COMMISSIONER MCJILL BRYANT T. FERNANDEZ
Mcjill Bryant T. Fernandez
Commissioner McJill Bryant T. Fernandez was appointed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on 08 March 2022. Before joining the Commission, he served as the Deputy Executive Secretary for General Administration (DESGA) under the Office of the President. As DESGA, he assisted the Executive Secretary in articulating policy directives of the President through Executive Orders and other ordinances, processing of applications for the establishment of special economic zones, evaluation of Special Authorities for executive agreements, foreign loans and grants, and addressing policy, legal and administrative concerns of various agencies in the Executive department, as well as of government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs).
He concurrently represented the Office of the President and the Executive Secretary in several interagency committees and oversight bodies, including the Development Budget Coordination Committee, the Fiscal Incentives Review Board, the Cabinet Cluster on Economic Development, and various Committees and Technical Committees of the National Economic Development Authority.
Commissioner Fernandez likewise served on the governing boards of different GOCCs, including the Laguna Lake Development Authority, Development Academy of the Philippines, and the Philippine Center for Economic Development.
Prior to his role as DESGA, Commissioner Fernandez worked at the Office of the Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs under the Office of the President, and handled the review of government contracts, recommendations for executive clemency, and resolution of cases from agencies exercising quasi-judicial functions, as well as administrative disciplinary cases of presidential appointees and local chief executives.
Commissioner Fernandez graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines – Manila with a Bachelor of Arts degree, major in Political Science. He studied law at Ateneo de Manila University and finished with second honors. He was admitted to the bar in April 2009 and began his practice at the Tolentino Corvera Macasaet and Reig Law Office, where he specialized in litigation, corporate, and labor law.