the role of Project Manager after graduating from Bank of Commerce’s Management Training Program. On the side of non-governmental organizations, he has an engagement with Hirayang Kabataan as a facilitator of multiple youth leadership and training programs across the country. He was exposed to the organizational structure and processes of governmental organizations while serving under the Office on Halls of Justice of the Supreme Court prior to taking the 2021/22 Bar Examination.

He holds a degree in Bachelor of Science in Legal Management from Ateneo de Manila University. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law where he also served as the Evening Representative in S.Y. 2016-2017. He passed the 2021/22 Bar Examinations with a distinction of Exemplary Performance.

JOSE MARI ALFONSO G. AQUINO

Senior Vice President and Head of Operations Division

Jose Aquino is the Senior Vice President and Head of Operations Division.

He has been working in the banking and finance industry prior to joining Cocolife. He has previously served as the Branch Manager Security Bank Corporation Makati Ave-Constellation, Relationship Manager for Metro South Region at the Union Bank of the Philippines, and Business Development Sales Officer for Metro South at East West Banking Corporation.

He completed his Bachelor of Science in Educational Psychology at the De La Salle University – Manila.

Fredelito J. Ferrer

First Vice President

and Head of Information Technology Division

Fredelito Ferrer is currently the First Vice President and Head of Information of the Technology Division.

He has developed expertise through years of experience as the former Vice President and Head of IT Group of the Bank of Makati and of the Optimum Development Bank (AllBank), and as the former Assistant Vice President and Head of the Systems and Development Division of the Eastwest Banking Corporation.

He is a Certified DevOps Practitioner with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the San Sebastian College Recoletos.

Atty. Elmore Edward J. Ornelas

First Vice President,

Chief Communications Officer

and Head of Corporate Strategy Department

Atty. Elmore Ornelas is currently the Chief Communications Officer and Head of the Corporate Strategy Department of Cocolife.

He has years of experience in government and public relations as he previously served in all branches of government. He was the former Executive Assistant to the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeals. He served as a Chief of Staff in the Consultative Committee to review the 1987 Constitution. He was also a former Political Affairs Officer in the House of Representatives.

He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Legal Management with a minor in International Business from the Ateneo de Manila University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law. He passed the 2020/21 Bar examinations with exemplary performance.

Atty. Van Lee Roy C. Devesa

First Vice President and Head of External Affairs and Government Relations Department

Atty. Van Lee Roy Devesa is the First Vice President and Head of External Affairs and Government Relations Division.

Before joining the Cocolife management, he served as the First Vice President of Operations at Cocogen – Cocolife’s non-life subsidiary. He also has several years of legal experience, working as an Associate at the De Guzman San Diego Mejia & Hernandez Law Offices and as an Attorney II at the Office of the Solicitor General.

Atty. Devesa was also a former Supervising Legislative Staff Officer III and later on as the Legislative Staff Chief at the Office of Deputy Speaker Ferdinand L. Hernandez.

He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the San Beda College and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo Law School where he was a member of the Fraternal order of Utopia.

Ma. Rowena J. Asnan, ALMI

Vice President

and Head of Marketing and Research Division

Ma. Rowena Asnan is currently the Vice President and Head of Marketing and Research Division.

She honed her expertise in strategic marketing, corporate communications, product development, and market research from her previous stints in the research industry, advertising and insurance industry. She was a Marketing Research & Intelligence Officer at Philam Life and former Marketing Services Manager at Berkley International Life.

She is an Associate in Customer Service and Life Management Institute and a former Board Secretary of the Philippine Marketing Association.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from the University of the Philippines.

Daniel C. Abraham

Vice President

and Chief-of-Staff, Office of the President

Daniel Abraham is currently the Vice President and Chief-of-Staff of the Office of the President.

He shares with Cocolife his expertise in the field of analytics and research. Prior to his current position, Mr. Abraham worked as a Senior Data Analyst at Thumos, a Data Analyst at the SMP&Co. Technology and Quantitative Division, an Intern at RETAILGATE Business Analytics and Research Division, and a Freelance Researcher.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Economics, cum laude, from the University of the Philippines – Diliman, and has a Master of Science in Statistics degree from the same institution.

