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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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Chairman

George S. Chua

President & CEO
Bayan Automotive Industries Corp


Vice Chairperson

Benedicta Du-Baladad

Managing Partner and CEO
Du-Baladad and Associates (BDB LAW)


Treasurer

Sherisa P. Nuesa

President and Board Director
ALFM Mutual Funds Group


Corporate Secretary

Francisco E. Lim

Senior Partner
ACCRALAW


Corporate Auditor

Rosario S. Bernaldo

Managing Partner
R.S. Bernaldo & Associates


Trustee

Romeo L. Bernardo

Managing Director
Lazaro Bernardo Tiu & Associates, Inc.


Trustee

Roberto T. Borromeo

President / CEO
Asian Center for Legal Excellence, Inc.


Trustee

Omar T. Cruz



Trustee

Santiago F. Dumlao

Secretary General
Association of Credit Rating Agencies in Asia


Trustee

Victor Y. Lim, Jr.

President
Yuchengco Lim Dev. Corp


Trustee

Conchita L. Manabat

Chairperson
C.L. Manabat & Co. Foundation, Inc.


Trustee

Senen L. Matoto

President
Vicsal Investment


Trustee

Melito S. Salazar, Jr.

Chairman
OMNIPAY


Trustee

Eusebio V. Tan

Senior Partner
ACCRALAW


Trustee

Jaime E. Ysmael

Senior Vice President & CFO
Ayala Land, Inc.
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