Dug Christoper B. Mah, Deputy Commissioner of the National Privacy Commission, is a Certified Public Accountant, lawyer, local legislator, banker, member of the academe, a dedicated public servant, and an advocate of good governance and transparency.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of San Carlos, Cebu in 1998 and passed the Board Exams in 1999. Deputy Commissioner Mah worked for the Philippine Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) in Mactan, Cebu while in law school. He received his law degree from the University of San Jose Recoletos in 2005 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2006.
While waiting for the results, Deputy Commissioner Mah worked as a professor at the University of San Jose Recoletos College of Commerce, applying his expertise on subjects such as taxation, business law, and accounting.
After passing the Bar Exams, he immediately went into private practice handling criminal cases, labor relations cases, land dispute, corporate law and election law. He also served as a member of the board of the Rural Bank of Rizal, Inc. (ZN) from 2007 up to his appointment to the National Privacy Commission. He served as City Councilor of Dapitan City, Zamboanga Del Norte for three (3) terms, and was a Provincial Chair and Regional Chair of the National Movement of Young Legislators in Region 9, from 2013-2016 and 2016-2019, respectively. Deputy Commissioner Mah also has extensive training on good governance and leadership from different institutions such as the University of the Philippines, Ateneo De Manila School of Government, the Asian Institute of Management-Stephen Zuellig School of Development Management, and the National University of Singapore.
Deputy Commissioner Mah has long track record for public service and has been advocating for privacy both in the public and private sector. He continues to be a strong proponent of good governance as he had always done in every office he served.