Much of his professional life was spent in the airline industry, having been a part of the management team of Philippines Airlines (or PAL) for over 23 years.
He began his career with PAL in 1989 as a management associate trainee. Upon completing the management and development program, he was tasked to head the company’s Risk and Insurance Management Division and concurrently served as the executive assistant to the chief financial officer.
In 2004, he joined the office of the president and chief operating officer as his executive assistant of which the six years were spent under the direct supervision of and mentoring by the President and COO as his chief of staff and seven years prior as risk and insurance management head.
In 2010, he was appointed head of airline operations of the company. The airline operations group includes flight operations, inflight services which include cabin services and catering, airport services, and aircraft engineering. In 2015, he was awarded by SKAL International – Makati Chapter as SKAL International Tourism Personality Awardee in the Airline Category.
Nicky is married to Carmela and they have two children, Max (20 years old) and Gabbie (18 years old).