Richel Digueno-Mendoza joined the Corporation on October 1, 2013 as its Chief Audit Executive. She served as Board Director of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Philippines from 2004-2012 prior to her appointment as its Chief Operating Officer in 2012. Ms. Mendoza is a seasoned internal audit practitioner with 17 years of experience from listed company Roxas Holdings, Inc., serving as Senior Auditor in one of its subsidiaries, Central Azucarera Don Pedro, until she became the Group Internal Audit Head. She gained her audit background from SGV & Co. Ms. Mendoza has a Masters in Business Administration degree from De La Salle University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Major in Accounting from University of the East, Magna Cum Laude. Ms. Mendoza is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and an IIA Quality Assurance Validator, Trainer and CIA Reviewer. She completed the Diploma Program in Corporate Finance at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business – Center for Continuing Education.