About Carmelita A. Puno

Carmelita Puno is the Executive Director for Business Development, with special focus on conglomerates and other related industries. Throughout her stint with ZMG Ward Howell, she has delivered senior and board level searches for clients in the Philippines, Vietnam, India, and Indonesia.

Prior to joining the firm, Carmelita spent 21 years of her career with JP Morgan Chase Philippines. As Vice President for Treasury Services, she was the Senior Relationship Manager handling financial institutions, covering various products like Cash Management, Treasury, International Payments, Trade and Remittances, Electronic Banking, Asset Management and Trust, Global Custody among others. She laid the framework for the KYC process to be instituted for the bank’s FI clients and also managed the OBU Customer Service Unit operations.


  • Financial Services


  • Executive Search
  • Business Development