PBBM names new BCDA president

The new agency president started her career in BCDA as Manager for Corporate Planning and Project Development

August 15, 2022

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. appointed Aileen Anunciacion Zosa as president and chief executive officer of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) recently.

Zosa — who is now the first woman president of the BCDA — took her oath before the President in Malacañang on Thursday.

The new BCDA chief assured that she will continue the infrastructure thrust of the previous administration as she will focus on revenue generation — especially for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) modernization — and strengthening the BCDA organization to be more responsive and efficient in the delivery of projects.

“For the development of our properties, we have introduced three major components that will distinguish our properties from the pack and make our projects more globally competitive,” Zosa said.

“These are sustainability, gender diversity and gender sensitivity, as well as smart components. Our projects should embed those three important elements. I hope that my experiences and perspective as a career executive and as a woman continue to bring a different lens on approaching opportunities and challenges for BCDA,” she added.

The new agency president started her career in BCDA as manager for corporate planning and project development, was promoted to vice president, and on to be the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the state firm until July this year.

Zosa started her career in government service in the Commission on Audit in 1984 under then Commission Secretary Leonor M. Briones, former Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary.

She also worked in the Office of Senate Majority Leader Teofisto Guingona, Jr. where she undertook policy and legislative support functions, and actively participated in the research, formulation, and deliberations on the Bases Conversion Law and the Special Economic Zones Law. These laws eventually laid the foundation of the BCDA.

Zosa replaced Atty. Aristotle B. Batuhan, who served as officer-in-charge of the BCDA since October 2021.

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