Carmelita Puno is Executive Director for Business Development, with special focus on conglomerates. Throughout her stint with ZMG Ward Howell, she has delivered senior and board level searches for clients in the Philippines, Vietnam, India, and Indonesia.

Prior to joining the firm, Carmelita spent 21 years of her career with JP Morgan Chase Philippines. As Vice President for Treasury Services, she was the Senior Relationship Manager handling financial institutions, covering various products like Cash Management, Treasury, International Payments, Trade and Remittances, Electronic Banking, Asset Management and Trust, Global Custody among others. She laid the framework for the KYC process to be instituted for the bank’s FI clients and also managed the OBU Customer Service Unit operations.

Carmelita attended strategic training programs and conferences held in Asia, Europe, and North America and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. She graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in BS Business Management.