President and COO, Head of Education

DR. CHITO B. SALAZAR, Filipino, 58, is the President & Chief Operating Officer, Head of Education of PHINMA Corporation. He is concurrently the President and Chief Executive Officer of PHINMA Education, along with the Senior Vice President of PHINMA, Inc. since 2003. He was first elected as a Director of the Company at the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting held in April 2021. He is a member of the Executive Committee and Nominations Committee.

He is also the President and Co-Founder of Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), a nonprofit organization founded by the country’s top business leaders that works for education policy reform; Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU); and an Advisory Council member for the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2).

Prior to joining PHINMA, Dr. Salazar was a part-time Associate Professor at the School of Management and at the School of Social Sciences from 2007 to 2010 and Part-Time Lecturer at the Department of Economics, Department of English and Department of Math at ADMU from 1988 to 1992. He was also a part-time Lecturer at the Economics Department of Assumption College and an Associate Professor at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM).

Dr. Salazar has a BS Management Engineering degree from ADMU; an MA in International Political Economy and Development from Fordham University in New York; and a PhD in International Relations, Major in International Development and Development Management from the School of International Service at The American University in Washington, D.C.