Alfonso Yuchengco

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Alfonso T. Yuchengco (Chinese: 楊應琳) is a prominent industrialist, certified public accountant, FEU alumnus, educator, and diplomat in the Philippines.

He heads the Yuchengco Group of Companies, one of the largest family-owned business conglomerates in the Philippines. He is the Chairman of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, one of the largest commercial banks in the Philippines. He is also the Chairman of the Mapúa Institute of Technology, a leading engineering school in the country. And Malayan Colleges as of now.


Yuchengco holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in Accountancy, from the Far Eastern University. He took and passed the licensure examinations for certified public accountants in the Philippines.

Business interests[edit]

Yuchengco is the Chairman of the Yuchengco Group of Companies. He is also concurrently the Chairman of the Board of MICO Equities, Inc. (holding company of the Malayan Group of Insurance Companies); Pan Malayan Management and Investment Corporation; Mapúa Institute of Technology; Nippon Life Insurance Company; and the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation.[1]

He has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of GPL Holdings; House of Investments, Inc.; BA Savings Bank; Dole Philippines; Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company; Benguet Corporation; and the Philippine Fuji Xerox Corporation.[1]


Yuchengco is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mapua Institute of Technology, a top-performing engineering school in the country. He is also the Chairman of the Malayan Colleges Laguna, and Malayan High School of Science, an innovative science high school.[1]

He has been a member of the Board of Advisors of the Columbia Business School, one of the leading business schools in the world.[1]


Yuchengco has been the Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (A.E.P.).[1]

He has also served as the Presidential Adviser on Foreign Affairs in 2004; Presidential Assistant on APEC Matters in 1998; Philippine Ambassador to Japan in 1995; Philippine Ambassador to the People's Republic of China from 1986 to 1988; and Presidential Special Envoy to Greater China, Japan and Korea.[1]

In 2005, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo appointed Yuchengco as one of the members of the Consultative Commission for Charter Change, a special body tasked to study and recommend changes in the 1987 Philippine Constitution.[1]

Other interests[edit]

Yuchengco is the Chairman of the Board of Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation. He is also the Chairman Emeritus and Member of the Board of Governors of the Philippine Ambassadors Foundation; and Chairman Emeritus and Past President of the Philippine Ambassadors Association.[1]

He is a member of the Board of Judges and a Principal Sponsor in the Mother Teresa Awards.[1]

He established a generous grant at the University of San Francisco to create the Maria Elena G. Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program


Auditorium, Bantayog ng mga Bayani

Yuchengco has received the following awards and citations:

  • Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star, from the Emperor of Japan, 2003.
  • Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, from the Emperor of Japan.
  • Order of Sikatuna, Rank of Datu, from then Philippine President Fidel Valdez Ramos.
  • Knight Grand Officer of Rizal, Knights of Rizal.
  • Order of Lakandula, Rank of Bayani (Grand Cross).
  • Most Distinguished Alumnus and Hall of Fame Awardee, Far Eastern University, 1955 and 2003.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Chairman's profile, Yuchengco Group of Companies. 2006.