Maria Lourdes A. Arcenas
Director Arcenas was first appointed to the DBP Board on November 28, 2016 and re-appointed on January 6, 2023. She was the Human Resources Committee Chairperson from 2017-2018 and Governance Committee Chairperson from 2019-2022.
A clinical psychologist by profession, Director Arcenas expertise is in resiliency strengthening and competence-building. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from St. Scholastica’s College Manila graduating Cum Laude and holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from the Ateneo de Manila University.
She was a recipient of the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship at Stanford University where she received a Master of Arts degree in International Development Education. She received her accreditation certificates in Partnerships Brokering for Sustainable Development from Deakins University in Australia and in Conflict Resolution-Peace Building from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.
Her extensive career experience includes human resource management and psycho-diagnostics, team building, crisis communication and risk management, and resource governance, among others.
Currently, Director Arcenas serves as Senior Advisor on Environmental Social Governance (ESG) to local and international corporations in the power, mining, forestry, and infrastructure sectors. She is founding Chairperson of the Women Institute for Social Entrepreneurship Inc. that provides women in peace-building roles with opportunities for sustainable livelihood. She likewise serves as Independent Director of the DBP Service Corporation and the Al Amanah Islamic Investment Bank of the Philippines.