Rizalino Navarro

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Rizalino Navarro
18th Secretary of Trade and Industry (Philippines)
In office
President Fidel Ramos
Preceded by Lilia R. Bautista
Succeeded by Cesar B. Bautista
Personal details
Born December 30, 1938
Died July 7, 2011 (aged 72)
Makati, Philippines
Alma mater University of the East (B.S.), Harvard Business School (M.B.A)
Occupation Entrepreneur

Rizalino S. Navarro (December 30, 1938 – July 7, 2011) was a Filipino businessman, business executive and politician. Navarro served as the Secretary of Trade and Industry from 1992 to 1996 within the Cabinet of former Philippines President Fidel Ramos.[1][2]

Navarro earned a bachelor's degree in business administration cum laude from University of the East.[1] He earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.[1]

Navarro also served as the chief executive officer of both SGV & Co., the largest accounting firm in the Philippines, and Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC).[1] Navrro launched his career at SGV in 1982 and rose to managing director of the firm by 1992, when he left to become Secretary of Trade.[1]

He became Secretary of Trade through the invitation of then Finance Secretary Ramon del Rosario, who was one of Navarro's classmates at Harvard University.[1]

Rizalino Navarro died of an apparent heart attack at the RCBC corporate gym in Makati City on July 7, 2011, at the age of 72.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Alcuaz, Coco (2011-07-07). "Ex-DTI chief Navarro dies". ABS-CBN News Channel. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  2. ^ Dumlao, Doris C. (2011-07-07). "Former trade chief Rizalino Navarro dies of heart attack; 72". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2011-07-07.