Vice Chairman & Chief Operating Officer
KPMG R.G. Manabat & Co.
Relevant Experience: Mr. Bonoan is a former Undersecretary of the Philippine Department of Finance and exercised oversight functions over the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the customs authority. He was responsible for leading the teams that wrote and pushed the passage of key revenue reform legislation, among which is the VAT Reform Law of 2005 (RA 9337). Noel advises large multinational companies and trade organizations on tax strategies and represents clients before the revenue agencies, especially on high-level issues. He has also worked with industry associations such as the Bankers Association of the Philippines and the Philippine Association of Multinational and Regional Operating Headquarters to ensure that revenue regulations impact them in a constructive way. His key accomplishments in government include introducing anti-corruption and anti-tax evasion programs that, to this day, are recognized as effective deterrence mechanisms. He was awarded in 2004 the prestigious Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) in the category of Public Service.