Estanislao, Jesus

Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao currently heads two organizations committed to governance reforms: the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Institute for Solidarity in Asia. He served as Chair of the President’s Governance Advisory Council and the Philippine representative in the ASEAN Eminent Persons Group. He was the founding Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo, founding President of the University of Asia and the Pacific, and founding Executive Director of the Center for Research and Communication. After the 1986 People Power revolution in the Philippines, he was given the task of rehabilitating the Development Bank of the Philippines. In 1989, he was appointed to the Cabinet of President Aquino, whom he served as Secretary of Economic Planning and Director General of the National and Economic Development Authority, and subsequently as Secretary of Finance. Dr. Estanislao holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and an MA in Economics from Fordham University and four honorary doctoral degrees from Xavier University, St. Paul University, Manila Central University, and the University of San Carlos. He was awarded the Philippine Legion of Honor in 1992.

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