The young and dynamic Center Director of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), Regional Training Center (RTC) XI hails from Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay. Dante Gitalan Esguerra finished a degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Accounting and a holder of the Master's Degree in Business Administration. He also earned academic units in Master's in Public Administration (MPA) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB).
Mr. Dante G. Esguerra, 52, started his career in a private company as a Junior Auditor in 1985 and eventually became the Branch Manager until his employment at the ATI in 1989. He was appointed as Training Superintendent II in 2004, assigned as Center Director in Region IX, ARMM and Region VIII.
Given his educational background, CD Esguerra is an expert in management system. Prior to his assignment at ATI RTC XI, he headed the ISO unit at ATI Central office. During his stint as ISO project team leader, the ATI Central Office received its ISO 9001:2008 certification along with the initial nine Regional Training Centers. The ISO advanced ATI to a world-class level, instrumental in facilitating international trade.
In March this year, Mr. Esguerra assumed as Center Director of ATI-RTC 11, managing 41 regular and job order personnel. Currently, he supervises not only the administrative and extension functions of the Center but also the major rehabilitation and construction of the state-of-the-art ATI building.
Sir Dante, as he is fondly addressed, prides himself as a happy family man, married to Susan. He is blessed with two daughters who are both professionals, a registered nurse and a pharmacist.
His success could be attributed to his happy disposition in life, always reminding himself to just keep cool. “Trust in God and everything will be fine”, he ended.