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Resource Pool

Kristy Abello


Kristy is an IT Director at Procter & Gamble (P&G). She has 15 years of industry experience and is leading a global Voice & Telephony Infrastructure upgrade program. Her expertise is in Program and Project Management, Application Development, and IT Governance. She is currently based in Cincinnati, Ohio


Her previous roles at P&G included five years in IT Auditing and Consulting, 
four years leading P&G's Global Testing and CI/CD Center of Expertise, where she deployed large scale test automation to P&G. and four years in Application Management to deliver Business Intelligence applications for P&G developing markets (Russia, Brazil, China, Middle East)

Kristy provides technical training on IT Auditing (upon request), IT Controls, and Project Management. She is most frequently contacted (and loved) for leading sessions on Effective Business Writing, Presentation Skills and Communications.

Kristy is also an entrepreneur. She was the previous President and CEO of Centro De Cebu Credit Corporation, a mid-sized microfinance corporation in Cebu. She is the founder of (recently decommissioned). She now enjoys working on real estate projects.

Rizza is with Procter and Gamble (P&G).  She is a highly experienced audit and finance professional with previous roles in Global Internal Audit (Stewardship and SOX Compliance), Capital and Fixed Assets Accounting, and Financial Services and Solutions.

She shares the passion for teaching junior auditors and students by having stints as a professor at the Assumption College and De La Salle University. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and holds an MBA from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business.

Maria Rizza Delos Reyes


Eric Emmanuel Ebro


Eric is the Assistant Vice President for Supply Chain Finance for Jollibee Inc.  He was also the Senior Manager for Supply Chain Finance for Del Monte Philippines. He was with Procter and Gamble (P&G) as Global Internal Audit Senior Controls Analyst. 


At P&G, he was responsible on delivering the Risk Assurance plan for the Product Supply Audit Operations of Asia & EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) by providing innovative risk management solutions at benchmark value through audit and consulting engagements, and conducting exploratory work on non-conventional risk areas.   He also became the Product Supply Finance Manager and Customer Team Finance Manager of Procter & Gamble PTE Asia Ltd. 

Pol Mirafuentes

Pol has more than 30 years' professional work experience, mainly in the power and energy industry, with extensive exposure in internal auditing, planning, budgeting, and financial analysis. He has also taught several subjects in the CIA review program, in-house training, and public-run seminars.

He previously served the professional organization, the Institute of Internal Auditors Philippines (IIAP), from 2010 to 2014.  He served in various capacities such as Chairman of the Professional Development Committee, Chairman of Technical Standards and Research Committee, and Chief Operating Officer.

In January 2015, Pol, together with some colleagues, established the Center for Internal Advisory Services Philippines Incorporated (CIASP). They envisioned it to be a platform for internal audit services. Since then, CIASP has worked with a number of private corporations, government agencies, professional and non-profit organizations to deliver internal audit training and consultancy services under a governance framework.


Pol is also a CIA topnotcher, a William S. Smith Certificate of Excellence awardee (Global Top 5) in the November 2006 exam. 

Alejandro "Allan" Palacio



Allan has extensive and diversified experience with the top professional firms. His passion for teaching and developing seminar courses led to the conduct of best-selling seminars on various topics. He is a highly sought-after speaker by various organizations.  He had previous speaking engagements with PICPA, ACPACI, ISACA Manila, IIAP, Center for Global Best Practices, Grant Thornton Vietnam and Cambodia, ACCA Vietnam, and IDG Cambodia.

Allan was also the Chief Financial Officer of a publicly listed firm with businesses in the energy and property development sector.  Allan also served as the Professional Development Manager of IIA Philippines in 2014.  Prior to this, he was with Grant Thornton Vietnam as Senior Manager for Advisory Services where he established the firm’s Business Risk Services practice focusing on enterprise risk management, IT services, fraud and forensic, internal audit and consulting. He was also with Grant Thornton Philippines (Punongbayan and Araullo) as Managing Consultant and with Arthur Anderson Philippines (Sycip Gorres & Velayo) as Audit Associate.  His diversified experience in delivering advisory services to various companies in USA, Cambodia, West Bank Gaza, Afghanistan, Bolivia, Haiti, Angola, Vietnam, Lao, Diego Garcia and Philippines, and in different industries, provided him with a unique perspective that he can share with the clients.

Allan is also a board topnotcher - 6th place in the May 2003 CPA exam.  He continues to keep in touch with the academe by being a CPA review lecturer at Philippine School of Business Administration – Quezon City. 

Jay Lord Zafra


Jay Lord is the Head of Financial Planning and Accounting for Philip Morris International (PMFTC). He previously held the positions of Controller and Senior Manager for Sales Finance. He was also the Internal Controls Manager where he was responsible for evaluating internal controls and recommending process improvements across different functions such as distribution and sales.


Prior to this, Jay Lord was the Global Procurement Analytics Group Manager of The Coca Cola Company Bottling Investments Group.  He led a team that performed the procurement project/initiative analyses for 16 countries globally. He also led in developing processes and improvements to Global Procurement operations and setting tools and systems for data collection and repository.


He was also with Procter and Gamble as the Sales Finance Manager (Philippines), Regional Supply Chain Finance Manager (Singapore), Internal Audit Senior Controls Manager (Global Internal Audit), and Product Supply Finance for BabyCare  and FemCare (Philippines).


He is also a former auditor of Punongbayan & Araullo and a CPA Reviewer of CPAR Cebu. Jay Lord is a graduate of BS Accountancy at University of San Jose Recoletos with the highest honor of Summa Cum Laude. He also ranked 3rd place in the May 2007 CPA Licensure Examination.

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