President's Message
Ma. Victoria C. Españo Message from the President:

Ma. Victoria C. Españo


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Year 2018 is indeed a special year for FINEX: it marks our 50th anniversary as a leading organization of finance professionals. Through the able leadership of our past presidents and the multitude of members who have actively participated in and supported our different initiatives, we have made significant achievements in supporting the professional development of finance executives,

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Ma. Victoria C. Españo Message from the President:

Ma. Victoria C. Españo



PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Year 2018 is indeed a special year for FINEX: it marks our 50th anniversary as a leading organization of finance professionals. Through the able leadership of our past presidents and the multitude of members who have actively participated in and supported our different initiatives, we have made significant achievements in supporting the professional development of finance executives, contributing to the strengthening of our government institutions and the building of a vibrant economy.

As your new President, I look forward to the future of this great Institute, the legacy of which I am honored to continue.

The world of finance — and the world of business — has evolved over the past 50 years and will continue to transform with the emergence of new technologies, global mobility, and diversity. As all leaders should, finance professionals must find ways to create and maintain value for their organizations by supporting decisions that define the future, while continuously improving their work as agents of growth.

It is vital that we start our transformation today. We must act now to introduce changes that will pave the way for a sustainable future for our respective businesses and our country, in general.

In support of this objective, FINEX will create a community where finance professionals will not only hear about the latest developments and emerging trends, but also learn from the real-life experience of esteemed colleagues. By reflecting on the stories, it is our hope that our members will be able to get new ideas that they themselves can apply to address their own challenges. With new ideas, we shall move forward.

We will create a network where members collaborate in addressing their needs thru devising platforms that employ practical and innovative solutions. We will also offer fora, mentorship, and coaching programs.

Through our advocacy activities, we will continue to support our national government in implementing reforms that will boost the sustainability of our local economy. We will work with the academe to ensure that young professionals are prepared to meet the demands of our fast-paced environment.

As leaders of our times, we must take on the responsibility to be catalysts of change. This year’s leadership highlights, underscores and embraces that very belief, that faith that we are bringers of the transformation that starts not tomorrow, but right now.

I look forward to working with you in transforming FINEX for a sustainable future, beginning today.

Ma. Victoria C. Españo
2018 President

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