Masters in Business Administration 1970 University of the Philippines
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Economics 1968 University of the Philippines
Birthday : 15 May 1947
Birthplace : Cebu City
Residence : #10 Soliven Avenue I, Loyola Grand Villas, Quezon City
Business : SW 43 Goldloop Tower, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Citizenship : Filipino
Visayan, Filipino, English and some Malay
President – U. P. Economics Society (UP) 1967 – 1968
National Committee President – AIESEC 1969
Member – Rotary Club of San Juan 1972 – 1973
American Field Service Scholar (California) – 1963 – 1964
Treasurer – World Health Foundation 1972 – 1973
Director – University of the Philippines, Economics
President Regional Ambassador Club of the Philippines
Mr. Mondragon, in his more than 37 years of professional experience, has gained expertise in the fields of Commercial, Development, and Merchant Banking. He has occupied Senior Management positions in various financial establishments in South East Asia namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Hongkong and Philippines, and has similarly been a Consultant for both government and private entities. At present, he is the President of The Palawan Bank (Palawan Development Bank, Inc.).
Detailed Working Experience as follows:
October 1984 to Present
Opened and started up and Chief Executive Officer of Palawan Development Bank
As President, Mr. Mondragon provides overall direction to The Palawan Bank, a licensed development bank in the Philippines. Established in 1984, the bank has grown to ten (10) operating units (Puerto Princesa Head Office, Narra, Brooke’s Point, Roxas, Quezon Branch, Roxas Branch, Taytay Branch and Liloan, Naga, Minglanilla and Carcar Branches in Cebu). With the six branches in Palawan it has now the largest branch network in the Province. The bank specializes in servicing the banking needs of small and medium an micro enterprises in its area of operations.
February l984 to October l984
Consultant to PDIPO – KKK for counter trade program.
May 1983 to February 1984
Consultant – for the refinancing of Adamson and Adamson loans to various finance companies
June 1980 to May 1983
Deputy Managing Director – Asiavest Limited (Hongkong)
Main function was to establish, secure license , plan operating objectives and implement the objectives, establish institutional presence with International Banking Groups, generate loans and deals for the operations of the Merchant Bank in Hongkong.
June 1980 to May 1983
General Manager – Asiavest Merchant Bankers (M) Bhd. (Malaysia).
Work involved the day today management of the bank, strategic planning on the long term development of the bank, yearly budget preparation, evaluation of personnel performance, liaison with other financial institutions. Merchant Bank’s main product lines cover loan syndication, corporate finance, take-overs and mergers, share valuation, consultancy and project finance activities.
General Manager – Asiavest Discount House (M) Bhd. (Malaysia).
Chief operating officer of the Discount House essentially the same responsibilities in the Merchant Bank. Discount House main function is in financial intermediation for Malaysian Government Securities and Bankers Acceptances.
October 1977 to April 1980
Senior Manager – Bancom International Limited ( Hongkong).
Given the regional responsibility of business development in the ASEAN countries. Major activities included loans to indigenous companies in the region via trade credits, syndication, project finance and private placements. The job covers strategic planning for banking presence in the ASEAN countries. Main achievement included the start up of business presence of Bancom International with ASEAN business groups and the generation of trade financing and merchant banking business for the bank. .
June 1977 to October 1977
Project Officer – P.T. First Indonesian Finance and Investment Corporation.
Head of study team commissioned by the Indonesian Central Bank to determine the feasibility of the operating a money market desk of P.T. Private Development Finance Corporation. The report was submitted to the World Bank and subsequently approved and implemented by the bank.
June 1975 to May 1977
Head of Investment Banking Division of the Bank, – Asiavest Merchant Bankers (M) Bhd.. (Malaysia).
The responsibilities cover the loan activities of the Bank and other functions such as syndication, project evaluation and financing, corporate finance and corporate restructuring. The work also involved the build -up of the business base of the bank which was just starting to operate.
June 1974 to June 1975
Project Officer – Bancom Development Corporation ( Regional ) Mid 1974.
Member of the team that was sent to determine the feasibility of a joint venture partnership in operating financial institutions in Malaysia. The team came up with the recommendation to set up a Merchant Bank and a discount house. The undersigned then subsequently applied for a license for these banks which led to the establishment of Asiavest Merchant Bankers and Asiavest Discount House. The undersigned was given the task of preparing the strategies and operating plans to start these two institutions.
June 1973 to June 1975
Project Specialist – Bancom Development Corporation ( Regional ).
Member of the team sent to Indonesia with the task of determining the proper institutional presence of Bancom in the country. The team’s recommendation led to the information of P.T. Panca Bina Esa, a joint venture between Bancom, the Indonesian Central Bank and the Indonesian Development Bank.
At a latter stage, was given the responsibility of marketing the commercial Banking services of American Express International Banking Corporation to the Filipino Timber Operators in Indonesia.
October 1977 to June 1973
Branch Manager –Unimart Branch, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation ( Philippines ).
Assigned by Bancom which had a functional tie up with RCBC to run the Branch of the bank. The job involves the running of the branch based on the objectives of the implementing the functional tie-up of Merchant Banking Services between Bancom and RCBC.
October 1972 to June 1973
Bancom Development Corporation ( Philippines)
Various Management- Assignments as Follows:
Portfolio Manager – Investment Services Department – for the institutional and special portfolio funds managed by Bancom Development Corporation Investments Services Department. The job covered the planning of investments for clients either in stocks, bonds or fixed income instruments. The job also involved the liaison between investment management clients and the bank.
Member – Credit Bureau Task Force – The team was organised specifically to outline the functional relationship between BANCOM and RCBC in the field of Credit Investigation and Analysis. It also includes the setting up of the proper credit policies of the joint Merchant Banking Operations.
Team Leader – Research development – the team as given the mandate to study and report regularly on developments of the Mining Industry in the Philippines with Special emphasis on the Copper Industry. Other industries covered include sugar and cement.
Professor – La Salle Graduate School of Business Administration for Investment Management
1986 to 1993 – Served as Director of Development Bankers Association of the Philippines
2001 – Chairman, Technical Committee, Chamber of Thrift Bank.
and 2006 – Served as Director of the Chamber of Thrift Bank