ACFE is proud to announce that the following are the newly-elected BOT, elected at the 2014 Annual General Assembly last January 16 at the Makati Sports Club.
(from the picture above, left to right)
•Jose Rizal Batiles •April Bernandino •Mario Demarillas •Juan Estioko •Alexander Juliano •Nestor Macaraniag •Benedict Pasco
1. BATILES, Jose Rizal O.
CFE, CPA, CIA
Procter & Gamble
International Operations (ROHQ)
JR has more than 25 years solid experience and expertise with Procter & Gamble and in various areas of Finance and Accounting; including more than 13 years of Regional and Global Internal Audit work, four years of which as the Anti-Fraud Manager for Asia.
He currently manages the Financial Solutions Services for Asia and CEEMEA; where he oversees delivery of General Accounting and Tax Compliance Solutions, leads standardization of financial solutions for continuous improvement and Stewardship. Previously he was the Asia Regional Audit Hub Manager for Anti-Fraud Community of Practice and led the fraud investigations for control incidents in the whole P&G Asia operations; performing control incidents reporting, fraud risk mitigation recommendations and helping ensure compliance with SOX requirements.
JR graduated cum laude, taking up Bachelor in Accountancy from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. To help increase fraud awareness, he develops and conducts trainings for ACFE Philippines.
2. BERNANDINO, April Theresa, D.C.
CFE, CPA, CIA, CRMA
First Vice President
Head– Internal Audit
Maybank ATR Kim Eng Capital Partners, Inc.
April is currently the Head of Internal Audit of Maybank ATR Kim Eng Group; and responsible for the audit coverage group wide operations: securities brokerage, investments, asset management (trust/fiduciary & mutual funds), and consumer lending and insurance operations.
She was a Director for Risk & Controls Solutions of Isla Lipana & Co., a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers handling the internal audit services for 12 years. Leading the Internal Audit Services (IAS) practice of the firm. She has been involved in various client service deliveries such as Internal Audit Outsourcing, Operations and Financial Review, Agreed-Upon Procedures, Fraud Assessment and Quantification, Business Process and Internal Controls Review, Development of Standard Operating Procedures Manual, Sarbanes-Oxley Assistance (design and operating effectiveness of internal control), and its Japanese version- JSOX.
Her internal auditing career started when she join the Internal Audit of Rustans Supermarkets, Inc. as the Head of the Department. April has more than 15 years of experience in internal audit and business advisory.
3. DEMARILLAS, Mario B.
CRISC, CISM, CISA, CIA, CPA
Enterprise Risk Services Navarro Amper & Co. (Deloitte)
Mario leads the Technology Risk Management and Security, Privacy and Resiliency service lines for Navarro Amper & Co. He has over 12 years of professional work experience in Information Systems and Internal Auditing, Information Security and IT Governance consulting.
He also specializes in contract risk and software compliance reviews for one of the largest Global IT Company. His role is to coordinate and collaborate with Deloitte Southeast Asia CRC team. Prior to joining Deloitte, he served as Business and IT Risk Advisor for Multinational companies from varied industries including manufacturing and financial institutions. He performed business process reviews, due diligence, fraud investigations and general IT and application controls review. He was assigned on IT Projects such as Pre/Post System Implementation reviews, IT Risk assessment and Management, Information Security Governance, Incident Management, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning (BCP/DRP) Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing and Business Process Reengineering.
4. ESTIIOKO, Juan B.
CFE, CPA CISA, CRMA, CICA
FVP and Chief Audit Executive
Philippine Bank of Communications
John has thirty-one years of professional career in six local Universal/Commercial banks and one in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Served as head of various functions such as Internal Auditing, compliance, information technology, risk management and branch operations.
He is presently a member of the Audit Committee of Bancnet, a member of the board of the ISACA Manila, a member of the local and international associations of Certified Fraud Examiners and of the Bank Administration Institute – Philippines.
Lecturer/speaker/facilitator of public and in-house training/seminar offerings by ISACA Manila, IIAP, ACFE-P related to IT and risk-based auditing, fraud prevention / detection / investigation, enterprise risk management. Speaker in the review classes for CISA, CIA, CFE, CICA, CrFA professional certifications. Obtained MBA from the Dela Salle University Graduate School of Business.
5. JULIANO, Atty. Alexander B.
Commission on Audit
Currently the Director of the Fraud Audit Office (FAO) of the Commission on Audit. He is the 2012 ACFE Walker Award winner for getting the highest score worldwide for the 2012 CFE Exam. He is presently involved in the 10th Research Project of the Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) as Team Leader of Group II (comprising of representatives from Philippines, Korea, Jordan and Bangladesh).
He is also one of the Philippine delegates to the United Nations Convention held in Panama this 2013. Atty. Juliano graduated Cum Laude with a degree of Bachelor of Science and Commerce, major in Accountancy ar Araullo University and a Graduate of Bachelor of Laws of the University of the East.
6. PASCO, Benedict M.
CFE, EnCE, MFFSoc, CFC, CPO, MIEEIE, ACIBSE, CCO, MCP
Secure Data Asia Inc.
An experienced Certified Fraud Examiner and former Deloitte Director, he has been the Lead Examiner in multi-jurisdictional cases involving billions of dollars. Benedict has advised regulators in Japan, Hong Kong and Australia and has been successful in the recovery of millions of dollars and prison sentences for fraudsters across multi-jurisdictions.
Ben is an Electrical & Electronics Engineer, an appointed Professor of Forensic Science by the China Institute of Defense Science & Technology; and an experienced Certified Fraud Examiner. His professional experience includes the following industries: Construction; electrical engineering from power station to transmission, distribution to the last appliance; China manufacturing including OEM; global product marketing; hotels, serviced apartments & hospitality industry and tourism. Investment Banks, Swiss Banks, Hedge Funds, Anti-Money Laundering, M&A, Liquidation.
7. MACARANIAG, Nestor S.
CPA, CIA, CrMA
Former CAE/Vice President
2Go Group, Inc.
Nestor has an extensive experience in Financial and Operations auditing including Fraud investigations, and collected more than 30 years of internal auditing work with reputable companies such as Philippine Airlines, Inc. (PAL) and Sycip, Gorres, & Velayo, Co. CPAs (SGV).
He attended several trainings, conferences, and seminars in the professional practice of Internal Auditing here and abroad and work experience includes audit engagements or projects in the U.S., Australia, Japan, Malaysia, China, Hongkong, London, Frankfurt, and other parts of the world while working with PAL and SGV.
A Board of Director of the Institute of Internal Auditors-Philippines and resource speaker for IIAP CIA Series Review and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Philippines on Fraud Risk Assessment.