Welcome Dr. Elba S. Cruz, the newly elected 8th President and CEO of DAP

Newly elected DAP President and NPO Head, Atty. Elba S. Cruz, PhD, MNSA (Photo courtesy of DAP)

The APO Grantees congratulates and welcomes the newly elected and 8th President and Chief Executive Officer of the Development Academy of the Philippines!

Dr. Cruz is a multi-disciplinary professional in project management, human and asset resource management and development as well as in legal education and practice. She brings over 36 years of progressive experience in different fields of project development and business consultancy, senior corporate office, legal profession, resource administration, environmental advocacy as well as reserve force development.

She holds various degrees in Marketing, Economics, and Law as well as masteral studies in Business Administration and National Security Administration. Her doctoral degree in Philosophy has majors in Management and Political Economy with highest distinctions in both academics and her dissertation.

Prior to her assignment in DAP under President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, she has held various positions and rose from the ranks until she assumed senior management positions in the private sector and in academe. She has helped develop major projects with the public sector in line with public private partnerships otherwise known as PPPs.

She is reservist officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and is currently the Commanding Officer of the 2202nd Ready Reserve Infantry Brigade.

Dr. Cruz’s first participation in APO was during the 59th Session of the APO Governing Body Meeting held on 10-12 April 2017 in Tehran, Iran. Welcome Madam President!


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