President of Union Bank of the Philippines since 1998. Steered UBP to become one of the most profitable and biggest bank in the country. Voted as one of the best managed companies in Asia. Recipient of the Most Outstanding U.P. Alumnus Award for Business
Administration in 2006. Recognized as one of the top CEOs by Business World. Recipient of various professional/industry award in banking and finance. Only Filipino banker invited to address the United Nations Summit of leaders. Only Asian to join U.N. team of experts to study the Asian financial crises of 1997. Contributor to the U. N. publication Financing for Development. Past President of the Philippine Economic Society, The Foreign Exchange Association of the Philippines, the Government Dealers Association of the
Philippines. Active in several professional and civic organization.
Vision for UPAA – To strengthen the roleof the UPAA in promoting and supporting the academic and the broader socio-economic objectives of the U.P. system and to harness the UPAA as a collective force in the total development of the country.