PROFILES

Speakers and Moderators

FREDERIC JENNY


Chairman of the Competition Committee Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Frederic Jenny is professor of Economics at ESSEC Business School in Paris. He is Chairman of the OECD Competition Committee (since 1994), and Co-Director of the European Center for Law and Economics of ESSEC (since 2008). He was previously Non Executive Director of the Office of Fair Trading in the United Kingdom (2007-2014), Judge on the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation, Economic Commercial and Financial Chamber) from 2004 to August 2012, Vice Chair of the French Competition Authority (1993-2004) and President of the WTO Working Group on Trade and Competition (1997-2004). He was Global Professor of Antitrust in the New York University School of Law’s Hauser Global Law School (2014), visiting professor at University College London Law School (2005-2012), Haifa University School of Law in Israel (2012), University of Capetown Business School in South Africa (1991), Keio University Department of economics in Japan (1984), Northwestern University Department of Economics in the United States (1978). Professor Jenny holds a Ph.D in Economics from Harvard University (1975), a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Paris (1977) and an MBA degree from ESSEC Business School (1966).




YASUYUKI SAWADA


Chief Economist Asian Development Bank Yasuyuki Sawada is a Japanese national. He holds a Doctorate degree in Economics and a Master's degree in International Development Policy from Stanford University, USA; a Master's degree in International Relations from the University of Tokyo, Japan; a Master's degree in Economics from Osaka University, Japan; and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Keio University, Japan. Mr. Sawada is a Professor in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Tokyo, Japan. Earlier, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo; an Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Korea University; a Research Associate at the Australia-Japan Research Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University; and a Visiting Researcher at the Asian Development Bank Institute. Previously, he did part-time research work in a variety of institutions, such as the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Research Institute; the World Bank; Economic Research Institute of ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA); Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS); Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE); International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines; International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Sri Lanka; Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry (RIETI) in Japan; and Japan Society of Promotion of Science (JSPS), where he led a number of large-scale development policy evaluation projects in Asia and other developing countries. Mr. Sawada's research fields are macro- and micro-development economics, microeconometrics, economics of disasters, and field surveys and experiments. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed research articles on diversified topics pertaining to Asia and other developing countries ranging from macro development issues, such as long-term economic growth and structural change, sovereign debt sustainability, foreign aid, trade, ageing and social security, and natural and man-made disasters to micro issues of poverty, education, infrastructure, microenterprises, microfinance, health, and disabilities. He conducted his research using a variety of methods, such as calibration, microeconometrics, and field experiments, in collaboration with governments, international institutions, NGOs, and private firms. Mr. Sawada is a highly qualified global macro- and micro-economist with deep hands-on field experience. He has expertise on how to measure and maximize development impacts of projects, and has led multiple policy-oriented research projects that cut across a wide range of sectors and themes. His publications are extensive and well acclaimed. His engagement in policy-oriented research projects under different institutions will contribute well to the role, especially in the design and implementation of ERCD’s vision to support ADB’s development goals.




NAWIR MESSI


Commissioner Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha Mr. Nawir Messi is a Senior Commissioner of the Indonesian competition authority – Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha (KPPU). He previously held the Chairmanship in 2011. He has been with the KPPU since its establishment in 2000, where he initially held the position of Executive Director (later known as Secretary General) and then promoted as a member of the Board of Commissioners in 2006. He is a notable economist having obtained a master’s degree from the Australian National University, Canberra Australia (1993). He currently teaches Economics of Regulation and Competition Policy at the University of Padjadjaran and the University of Indonesia, Jakarta. From 1985-1995, Mr. Messi was an economic research associate at the Center for Policy and Implementation Studies – a collaborative research institute between the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID). He was an active member of the Indonesian Maritime Council (1999-2005), Managing Director of the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance, Jakarta (1995-2000), Economist of USAID (1995), the World Bank (1995-1996), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Industrial and Trade Reform in Indonesia (1996-1998).




