Damian “Dondi” Mapa was appointed Deputy Privacy Commissioner of the Republic of the Philippines in 2016. He previously served as a Commissioner of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) from 2004 to 2006. Prior to being appointed Deputy Privacy Commissioner, Mr. Mapa was the National Technology Officer for Microsoft Philippines.
His private sector experience includes serving on the leadership teams of Microsoft Philippines, Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, Hewlett Packard Philippines, James Martin & Co., Dell International Services, Unisys Philippines, and Duotal. His work experience includes postings in Chicago, Tokyo, Manila, and Singapore. He founded two business incubators in the Philippines, Hatchasia.com and the School of Management Business Accelerator of the Ateneo de Manila University.
He graduated salutatorian of St. Louis Grade School in Dumaguete, Honor Section of La Salle Green Hills High School, and Business Management Honors Program of the Ateneo de Manila University. He has completed post-tertiary courses at IDRC (Ottawa, Canada), INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France) and the Darden School of Business (Virginia, USA).