In agreement with the Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Committee, Scott Teare, Secretary General of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, has appointed Mr. J. Rizal Pangilinan, 50 years old, from Morong, Rizal, Philippines, as the new Regional Director for the World Scout Bureau Asia-Pacific Regional Office.
J. Rizal Pangilinan – known to many as “J.R.” – will take over from Abdullah Rasheed in July 2013.
J.R. Pangilinan previously held the position of Director, Programme & Community Development at the Asia-Pacific Regional Office of the WSB before returning to the Boy Scouts of the Philippines where he served as Director of Field Operations, Assistant Secretary General and, since 2003, Secretary General.
J.R. holds a Master of Arts degree with a major in Administration and Supervision. He also holds the rank of Commander in the Philippines Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Throughout his career, J.R. has developed and maintained a strong network both regionally and internationally.
Having spent more than 20 years serving Scouting, J.R. received the Loyalty Award from the Boy Scouts of the Philippines in 2009 and the Gold USA Award in 2012. He also holds numerous awards from other National Scout Organizations in the Asia-Pacific Region.
We extend a warm welcome to J.R. Pangilinan as he prepares to take up his new responsibilities for World Scouting.
We would also like to take this opportunity to extend our thanks and best wishes to Abdullah Rasheed for his involvement in World Scouting notably in the Asia-Pacific Region during the last 11 years.