Today marks the commemoration of a significant milestone in our organization’s history—the 47th anniversary of the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP). On this joyous occasion, it is essential to recognize the tireless efforts and remarkable contributions of the former Secretary General, Orlando Peña, and Bobby Peralta, alongside the esteemed ADFIAP Board of Directors.
Orlando Peña’s visionary leadership and exceptional dedication have played a pivotal role in shaping ADFIAP into the influential and impactful institution it is today. Under his guidance, ADFIAP has fostered collaboration, and shared knowledge, and promoted sustainable development among its member institutions, leaving an indelible mark on the financial landscape of Asia and the Pacific.
We must also acknowledge Bobby Peralta’s invaluable contributions to ADFIAP. Through his astute strategic vision and unwavering commitment, he has championed the cause of development financing and spearheaded numerous initiatives to empower our member institutions and enhance their effectiveness in driving economic growth and social progress.
Furthermore, we are extending our heartfelt appreciation to the ADFIAP Board of Directors for their steadfast stewardship and unwavering dedication to our shared mission. Their guidance and expertise have been instrumental in shaping ADFIAP’s strategic direction, ensuring that we continue to catalyze positive change in our region.
To the Secretariat, I wish to express my deepest gratitude for your unwavering professionalism, hard work, and unwavering support in advancing ADFIAP’s objectives. Your commitment to excellence and tireless efforts have been the backbone of our organization’s success. Together, we have achieved remarkable milestones, and I do not doubt that you will continue to drive ADFIAP toward even greater accomplishments in the future.
As we celebrate this momentous occasion, let us reflect on our collective achievements and renew our commitment to fostering sustainable development, promoting financial resilience, and empowering our member institutions. Together, we have the power to transform lives and create a better future for the communities we serve.
On behalf of the entire ADFIAP community, I extend my warmest congratulations to Orlando Peña, Bobby Peralta, the esteemed Board of Directors, and the dedicated Secretariat on this remarkable anniversary. May your unwavering dedication and hard work continue to drive ADFIAP’s success for many years to come.
With profound gratitude and warm regards,
Enrique I. Florencio