Undersecretary for Finance Annalyn M. Sevilla advises and assists the Secretary of Education in the formulation, implementation, and monitoring of DepEd’s financial resources and project management services through the Official Development Assistance (ODA). Additionally, her responsibilities include the operationalization of the Education Programs Management Office (EPMO) which facilitates and coordinates the identification and resolution of bottlenecks and challenges of the DepEd’s delivery system, and the Government Assistance and Subsidies Office (GAS) which handles the implementation of GAS-related programs, activities, and projects of the Department.
Furthermore, Undersecretary Sevilla is the DepEd Official representative to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas – Financial Inclusion Steering Committee (FISC), Global Partnership for Education (GPE), Inter-Agency Committee on Trade-in Services Secretariat, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Official Development Assistance (ODA) – Project Implementation Officer (PIO), Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Regional Center for Sufficiency Economy Philosophy for Sustainability (SEAMEO SEPS) Thailand, United Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST) Board, USAID Basic Education Programs, Chairperson of the Provident Fund National Board of Trustees, and a Board Member of the Palarong Pambansa.
She has a wide experience in Public Financial Management, Governance, and Change Management, having served as a consultant for various organizations such as (1) Australian Aid, (2) USAID, (3) Millenium Challenge Account of the Philippines; and the (4) World Bank. Prior to becoming a consultant, she was a Senior Budget and Management Specialist at the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), wherein she served for ten years. Undersecretary Sevilla is a Gawad Dr. Pio Valenzuela awardee for the field of government service.
Undersecretary Sevilla earned her Master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of the Philippines, and her Bachelor’s degree in Financial Management at the Scholastica’s College, Cum Laude. She also participated in the Executive Education Program for Public Financial Management at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.