 

Ma. Floriada C. Endozo

First Vice President and
Deputy Head of Actuarial Division

Maria Floraida Endozo is currently the First Vice President of the Actuarial Division.

She honed her expertise from years of experience in the insurance industry as a former Senior Manager at Pru Life UK and Great Life Financials.

She has double degrees in Psychology and Mathematics, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines.

Lynie A. Antonio

Vice President and
Head of Sales Support Department

Lynie Antonio is currently the Vice President and Head of the Sales Support Department, working for Cocolife for over 29 years.

She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Data Processing Management from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Rowena P. Memije

Vice President and
Head of Internal Audit Department

Rowena Memije is currently the Vice President and Head of the Internal Audit Department.

She brings with her years of experience from her previous employment at Prudential Educational Plan Inc. and Stratos Construction Co. She is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors of the Philippines.

She took up Accounting at the University of the East. She was a Dean’s Lister during her Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) at the De La Salle University in Dasmariñas.

Frederico P. Rona

Vice President and
Head of Alternative Distribution Channels Department

Frederico Rona is the Vice President and Head of the Alternative Distribution Channels Department.

He brings with him years of experience in the insurance industry, from his previous employments including being the Senior Manager and Training Officer at Philam Plans, Inc., and the Regional Manager at All Asia Plans, Inc.

He is a Bachelor of Science in Psychology graduate of the Far Eastern University.

Edward Robin V. Gonzales

Vice President and Head of Distribution, Expansion, Acquisition, and Product Development

Edward Robin Gonzales is the Vice President and Head of the Acquisition and Expansion Department.

His past employments gave him extensive knowledge in insurance, some of which include being a former Training Officer at the ING Life, a former Training Specialist at AETNA Life, and a former Marketing Executive at Pru Life UK. He was a recipient of the Area Head of the Year award during his stint as Area Head of the Northeast Luzon Operations.

He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at Emilio Aguinaldo College.

Melanio B. De Vicente, Jr.

Vice President and
Head of Digital Innovation and Growth Department,
Head of Digital Sales Section

Melanio De Vicente is the Vice President and Head of the Digital Innovation and Growth Department and the Section Head of Digital Sales under the Alternative Distribution Channels Department.

He held several executive positions in esteemed companies in the Philippines, including being the former Vice President and Head of National Sales of Food Panda Philippines and FinTech First Circle Philippines, the former Co-Founder and Country Head of KFIT/ Fave Philippines, and the former CEO of Groupon Philippines. He is also a Co-Founder and CEO of Crate Philippines.

He obtained his degree in Computer Systems Design and Programming from AMA Manila.

Jeff Gabriel M. Cruz

Vice President and
Deputy Head of Operations Division

Jeff Cruz is currently the Vice President and Deputy Head of Operations Division.

Prior to working in Cocolife, he was an intern at the Bulacan Provincial Legal Office, Philippine Law Journal, and at the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices. He also served as a Research Assistant at the UP Law Center, Information, and Publications Division for two years.

He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the Ateneo de Manila University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law.

Bayan I. Magallon

Assistant Vice President,
Risk management and Compliance Division

Bayan Magallon, FLMI, CIA, CISA, CRA, FGAFM, CCO  shares his experience with Cocolife as the current Assistant Vice President for Risk Management and Compliance Division.

In the past, he had served as an Auditor for Cocolife and its Subsidiaries. He was also the Lead Information and Systems Architect for Cocolife’s IT Department and was a Senior Manager for the Risk Management & Compliance Division as well as for the Internal Audit Department. He was formerly the Auditor for the University of the East Manila and Caloocan.

He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of the East and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Far Eastern University.

Atty. Jeane Benalda Ruth M. Yaneza

Assistant Vice President,
Data Protection Officer, Risk Management
and Compliance Division

Jeane Benalda Ruth Yaneza is currently an Assistant Vice President of the Risk Management and Compliance Division.

She was an Associate at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan from 2017 until 2019. She ranked 3rd in the Chief Compliance Officers (CCO) Qualifying Examination of the Center for Global Best Practices in 2019.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of the Philippines Diliman as her pre-law. She then obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of the Philippines College of Law.