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Board Member


  • Stanford University Graduate School of Business, USA. Executive Program – Specialized in Strategy, Innovation, Design Thinking, Business Model Design, and Technology Entrepreneurship

  • Stanford University School of Engineering, USA. Postgraduate Program – Specialized in Energy Innovations and Emerging Technologies (All Types of Renewable Energy)

  • Stanford University, USA. Advanced Program Management – Specialized in Global Management and Business, Strategy and Leadership, and Enterprise Risk Management

  • Harvard Business School, USA. Executive Education Certificate Program in Disruptive Strategy taught by Prof. Clayton Christensen, developer of the theory of disruptive innovation. Executive Education Certificate in Entrepreneurship.

  • The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, USA. Executive Education Certificate in Business Strategy

  • New York Institute of Finance, USA. Executive Education Certificates in Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Leveraged Buyouts taught by Wharton alum professor

  • National Association of Corporate Directors USA. Courses include Compliance and Ethics, Risk Oversight, CEO Succession, Strategy and Long-Term Value Creation, Adaptive Governance

  • Singularity University, Silicon Valley, USA. Executive Education Certificate in Exponential Thinking and Exponential Technologies (Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Biotech, Nanotechnology, 3D printing, Block Chain, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Digital Transformation)

  • Keller Graduate School of Management, Chicago, USA. Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance and Entrepreneurship, 1981

  • University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. B.S. Civil Engineering, 1976

Past Directorships

  • Vice Chairman of the JV Board, Holmes & Narver JV (AECOM Legacy JV, global engineering company), 1995 to 2001

  • Member of the JV Board, Amec JV (Amec Foster Wheeler Legacy JV, global engineering company), 1995 to 2001

  • Board Member, Capital Direct Lending, California USA, 2004 to 2008

  • Co-Chairman, Advisory Board Committee, Asia Silicon Valley Connection USA, 2004 to 2007

  • Committee Chairman, Council of Asian American Business Associations, San Francisco USA, 1993 to 1997

Professional Experience

  • Advisor to the CEO, ISS France (also former CEO, CCI France), 2021 to Present

  • Consultant, AECOM (Fortune 200 global engineering company), 2009 to Present

  • Advisor to Several Technology Startups in USA and Australia, 2020 to Present

  • Guest Lecturer in Business Management, Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Executive Masters Program, 2021 to Present

  • Guest Lecturer, ASEAN Science Diplomats organization, 2020 to Present

  • Consultant on FEMA-funded disaster projects, On contract with Fluor (Fortune 200 global engineering company), 2019 to 2020

  • Director at Construction Services Business Unit and Consultant, URS Corp. (Fortune 200 global engineering company & AECOM Legacy Company), 2008 to 2014

  • Trainer/Lecturer, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 2010

  • Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Arcost CPM Group, Inc. (award-winning entrepreneurial company, San Francisco USA), 1992 to 2008

  • Independent Consultant in Project Management, U.S. Military and Federal Agencies, 1993 to 2007

  • Independent Consultant in Project Management, Parsons Brinckerhoff (now WSP, global engineering company), 1996 to 2002

  • Guest Lecturer and Mentor on Technology Ventures and Entrepreneurship, California State University College of Business MBA Program, East Bay, California USA, 1999 to 2001

  • Independent Consultant in Project Management, Parsons Corporation (global engineering and technology company), 1995 to 2001

  • Co-Managing Partner & Member of the JV Board, Amec JV (Amec Foster Wheeler Legacy JV, global engineering company), 1995 to 2001

  • Co-Managing Partner & Vice Chairman of the JV Board, Holmes & Narver JV (AECOM Legacy JV, global engineering company), 1995 to 2001

  • Independent Consultant in Program Management, Booz Allen Hamilton (global management and technology consulting company), 1993 to 2000

  • Independent Consultant in Project Management, ABB (formerly Asea Brown Boveri, global industrial, energy, and technology company), 1993 to 1995

Affiliations/Membership in Organizations

  • Fellow, Institute of Corporate Directors (FICD), Philippines

  • Member, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), USA

  • Member, Singapore Institute of Directors (SID), Singapore

  • Member, Harvard Club of the Philippines Global

  • Founding Member, Proptech Consortium of the Philippines

  • Life Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA

  • Life Member, Stanford Professionals in Energy (Alumni Club), Stanford, California USA

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), USA

  • Licensed Real Estate Professional, State of California USA

  • Instructor Credential for Business Management Courses, State of California, Community Colleges, USA

  • Member and Mentor, Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (Alumni Club), Stanford, California USA

  • Member, Science and Technology Advisory Council, Silicon Valley USA

  • Advisory Council Member, Gerson Lehrman Group, New York City USA

  • Former Facilitator/Moderator, Urban Land Institute, “Real Estate Developments and Investments in China, India, and Japan"


  • Business Continuity Management, March 23, 2022, Institute of Corporate Directors website


  • 2021 Certificate of Appreciation Issued by ASEAN Science Diplomats in Collaboration with Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Association of the Philippines "For his invaluable contributions in the 3rd Climate Smart and Disaster Resilient ASEAN International Conference held on November 23 to 25, 2021."

  • 2001 Outstanding Construction Project Management Award given by Orange County Engineering Council, California USA

  • 2000 Distinguished Project Management Award (Honorable Mention) given by Western Council of Construction Consumers, California USA

  • 2001 Recognition Plaque on the wall of San Francisco International Airport (USA) for Armand’s role in construction management of the airport

  • 1992 Recognition from the late U.S. President George Bush Sr. for “all you’ve done to help us build a more promising future for America”

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