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Ms. Geraldine BERNADO
ACESS Executive Board Treasurer
Ms. Geraldine BERNADO
Treasurer, Asian Council of Exercise & Sports Science (ACESS)
Executive Board Member, ACESS
Honorary Auditor, Asian Association for Sport Management (AASM)
Founder and President, SportPhil
Lecturer, De La Salle University
Ms. Geraldine Bernardo is a graduate of B.S. Physical Therapy from the University of the Philippines and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM). She is involved in various business pursuits in manufacturing, logistics and services. Her foray into sports began when she trained as a National Athlete and became the Team Captain of the Philippine Women’s Dragon Boat Team, winning two gold medals during their first stint to the Southeast Asian Games in 2005. During that time, Geraldine became the Chairperson of the Philippine Olympic Committee Athletes Commission, representing the rights and interest of the athletes. She was also appointed in 2010 as the first female Executive Director of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), handling the administrative functions and operations of the country’s sport governing body.
Geraldine holds posts at the Asian Association for Sport Management (AASM) and the Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS); thus founding the local chapter, Sport Management Council of the Philippines (www.sportphil.com) which is also involved in sport advocacies for women, communities and the PWD. She is a recipient of various international training and was the first Filipina accepted into the inaugural class of the Global Sports Mentoring Program for emerging women sports leaders under the U.S. State Department and espnW. As a result, launching S.W.E.E.P., short for Sport for Women’s Empowerment and Employment Program that not only encourages girls and women to engage in sport but also to pursue technical and leadership positions in sport.
She currently teaches Sport Management, Sport Marketing, and Strategic Management at the De La Salle University and is an accredited mediator. Her latest ventures include P.A.C.E. or Philippine Athletes and Coaches Empowerment, a digital magazine platform and soon-to-be website that will encourage the creation of online sport communities. She is also a recent awardee of the ESPN Stuart Scott Humanitarian Award for her sport for psychosocial relief work with the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.