MARIA CORAZON MENDOZA- AKOL

President, PhilNITS Corporation

She graduated with a degree of B. S. Physics, cum laude, from the College of the Holy Spirit. After graduation, she worked as a Scientist at the Physics Dept., of the Phil. Atomic Research Center., and as Physics Instructor at the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering of the University of the East

Her career in I.T started when she was hired as Systems Engineer in Datronics Philippines, Inc. After three years in the company, and after being promoted to Sales Manager of the firm, she opted to resign and together with some friends, set up Hexa Integrated Services, Inc., a Computer Service Bureau specializing in data encoding services, programming, and manpower placement, where she served as its President and General Manager. When some of the original incorporators migrated and some were appointed to government positions, they decided to close the company but she proposed to keep the Company and continue the business by setting up a similarly- named company called Hexa Corporation, a family-owned corporation also involved in the same Service Bureau Business.

She is the Founding President of the Philippine National IT Standards, (PhilNITS) Foundation, Inc., (formerly known as the Japanese IT Standards Exams of the Philippines (JITSE Phil) Foundation Inc), an NGO which is implementing a Certification Program for IT
Professionals, since 2002 to the present. It is a joint project of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and the Dept. of Trade and Industry of the Philippines with offices in Quezon City, Cebu and Davao.