Sobrecarey appointed DSG

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In its meeting held on December 17, 2007 in Bangkok, Thailand, the ADFIAP Board of Directors approved the appointment of Isidro Abas Sobrecarey as Deputy Secretary General of the ADFIAP. He will be directly involved in the development and execution of the strategic plan of the ADFIAP, particularly the operations of the Institute of Development Finance (IDF).

At 57, Roy (as he prefers to be called) joins the ADFIAP with more than 30 years of professional experience having worked in the government, business sector and academe. This includes his stint as Associate Director of the JBF Center for Banking and Finance of the Asian Institute of Management. He was also a Faculty Member of the School of Management at the University of Asia and the Pacific.

He was directly involved in development finance as Executive Vice President of the Philippine Export-Import Credit Agency handling portfolio development, including dealings with other Export Credit Agencies in Asia and the Pacific. Roy was also a Vice President of the Development Bank of the Philippines, a Government Financial Institution and the country’s largest development bank.

His experience in the business sector comprised mainly of his 12-year stint in San Miguel Corporation, the Philippines’ largest multinational company. He was the Asst. Vice President/Manager of SMC’s BIMP-EAGA Unit where he was responsible for business development in the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines-East Asean Growth Area. Concurrently as Head Executive Assistant to the President and COO of San Miguel Corporation, Roy also developed the trade relationship program of the company.

His competency includes project management as he was the Vice President for Corporate Real Estate of San Miguel Properties Phils. Inc., a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation. He was also the Asst. General Manager for Marketing of Public Estates Authority, handling` the Manila Bay Reclamation Project, the country’s largest reclamation and property development project.

Roy started his professional career in the public sector when he was Assistant Director at the Development Management Staff, Office of the President. While in government, he was seconded to development programs funded by the Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund of Japan (now the Japan Bank for International Cooperation or JBIC), and the United States Agency for International Development or USAID.

His professional training includes the intensive Core Credit Management Course at the DBP Institute of Development Banking where he was awarded the Silver Medal. He was also an awardee of the Lester B. Pearson Fellowship at the International Development Research Centre in Canada; and the UNESCO Fellowship on Regional Development at the United Nations Center for Regional Development in Japan.

He completed with Honors his Bachelor of Arts degree, major in Economics from Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. He took Graduate Courses in Economics at the Ateneo de Manila University, and obtained his Master of Arts in Development Economics from Williams College in Massachusetts, USA.

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