Acting Secretary Emmanuel Rey R. Caintic
Acting Secretary Emmanuel Rey R. Caintic’s extensive career in the ICT industry spans over two decades, he has acquired invaluable skills and experience in public policy, public administration, economic analysis, ICT management in public and private governance, and national ICT planning, among others. He is also experienced in the fields of digital transformation, enterprise architecture, and systems implementation in various ventures.
Caintic served as an adviser to executive management teams of both local and international organizations in the public and private sectors in IT governance, project management, and operations. He also recently provided consultancies to diverse establishments, including USAID, the Anti-Red Tape Authority, Securities and Exchange Commission, MediCard Philippines, Inc., the Bureau of the Treasury, and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, among others. Moreover, he was a former Chief Technology Officer at the Philippine Stock Exchange.
His career in the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) began with his appointment as the Assistant Secretary—and thereafter Undersecretary—for Digital Philippine back in July 2019. He was appointed as the DICT Acting Secretary on December 17, 2021.
Acting Secretary Emmanuel Rey R. Caintic has a dual degree in Physics and Computer Engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University. He has earned units for his Masteral Degree in Business Economics at the University of the Asia and the Pacific.