Chairman and CEO
Andrea D. Domingo is the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), a 100% government-owned and controlled corporation that regulates the Philippine gaming industry and helps generate much-needed revenues for the government’s socio-civic programs.
Before joining PAGCOR, Chairperson Domingo made a mark in government service. She was also one of the key personalities who were directly involved in the plannings tages of the Entertainment City Manila.
In all her responsibilities, she did not fail to stand out. Among the notable awards that Chairperson Domingo received were the Most Outstanding Congressman, Excel Awardee for Public Service, University of the Philippines IMC Outstanding Alumnae, Most Outstanding Capampangan, Most Outstanding Fernandina and Ginintuang Ina Award.
Despite her busy schedule as an executive, she finds time to do what she loves: painting and dancing. She has launched solo art exhibits and had competed in several Latin dancesports abroad.
A.B. major in Journalism
University of the Philippines
Pampanga High School
Chairman and CEO
Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR)
Philippine Reclamation Authority
3rd District Pampanga
Bureau of Immigration
1989-1992 and 2001-2004
What have been the main lessons you have learned in your career and how do you implement them in your management?
Known for being a “tough yet gentle” manager, CEO Domingo believes that in order for an organization to succeed, she had to practice the fine art of tough love. “I am able to balance being tough and being gentle by knowing what is right and what is wrong. If I want to get things done competently and on time, I am very tough because I do not demand from anybody what I do not demand from myself,” she says.
Domingo attributes her leadership skills way back to her training at the University of the Philippines, where she earned her Journalism degree. Also, her managerial stints in both private and public organizations further honed her management style. “From there, it’s wanting to learn, applying what you learned and improving yourself. I think, as manager and as a leader, you have to continuously improve. If you don’t learn a new thing in a few months, you are stagnant,” CEO Domingo explains.