Secretary Gregory L. Domingo
Sec. Domingo once served as DTI Undersecretary for Industry and Investments and was concurrent Vice Chairman and Managing Head of Board of Investments (BOI) from 2001 to 2004.
Prior to government service, he held key positions in various local and multinational firms. He was the president of Carmelray-JTCI Corp. (CJC), a joint venture with Singapore’s Jurong Town Corp (JTC), which developed one of the Philippines’ premier industrial parks. He also was the Managing Director/Treasurer of Chase Manhattan Bank/ Chemical Bank in Manila and Vice President for Treasury of the same bank in New York. He also worked for other financial institutions in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and New York from 1982 to 1989 including First Boston, Drexel Burnham Lambert and Mellon Bank.
His stint as Director in some of the country’s large corporations include: BDO Private Bank, Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club, PASUDECO; in Meralco, where he served as an independent director; Belle Corporation as Vice Chairman; and in SM Investments as independent director and Executive Director.
He was also involved in the academe by teaching international trade law and business law at De La Salle University’s MBA Programs.
Sec. Domingo holds a Master of Science in Operations Research from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a Master’s Degree in Business Management (with Distinction) from the Asian Institute of Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering from Ateneo de Manila University.
His affiliations were Wharton-Penn Club, Foreign Exchange Association of the Philippines (FOREX), and was a member of the Open Market Committee of the Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP).
Guillermo M. Luz
Guillermo M. Luz is the Private Sector Co-Chairman of the National Competitiveness Council, a public-private sector body dedicated to developing a strategy for the long-term competitiveness of the Philippines through policy reforms, project implementation, institution-building, and performance monitoring.
He was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ayala Foundation from December 2006 to May 2011, a foundation which manages projects in education, environment, entrepreneurship, arts and culture, and community development. He concurrently served as Director of Ayala Museum from January 2010 to May 2011
He was Executive Director of the Makati Business Club from 1987 to 2006, after joining its staff in 1983. While at MBC, he concurrently served as executive director of Philippines-United States Business Council, Philippine-British Business Council, Philippines-France Business Council, Philippines-Singapore Business Council, and Philippines-Malaysia Business Council.
Mr. Luz was the Secretary-General of NAMFREL from 1992 to 2006, overseeing preparations for its Operation Quick Count and pollwatching in the 1992, 1995, 1998, 2001, and 2004 elections.
AMB. Cesar B. Bautista
- Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Replublic of Ireland and Republic of Iceland
- Former Permanent Representative to the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO)
- Former Special Presidential Envoy to Europe
- Former Secretary of Trade and Industry
- Former Chairman and CEO of Unilever Philippines
Served at the Department of Trade and Industry for five years, the last half of the time as its Secretary. In this capacity, he played the key role in the development of trade and investment with emphasis on Small and Medium Enterprises. He was the Chairman of a broad number of key economic agencies in the Philippines including the Board of Investments, Export Development Council, Industry and Development Council, WTO/AFTA Advisory Commission, the National Development Corporation, The Presidential Committee on National Museum Development, Cabinet Committee on Tariff and Related Matters, Economic Growth Areas/Zones, etc. He was the Monetary Board Member, representing the President and the Cabinet Man in charge of Region III. He was also named the Chairman of the Presidential Economic Monitoring and Mobilization Task Force to address the impact on Asian financial contagion in the country. Ambassador Bautista is a recipient of the Presidential Order of Merit.
He started his career with Caltex (Philippines) Inc. as a refinery engineer. He moved on to the Philippine Refining Company, Inc. - UNILEVER - the leading consumer goods company worldwide, where he rose from the ranks to become President and Chairman, in 1986. He also served as Chairman of two other companies, Biocon (Philippines) Inc. (an Irish firm on seaweed processing) and Inter Natinal Starch Corp. (affiliate of U.S. National Starch Corp).
Ambassador Bautista holds a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Ohio State University in the United States and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Philippines. He attended postgraduate management courses within the Unilever "University System" including IMEDE's Chief Executive Course. In 1998, the University of the Philippines recognized him as the "Most Outstanding Alumnus". In 2010 he was named one of the "Top 100 Engineers" in the course of the centennial of UP College of Engineering. He was also awarded "The Distinguished Alumnus Award" by the Ohio State University.
The Philippine Federation of Professional Organizations recognized him as the Most Outstanding Professional in 1989. He had twice been named the Outstanding Chemical Engineer by the Institute of Chemical Engineers and installed into th eHall of Fame.
Ambassador Bautista was conferred the Order of Sikatuna - Rank of Datu - President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on August 2003 in Malacanang.
Upon his return to the private sector after his UK assignment in 2003, the President appointed him co-chair of the Task Force for Globally Competitive Industries and the National Competitiveness Council. He chairs the English Speaking Union (Phil), seats in the boards of Institute of Corporate Directors, European IT Services Foundation, Institute of Solidarity for Asia, Foundation for Global Concerns, Asia-Europe Foundation, Foundation for IT in Education, Philippine Quality Award Foundation, Inc., among others. He represents the Philippines in the ASEAN eminent persons groups, and is the Point of Contact with the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). He is currently a board director of a number of private corporations.
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