TOH HAN LI


Chief Executive Competition Commission of Singapore Mr. Toh Han Li is currently the Chief Executive of the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS). From 2009 to Sep 2013, Mr. Toh was the Assistant Chief Executive (Legal & Enforcement) at CCS. During his term, both the Competition Bar and Competition Law jurisprudence developed significantly with major legal precedents being established in the area of anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominance and financial penalties. Mr. Toh has represented CCS as its counsel in every appeal before the Competition Appeal Board. Mr. Toh is a Singapore Legal Service officer. Prior to being seconded to CCS in 2009, he served in various positions in the public sector, including as a Justices’ Law Clerk to the Chief Justice and the Court of Appeal of Singapore, Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel, Senior Assistant Registrar at the Supreme Court and Registrar, and District Judge of the Subordinate Courts. Mr. Toh also serves on several tribunals including the Military Court of Appeal and the Copyright Tribunal. Mr. Toh read law at Cambridge University on a President cum Overseas Merit Scholarship, obtained his Masters of Laws from the University of Chicago and also holds a Masters in Public Management from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is admitted to practice law in Singapore, England and New York. In 2010 he was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in recognition of his contribution to Public Service.




JOSHUA WRIGHT


University Professor and Executive Director Global Antitrust Institute George Mason University

University Professor Joshua D. Wright is the Executive Director of the Global Antitrust Institute and holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Economics. On January 1, 2013, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Professor Wright as a member of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), following his nomination by President Obama to that position. He rejoined Scalia Law School as a full-time member of the faculty in Fall 2015.

Professor Wright is a leading scholar in antitrust law, economics, intellectual property, and consumer protection, and has published more than 70 articles and book chapters, co-authored a leading antitrust casebook, and edited several book volumes focusing on these issues.

Professor Wright also served as Co-Editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review, a Senior Editor of the Antitrust Law Journal, and an Editor of the International Review of Law and Economics. Professor Wright's teaching and interests include Antitrust, Contracts, Law and Economics, the intersection of Intellectual Property and Antitrust, and Quantitative Methods.

Wright previously served the Commission in the Bureau of Competition as its inaugural Scholar-in-Residence from 2007 to 2008, where he focused on enforcement matters and competition policy. Wright’s return to the FTC as a Commissioner marked his fourth stint at the agency, after having served as an intern in both the Bureau of Economics and Bureau of Competition in 1997 and 1998, respectively.

Wright received his JD from UCLA in 2002, his PhD in economics from UCLA in 2003, and graduated with honors from the University of California, San Diego in 1998. He is a member of the California Bar.




ALLAN FELS AO


Professorial Fellow University of Melbourne Professor Allan Fels AO graduated in economics (first class honours) and law from the University of Western Australia in 1965. He has a PhD in Economics from Duke University and was a research fellow in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Cambridge from 1972-1986, where he wrote The British Prices and Incomes Board (Cambridge University Press, 1972).

On his return to Australia Professor Fels joined the Economics Department of Monash University as a Senior Lecturer, before becoming Professor of Administration and Director of the Graduate School of Management from 1984 until 1991.

The career of Professor Fels in Australia falls into two parts. He was generally regarded as the nation's leading regulator, serving as inaugural Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (and its predecessor bodies) from 1989 until 2003. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the country's regulator of competition law and consumer law; it also regulates public utilities in the telecommunications and energy industries (in a similar manner to industry-specific bodies such as Ofcom in the UK and FCC in the US). He has had numerous other regulatory roles (for example, in insurance, agriculture, telecommunications and aviation).

Professor Fels was regarded throughout Australia as a very successful and effective regulator. He was and remains a household name and was ranked by The Australian Financial Review as Australia's third most powerful figure in 2002; he is the subject of the biography Allan Fels, A Portrait of Power, by Fred Brenchley (John Wiley Publishers, 2003).

Professor Fels remains a leading figure globally in competition policy. He co-chaired the OECD Trade and Competition Committee from 1996 to 2003 and continues regularly to be a keynote speaker at major global competition events including the world's two peak events, the International Competition Network Annual Conference and the OECD Global Competition Forum.

He was a participant in the 15-year process of drafting the Chinese Antimonopoly Law 2008 and currently advises the Chinese government on the law's implementation. Academically, he is co-director of the Competition Research Centre at the Chinese Academy of Science, a prestigious position, and an international adviser to the Chinese Academy of Social Science.

The second part of Professor Fels' career has been academic. He was appointed Foundation Dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government and served in that position from 2003 until 2012. The predominant activity of the School has been the provision of management development programs to senior public servants in the two countries. There is also a substantial research program and other professional and outreach activities.

A major activity of Professor Fels in recent years has been the provision of programs for top public sector leaders in China and India. The China Advanced Leadership Program – conceived, negotiated and directed by Professor Fels – is undertaken in partnership with the Organization Department of the Community Party of China, the Department in charge of all important personnel decisions in China and generally regarded as the most powerful part of the Communist Party of China (see for example Richard McGregor's The Party, Harper Collins, 2011).




TONY FERNANDES


Non-independent Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer Tuna Group Sendirian Berhad

Tan Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes CBE, Malaysian, aged 50, was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia in December 2001 and was re-designated as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 30 June 2012 and subsequently as Non-Independent Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company in November 2013. He is also a member of the Employee Share Option Scheme of the Board. He was the Financial Controller at Virgin Communications London (1987-1989) before moving on to be a Senior Financial Analyst at Warner Music International London (1989-1992), Managing Director at Warner Music Malaysia (1992-1996), Regional Managing Director, Asean (1996-1999) and Vice President, Asean at Warner Music South East Asia (1999-2001).

He was admitted as an Associate Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 1991 and became a Fellow Member in 1996. In 1999, the Sultan of Selangor bestowed on him the title Setia Mahkota Selangor for his contributions to the Malaysian music industry. He also received the Recording Industry Person of the Year 1997 award from the Recording Industry Association of Malaysia.

Since launching AirAsia, he has received numerous state awards as well as accolades from international press and industry observers. Within Malaysia, he has been awarded the title Dato’ by the Sultans of Negeri Sembilan and Pahang; Dato’ Seri by the Sultan of Perak; and the title Tan Sri, one of the country’s highest honours, from a former Yang di-Pertuan Agong. He also received an Honorary Doctorate of Business Innovation from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in March 2010.

Internationally, his outstanding contributions to the French aviation industry were recognised with the title Officier of the Legion d’ Honneur in April 2010, followed by the Commander of the Legion d’Honneur in November 2013, the highest rank of honour that the French Government can bestow on non-French citizens. In 2011, he was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

From the industry, he was presented the Airline Business Strategy Award 2005 and Low Cost Leadership Award by Airline Business and named Asia Pacific Aviation Executive by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) for the years 2004 and 2005. He bagged The Brand Laureate Brand Personality Award for his exemplary performance, dedication and contribution to the aviation industry in Malaysia in 2006 and 2007. He was presented the CAPA Legend Award 2009 (Aviation Hall of Fame) for his influence in shaping the aviation industry’s evolution and the Airline CEO of the Year Award for 2009 from Jane’s Transport Finance for his success in leading and growing AirAsia into Asia’s largest and the world’s best low-cost airline.

In 2010, Tan Sri Tony was awarded the prestigious Nikkei Asia Prize in Tokyo for his contributions to the growth of Asia and the Masterclass Global CEO of the Year award at the 2nd Malaysia Business Leadership Award (MBLA). He was also named Forbes Asia Businessman of the Year 2010, the first Malaysian and Asean citizen to receive the award.

In 2011, Tan Sri Tony was named one of the most creative people in business by New York-based business magazine Fast Company and was on its Top 10 Most Creative People in Twitter list. He was also named CEO of the Year at the Annual Budgies World Low Cost Airline Awards held in London; and CNBC Travel Business Leader of 2011 at CNBC’s Travel Business Leaders Award Asia Pacific held in Singapore.

In 2012, he was bestowed the Individual Achievement of the Year award at the 1st Malaysia Achievement Awards 2012, organised by the Malaysia Achievement Organisation (MACA). He was also honoured with the Best CEO for IR - Mid Cap award by the Malaysian Investor Relations Association Berhad (MIRA); named as one of Malaysia’s outstanding CEOs by The Edge Billion Ringgit Club (BRC); and announced as GQ India’s International Businessman of the Year at the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2012 in Mumbai.

In January 2013, Tan Sri Tony was named a Malaysia Brand Ambassador by Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He went on to win Corporate Governance Asia’s Best CEO for Malaysia award - for the third year in a row – in March.

He is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of both Tune Ins Holdings Berhad and AirAsia X Berhad.




JOSE MA. CONCEPCION III


Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Founder Go Negosyo

Mr. Jose Maria A. Concepcion, III, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of RFM Corp., since 1989. Mr. Concepcion also serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of Philippine Townships, Inc. In 2016, he was appointed by the President of the Philippines as Presidential Consultant for Entrepreneurship, a position which he also previously held in 2005 until 2010. He was also appointed by former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during her term, which led to the creation of Go Negosyo. The RFM Corporation president and CEO is known for his Go Negosyo program, which aims to address poverty through entrepreneurship.

Mr. “Joey” Concepcion, as he is better known, was President and Chief Executive Officer of RFM Insurance Brokers Inc. and Rizal Lighterage Corporation. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President at RFM Equities, Inc., Cabuyao Logistics & Industrial Center, Inc., Interbake Commissary Corporation, Filipinas Water Bottling Co., Inc., and Invest Asia Corporation. He sits on the Board of Directors at Philippine Townships, Inc. as Chairman. He also served as the Chairman of Unilever RFM Ice Cream, Inc. and Integral Global Low-Temperature Phils, Co-Chairman of Integrated Global Low-Temperature (IGLO) Philippines, Inc., Executive Director of RFM Corp., Non Executive Director of Concepcion Industrial Corporation, and Director of Concepcion Industries Inc. He served as Director at Swift Foods Inc. until November 2004.

Mr. Concepcion was an awardee of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM) in 1995 and Time Global 100 List of Young Leaders for the New Millennium in 1994. He is also associated with major business and industry and various socio-civic associations that includes the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship. He holds Bachelor's degree in Agriculture from Araneta University and Business Management from the De La Salle University.




KIM SANG-JO


Chairman Korea Fair Trade Commission

Kim Sang-jo is the recently appointed Chairman of the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC). He is also a professor of Economics and former Dean of the Department of International Trade of Hansung University and the current Director of the Korean Economic Association.

Kim has extensive and high impact experience in civic advocacy and the academe. He served as the Vice Chairperson of the Korea Money and Finance Association and Head of the Financial Research Center of Korea. He championed advocacy efforts focused on economic reform, economic democratization, and the chaebol watchdog reform through organizations under his tutelage such as the Solidarity for Economic Reform, People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, the Economic and Social Development Commission, and Professors for Democracy. He has played an important role in government policy reviews and reforms under the auspices of the Competition Advisory Committee of the KFTC, the Ministry of Finance and Economy, and the Economic and Social Development Commission.

Kim received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in Economics from the Seoul National University. He was a Visiting Scholar at both the University of California and the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Yale University’s flagship leadership development program.




MICHAEL SCHAPER


Deputy Chair

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Michael’s work has a special focus on small business, franchising, industry associations and business liaison with the national competition and consumer protection regulator. Dr Schaper was first appointed to the ACCC in July 2008. A previous president of the Small Enterprise Association of Australia & New Zealand, he also served as Small Business Commissioner for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), chairperson of the ACT Small & Micro-Business Advisory Council, and a director of the International Council for Small Business. In 2009 he was named the COSBOA ‘National Small Business Champion’. He is currently an Adjunct Professor with Curtin University and a senior honorary research fellow at the University of Western Australia. His latest books are Competition Law, Regulation & SMEs in the Asia-Pacific (2016); Entrepreneurship & Small Business: Asia-Pacific (2014); and Governments, SMEs and Entrepreneurship Development (2012).




HIROYUKI ODAGIRI


Special Adviser Japan Fair Trade Commission Mr. Hiroyuki Odagiri studied at Kyoto University (B.A.), Osaka University (M.A.) and Northwestern University (Ph.D.) and, from March 2012 to October 2016, was a Commissioner of Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC). He is now a Special Advisor of the JFTC. Previously he taught at Oberlin College (USA), University of Tsukuba, Hitotsubashi University (with which he still holds the title of Emeritus Professor), and Seijo University. He also has an ample research experience abroad, serving as a senior research fellow at the International Institute of Management (IIM) of Science Centre Berlin (Germany) during 1982-1983 and the Centre for Business Strategy of London Business School (UK) during 1988-1990. During 2001-2004, he was a Director of Research at the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP), Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. From April 2008 to March 2012, he was the Director of Competition Policy Research Center (CPRC), Japan Fair Trade Commission. His fields of specialization are the theory of the firm, industrial organization, and economic studies of innovation. He has written numerous books and journal papers in English and Japanese.




JAMES ROUMASSET


Professor of Economics University of Hawaii James Roumasset is a Professor of Economics at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Dr. Roumasset’s primary areas of research stem from an NSF grant on energy substitution and sustainable development, the ERS/USDA PREISM program and a number of USGS grants on the sustainable development, and conservation of water resources. He has previously held positions at UC Davis, the University of the Philippines, the Australia National University, Yale; the University of Maryland; the International Rice Research Institute, and the World Bank, where he worked as a long-term consultant on irrigation economics. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Western Economic Association International and the editorial boards of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Contemporary Economic Policy, Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development, Asian Journal of Agricultural Economics, and SE Asian Journal of Agricultural Economics. His publications and extramural grants during the last 10 years have focused on developing new methods for policy analysis for resource and environmental management problems in Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific Region and promoting new connections both between and within disciplines via sustainability science. He has also published widely on agricultural development, transaction cost economics, risk and decision-making, and the nature, causes and consequences of public policy.

Dr. Roumasset earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Hawaii, respectively. He holds a doctorate in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.




RAUL FABELLA


National Scientist National Academy of Science and Technology Raul Fabella is one of the Philippines’ National Scientists and is a Professor Emeritus of the University of the Philippines School of Economics. He obtained his PhD in Economics at Yale University. He took his Master’s Degree in Economics at the University of the Philippines where he served as Dean from 1998 to 2007. He is one of the Principal Investigators for the Energy Policy and Development Program. He has written articles in both theoretical and applied fields: political economy and rent-seeking, the theory of teams; regulation; international economics; and mathematical economics. Notable concepts associated with him are the “Olson ratio” in rent-seeking, egalitarian Nash bargaining solutions, and the debt-adjusted real effective exchange rate. His current fields of interest are economic theory, agricultural economics and international economics.




GEORGE BARCELON


Chairman Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry George T. Barcelon is currently the President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). He sits as the private sector representative at the DTI-Board of Investment’s (BOI) Industry Development Council and the National Competitiveness Council.

He is a Trustee and Treasurer of the Philippines Exporters Confederation. He owns four companies involved in IT logistics, rubber and plastic manufacturing and realty development namely ICS-ICT Corporation, Paramount Vinyl Products, Interpolymer Corporation and Keywest Realty Corporation.




RONALD MENDOZA


Dean Ateneo School of Government Dr. Ronald U. Mendoza is the Dean of the Ateneo School of Government. He has an extensive background in international development policy and international cooperation, with a resume that includes work with the United Nations (UN), the Asian Institute of Management and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

He has collaborated with government officials, academics, and representatives of the private and not-for-profit sectors to advance reforms that could improve human development, reduce poverty and provoke more inclusive over-all economic and political development. Likewise, Mendoza has carried out research, technical assistance engagements and missions to developing countries including Ethiopia, Mongolia, Senegal, Thailand, Turkey, Kyrgyz Republic, and Ukraine.

Before joining Ateneo, he was also an Associate Professor of Economics at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), where he concurrently served as Executive Director of the AIM Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness. Working with a team of young researchers in AIM, he crafted and managed policy research on development issues relevant to ASEAN and the Philippines. Together with Ateneo researchers, he co-authored a notable study on the impact of political dynasties on poverty and underdevelopment in the Philippine countryside. He also worked with Ateneo, La Salle, UP and an international group of researchers on Building Inclusive Democracies in ASEAN (Anvil Press 2015) which won the Outstanding Book Award for 2016 of the National Academy of Science and Technology.

Mendoza’s foray into the work force was at the Ateneo as a part time Economics lecturer while working on research projects on the side. He pursued graduate studies in the United States – obtaining a PhD in Economics from Fordham University (2008), a Master’s in Public Administration and International Development from the Kennedy School, Harvard University (2001), and a Masters in Economics from Fordham University (1998).




CARLOS DOMINGUEZ III


Secretary Department of Finance, Republic of the Philippines Carlos “Sonny” Dominguez has over 40 years of experience managing various organizations in the public and private sectors. He was a shareholder, and board chairman or member of over a dozen corporations across various industries such as power, agriculture, mining, banking, hospitality, real estate, and investment. Notable positions held by Sonny were Cabinet Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources and Agriculture during the Presidency of Corazon Aquino, past president of leading Philippine corporations such as the Philippine Airlines and the Philippine Associate Smelting and Refining Corporation, and the former Bank of the Philippine Islands Agricultural Bank. Sonny has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Ateneo De Manila University and attended the Executive Management Program at the Stanford University.




JAIME AUGUSTO ZOBEL DE AYALA


Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Ayala Corporation Mr. Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala is the Chairman and CEO of Ayala Corporation, one of the largest business groups in the Philippines. Ayala has interests in real estate, banking, telecommunications, water, industrial technologies, power, infrastructure, education, and healthcare. Apart from his responsibilities on the boards of the Ayala group companies, Mr. Zobel is a member of various international and local business and socio-civic organizations, including the JP Morgan International Council and the Mitsubishi Corporation International Advisory Committee. He is also Chairman of the Harvard Business School Asia-Pacific Advisory Board; Chairman of the SMU Advisory Council in the Philippines; and a member of the Harvard Global Advisory Council, the Global Board of Advisors of the Council on Foreign Relations, the University of Tokyo Global Advisory Board, and the board of trustees of Singapore Management University and Endeavor Philippines. He was a former Chairman of the Asia Business Council, Ramon Magsaysay Foundation, and the World Wildlife Fund Philippine Advisory Council. He was the Philippine Representative to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council from 2010-2015. In 2007, he received the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award, the school’s highest recognition. Mr. Zobel is a 2009 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Merit for enhancing the prestige and honor of the Philippines both at home and abroad. In 2010, he was bestowed the Philippine Legion of Honor, with rank of Grand Commander, for his outstanding public service to the country. In 2015, he then received the Order of Mabini, with rank of Commander, for his vital contributions during the Philippines’ hosting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit. Mr. Zobel graduated with a B.A. in Economics (Cum Laude) from Harvard College in 1981 and received his MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1987. He is married to Elizabeth Eder Zobel de Ayala and has four children.




Raphael Perpetuo Lotilla


Chairman Center for the Advancement of Trade Integration and Facilitation Mr. Lotilla currently chairs the Board of the Center for the Advancement of Trade Integration and Facilitation and the Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation, and serves as a trustee of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies. He is also an independent director of several private companies.

He previously served as Regional Programme director of the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia, a regional project funded by the Global Environment Facility and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme. Mr. Lotilla was Secretary of Energy of the Philippines from 2005 to 2007, having previously served as Deputy Director-General of the National Economic Development Authority, and president and CEO of the government-owned Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp.

Mr. Lotilla was also a professor of Law at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, the same university where he obtained his law, psychology, and history undergraduate degrees. He received his Master of Laws from the University of Michigan.




Senen Bacani


President Ultrex Management and Investments Corp.

Mr. Senen C. Bacani is Chairman at National Cooperative Movement Service, Chairman & President at La Frutera, Inc., President at Ultrex Management & Investments Corp., Chairman of Center For Environment & Sustainable Development Foundation, Chairman at Filipinas Palm Oil Industries Holding, Inc., Chairman at Trully Natural Food Corp., Co-Chairman at Agribusiness & Countryside Development Foundation, Inc., Member-Eminent Persons Group of Philippines Department of Trade & Industry and Trustee & Auditor at National Agribusiness Development Center & Foundation, Inc.

He is on the Board of Directors at Central Azucarera de la Carlota, Inc., Cooperative Insurance System of The Philippines, Franklin Baker Co. of the Philippines, Gold Coin Management Holdings Ltd., Icebox Logistics Solutions, Inc., Philippine Chamber of Agriculture & Food, Inc., Philippine Chamber of Food Manufacturers, Inc., T'boli Agro Industrial Corp., Swift Foods, Inc., Jollibee Foundation, People & Equity Foundation, Philippine Rice Research Institute, PinoyMe Foundation and National Agribusiness Development Center & Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Bacani was previously employed as an Independent Director by AgriNurture, Inc., a Member by Export Development Council, Treasurer & Trustee by Peace & Equity Foundation, Director, Vice President-Agriculture & Food by Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry, an Independent Director by Roxas & Co., Inc., and Co-Chairman by The Management Association of the Philippines. He also served on the board at Central Azucarera Don Pedro, Inc. /OLD/ and Vitarich Corp.

