The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation has brought in lawyer Wilma Eisma as its new president and chief operating officer – the first woman to hold the role.


PAGCOR chairman Alejandro Tengco said Eisma’s “vast experience in both the government and private sectors” will help her prove a “great asset” to the organisation.

Eisma was previously on the board of directors at the Development Bank of the Philippines and has also served as the first woman in the role of the administrator and chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.

She succeeds Atty. Juanito Sanosa Jr., who resigned as PAGCOR president and COO last January.