Dr. Alfredo E. Pascual, president of the University of the Philippines (UP), has joined state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) as the newest member of its Board of Trustees. He was sworn in on March 15, 2016, by Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General Emmanuel Esguerra, who is also the chairman of the PIDS Board of Trustees.

Serving as UP president since 2011, Pascual's administration is distinguished by his commitment to reforms, programs, and projects that steered the premier state university to becoming more research-intensive and internationally competitive. Prior to his UP presidency, Pascual worked for the Asian Development Bank for 19 years, during which he is credited with various projects and initiatives in aid of the bank's objectives in development financing and investment in Asia's developing economies. Pascual was also an educator at the Asian Institute of Management.

Currently, Pascual divides his time as president of the UP system, professorial lecturer at the College of Economics and Management of UP Los Banos, chairman of the UP Foundation, Inc., and the UP Provident Fund, Inc., and trustee of the International Rice Research Institute. His enormous list of sterling accomplishments in academic research and management, and institutional development makes him a valuable addition to PIDS.

Main Menu

Secondary Menu