Tuesday, February 01, 2005


Commissioner Damian Domingo O. Mapa was appointed to the Commission on Information and Communications Technology in September 2004. He heads the Strategic Business Development Group of the CICT.

Prior to being appointed to the CICT in September 2004, he spent 20 years in various companies in the private sector. His private sector career includes consulting assignments in the Philippines, the United States, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Kenya and Tanzania; leading and working on various projects such as business reengineering and systems implementation.

He began his career in 1984 at SGV & Co. He has served in the following companies:

  • Unisys Philippines, where he sat on the Management Board, and was Country Manager for the Financial Services Industry (2003-2004),
  • HatchAsia, where he was co-Founder and Managing Director (2000-2002),
  • Hewlett-Packard Philippines, where he sat on the Management Board and was Country Manager of the Professional Services Organization (1997-1999),
  • Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, where he was Business Consulting Director (1995-1997),
  • James Martin + Co. (now known as Headstrong), where he was a Director on the Asian Management Board (1992-1994), and
  • SyCip, Gorres, Velayo & Co.’s Management Services Division (1984-1992), where he was promoted 3 times in 4 years, and became the youngest manager of SGV & Co. at the age of 25 (the MS Division is now known as Accenture Philippines).

Commissioner Mapa has been involved in offshore services since 1986, when he was part of the team that established Accenture’s first global offshore center. What started as a 12-person operation in the Philippines, now has over 7,000 knowledge professionals servicing clients all over the world. His tenure included postings at Accenture’s global headquarters in Chicago, and Accenture’s Asia-Pacific headquarters in Tokyo.

His exposure is not limited to large multinational companies. Commissioner Mapa is also a strong supporter of small and medium-scale enterprises. He has established two business incubators in the Philippines: HatchAsia, a technology business incubator located at the Bonifacio Globalcity, and Ateneo’s JG-SOMBA, the in-house business accelerator of the Ateneo de Manila University’s John Gokongwei School of Management.

He is a recognized industry leader and a popular speaker at many industry gatherings. He is a Past President of the Philippine Association for Open Computing (PASSOC), Past President of the Unix Users Club of the Philippines (UUCP), and the Founding Secretary of the IT Foundation of the Philippines (ITFP).

In 2005, he graduated from the 11th Strategic Information Management Program, a 3-week executive program conducted annually at the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa, Canada. He is a graduate of the Honors Program of the Ateneo de Manila University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Management. He attended high school at La Salle Greenhills, and grade school at St. Louis, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. He has taught Knowledge Management at the Graduate School of the University of Asia and the Pacific.


He is the father of Rafael (born 1989), Lirio (born 1991) and Christianne (born 1994). He is married to Cherry (since 1987), who is a teacher at the Manila Waldorf Upper School. He is an elected member of the Board of Trustees of Manila Waldorf School.

He serves at his parish as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and as a Sunday School teacher. Together with Cherry, he also serves as Lay Chaplain of the Discovery Weekend Foundation.

His hobbies are ethnic drumming, golf, and scuba diving. He is a certified Advanced Open Water Diver, and is involved with the Calatagan Artifical Reef Ecology (C.A.R.E.) Program.

last updated: 12 October 2005


At Wed Jun 15, 05:50:00 PM, Blogger eagle said...

Dear Sir Dondi,

I am Ruthlyn Sumandang presently enjoying P.D. 4670 as teacher. I am now preparing for my comprehensive Exam and refining my research proposal. I happened to open your blog,You, being the Commissioner in ICT, I would like you to please comment on my research title, INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) COMPETENCY LEVEL AND TRAINING NEEDS OF TEACHERS IN DAVAO CENTRAL DISTRICT: BASES FOR FORMULATION OF IN-SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR SY 2005-2006.
I am still doing some research for the additional theory and background of this research.

In Public Service,

At Wed Jun 15, 05:53:00 PM, Blogger eagle said...

Sir Dondi,

Please visit my blog http://loveruth.blogspot.com
I publish my roughdraft for your perusal.



At Tue Jun 21, 01:12:00 AM, Blogger ludet said...

Hi Dondi,

I was at the BPA/P Membership meeting earlier tonite. I heard some very interesting things you said about jobs for the ITES and IT sector whcich includes animation. Is it possible to get a copy of the presentation you made? I am particularly interested in the projections for animation jobs and would like to share with prospective students.

Ludet Gopalan
email: ltgopalan@navelnet.com
NAVEL Academy of Digital Arts /
NAVEL Productions
Animation Council of the Philippines

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At Mon May 08, 10:12:00 AM, Anonymous Ley said...

Hi Dondi,

I heard you are leaving the service. All the best and see you in the golfcourse!


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