Concepcion V. Pijano is the Executive Director of the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) and the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities. She has worked in the field of academic accreditation since 1978 and has shared her experiences and expertise in accreditation with various institutions, both local and international. She has served as a consultant for accreditation and quality assurance to a number of countries/territories in the Asia-Pacific region. At present, she is the adviser and consultant for quality assurance to the newly established Accreditation Committee of Cambodia. She also serves as an accreditation specialist and resource person for the Apex Bodies Training on Performance Benchmarking in Southeast Asia. She has authored several manuals and tools for accreditation, and presents papers in both regional and international conferences. She earned her Master's degree in Public Administration at Pace University in New York, U.S.A.