Atty. Wilma "Amy" T. Eisma is a seasoned lawyer with over twenty-three (23) years of experience in both government service and in the private sector. She practiced in the past fifteen (15) years as a corporate, government and regulatory affairs, community and farmer relations and diversity and inclusion manager with the Philippine affiliate of Philip Morris International (PMI), PMFTC Inc. and Philip Morris Philippines Manufacturing Inc. (PMPMI).
She worked very closely and smoothly with the local leaf supply chain of PMI resulting to internationally-acclaimed farmer programs, best practice systems and leading innovations in agriculture labor relations, communication programs and government relation strategies in supply chain setting. Her work respectively involved managing over three million dollars in contributions, community relations and farmer relations budget annually. She also managed and supervised with NGO and government partners in implementation of projects. Moreover, she provided direction, supervision, and management of the company’s public affairs and contribution programs majority of which received various international awards in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Her knowledge in government processes, culture and engagement brought about the enactment of the Philippine Tobacco Regulatory Act of 2003 and the Amendment to the Excise Law in 2005 and 2012.
In 2005, as Manager for Government Relations, she received the PMI President’s Award. Her work also earned her the PMI Excellence Award during the years of 2003, 2007 and 2011. She was recognized in 2009 as an Awardee of the PMI Best Contribution Program, and the year after, in 2010, the PMI Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award.
Atty. Eisma is much at home in the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, as a young lawyer, she started her career as the Executive Assistant to the Chairman and member of the Legal Department; at the time of the Agency’s formation and foundation from 1993 to 1998. In her tenure, she assisted in the efficient administration and supervision of SBMA including policy-making and issues & crisis management. She was a member of the team that successfully negotiated assistance of the World Bank to SBMA including the entry/investment of Federal Express, and various international and local investors resulting to thousands of jobs. Furthermore, she represented SBMA in local judicial courts. Likewise, oversaw the Housing Department of SBMA in managing negotiation and collection.
Before going to the private sector, she continued life in the public service being the Head Executive Assistant and Legal Counsel to the House of Representative’s Majority Floor Leader from 1998 to 2000. Thereafter, the Chief of Staff of the Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry from 2000 to 2001.
A member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, she holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence, Ateneo De Manila University, College of Law. She was also a member of the Philippine Delegation, 1989 UNIV Forum in Rome, Italy.
She is a catalyst for change, setting positive example for creativity, initiative and resourcefulness.