Roberto I. Nazal

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Position: Assistant Professor 2

Rob is currently the Vice-President of BizFTC (Building Inclusive Zones for Farming Communities) Inc., a consulting and project management NGO. Rob is an experienced development professional with more than 28 years of experience gained from local and international development organizations like Institute for Studies in Asian Church and Culture (ISACC), ABS-CBN Foundation, Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), Oxfam GB. In 2011, Rob joined the private sector as Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for Globe Telecom Inc. and subsequently, as Vice-President for Community Banking of BPI-Globe Banko, Southeast Asia’s first microfinance focused, mobile based savings bank. He won several regional and international awards (Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Award in 2012 for Use of Mobiles for Active Citizenship and Mondato Summit Asia 2014 for Use of Mobiles for Financial Inclusion and the GSMA 2015 Mobile World Congress for Best Use of Mobiles in Crisis or Emergency Situations) for leadership in integrating mobiles for development projects.

As a former Regional Development Adviser of Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), Rob delivered training courses for civil society partners in Southeast Asia, Pacific and Central Africa. He helped developed national volunteering programs in VSO country programs in Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Thailand-Burma border, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.

Rob completed his degrees at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Masters in Industrial Relations in 1999 and Bachelor of Science in Social Work in 1989. In 1991, Rob placed 4th overall in the national licensure examinations for Social Work by the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC).

Areas of Specialization:

Areas of specialization are mobile financial services, ICT for Development (ICT4D), Corporate Social Responsibility, Volunteering Program Management, Urban Housing and Sustainable Livelihoods, Human Resource Development and Community-Based Mental Health Care.

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