Mr. Dickenson Y. Africa is the Head of the Business Continuity Management Group of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). As part of the Risk and Compliance Office, his group leads the implementation of the Business Continuity Management System of the BSP. Mr. Africa has more than twenty years of extensive experience in both internal and external audit, particularly in conducting risk-based audit and assessment of Information Systems (IS) governance, IS controls, security, risk management and business continuity management systems of financial institutions.
Mr. Africa is also the Director for Knowledge and a member of the Board of Trustees of ISACA Manila Chapter. ISACA is an international non-profit, professional organization that promotes IT governance. It has more than 100,000 members globally with different career profiles such as Chief Information Officers, auditors, and IT security professionals. ISACA Manila Chapter currently has more than 1,000 IS control and audit professionals and executives as members.
Mr. Africa is a subject matter expert of IT governance, audit, controls, risk management and business continuity management and consistently recognized by both government and private entities, including domestic and international organizations such as the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII), ISACA Manila Chapter, Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), the Association of CPAs in Education (ACPAE), Association of CPAs in Commerce and Industry (ACPACI). Aside from his certifications, he obtained his professional education on Business Continuity Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. Africa served as the lead facilitator of the banking sector in the 2012 Multi-Sectoral Functional Exercise (MFE) of Pandemic and All-Hazard Preparedness sponsored and organized by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The MFE was participated in by various government and private entities with the aim of promoting “whole-of-society” preparedness.