PEZA Online Business Profile

Lilia B. de Lima resumé

Dr. LILIA B. DE LIMA, the current Director General Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), has been the Director General of PEZA since its creation in 1995. PEZA under her leadership is characterized by no corruption, no red-tape, only red carpet treatment to investors. PEZA for the past 14 years has brought in over One Trillion and 327 Billion Pesos (P1.327 Trillion) investments into the country. From 16 economic zones in 1995, PEZA has grown to 193 economic zones with close to 2,000 investor companies, most of which are foreign multinationals who are among the Fortune 500 corporations with cumulative export of over 320 Billion US dollars and employment of over three (3) Million Filipinos. Of the country's manufacture exports, 86% come from the PEZA economic zones.Dr. de Lima has turned around PEZA to be one of the biggest earners among Government Owned and Controlled Corporations. She has received the First Partner of Industry Award given by the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries of the Philippines, Inc., the Pearl Awardee given by the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Awardee, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Annual given in Tokyo, Japan, and she has headed hundreds of investment missions to the US, Asia, and Europe where she has been invited as main speaker or principal resource person.