Washington SyCip

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For the park with the same name, see Washington Sycip Park.
Washington Z. SyCip
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SyCip at Club Filipino in San Juan in 2008
Born (1921-06-30) June 30, 1921 (age 95)
Monuments Washington SyCip Park, Makati City
Residence North Forbes Park, Makati City
Alma mater University of Santo Tomas
Children Vicky
Parent(s) Albino SyCip
Helen Bau SyCip
Relatives Alexander SyCip
Website www.washingtonsycip.org

Washington Z. SyCip, PLH BOLk RNO1kl (born June 30, 1921) is a Filipino accountant. He is the founder of the Asian Institute of Management and the accounting firm SGV & Company.


His father, Albino SyCip, was known as the "Dean of Philippine Banking". He was one of the first ethnic Chinese to be admitted into what is now the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.


A product of the Philippine public school system, SyCip holds BS and MS degrees from the University of Santo Tomas, which later conferred a Doctor of Accounting Education, honoris causa degree on him in 1984.

SyCip was in the United States completing a post-graduate degree as the Second World War broke out. His father, who was in the City of Manila during the Japanese invasion, was detained by the occupying forces. After hearing reports that the Japanese had executed his father, SyCip joined the war effort, recruited into a "special codebreaking" class and later deployed to British India as a codebreaker.

After the war, SyCip started his own practice of accountancy. He eventually partnered with Alfredo Velayo and Ramón J. Gorres to form what is now known as SGV & Co.

SyCip had also obtained a Master of Science in Commerce from Columbia Business School.

Complete Biography[edit]

His full life story is encrypted in "Wash: Only A Bookkeeper, A Biography of Washington Z. SyCip" by Jose Y. Dalisay Jr. who garnered a literary award, the NBDB National Book Award for Non-Fiction Prose (2010).




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Further reading[edit]

  • Dalisay, Jose Y. (2009). Wash, only a bookkeeper : a biography of Washington Z. SyCip. Makati City: SGV Foundation and the AIM Scientific Research Foundation. ISBN 9789719194835.