Atty. Jean Ver P. Pia


In Photo: Atty. Jean Ver P. Pia, PhD

Overseas Shipping Service

As Director of the OSS since November 2015, Atty. Pia is responsible for the promotion and regulation of the overseas shipping sector. She provides over-all direction and supervision to the three divisions of the OSS, namely: Maritime Registry Division (MRD), International Shipping Development Division (ISDD) and the Cooperation and Strategic Maritime Initiatives Division (CSMID).

A lawyer by profession, she is a Career Executive Service Eligible (CSEE). In terms of educational background, Atty. Pia took up her Doctor of Philosophy (PH.D) in Cardiff University, Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom from October 2010 and graduated last 21 July 2017. She obtained her Masters of Science (MSc) in Maritime Administration at the World Maritime University, in Malmo, Sweden from May 2002 to October 2003. Both post-graduate studies were funded by the Sasakawa Fellowship of Japan and the Nippon Foundation/Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC), respectively.

Atty. Pia took her Bachelor’s Degree in Laws (Ll.B) at the San Beda College, Manila from 1994 to 1999 and passed the 1999 Philippine Bar Examination. Before entering the College of Law, she took her Bachelor of Arts degree in Major in Political Science at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila from 1990-1994.