Valerie is currently a Director of 7 Sun Life Prosperity Funds. She is also a Director of the Grepalife Funds. Valerie was formerly the President of the Sun Life Prosperity Funds and the Grepalife Funds (2011 to 2012). She also served as the Chief Operating Officer of Sun Life Asset Management Company, Inc. (2011 to 2012) before being appointed as its President in 2013. Valerie is a veteran banker, having been in the industry for 20 years. She started her career with Citibank in 1990 as a Management Associate, wherein she obtained exposure in various segments of the business, assuming progressively senior roles over the years. She had worked in treasury/capital markets, loans, equity sales, customer funding sales, brokerage and money market sales. By the time she retired from Citibank in 2009, Ms. Pama was the President of Citicorp Financial Services and Insurance Brokerage. Prior to joining Sun Life, Valerie was a product development consultant for ING Bank’s Investment Management Group. She has held the chairmanship of the Philippine Investment Funds Association (PIFA) since 2011. This enabled her to represent the mutual fund industry in advocating investor literacy, customer protection and regulatory advancements to government agencies, key market players and the general public. Valerie is a graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering. She obtained her MBA in International Business and Finance, with a minor in Business Economics from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. On her sophomore year in MBA, she was awarded With Distinction by the university for her exemplary academic performance.