Ethel Agnes Pascua-Valenzuela

Director General
, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Secretariat
Profile / Bio: 

Dr. Ethel Agnes Pascua-Valenzuela is presently the Director of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Secretariat, the 18th SEAMES Director and the first female Director since SEAMEO was organized in 1965. She served as the first female Deputy Director for Programme and Development of SEAMEO Secretariat from July 2015 to March 2019 and head of the SEAMEO INNOTECH Research Studies Unit.

Prior to joining SEAMEO, Dr. Valenzuela also served as Vice-Chairperson of the UNESCO National Commission Education Commission (2000-2010 and Director IV of the Commission on Higher Education Philippines (1995-2006) and was responsible for foreign and local scholarship programs, academic mobility, and transnational education.