Blesilda A. Pestaño

Assurance Managing Partner

Specialty

Financial audits
Business advisory services of global and domestic financial institutions and asset management companies
Due diligence reviews

Industry experience

Financial services
Energy and mining
Technology
Infocomm
Entertainment and media
Consumer industrial products

Education

University of Asia and the Pacific (Strategic Business Economics Program)
Asian Institute of Management (Advanced Bank Management)
The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania USA (Executive Leadership Program)

Bles brings over 25 years of experience in the financial audits and business advisory services to a number of global and domestic banks, insurance companies and asset management companies. She has oversight function of the audit groups serving five specialized industries: financial services; energy and mining; technology;  infocomm, entertainment and  media; consumer industrial products; and services as well  as the Risk and Controls Solutions group.

To further strengthen her expertise, Bles has participated in a number of due diligence reviews covering either the selling or acquisition of banks and other financial service institutions. Adding to her international exposure, she was seconded as a senior manager at PwC Hong Kong and did special project assignments in PwC US.

She obtained certificate of academic completion in the one year Strategic Business Economics Program of the University of Asia and the Pacific. She also attended Advanced Bank Management Program of the Asian Institute of Management, and an Executive Leadership Program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Bles is a member and secretary of the Financial Reporting Standards Council, member of the Management Committee and leads the Financial Services Practice of the firm.


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