The Philippines Investment Forum 2017


Vivek Pathak

Regional Director, East Asia and the Pacific

International Finance Corporation

Vivek Pathak was appointed IFC Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific in October 2014. He has extensive emerging markets

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Tony Shale

Chief Executive Officer, Asia

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC

Tony Shale is the chief executive officer of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC in Asia. In this capacity, he oversees the company’s Asia Pacific operations in 15 countries. These operations include business,

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James Abbott


Allen & Overy

James is an infrastructure and PPP specialist, with a wide range of experience in the financing, development, acquisition and refinancing of infrastructure assets. James advises procuring authorities, sponsors and lenders in relation to PPP

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George Barcelon


Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry

George T Barcelon is the current president of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the largest business organization in the country. He represents the private sector in the Industry Development Council and National Competitive Council.

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Roberto Batungbacal

Country Director, Philippines

The Dow Chemical

Roberto (Bobby) F Batungbacal is the country director for The Dow Chemical Company in the Philippines. He has been leading the US Company with headquarters in Michigan, North America since 2007.

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Edwin Bautista

President and Chief Operating Officer

UnionBank of the Philippines

Edwin R Bautista, serves as Richard S Bolt is the country director of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Philippines Country Office (PhCO). He assumed the position in March 2014. As head of PhCO, he oversees ADB’s operations in the

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Alix Burrell

Principal Investment Officer, Infrastructure Finance East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Asian Development Bank

Alix Burrell joined Asian Development Bank in June 2015 in the Office of PPP and joined as principal investment officer in the Private Sector Operations Group in June 2017.  Before joining ADB, Ms

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Dane Chamorro

Senior Partner and Head of ASEAN

Control Risks

Dane Chamorro is senior partner and head of ASEAN of Control Risks and has more

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Aloysius B Colayco

Country Chairman

Jardine Matheson Philippines

Mr Colayco is co-founder of Argosy, an investment and advisory group that is the Philippine partner of the Larive Group. He is country chairman, Philippines of the Jardine Matheson Group, member of the JM

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Jose Ma Concepcion III

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Chairman

ASEAN Business Advisory Council

Joey Concepcion is one of the country's leading business figures. Known for his dynamic entrepreneurial skills and aggressive market-driving approach, Joey was able to take the family business, RFM Corporation, to the next level after

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Michael Enriquez

Chief Executive Officer

Sun Life Financial Philippines

Michael Enriquez is chief investment officer at Sun Life Financial. Before joining Sun Life Financial, he was equities portfolio manager and vice president at BPI Asset Management from 2011 to 2012, and at ING Investment Management

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Eduardo Francisco


BDO Capital & Investment Corporation

Mr Francisco is president of BDO Capital & Investment Corporation, the investment banking arm of BDO Unibank, Inc.  He is chairman/director/trading nominee of BDO Nomura Securities, chairman of Averon Holdings Corp and the vice chairman for International Association

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Aaron Gwak

Head of Capital Markets, ASEAN

Standard Chartered Bank

Aaron Gwak is managing director and head of capital markets, ASEAN at Standard Chartered Bank. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing origination, structuring and execution of both foreign and local currency bonds in the ASEAN region.

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John Cary Ong

Senior Vice President, Head of Transaction Banking

UnionBank of the Philippines

John is responsible for product management and product innovations for both the corporate cash management, financial supply chain, and retail deposits product groups.  He is also responsible for the cash management sales

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William Pesek

Senior Advisor

Euromoney Conferences

William Pesek is an Asia-Pacific columnist based in Tokyo providing opinions and commentary on economics, business, markets and politics throughout the region. Most recently, he was executive

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Roel Refran

Chief Operating Officer

Philippine Stock Exchange

Atty Roel Arco Refran is the chief operating officer of The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc, (PSE), recognized as the Best Stock Exchange for 2016,

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Giancarlo Sambalido


Allen & Overy

Giancarlo is a counsel in Allen & Overy’s US Law Group in Hong Kong. He is a New York qualified and Philippine qualified attorney and has advised on a range of capital

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Robert John Sobrepeña

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Fil-Estate Management

Mr Robert John Sobrepeña is the founder, chairman and CEO of several group of companies engaged in real estate development, tourism and leisure projects, mass transport and infrastructure, new town developments and renewable energy power projects.

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Matthew Thomas

Asia Bureau Chief, Banking and Capital Markets

Euromoney Institutional Investor

Matthew Thomas is an experienced financial journalist who has written extensively about capital markets, bank strategy, economic policy, and the importance and risks of regulatory oversight. He started his career as a news reporter covering the

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Dean Van Drasek

Executive Director

Arch Capital Solutions

Dean Van Drasek is an executive director of Arch Capital Solutions Limited, a boutique investment advisory firm, focused on arranging private debt and equity investments in SE Asia. He has been actively engaged in Philippine

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Lawrence Velasco

Director, Project Development

Public-Private Partnership Center

Lawrence G Velasco is director for project development of the Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines since March 2017.  Before government service, Lawrence was head of financial planning for all Non-Metro Manila and South-East Asia businesses of

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Mon 27 Nov 2017

Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila