Management Team Philippines

Supported and supervised by the Group Management Team, the management team in the Philippines is responsible for the daily management of the operations of OnePuhunan.


Daniele Rovere – Managing Director

Daniele is the General Manager of OnePuhunan. He has over 10 years of management experience. Prior to joining OnePuhunan Daniele worked for one of the world-leading construction companies Rizzani de Eccher. During his career at Rizzani he worked as an Operations and Finance Manager in different countries among which Canada and the UK. His last position was Finance Manager in Qatar in which he was responsible for all divisions in the region. Daniele holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business from the Università ‘degli Studi in Udine, Italy as well as a MBA from INSEAD, Singapore.

Manuel Guarin - Chief Financial Officer

As the company's Chief Financial Officer, Manny is responsible for the Finance and Accounting Department. He has over 25 years of management experience. Prior to joining OnePuhunan, Manny worked at Atro Group Philippines as Vice President Finance. Other prior positions include Assistant Vice President/Director Finance at Universal Leaf Philippines, Vice President/Controller at Platinum Group Metals Corporation and as Senior Auditor at SGV and Company, one of the largest professional assurance, tax, transaction and advisory firms in the Philippines.
Manny has a Bachelor in Accountancy from the University of the East and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Vencent Asgapo Abraham - Head of Group Lending Distribution

Vencent is the Head of Group Lending Distribution. He joined OnePuhunan in 2015. Vencent has over 16 years of experience in the microfinance industry. Prior to joining OnePuhunan, he worked as the CEO of Viator Microcredit, a Microfinance Institution in Azerbaijan. Vencent also has extensive experience in the microfinance sector in the Philippines, working for several microfinance institutions and as the Deputy Director for the Philippines operations of ASA International (a global microfinance organization). Vencent has a bachelor degree in Accountancy from RMMC and a Master degree in Business Administration from PCU in Manila.

Dominic Christian G. Fajardo – Head of Operation's Control

Dominic is the Operations Support Control of OnePuhunan. Prior to joining the company, Dominic was the Risk Management Officer at Robinsons Bank Corporation which is part of one of the largest conglomerates in the Philippines. Other previous positions include Consumer Loans and Compliance Risk Manager at Banco De Oro, the largest bank in the Philippines, and Senior Credit Analyst at Bank of the Philippine Islands. Dominic holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Philippines and a candidate of Bachelor of Law from the Arellano University School of Law in the Philippines.

Romeo Tacorda - Head of Internal Audit

Romeo is the Head of Internal Audit at OnePuhunan. He started his career as associate auditor at KPMG and later held positions in Finance, Tax and Internal Audit at various companies operating in manufacturing, logistics and FMCG industries. Prior to joining OnePuhunan, Romeo worked for Unilever as Internal Audit and Risk Management Supervisor of North Africa, Middle East and Central Africa. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Manila Central University and is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Management Accountant and Certified Associate in Project Management.

Melita Galang-Romero – Head of Accounting

Melita is the Head of Accounting at OnePuhunan. She started her career as an external and internal auditor and later held several positions as an Accounting Manager at international oriented companies based in the Philippines. Before working for OnePuhunan, she was the Finance & Accounting Manager of FTI Consulting, a global consulting firm based in the Philippines. Melita holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the Far Eastern University in Manila and a Certified Public Accountant.

Ramel E. Robles – Head of IT

Ramel is OnePuhunan’s IT Head. Prior to joining OnePuhunan, Ramel was the IT Technical Support Head at RG Financial Services, a provider of mid- and back office support systems to the financial sector. Before that, Ramel worked at the Philippines Savings Bank as the Head of Information Management and Analytics Department. Ramel has a Bachelor Degree in Arts from the San Carlos Seminary in Makati City and also a candidate of Master Degree in Computer Application from De La Salle University, Manila.

Emer Candy Guillermo – Central Processing Unit Manager

Candy is the Central Processing Unit Manager at OnePuhunan responsible for collecting and checking all data from the branches. She has 17 years of experience in the financial industry. Before joining OnePuhunan, Candy worked at Metrobank Card Corporation, the second largest bank in the Philippines, where she served as a Compliance Officer and later as the Risk Control Manager. During her career Candy also worked at Asian Bank Corporation and at the Bank of the Philippines. Candy has a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, majoring in Economics, from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines.

Paquito Pabalate – Quality Assurance/Quality Control Manager

Paquito is the Quality Control Manager of OnePuhunan. Paquito has over 18 years of experience in retail banking. He began his career at Prime Savings Bank as a Loan Officer. He then moved onto to Allied Savings Bank, the Korea Exchange Bank as Loan Supervisor and Deutsche Knowledge Service Manila as Loan Associate. Prior to joining onepuhunan, Paquito was the Loans and Discount Head at the Robinson Bank Corporation. Paquito has a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Economics, from Colegio De San Juan De Letran Intramuros, Manila.

Martin Navarro - Training Manager

Martin is the Training Manager of OnePuhunan. Previously he worked as the head of the training group of one of the divisions of Digitel Mobile Philippines, which is among the country’s largest conglomerates. Here he managed a team that focused on the development and delivery of trainings and mentorship programs. Other prior positions held by Martin are training consultant at Guthrie-Jensen Consultants and as a researcher and analyst of learning needs. Martin has a Bachelor degree in Development Studies from Ateneo Manila University.  He also attended the Asian Institute of Management’s (AIM) Master in Development Management Program in 2005 as an Asian Development Bank (ADB) scholar.

Arthur Vergara - Administration Manager

Arthur joined OnePuhunan in December 2015. Before he joined the Company he was a Plant Manager at GoldPac-ACS Card. Prior to that he was a project manager of consumer finance at NorthPoint Development Bank. Early in his career he worked at a security bank as supervisor for the merchant acquisition team.
Arthur has a major in Business Administration from the University of East Manila.