MARLON P. PALOMO
Interim Secretary and Executive Director
Marlon is the Director for Movement Building and Field Operations, and leads the Sustainable Livelihood Development Program of PRRM. He is currently a Director of the Lagawe Highlands Rural Bank, Inc. (LHRBI).
He has been appointed Assistant Vice President, Director for Movement Building and Field Operations, Branch Manager, and Assistant Branch Manager from 1990 to 2004. He also led the formation and operation of the PRRM Microfinance, Inc., and RR Trade, Inc.
Marlon has been the Executive Director of the International Network of Alternative Financial Institutions (INAFI) Philippines since June 2004. He served as Director IV of the Special Concerns Bureau of the Department of Agrarian Reform from June 1998 to February 1999.
He chaired credit and lending corporations and microfinance Institutions from 2000 to the present. He has extensive experience in overall project management, including integrated area development, coastal resource management, anti-child labor, renewable energy, community-based conservation and development, social entrepreneurship and enterprise development, and rural finance, among others. His expertise includes the entire project cycle: from situation analysis and problem identification and prioritization, to project identification, conceptualization, design and development to project packaging and negotiation for funding, to actual implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation.
He also has expertise in training, having developed and managed training programs for a wide range of participants, from adult learners who have little or no formal education to senior government officials and international development practitioners.
He is a development consultant and project evaluator of area development projects, social enterprise projects and microfinance operations. He attended and presented papers in international conferences in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
Marlon holds degrees in Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Araullo University, and in Master in Entrepreneurship and Social Development from the Asian Institute of Management (2003). He also studied Development Management at El Taller, Tunis, Tunisia (1993).