Mark Balanay used his chemical knowledge and skills to become a leader in Philippine Sinter Corporation, a major corporation in Cagayan de Oro. He has engaged in a wide range of activities, including operation & production, analytical laboratory management, research & quality assurance, and human resource management. He is also the company’s lead auditor for ISO 14001 & ISO 9001. Mark has likewise used his skills to guide and build up the chemistry community in northern Mindanao into an active and responsive organization. This mix of experience, competencies and commitment, including his dynamic interface with government, academe, industry, and scientific associations, makes him a well-rounded leader.
He obtained his BS Chemistry Degree at Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan as a DOST scholar. He obtained a MA Management Degree major in Environmental Management at Liceo de Cagayan University and a BS in Secondary Education at the Mindanao University of Science and Technology.