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Head, Compliance Monitoring Office


Ms. Alma De Leon Paculanan is currently the Bank’s Compliance Officer. She joined the Bank in 2008 and was assigned in Zamboanga Branch where she held various positions from Secretary to Cashiering. She was designated as Branch Head, in Acting capacity, from June 2009 until June 2014 when she was transferred and designated as Acting Compliance Officer. In October 2014, Ms. Paculanan took and passed the two-month Certificate Course in Strategic Compliance for the Banking Industry conducted by the Association of Bank Compliance Officers, Inc (ABCOMP) in partnership with De La Salle University (DLSU).

During Ms. Paculanan’s stint as AIB Zamboanga Branch Head, she actively joined and participated in the ZCBFA where she held various officer positions. The Association recognized her dedication to the fulfillment of ZCBFA’s mandate hence she was elected as President in 2013. Again, her sterling leadership came to rise when the Zamboanga siege happened for guiding the association during the crucial period. In addition, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas awarded ZCBFA the Outstanding Regional Partner in Currency Program during her time as its President.

Ms. Paculanan graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Accountancy in 1998 at Rizal Technological University (RTU) where she was an academic scholar. While deeply focused in work as the Bank’s Branch Head and Officer of the ZCBFA, she still managed to further her studies by enrolling at Ateneo de Zamboanga University under its Masters in Business Administration Program, where she earned some units.