Mr. Bong Villamor has spent more than two and a half decades in development work, starting as a Community Organizer and Trainer right after graduation from UP Diliman with a BS degree in Community Development in 1992. After working with farmers’ organizations as Center Manager of the Philippine Peasant Institute’s Rural Development Center in Eastern Visayas, he moved to the Metrobank Foundation in 1996, where he run a nationwide scholarship program that benefited hundreds of poor and deserving students all over the country. As Senior Program Manager, he also set up the Foundation’s Corporate Communications Unit, which eventually won major awards for the Foundation’s CSR programs. He also served as Assistant to the President and eventually as Assistant Vice-President of the Manila Doctors College (now Manila Tytana Colleges), the education arm of the Metrobank Group. In 2008, he began a new career in public health as Director of the Zuellig Family Foundation’s Institute for Health Leadership, which helps build capacity for local government units, partner academic institutions, and senior executives and field personnel of the Department of Health to implement reforms in public health systems to produce better health outcomes. In 2013, the DOH engaged ZFF to mainstream the Foundation’s Health Change Model and work with 609 priority LGUs to help the country achieve its health‐related MDGs.
Mr. Bong Villamor completed a Management Development Program at the Asian Institute of Management in 2010 and earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business, Major in Health, in 2017. He is also a Professional Executive Coach and a Team Psychological Safety certified facilitator. He is currently the Lead Trainer and Leadership and Governance Consultant for the Leadership for Resilient LGUs Program of the National Resilience Council.