Mario Aquino del Castillo

Discover the expertise of Dr. Mario Aquino del Castillo, an accomplished HR & Performance Consultant, Trainer, and Leader in Training & Development. Unleash your potential with his invaluable insights and guidance.


  • Accomplished Human Resource & Performance Consultant specializing in Training and Development, Learning and Development, Performance Management, Leadership, and Coaching.
  • Certified instructor for the esteemed ITD Mega Guru Signature Program, empowering individuals to unleash their leadership potential.
  • Renowned courseware designer and developer, contributing to the creation of cutting-edge programs such as Certified Training Professional, Certified Talent & Competency Professional, and Certified Instructional Design in Courseware Development.
  • Holds over 30 years of invaluable expertise in Leadership, Management, and Human Resource Development, enabling organizations to thrive and achieve their goals.
  • Serves as an esteemed Adjunct Lecturer at the esteemed University of South Australia’s International Graduate School of Business, sharing insights and knowledge with future business leaders.
  • Holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Management from the esteemed Ateneo de Manila University, embodying a strong foundation in the field.
  • Holds an impressive MA and PhD in Organization Development from the prestigious Southeast Asia Interdisciplinary Institute School of OD (SAIDI), further solidifying expertise in driving organizational growth and transformation.


  • Change Management and Organizational Development: Spearheading successful transformations and facilitating change initiatives to drive organizational growth and adaptability.
  • Performance Coaching & Consulting: Guiding individuals and teams to reach their full potential, enhancing performance, and achieving exceptional results.
  • Performance Management & Improvement: Implementing effective strategies to optimize performance, identify areas for improvement, and drive organizational success.
  • Talent and Competency Management: Expertly managing and developing talent, ensuring the alignment of skills and competencies with organizational objectives.
  • Instructional Design and Development: Crafting engaging and impactful learning experiences through the design and development of innovative instructional materials and programs.
  • Strategic Planning Facilitation: Facilitating strategic planning sessions to define organizational goals, formulate effective strategies, and drive long-term success.
  • Learning and Development: Designing and delivering comprehensive learning initiatives that enhance knowledge, skills, and capabilities within organizations.
  • Leadership: Providing guidance and expertise in leadership development, empowering individuals to lead with vision, influence, and impact.
  • Coaching and Mentoring: Mentoring individuals and teams, fostering professional growth, and empowering them to overcome challenges and achieve their goals.


Dr. Mario Aquino del Castillo, a distinguished Senior Consultant at the prestigious Institute of Training and Development in Kuala Lumpur, stands as a beacon of expertise in the field. With a remarkable background and an impressive array of accomplishments, he has solidified his position as a leader in the realm of training and development.

Having served as the Past President of both the Asian Regional Training and Development Organization (ARTDO) and the Philippine Society for Training and Development (PSTD), Dr. del Castillo possesses a wealth of experience and a profound understanding of the industry. His influence extends far beyond his esteemed roles, as he has successfully guided and empowered numerous renowned Asian organizations through his training, presentations, and consultancy services.

Dr. del Castillo’s extensive repertoire of qualifications includes accreditation as a trainer for several distinguished programs. He is adept at delivering the highly regarded DDI Interaction Management Program, Service Plus Program, Targeted Management Program, Resources Management Program, Kepner-Tregoe Problem Solving and Decision Making Program, Louis Allen Management Program, and John Maxwell‘s Leadership programs.

In the realm of consulting, both local and multinational organizations have sought Dr. del Castillo’s invaluable expertise in performance consulting and HR development and management. Furthermore, he has showcased his exceptional skills as a course designer for the Certified Training Professional (CTP) program, offered by the Institute of Training and Development (ITD), while also pioneering the development of the ARTDO-ITD Competencies for professional trainers. Dr. del Castillo’s remarkable contributions have solidified his status as a revered figure within the HR community, playing a vital role in the growth and advancement of HR practices in this region.

Certified Training Professional (CTP)

Dr. del Castillo’s impact is not limited to his home base, as he has taken his expertise around the globe. He co-facilitates the internationally recognized Certified Talent and Competency Program with Dr. William Rothwell, conducting sessions in various countries including Tanzania, Cote d’Ivoire, Sudan, and the United States for the United Nations. These initiatives have elevated the standards of talent development on a global scale.

Academically, Dr. del Castillo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, along with a Master’s degree and post-graduate studies in education from the esteemed Ateneo de Manila University. He further honed his skills by pursuing a PhD in Organizational Development from the South East Asian Interdisciplinary Institute, Manila.

With an exceptional track record, an extensive skill set, and an unwavering commitment to excellence, Dr. Mario Aquino del Castillo continues to inspire and lead in the realm of training, development, and HR management. His contributions have left an indelible mark, fostering growth and propelling the industry forward on a global scale.