Commissioner Roland Café Pondoc was nominated to the Commission on Audit (COA) on 6 February 2018 and was confirmed unanimously by the Commission on Appointments (CA) on 14 March 2018, for a term expiring on 2 February 2025. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Lawyer, Commissioner Pondoc concentrated his love for education with his Alma Mater, the University of Mindanao - Davao City, for 22 years, while practicing both professions.

Commissioner Pondoc served as a professor in the Colleges of Accountancy, Law, Business Administration, Criminology and the Graduate Studies of the University of Mindanao (UM) from 1994 to 2016. He was an Assistant Dean of the College of Law and served as Officer-in-Charge/Director of the Office of the Student Affairs. His exceptional work as an educator was recognized by the University of Mindanao who awarded Commissioner Pondoc the Golden Harvest Award for Outstanding Professor in 2008, 2009 and 2010. He was also a National Awardee as an Outstanding Business Educator in the Field of Accountancy in 2004 and 2011 conferred by the Philippine Council of Deans and Educators in Business and the Petron Foundation. Moreover, he became a National Awardee of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) three times: Most Outstanding CPA in Education (2008), Most Outstanding PICPA Member (2009) and Most Outstanding PICPA Chapter President (2015). Before concentrating in the academe, he worked for private companies such as the Tri-Star Corporation, Eden Corporation and Jesus V. Ayala Management Corp.

Commissioner Pondoc joined the government service in 2014 as Legal Officer of the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), a government hospital which is located in the heart of Davao City.

Prior to his nomination, Commissioner Pondoc was appointed as the Assistant Executive Secretary (AES) in the Office of the President in September 2016 and specifically assigned as the Assistant Deputy Director General for the Administration and Logistics/Finance for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 2017 National Organizing Council for the entire period of the ASEAN 2017 Hosting of Summits and Related Meetings. He was directly in-charge of all logistic requirements of each conducted meeting regardless of its location and the number of foreign and local delegates. He was also in charge of carefully and critically monitoring the proper utilization of the budget intended for the said events.

Commissioner Pondoc finished his primary education from the University of Immaculate Conception (formerly ICC) and Rizal Memorial Colleges, and his secondary education from the Davao City National High School (formerly DCHS). He was a magna cum laude graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Accounting degree in 1988. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws in 2001 as a recipient of the Achiever’s Award and his Master in Business Administration (MBA) in 1997. In 2009, he was a recipient of the Tambuli Award as Most Outstanding Alumni by the UM Alumni Association, Inc. He is also a Licensed Real Estate Appraiser and a Licensed Real Estate Broker.