Educational Background
  • PhD in Management Sciences (Strategy and Corporate Governance), 2017 

ESADE Business School, Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain
– PhD thesis: Governing those who govern: Essays on the governance of intergovernmental organizations
– Advisor: Angel Saz-Carranza
– Committee: Ruth V. Aguilera, Axel Marx, Barbara Koremenos

  • Master of Research in Management Sciences, 2014

ESADE Business School, Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain
– Master thesis: International governmental organizations: A strategic management approach

  • Master of Science in Maritime Affairs specializing in Maritime Law and Policy, 2012 

World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden
– Master dissertation: Discordant regimes: The interplay between mortgage and bareboat charter registration

  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, 2001 

Lyceum Northwestern University, Dagupan City, Philippines 

  • Executive Education Certificate in Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies, 2017 

John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 

  • Visiting Scholar, 2017 

D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
– International business and strategy department

  • Research accreditation, Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU Catalunya), 2023
  • Accredited profesor contratado doctor and profesor de universidad privada (associate professor), Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación (ANECA), 2021
  • Accredited profesor contratado doctor (associate professor), Agència de Qualitat Universitària de les Illes Balears (AQUIB), 2021
  • Accredited profesor ayudante doctor (assistant professor), Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación (ANECA), 2019
  • Accredited lecturer, Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU Catalunya), 2019
  • Certified public accountant (CPA), Board of Accountancy, Professional Regulation Commission, Republic of the Philippines, 2002
  • Filipino (Native), Tagalog (Native), Ilocano (Native), Pangasinan (Native), English (Full Proficiency), Spanish (Working proficiency), Catalan (Basic)
  • Best Reviewer Award, Corporate Governance: An International Review, 2022
  • Best Reviewer Award, International Business Review, 2022
  • Finalist for the IM Division Best Paper in International Corporate Governance Award, Academy of Management Annual Meeting at Seattle-WA, 2022
  • Nominated for the Best Paper Award, International Corporate Governance Society Annual Conference at Groningen, The Netherlands, 2021
  • Nominated for the Alan M. Rugman Young Scholar Award, Academy of International Business Annual Conference, 2021
  • Best Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Annual Conference – International Management Division (IM), 2020
  • Best Paper Award, Corporate Governance Summit 2020 at Centre for Business Organisations and Society at the School of Management-University of Bath, U.K., 2020
  • ESADE Doctoral Grant, 2014-2017
  • ESADE Mobility Grant, 2017
  • International Studies Association Travel Grant, 2017
  • ESADE Talent Scholarship, 2013-2014
  • Academy of Management (AOM): International Management Division (IM), Strategic Management Division (STR), and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Organizations (DEI)
  • Academy of International Business (AIB)
  • International Corporate Governance Society (ICGS)
  • Philippine Institute for Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
  • Strategic Management Society (SMS)