The Philippines Investment Forum 2016


Hon Benjamin Diokno

Secretary of Budget and Management

Republic of the Philippines

Benjamin Diokno is the secretary of budget and management of the Republic of the Philippines under the administration of President Duterte. He held the same position under President Estrada from 1998 to 2001, and also served

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Diwakar Gupta

Vice President for Private Sector and Cofinancing Operations

Asian Development Bank

Diwakar Gupta is the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) vice president for private sector and cofinancing operations. He assumed office in August 2015. Mr Gupta oversees ADB's assistance to private sector projects with a clear development

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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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Hon Amando Tetangco Jr


Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Mr Amando M Tetangco Jr is the governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), a position he has held since July 2005. As BSP governor, he serves as chairman of the monetary board, the BSP’s principal

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Hon Arsenio Balisacan


Philippine Competition Commission

Chairman Arsenio M Balisacan is an economist with extensive high-level policymaking practice and a well recognised expert in Asia on economic development, poverty and inequality, and political economy of policy reforms.

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Ysmael Baysa

Vice President, Corporate Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Jollibee Foods Corporation

Ysmael V Baysa is the vice president for corporate finance and chief financial officer of Jollibee Foods Corporation.  He is in charge of the finance and accounting organisation, which includes corporate planning, investor relations, controllership

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Benito C Bengzon Jr

Undersecretary for Tourism Development

Department of Tourism, Republic of the Philippines

Undersecretary Benito C Bengzon Jr completed his bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant administration from the University of the Philippines in 1984. From 1989 to 1992, he took up his masters in business administration at

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Allen Cheng

Asia Bureau Chief

Institutional Investor

Allen T Cheng is the Asia Bureau Chief of Institutional Investor Inc, a New York-based financial media company that specialises in analysing the global financial services industry and

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Aileen Clemente


ASEAN Tourism Association

Ms Aileen C Clemente is the president and chairman of Rajah Travel Corporation. She has been part of the company since 2000. Through the years, she has held various positions in several travel industry associations

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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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Rosemarie Edillon

Acting Deputy Director-General

National Economic and Development Authority

Rosemarie Edillon is presently the undersecretary for policy and planning at the National Economic and Development Authority. She holds a PhD in economics from La Trobe University in Australia, an MA degree in economics from the

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Michael Ferrer

President and Managing Director

ATR Asset Management

Michael Ferrer is the president and managing director of ATR Asset Management, a leading independent asset management firm in the Philippines. Before ATRAM, Mr Ferrer spent 16 years with ING Group in various roles in

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Rodrigo Franco

President and Chief Executive Officer

Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation and Manila North Tollways Corporation

Rodrigo E Franco is the president and chief executive officer of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), the toll road development and operation arm of the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC). As the CEO of MPTC,

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Evelyn Lavina

Undersecretary for Agribusiness and High Value Crops

Department of Agriculture, Republic of the Philippines

Undersecretary Evelyn Laviña’s personal and professional relationship with agriculture began in her childhood years.  She provided valuable assistance in the management of the family-owned rice farm and fishponds in Davao del Norte

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Martin Lemoine

Unit Head, Food and Agribusiness Investment, Private Sector Operations Department

Asian Development Bank

Martin Lemoine is the agribusiness investment unit head at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, leading equity and debt investments in food and agribusiness across Asia. Martin has more than 15 years of private sector experience, including 10 years investing

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Jose Ma K Lim

President and Chief Executive Officer

Metro Pacific Investments Corporation

Jose Ma K Lim is the president and CEO of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), the leading infrastructure investment firm in the Philippines. MPIC is a publicly listed subsidiary of First Pacific Company Limited with

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David Mann

Managing Director and Chief Economist, Asia

Standard Chartered Bank

David is responsible for Standard Chartered’s macro views for Asia. He manages the team of economists based around the region, in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, India, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. The Asia macro research team was

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Suraj Moraje

Managing Partner, Philippines

McKinsey & Company

Suraj Moraje is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company and the managing partner in the Philippines office. He has deep expertise in both mobile and integrated telecom across geographies, with topics ranging from strategy

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Lynette Ortiz

Chief Executive Officer and Country Head of Global Banking

Standard Chartered Bank Philippines

Before assuming this role, Lynette Ortiz was the managing director and head of institutional corporate and financial institutions (ICFI).  In June 2016, she returned to Manila from her regional

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Shanaka Peiris

Resident Representative to the Philippines

International Monetary Fund

Shanaka (Jay) Peiris is the International Monetary Fund’s resident representative to the Philippines and covers ASEAN Macro Financial Surveillance for the Asia Pacific department. Before this he was a senior economist in the Asia and Pacific department

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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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Honorio Poblador IV

Managing Partner

Navegar Fund

Honorio Poblador IV is a partner at Navegar.  He has 20 years of investment banking and private equity experience and has completed transactions throughout Asia.  Immediately before establishing Navegar, he was

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Michael Rodriguez

Managing Director

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Mr Michael Rodriguez is a managing director of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), the world’s premier manager of infrastructure funds, with responsibility over MIRA’s operations in the Philippines, and the management of the ₱26billion Philippine

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Rick Santos


CBRE Philippines

Rick Santos is CEO, chairman, and founder of CBRE Philippines. Mr Santos set up the CBRE operation in the Philippines—playing a major role in establishing the company as the leading real estate advisory firm in

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Hans Sicat

President and Chief Executive Officer

Philippine Stock Exchange

Mr Hans B Sicat was named president and chief executive officer of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) in January 2011. He also served as chairman and independent director of the PSE from May 2009 to January 2011.

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Philip Soliven

President and Country Representative

Cargill Philippines

Philip Soliven is the president and country representative of Cargill Philippines, Inc, the main operating company and the parent company of Cargill’s various businesses in the Philippines. He

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Adam Stapledon


Allen & Overy

Adam is a partner in Allen & Overy’s projects, energy and infrastructure team, with extensive experience advising sponsors and lenders in the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors, including PPPs in Australia and the Philippines.

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Alexander Stathopoulos


Allen & Overy

Alexander is a partner in Allen & Overy’s US law group in Singapore and regularly advises on a broad range of debt and equity capital markets

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Michael Toledo

Head of Media Bureau

MVP Group of Companies

Atty Michael "Mike" Toledo is the head of the MVP Group of Companies media bureau. The Group is involved in telecoms, media, power, water, infrastructure, hospitals, agriculture and natural resources development.  He is also senior vice president

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Daniel Voellm

Managing Partner

HVS Asia Pacific

As managing partner of HVS Asia Pacific, German-born Daniel Voellm is responsible for the operation of the Firm’s valuation, consulting and investment

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Tue 06 Sep 2016

Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila