Gabriel Arcenas is our Managing Director with over 15 years of experience in Information Technology. Previously, he served as the Director for Operations at Adobo Interactive (now IP Ventures Group, a PSE-listed company). He was also appointed by the Office of the President to the Preparatory Commission for Constitutional Reforms, for his research in negotiating the converging landscape of Media and Telecommunications. His experience also extends to Jardine Salmat (ISO 9001), a business process outsourcing pioneer specializing in Database Services and Mail Processing, where he managed the company’s two primary accounts, Citibank and PLDT. He has a Masters in Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific and an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences from the Ateneo de Manila University.
Bernardo Villegas is our Director for Research and Development. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University (1963) and is a Certified Public Accountant, having been one of the CPA board topnotchers in 1958. He obtained Bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and the Humanities (both Summa Cum Laude) from De La Salle University where he established a record by obtaining straight A’s in the LIACOM course, a five-year program he finished in four years. At Harvard, at the age of 21, he was one of the youngest ever to be a teaching fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences. His special fields of study are development economics, social economics, business economics and strategic management. He is the author of several economics textbooks widely used in Philippine schools and universities. He has also written a number of management best-sellers like The Philippine Advantage, Book of Virtues and Values, Productivity: Path to Global Competitiveness, The Filipino Phenomenon, and The Philippines at the Threshold of the Third Millennium. He has received several prestigious awards such as the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM), 1972, Fulbright, Johnson Foundation, Asia Foundation and the Instituto de Cultura Hispanica. He is currently a member of the boards of directors or advisory boards of leading national and multinational firms, such as the Benguet Corporation, Insular Life, Alaska Corporation, PHINMA Property Holding Corporation, Rolls Royce and Dupont. He served in the boards of Bank of the Philippine Islands, Globe Telecom, McDonalds and IBM. He is a consultant on management development and strategic planning for numerous leading firms operating in the Philippines and Asia Pacific. He has served in the boards of leading non-governmental organizations like the Makati Business Club, Pilipinas Shell Foundation, PHINMA Foundation, the Parents for Education Foundation and the Dualtech Foundation. He served in the Pacific Board of Economics of Time Magazine and writes regularly for both local and international newspapers, such as the International Herald Tribune and the Asian Wall Street Journal.