the presentation of
Dr. Bernnie Villegas.
University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P)
Bernardo Malvar Villegas is a Visiting Professor of IESE Business School in Barcelona, Professor at the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) and Research Director of the Center for Research and Communication, Manila. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University (1963) and is a Certified Public Accountant, having been one of the CPA board topnotchers in 1958.
He obtained Bachelor�s degrees in Commerce and the Humanities (both Summa Cum Laude) from De La Salle University where he established a record by obtaining straight A�s in the LIACOM course, a five-year program he finished in four years. At Harvard, at the age of 21, he was one of the youngest ever to be a teaching fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences. His special fields of study are development economics, social economics, business economics and strategic management. He is the author of several economics textbooks widely used in Philippine schools and universities.
He has also written a number of management best-sellers like The Philippine Advantage, Book of Values, Productivity: Path to Global Competitiveness, The Filipino Phenomenon, and The Philippines at the Threshold of the Third Millennium.
He has received several prestigious awards such as the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM), 1972, Fulbright, Johnson Foundation, Asia Foundation and the Instituto de Cultura Hispanica.
He is currently a member of the boards of directors or advisory boards of leading national and multinational firms, such as the Benguet Corporation, Insular Life, Alaska Corporation, PHINMA Property Holding Corporation, Rolls Royce and Dupont. He served in the boards of Bank of the Philippine Islands, Globe Telecom, McDonalds and IBM. He is a consultant on management development and strategic planning for numerous leading firms operating in the Philippines and Asia Pacific. He has served in the boards of leading non-governmental organizations like the Makati Business Club, Pilipinas Shell Foundation, PHINMA Foundation, the Parents for Education Foundation and the Dualtech Foundation.
Through his work at the University of Asia and the Pacific and the Center for Research and Communication, he is often asked to give advice to top government officials in many policy issues, especially in industrial policy and countryside development.
He was a member of the Constitutional Commission that drafted the Philippine Constitution under the government of former President Corazon Aquino. He is very often on road shows briefing international audiences on the Philippines and the Asia Pacific region.
In July 1992, Dr. Villegas was appointed member of the Council of Economic Advisers of President Fidel Ramos. In July 1998, he was asked by President Joseph Estrada to help promote the Philippines among local and foreign investors. Under the Administration of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, he served as a private sector representative in the board of the National Development Corporation and the Philippine Infrastructure Corporation.
Under the present Administration of President Benigno Aquino III, he helps government agencies�both at the national and local levels�to promote investments in the Philippines.
He served in the Pacific Board of Economics of Time Magazine and writes regularly for both local and international newspapers, such as the International Herald Tribune and the Asian Wall Street Journal.
Asia CEO Forum
Asia CEO Forum, presented by PLDT ALPHA Enterprise, is the largest regular business event in Philippines and considered one of the most important
in the Southeast Asia region. The forum serves as a hub for
the spreading of ideas that help executive managers overseeing
enterprises across the Asia Pacific region.
Attendees are senior business people active in Philippines and across the Asia Pacific region overseeing
multinational and regional organizations. Presenters are leaders in their industries and engaged in
momentous pursuits of significance to the entire region.
Asia CEO Forum, presented by PLDT ALPHA Enterprise,
is operated as a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
activity of Chalre
Associates to promote Philippines as a premier business destination.
Asia CEO Awards
Asia CEO Awards, presented by
Aseana City represents
the grandest alliance of local and international business people ever
created to promote Philippines on the world stage. As one of the
largest events of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, it is considered
a must-attend occasion for business leaders active in Southeast
The star-studded Board of Judges of Asia CEO Awards, presented by
Aseana City, gives away 10 awards to many of the most accomplished leadership teams
and individuals currently operating in Philippines and the region. The
awards recognize extraordinary leaders who have demonstrated
outstanding achievement for their organizations and contributions to
of the fastest growing nations on the planet, the world's business
leaders will have their eyes on Philippines like never before on the night of the main event set for 6:00pm, Thursday,
November 14, 2013 at the majestic grand ballroom of
Solaire Resort & Casino. The annual
gala was established as a natural outgrowth of Asia CEO Forum, presented by PLDT ALPHA Enterprise, the largest regular networking event for the business community in Philippines.
the OFFICIAL NOMINATION FORM
CEO Awards 2013.