Prof. Elvira A. Zamora, DBA
Dr. Elvira A. Zamora, Vice-President for Development, was the first lady Dean of the now Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business, UP Diliman (1998-2001). She was also the first Director of the UP Technology Management Center (1997-1999) and served as Chair of VSB’s Business Administration Department for seven years (1989-1996). She earned her BSBA, MBA and DBA degrees from UP in 1976, 1981, and 1989, respectively.
Zamora has been in the academe, specifically in management education, for over 35 years. As a member of the faculty in a professional college, it had been natural for her to be engaged in consultancy projects with various private institutions, government agencies and regional organizations, on top of the expected academic load, research work, and administrative assignments.
Zamora’s fields of interest include project management, operations management, management of innovation, and technology-based entrepreneurship. Her consultancy experience largely involves institutional studies and capability assessment, institutional strengthening, and competency building.
Among her most significant engagements are as technical cooperation expert for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), APO national expert for the Philippines, ASEAN specialist for the ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology, consultant for the Public-Private Collaboration in S&T: Policy Development, Training and Awareness Project of the ASEAN Sub-Committee on S&T Infrastructure and Resource Development (SCIRD), and technical consultant for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for Industry Cluster projects in the Philippines. She has also been actively involved in projects with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST): as consultant for Institutionalizing ICT within the DOST System (eDOST), consultant/project leader for ICT4D Policy and Innovation Analysis, and consultant/project leader for the Assessment of the Virtual Center for Technological Innovation-Microelectronics (VCTI-Micro) Project.
As Vice-President for Development, her priorities include supervision and monitoring of infrastructure projects Systemwide, completion of the UP Master Development Plan, titling of UP land assets, promotion of G2G collaboration in ICT training and services, and initiation, launching and monitoring of development projects meant to generate resources for the University.
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