Expertise

  • Corporate governance and compliance, Capital Markets and Finance, Private Equity, Hedge funds and Alternative Investments
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Roel A. Refran, C.P.A.

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Finance, Accounting and Economics

Academic Background

  • Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.), Capital markets, alternative investments & finance concentrations, Emory University Goizueta Business School Atlanta, GA, U.S.A. (2012)
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), Ateneo De Manila University School of Law – Philippines (1999)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Accountancy (B.S.B.A.A.), University of the Philippines – Diliman, Philippines (1995)

Professional Experience

CORPORATE

  • Senior Vice President - Chief Operating Officer (COO)
    The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc.
    2012 – Present
  • Center Research Associate
    Emory Center for Alternative Investments (ECAI)
    2011 – 2012
  • Vice President – General Counsel & Compliance Officer
    The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc.
    2005 - 2010
  • Officer-in-Charge of Issuer Regulation Division (concurrently as General Counsel and Compliance Officer)
    The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc.
    2010 – 2010
  • Compliance Officer
    Securities Clearing Corporation of the Philippines
    2005 – 2010
  • Associate
    ACCRA Law
    2005 – 2005
  • Associate
    Sycip Salazar Hernandez and Gatmaitan Law
    1999 – 2001
  • Founding Partner
    Recto Javier Liwag and Refran Law
    2003 – 2004

GOVERNMENT

  • Chief of Staff
    Senate of the Republic of the Philippines – Office of Sen. Ralph Recto
    2001 – 2004
  • Fellow, International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)
    International Institute for Securities Market Development
    2005 – 2005
  • Chairperson
    Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)
    2013 – Present

ACADEMIC

  • Professorial Lecturer
    University of the Philippines (U.P.) Virata School of Business
    2014 – Present
  • Professor of Law
    Ateneo De Manila University School of Law
    2003-2005; 2016 – Present
  • Lecturer, Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
    Ateneo Center for Continuing Legal Education
    2015 – Present
  • Lecturer
    De La Salle University – College of Law
    2016 – Present
  • Lecturer
    San Beda College of Law
    2009 – 2010
  • Teaching Assitant
    Emory University, Goizueta Business School
    2011 – 2012
  • Lecturer
    University of San Carlos (Cebu)
    2014 – 2014
  • Lecturer
    University of Sto. Tomas
    2012 – 2014
  • Lecturer
    Ateneo De Manila University Graduate School of Business-CCE
    2008 – Present
  • Lecturer
    Financial Markets (Certified Securities Specialist)
    2008 – 2008
  • Lecturer
    UP Development Center for Finance (DCF)
    2009 – 2010
  • Lecturer
    iAcademy
    2007 - 2014

OTHER

  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees and President
    Philippine Fulbright Scholars Association
    2013 - Present

Affiliations, Awards, and Honors

AFFILIATIONS

  • 2016, Member, Financial Executive Institute of the Philippines (FINEX)
  • 2012, Lifetime Member, Beta Gamma Sigma (International Honor Society in Business)
  • 2000, Lifetime Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)
  • 1995, Member, Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
  • 1995, Lifetime Member, Pi Gamma Mu (International Honor Society in Social Sciences)

AWARDS & HONORS

  • 2014, UP VSB Distinguished Alumni Awardee, University of The Philippines
  • 2012, Top 20% of Graduating Class, Beta Gamma Sigma
  • 2010, M.B.A. Scholar, Fulbright Scholarship
  • 1999, Bar Exams ranked 4th highest, Supreme Court
  • 1999, Second Honors, Ateneo De Manila College of Law
  • 1995, CPA Board exams top 18, Professional Regulations Commission (PRC)
  • 1995, Magna Cum Laude, UP College of Business Administration

PUBLICATIONS

  • Emory University, Goizueta Business School, Atlanta, GA, USACo-author. 2012. Fund Governance and Alternative Investments Performance: AGuide for the Decision Maker. Emory Center for Alternative Investments (ECAI)
  • Ateneo De Manila University, School of Law Refran, Roel. 2000. Holiday Pay and the Monthly – Paid Employee, Resolving Issues and Prescribing Guidelines. Ateneo Law Journal Vol. XLIV, No. 1.

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