- Master in Public Administration – Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government (1992)
- Bachelor of Liberal Arts Major in Classics/ Philosophy, Minor in Political Science (Magna cum laude), from Saint Mary’s College of California (1980)
Professional and Academic Experience
- Served a term as president of the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction (2006 – 2008), an international NGO with programs in Southeast Asia and East Africa
- 2002 to 2006 – Undersecretary; Department of Education, in charge of Finance and Administration
- 1997 to 2005, - was on the business and development management faculty handling courses on development management, negotiations, and management communication in AIM’s degree and non-degree programs. During that period, he also served as Managing Director of the Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr. – AIM Center for Corporate Responsibility
- 1992 - was a teaching assistant for the Public Enterprise Workshop (PEW) for Senior Government Officials, an executive program on financial & performance evaluation, project appraisal, and privatization which was run by the Harvard Institute for International Development.
- In graduate school, he was a research fellow on the project Human Survival Crisis—the Ethics and Politics of Humanitarian Intervention with the Harvard Center for Population and Development.
Affiliations, Awards, and Honors
- Currently sits on a number of non-profit organization boards including the the Philippine Center for Population and Development, Bato Balani Foundation, Coca-Cola Foundation, and Philippine Business for Education.
- Also a member of the Human Development Network-Philippines and the Galing Pook Foundation for local government excellence