Deles has worked for over 30 years in development and management of donor-assisted governance and public sector reform programs, and has in-depth experience working in post-conflict and Islamic environments, particularly in the Philippines (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao), Afghanistan and Cambodia.
As president of the National Federation of Labor (NFL), Malonzo spurred the transformation of plantation unions into agribusiness cooperatives under agrarian reform (AR). The spin-off into AR and social forestry eventually led to NGO microfinance work and KCCDMFI.
A magna cum laude graduate in business administration with a master’s degree in business administration, Cabigas is a certified public accountant and former senior vice president of Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP). She pushed for creation of the community development unit based in Kasanyangan Community Clubs which initiate projects to uplift the lives of poor families.
A graduate of Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in accounting at Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Baes is a former manager of United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB). She is currently the university treasurer of Ateneo de Zamboanga University.
Manza is a development professional with more than 10 years of work experience in rural development programs particularly in the fields of agriculture, food security, policy advocacy and organizational capacity building.
A master’s degree holder in business administration from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. Perez is a former officer-in-charge of the National Anti-Poverty Commission – microfinance unit. He is the current Executive Director of the Microinsurance MBA Association of the Philippines-RIMANSI which counts 19 members, including KMBA.
A businessman from Alicia, Zamboanga Sibugay, Tan cultivates agricultural lands for copra production. Tan has also developed a modest seaside resort with affordable rates which safeguards the environment and provides some local employment.