Chairman and CEO
On February 17, 2017, Mr. Alex P. Bangcola took his oath of office as Board Director of the Al-Amanah Islamic Investment Bank of the Philippines. His oath was administered by the Chairman of the Governance Commission for Government Owned or Controlled Corporations (GCG), Chairman Samuel G. Dagpin, Jr. at the GCG Head Office in Makati City.
He was earlier appointed as Board Director by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on January 31, 2017.
Director Bangcola, 67 years old, is an accomplished bank manager with more than 20 years of professional work in finance, marketing, academe and energy development. He has worked with several banks including United Coconut Planters Bank, where he received an award by former President Fidel V. Ramos for his contribution to the government’s dollar repatriation program as Head of International Remittance. He has also held positions as Area Head – Europe for Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, and as First Assistant Vice President for Asiatrust Development Bank.
Retired General Miguel de la Cruz Abaya, 84 years old, is a member of the Board of Directors of AAIIBP. He likewise serves as Board Member of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and DBP Service Corporation. Director Abaya formerly served as the Regional Commander of the PC-INP.
A graduate of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) in 1959, he took his post-graduate studies in University of the Philippines - Cebu and graduated in the year 1982. He thereafter took International Defense Management in 1985 at the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey California, USA.
He was appointed as AAIIBP Director on September 28, 2017.
Maria Lourdes Laurel-Avancena Arcenas, 68 years old, is a clinical psychologist by profession. Her expertise is resiliency strengthening and competence-building.
She obtained an AB degree in Psychology from St. Scholastica’s College-Manila graduated Cum Laude and an MA in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from Ateneo de Manila University.
Ms. Arcenas is Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at Stanford University, California where she received an MA in International Development Education. She has an accreditation certificate in Partnerships Brokering for Sustainable Development from the Overseas Development Institute Program, Deakins University, Australia and in Conflict Resolution/ PeaceBuilding from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Her career experience spans psychodiagnostics, human resources management, crisis communication, team building, and resource governance. She is currently Senior Advisor-Corporate Social Responsibility to local and international corporations in the mining, power, forestry, infrastructure sectors. She is pro-bono Trustee of the Mothers for Peace Social Enterprise Inc. that provides women in peace-building roles with opportunities of building capacity for sustainable livelihoods. She likewise serves as a director of Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), DBP Service Corporation and Philippine Mining Development Corporation.
She was appointed as AAIIBP Director on September 28, 2017.
Director Garcia, 71 years old, is a member of the Board of Directors of AAIIBP. He likewise serves as a member of the Board of Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and DBP Leasing Corporation. Prior to his involvement in the Bank, he was once a member of the Parliament of Batasang Pambansa. He also served as a Deputy Minister/Undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment. A former Lecturer and Legal Officer of Mindanao State University, he also served as Director of Manila International Airport Authority from 1990 to 1992. Dir. Garcia is a graduate of San Beda College. He earned his degree in Bachelor of Arts in the year 1967. He took Bachelor of Laws thereafter and graduated in 1971. He passed the Bar Examination in the following year.
Director Garcia became also the Governor of the PDP-Western Mindanao Region in 2005-2007 and likewise the Deputy of the IBP Commission on Bar Discipline in 2007-2009 and 2016. He was appointed as member of the Board of Trustees of the Knight of Columbus Fraternal Assn. Inc. (KCFAPI). He became the President of the JCI Senate Philippines, Inc., in 2013-2016.
He was appointed as AAIIBP Director on September 28, 2017.
Director Hadjirul, 58 years old, earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering in Cebu Institute of Technology, Cebu City in the year 1985. Before he joined the Bank as Director, he was practicing his profession thru his involvement in various private construction companies. He was employed as Civil Engineer in Department of Public Works and Highways from 1989- 1990.
He was appointed as a AAIIBP Director on March 22, 2018. At present, Director Hadjirul is not appointed as director of any agency other than the Bank.
Director Abdul Hannan M. Tagohas been appointed as Member of the Board of Directors of Al-Amanah Islamic Investment Bank of the Philippineson December 12, 2019and was elected as Vice Chairman.
Dir. Tago is currently the Acting President of Dhaylafullah Islamic Institute and Chairman of Saudi Philippines Business. He is also the Executive Director of Bangsamoro Federal Business. He was likewise the Executive Director and Consultant of Southern Philippines Muslim and Non-Muslim Unity and Development Association (SPMUDA) and Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), respectively.
Initial jobs of Dir. Tago include Senior Staff Writer, Bureau Chief, Assistant to Spokesman and Executive Secretary in Saudi Arabia, among others.
Dir. Tago earned his Degree in Arabic Literature from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt.
Director Saidah Tabao Pukunum has been appointed as Member of the Board of Directors of Al-Amanah Islamic Investment Bank of the Philippines (AAIIBP) on December 12, 2019.
Dir. Pukunum is an entrepreneur and is the current Chairwoman/Founder of Philippine Muslim Women Business.
Dir. Pukunum is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Elementary Education and has a diploma in Midwifery.
Atty. Mamarico L. Sansarona, Jr.was appointed as AAIIBP Independent Director on August 6, 2020. Currently, he is connected with the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) as Chief in Legal Division. He is also a Partner at De Guzman, Rafal and Sansarona Law in Pasay City.
Atty. Sansarona also worked as Consultant, Corporate/Associate Lawyer in several government and private agencies.
Atty. Sansarona obtained his degrees in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Management and Juris Doctor from the Mindanao State University (Marawi City). He was admitted in Philippine Bar in November 2011.
Director Hashim was re-appointed as Director of the Al-Amanah Islamic Investment Bank of the Philippines (AAIIBP) on August 06, 2020. He was a former Director of the AAIIBP from June 30, 2003 up to February 16, 2006.
He also served as Administrator/CEO of the Southern Philippine Development Authority (SPDA) from October 2002 to March 2003 and a former Director of the Coconut Industry Investment Fund Oil Mills Group based in Iligan City. Director Hashim also served as Consultant of the Office of the Presidential Assistant on the Peace Process (OPAPP) from August 2016 to December 2018.
Director Hashim obtained his degree in Bachelor of Arts in Zamboanga City and also studied Bachelor of Laws at the University of Manila.