It is with great pleasure to announce that upon the recommendation of the Governance Commission for Government Owned and Controlled Corporations (GCG), the Honorable President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III has appointed the following Members to the AAIIBP Board of Directors, effective 8 March 2016:

  • Chairman and CEO Director Isidro A. Sobrecarey
  • Vice Chairman Director Jose A. Nuñez
  • Director Gil A. Buenaventura
  • Director Abdul Y. Hadjisalam
  • Director Lilia G. Baun
  • Director Vaughn F. Montes
  • Director Amer D. Hadji Noor
  • Independent Director Samira A. Gutoc-Tomawis
  • Independent Director Mussolini S. Lidasan

It is the first time that the Board of Directors is complete with nine members, with two members as Independent Directors. We are pleased to welcome the newly-appointed members of the Board of Directors, namely Director Montes, Director Hadji Noor, Director Lidasan and Director Gutoc-Tomawis.

AIB Board of Directors
L-R (standing): Dir. Lidasan, Dir. Gutoc-Tomawis, Dir. Hadji Noor, Dir. Montes, Dir. Buenaventura;
L-R (sitting): Dir. Baun, Dir. Hadjisalam, Chairman and CEO Sobrecarey, Vice Chairman Nuñez




Dir. Montes brings more than 25 years of experience from Citibank, and expertise in the Philippine public sector business, Risk Management and Policy Development. He is currently Director at Development Bank of the Philippines. He holds a PhD in Business Economics from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania and an MS in Industrial Economics from the Center for Research and Communication.

Dir. Gutoc-Tomawis, previously a Member of the AAIIBP Board of Directors from 2008 to 2012, brings her 20 years of multi-media, leadership and public sector experience to the Board. She was formerly Sectoral Representative to the ARMM Assembly. Dir. Gutoc obtained her degrees in Communication and Master in International Studies at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. She also completed her Bachelor of Laws at the Arellano School of Law, and acquired a fellowship program at the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies.

Dir. Hadji Noor has served as Chairman of the Halal Fatwa Committee and National Ulama Council of the Philippines and currently works at the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia as Researcher and Official Translator/Interpreter. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Production from the Cairo University in Egypt and completed Arabic language course from Al-Azhar University in Cairo.

Dir. Lidasan has been a Consultant on culture, interfaith dialogue and conflict transformation, and serves as Shariah Finance Adviser to several organizations. He is currently the Executive Director of Al Qalam Institute for Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia, Ateneo de Davao University. Dir. Lidasan holds an MA in Anthropology and Bachelor of Laws from Ateneo de Davao University. 

Under the guidance of the Bank’s newly-appointed Board of Directors and with their combined experiences in banking, academe, civil society and Islamic finance, we are confident that the Bank will be able to achieve its vision towards becoming a full Islamic bank.