Perla Melanie C. Caraan
Senior Vice President
The Bank’s homegrown HR practitioner, Atty. Perla Melanie C. Caraan, presently heads DBP’s Human Resource Management Group. She has over 30 years of corporate experience specializing in litigation, legal administration, human resource management and corporate governance.
She joined the Bank in 1993 as a Legal Officer and, from there, rose to become DBP’s Chief Governance Officer, Corporate Secretary and HRM Group Head. She was a product of the country’s premier state university – the University of the Philippines (Diliman), where she completed her degrees of Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1981 and Bachelor of Laws in 1985. She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1986 and was conferred Career Service Executive Eligibility by the Civil Service Commission in 2004.
Her strong leadership abilities were aptly recognized having been nominated for GAWAD CES Award in 2019 and CESB CES VIP (Very Innovative Person) Award in 2020 for her initiatives in implementing good governance policies, programs and practices that contributed to the Bank’s strong performance and garnered numerous accolades and citations from local and foreign institutions and award-giving bodies.