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Atty. Benedicta Du-Baladad Message from the President:

Benedicta Du-Baladad


To FINEX members and friends,

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
November 2017 Issue

We are now on the final stretch of 2017. This year has been one of the busiest and exciting for both FINEX and the country.

Earlier this month, our country was once again placed in the limelight as we hosted this year’s ASEAN Summit. The summit provided us to showcase what our country can share to the world and the creativity of the Filipino people. Indeed, the recent hosting of the ASEAN summit placed our country

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The need to fill a long vacuum for a professional association can be devoted to the continuing development and improvement of financial management techniques and the promotion of efficiency in business enterprises urged twelve financial executives to organize the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX).

FINEX, a non-stock, non-profit, non-political association, was formally organized on January 15, 1968 with the twelve financial executives as its founders: Elmer D. Aguilar, Reneo A. Albano, Edgardo Bacani, Romeo Y. Co, Romeo C. Esteban, Ramon K. Ilusorio, Jaime Y. Ladao, Vicente J. Muro, Vicente Pacis, Jr., Joaquin R. Olaño, Antonio Sta. Ana, and Arsenio J. Vistro.

Through the years, FINEX has undertaken foundation and activities geared towards the fulfillment of the objectives for which it was established. It has continuously given its members the latest in concepts, programs and policies of business finance and management through its various services. The government formally recognized the immense contributions of financial executives in the development of financial management as well as the promotion of efficiency in government operations and in the business enterprises through Executive Order No. 34 which declares the second week of October of every year as FINANCIAL EXECUTIVES WEEK. To date, the membership of FINEX totals 755 and is still growing.

IAFEI The International Association of Financial Executives Institute (IafEI), an organization of financial executives institute from various countries, is a private non-profit and non-political association. Along with the financial executives institutes of eleven other countries, FINEX shares the honor of being one of the founders of IafEI which is based in Zurich, Switzerland. IafEI aims to bring the Institutes into a productive working relationship with each other and thereby advance the understanding of concepts and improvement of practices and techniques of financial management. FINEX has shown active participation in the IafEI through its international congresses, board, meetings, area conferences and working committees. There has been a continuing delegation to the IafEI World Congress held annually in different countries. FINEX hosted the very successful 6th IafEI World Congress in 1974, the 19th IafEI World Congress in 1988, and the Asia-Pacific Day last October 13 16, 1993. Presently, the IafEI has 23 member institutes representing Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hongkong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Republic of China, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, USA, Canada, and Venezuela.

 

PAST PRESIDENTS OF FINEX (1968-2016)

GEORGE S. CHUA

2016

THEME: Supporting Financial Inclution for All Filipinos

JAIME E. YSMAEL

2015

THEME: Building Bridges Towards Sustainable Development

EDMUNDO S. SORIANO

2014

THEME: Transcending Borders Seizing Global Opportunities

JUDITH V. LOPEZ

2013

THEME: FINEX @45 Inspiring Financial Excellence and Integrity Towards Global Competitiveness

RAMON G. OPULENCIA

2012

THEME: FINEX: Moving the Philippines Towards Global Competitiveness

RONNIE B. ALCANTARA

2011

THEME: FINEX: Seal of Excellence in Finance

 
 

GREGORIO S. NAVARRO

2010

THEME: Moving Forward: Doing The Right Things Right

 
 

ROBERTO T. BORROMEO

2009

THEME: Transcending Global Challenges

 
 

EDUARDO V. FRANCISCO

2008

THEME: FINEX at 40: Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future

 
 

ABELARDO V. CORTEZ

2007

THEME: Be Ahead in a Globalized Economy

 
 

DAVID L. BALANGUE

2006

THEME: Globalization: Creating Wealth in the New Environment

 
 

MELITO S. SALAZAR, JR.

2005

THEME: Deepening Reforms and Strengthening Core Values

 
 

FRANKLIN F.YSAAC

2004

THEME: Responding to the Challenges of Good Governance

 
 

EDGARDO L. LIMON

2003

THEME: Sulong Filipino! Magtiwala, Magkaisa!

 
 

CONCHITA L. MANABAT

2002

THEME: A Call to Go Beyond Ourselves

 
 

RUPERT K. SUAREZ

2001

THEME: FINEX: Catalyst for Responsible Leadership

 
 

ROSARIO S. BERNALDO

2000

THEME: The Financial Executive: In Pursuit of Excellence in a Global Setting

 
 

JOSUE A. CAMBA, JR.

1999

THEME: he Financial Executive in the New Millenium

 
 

EDWIN B. VILLANUEVA

1998

THEME: Reaching Out to New Frontiers

 
 

BALTAZAR N. ENDRIGA

1997

THEME: Financial Leadership for God and Country

 
 

ROMAN A. AZANZA, JR.

1996

THEME: Strengthening Capital Markets and Countryside Development

 
 

VICTOR Y. LIM, JR.

1995

THEME: Expanding Access to Capital Markets and Enriching the Countryside

 
 

DENNIS D. DECENA

1994

THEME: Enhanced Professional Development for Accelerated National Growth

 
 

Manny_Bengzon

MANUEL Q. BENGSON

1993

THEME: Forging Professional Excellence with National Purpose

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EDUARDO R. ALVAREZ

1992

THEME: Rekindling the Spirit of the Economy: A FINEX Commitment

 
 

EDWIN V. FERNANDEZ

1991

THEME: Invest Now: Our Future Depends on You

 
 

Josie_Tan

JOSEFINA N. TAN

1990

THEME: The Financial Executive: Activist for National Development

 
 

SAnti_Dumlao

SANTIAGO F. DUMLAO, JR.

1989

THEME: Values in Action: It's What We Do That Counts

 
 

Renato_Valencia

RENATO C. VALENCIA

1987-1988

THEME: Sustaining National Growth Through Greater Investor Confidence

Spearheading National Progress: The FINEX Challenge

 
 

Ric_Librea

RICARDO G. LIBREA

1986

THEME: Rebuilding Values: Foundation for Recovery

 
 

CORAZON DE LA PAZ- BERNARDO

1985

THEME: Responsibility for Reforms and Recovery

 
 

Joey_Cuisia

JOSE L. CUISIA, JR.

1984

THEME: Discipline and Unity for Survival

 
 

Fred_Parungao

ALFREDO B. PARUNGAO

1983

THEME: Financial Discipline for Development

 
 

Jun_Tancuan

LEONARDO L. TANCUAN, JR.

1982

THEME: The Financial Executive: Catalysts to a Dynamic Tomorrow

 
 

ARSENIO M. BARTOLOME, III

1981

THEME: Professional Development Through Greater Involvement

 
 

Rene_Paras

RENATO L. PARAS

1980

THEME: The Financial Executive: The Total Executive

 
 

Lito_Manahan

ANGELO V. MANAHAN

1979

THEME: Social Responsiveness of the Financial Executive

 
 

Paking_Floro

FRANCISCO R. FLORO

1977-1978

THEME: Financial Management in Economic Development

Financing Investments in the Asean

 


ADRIANO C. DY 

1976

THEME: Development of Financial Leadership

 
 

Manuel_Alberto

MANUEL P. ALBERTO

1975

 
 

Romeo_Co

ROMEO Y. CO 

1973-1974

 

 
 

Miguel_Guerrero

MIGUEL L. GUERRERO

1971-1972

 

 
 
Reneo_Albano

RENEO A. ALBANO 

1970

 

 
 

 

ARSENIO J. VISTRO

1968-1969

 

 
 

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