State-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has welcomed a new member of its Board of Directors in former Tourism undersecretary and businessman, Roberto V. Antonio.
Director Antonio previously served as undersecretary and senior consultant of the Department of Tourism (DOT), where he spearheaded the conceptualization of the Eight Anchor Destination Program and the production of the DOT Foreign Offices Manual.
He was also elected councilor of the first district of Mandaluyong City in 1992 and served as a Youth Sector Representative of the Batasang Pambansa from 1984 to 1986.
A seasoned businessman, Director Antonio is currently the president of private firms Kalimera, Inc., RVA and Sons Inc. and RVA International Trading. He is likewise the chairman and vice chairman of RVA Hatch, Inc. and Right Eight Security Agency, Inc., respectively.
He also serves as Independent Director of the Premium Leisure Corporation and the Pacific Online System Corporation.
Director Antonio earned his Masters in Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific and a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Major in Marketing Management from the De La Salle University.