Alfredo E. Pascual

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Alfredo E. Pascual
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Pascual and Reynato Puno (Onofre Corpuz April 1, 2013 eulogy)
20th President of the University of the Philippines
Incumbent
Assumed office
February 10, 2011
Regent of the University of the Philippines for the Alumni
Concurrently President of the UP Alumni Association
In office
2009–2011
Constituency UP Alumni Association
Personal details
Born (1948-07-07) July 7, 1948 (age 66)
Caloocan, Metro Manila, Philippines
Residence The Executive House, F. Maramag Street, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101
Alma mater University of Santo Tomas High School (1965)
University of the Philippines Diliman (1972)
University of the Philippines Diliman (1969)
Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD)
Occupation University administrator, educator, finance expert
Website http://up.edu.ph

Alfredo E. Pascual is the 20th President of the University of the Philippines. He was a member of the Board of Regents, the University's highest policy-making body, representing the alumni with the position of Alumni Regent. Pascual is the first non-faculty member to hold the University of the Philippines presidency.

He is also the convenor of the Automated Election System (AES) Watch, an independent, multi-sector coalition that monitored and assessed the Philippines’ first ever nationwide poll automation in May 2010.[1]

Early Years and Education[edit]

Pascual graduated valedictorian at the University of Santo Tomas High School. He then enrolled in the University of the Philippines Diliman and took up B.S. Chemistry, graduating cum laude in 1969 and pursued a Master of Business Administration degree in the same university.[2]

He attended the EECASEAN Teacher Programme on the Management of Strategic and Organizational Change at the Euro-Asia Center of the prestigious Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau near Paris, France.

Career[edit]

Academe[edit]

His early career was spent teaching at the Department of Chemistry of the University of the Philippines College of Science as an instructor before joining Ateneo de Manila University's departments of management engineering and business management as a part-time lecturer. He would later become the American Express Professor of Financial Management from 1980 to 1989, Master of Business Management program chair, and director of Advanced Bank Management program at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM).[3]

Pascual received an honorary Doctor of Pedagogy (Ped.D.) degree from Angeles University in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines on April 21, 2012.[4]

Business and Finance[edit]

Pascual was department manager of Procter and Gamble, project manager of Bancom Development Corporation, vice-president of Philippine Pacific Capital Corporation (now RCBC Capital), First Metro Investment Corporation, and State Investment House, Inc. He was also corporate board director of the Mutual Fund Company of the Philippines and other corporations in China, India, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands.

In the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Pascual worked as a senior investment officer in the private sector department. He then became director of its Private Sector Infrastructure Finance Division and Capital Markets & Finance Sectors Division. Pascual later served as advisor on public-private partnership in infrastructure.

As UP President[edit]

Dr. Pascual emerged as the victor among the 11 nominees for the presidency of the University of the Philippines in 2011.[5] Some of the other nominees were: School of Economics professor and former Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, former College of Law dean and Inquirer publisher Raul Pangalangan, National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) chair and former university vice president for academic affairs Ma. Serena Diokno, former Department of English & Comparative Literature chair Consolacion Alaras, former chancellors Sergio Cao of University of the Philippines Diliman and Luis Rey Velasco of University of the Philippines Los Banos, and Social Weather Stations fellow and School of Labor and Industrial Relations professor Virginia Teodosio.

His administration masterminded the upcoming implementation of the e-UP Project, groomed to be integrated and university-wide information and communication technology (ICT) of the University.[6] Pascual also oversaw the launch of the experimental UP Diliman Automated Guideway Transit system project, in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology.[7] The University also entered into an agreement with the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Network, known as the "Fact-Check" project for faculty members to appear regularly in forums related to the 2013 Philippine general election.[8]

Affiliations[edit]

Pascual is a Trustee of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and chairperson of the University of the Philippines Foundation and the U.P. Provident Fund, among others. He is a member of the Management Association of the Philippines, the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX), and the Rotary Club of Makati.[9]

References[edit]

Academic offices
Preceded by
Emerlinda R. Roman
President of the University of the Philippines
2011–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent