By Rhea Vitto Tabora
Amidst the landscape of public sector leadership, there are individuals who bring their diverse backgrounds and a unique blend of private sector experience, expertise, and a passion for creating positive change. One such inspiring leader is Antonilo “Anton” Mauricio, a finance and strategy expert who transitioned seamlessly from the private sector to the government, assuming the role of General Manager of the National Development Company (NDC). His journey exemplifies the potential for dedicated individuals to make a significant impact on the country’s development agenda, transcending boundaries and inspiring others to consider working in the public sector.
Mauricio’s breadth of experience, spanning over 30 years, encompasses multiple sectors, ranging from investment banking and finance to technology, agriculture, engineering, property, telecoms, energy, water, and start-ups. His core areas of expertise include investment strategy, risk and compliance, and financial management advisory. This diverse background has equipped him with a deep understanding of different industries and the ability to navigate complex business landscapes.
Known for his innovative leadership, Mauricio is guiding NDC to new heights of success. Since joining the organization in October 2022, Mauricio has spearheaded several key initiatives, including diversifying the corporation’s investment portfolio, streamlining operations for greater efficiency, and launching new programs to support MSMEs, such as the establishment of the Philippine Innovation Hub, and drive economic growth.