CHARMAINE OLEA CAPILI
Philippine Nickel Industry Association
Ms. Charmaine Olea-Capili is the Executive Director of the Philippine Nickel Industry Association, Inc. She has more than 17 years of professional experience in public affairs, stakeholder relations, policy advocacy, crisis management, grassroots engagement, development communications and marketing.
Before joining PNIA, Ms. Olea-Capili served as director for public affairs and government relations of Mindbench Philippines, a specialized consultancy firm that represents European companies in the defense, security and aerospace sector.
She was also a senior public affairs officer of EON The Stakeholder Relations Group, which is the largest PR agency in the Philippines and the local affiliate of Edelman PR. In EON, she designed strategies and orchestrated campaigns for top multinational and local companies in highly regulated sectors such as mining, healthcare, public utility, consumer, manufacturing, and property development.
She honed her specialization in public affairs after serving in government for more than a decade where she was appointed in various technical and project management positions in top agencies under the Executive Branch of the Philippine Government including the Office of the President of the Philippines, Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, Office of Civil Defense, Office of the Chief Presidential Legal Counsel, Mindanao Economic Development Authority and Mindanao Development Authority.
Ms. Olea-Capili earned her degree in Business Administration major in Marketing from the Ateneo de Davao University.