Bachelor’s in Commerce, De La Salle University; MBA, JL Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Certified Public Accountant. Has had extensive work experience in public accounting both in the Philippines and abroad. Formerly with SGV & Co.; Andersen Worldwide; Ernst & Young Global. 2004-05, Trade and Industry Secretary. 2005, Finance Secretary. Since 2010, Secretary of Finance of the Philippines; Chair, Economic Development Cluster of the President’s Cabinet. Former Chair: APEC Finance Ministers’ Process; ADB Board of Governors; 45th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors which was held in Manila. Member, Monetary Board, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Governor for the Philippines: Asian Development Bank (ADB); World Bank. Alternate Governor for the Philippines, International Monetary Fund. Fellow, Eminent Southeast Asians Programme, Singapore International Foundation. Recipient of numerous awards and honours, including: named Finance Minister of the Year four times in five years; Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Merite, Republic of France (2001).