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Rafael B. Buenaventura

November 30, 2006 3:00pm


  • BS Commerce, De La Salle University
  • MBA, Stern Graduate School of Business, New York University
  • Advanced Management Program, Harvard University/ University of Hawaii


  • Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (July 6, 1999 to July 3, 2005)
  • president and chief executive officer, PCI Bank (1989-1999)
  • senior vice president and division executive for Southern Europe, Citibank (1985-1989)
  • chief executive officer, Citibank Philippines (1982-1985)
  • senior vice president and regional treasurer in Hong Kong, Citibank (1979-1982)
  • chief executive officer in Malaysia, Citibank (1976-1979)
  • chief executive officer in Indonesia, Citibank (1974-1976)
  • merchant head in Singapore, Citibank (1972-1974)


  • chairman, ASEAN Banking Council (1996-1997)
  • president, Bankers Association of the Philippines (1994-1997)


  • awards PCI Bank received during his tenure as president and CEO:
    • Best Bank in the Philippines, Euromoney (1993-1997)
    • Commercial Bank of the Year, Asia Money (1994-1997)
    • Highest Ratings Granted to Any Local Bank, Standard and Poor's (1994-1996)
    • among the Top 10 Leading Companies in the Philippines, Far Eastern Economic Review (1994-1996)
  • Agri-Credit Achievement Medallion for Governance, QUEDANCOR (2004)
  • Management Man of the Year, Management Association of the Philippines (2004)
  • one of the world's best central bankers, Global Finance Magazine (2002, 2003)
  • one of the "Stars of Asia", BusinessWeek (2003)
  • Central Bank Governor of the Year for the Asian Region, The Banker magazine (2001)
  • Commercial Banker of the Year, Asia Money and Finance (1991)
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