He received his undergraduate degree from De La Salle University and an MBA from the University of Hawaii.




Gilberto Llanto


President Philippine Institute for Development Studies

Dr. Gilberto M. Llanto is the President of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, the government’s policy think tank. He is the Regional Coordinator of the East Asian Development Network under the Global Development Network (GDN), a network of research institutions in developing countries of East Asia. He is also the Lead Convenor of the Philippine APEC Study Center Network, a consortium of Philippine universities and research institutes engaged in research on free trade and economic cooperation in the Asia Pacific region.

He is a member of the Committee of the Konrad Adenauer Medal of Excellence Award that gives awards to outstanding local governments, Associate Editor of the Philippine Review of Economics, and member of the Technical Committee for Economics of the Philippine Commission on Higher Education. He was formerly Deputy Director General (Under Secretary/Deputy Minister) of the National Economic and Development Authority, Vice-President of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, and Executive Director (rank of Assistant Secretary/Assistant Minister) of the Agricultural Credit Policy Council. He was also formerly President of the Philippine Economic Society, Associate Editor of the Philippine Journal of Development, and member of the Governing Board of the Agricultural Guarantee Fund Pool.

His research interests include local finance, public finance, infrastructure, regional integration, and growth economics. He has a PhD in Economics from the School of Economics, University of the Philippines.




Graciela Miralles Murciego


Competition Specialist The World Bank Group

Graciela Miralles Murciego, PhD, LLM, is a lawyer at the Competition Policy Cluster of the World Bank Group. In this function, she has been involved in a wide variety of operational and analytical projects to promote competition policy reforms across countries in Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Latin America (LAC), East Asia Pacific (EAP) and Europe and central Asia (ECA). In the MENA region, she has co-led a multi-year project that the World Bank Group is developing in Kuwait since 2013. Within this framework, she has been the technical lead of the Review of the Kuwait Competition law as well as the drafting of a new merger regulation and merger guidelines for Kuwait. Graciela has been the main author in a wide variety of implementing instruments for competition authorities around the world including fining guidelines, leniency guidelines, a public procurement guide to design more pro-competitive tenders and model protocols with a number of sector regulators. Graciela has been involved in the revision of the Competition Laws of Romania, Georgia and Mali, among others. Additionally, Dr. Miralles is leading the outreach agenda of the Competition Policy Team regarding the relations with the International Competition Network, especially focusing on Competition Advocacy.

Prior to joining the Bank, Graciela held the position of legal advisor and Head of International Relations at the Council of Spanish Bars (2005-2008), where not only she advised on a variety of issues related to competition applied to regulated professions within the framework of the EU, but was also at the frontier of international and European policy-making as well as at the intersection of public and private sector development. Later on, she worked at the Office of Commissioner William Kovacic at the Federal Trade Commission of the United States.

Graciela holds a PhD in Competition Law and Economics from the European University Institute (EUI, Florence, Italy) and graduate degrees from the College of Europe (Bruges) as well as the EUI. Her research and expertise mainly concerns the field of abuse of dominance where she has published in top American and European Academic Journals and presented her work at Harvard University (2009); the University of Michigan (2010); and Pompeu Fabra University (2011), among others. Dr. Miralles is a member of the Academic Society for Competition law (ASCOLA) and a qualified lawyer since 2003.




Brent Snyder


Chief Executive Officer Competition Commission of Hong Kong

Mr. Brent Snyder was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Competition Commission (Commission) in September 2017.

Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Snyder served in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice from 2003 until 2017, first as a Trial Attorney prosecuting criminal matters, and as Deputy Assistant Attorney General (DAAG) since 2013 until 2017. In his capacity as DAAG, Mr. Snyder headed the criminal enforcement function overseeing enforcement, prosecutions, leniency and other policy work. Between January and April 2017, he served as Acting Assistant Attorney General leading the Antitrust Division. Prior to joining the government, Mr. Snyder practiced law at Paul Hastings in Los Angeles and Perkins Coie in Seattle where he was a Partner.

Mr. Snyder played a key role in some of the Antitrust Division's most important investigations and trials in recent years, including thin-film transistor liquid crystal display panels, coastal water freight and air transportation. Mr. Snyder has twice received the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service and he has been awarded an Antitrust Division Award of Distinction. He was also named a California Attorney of the Year in 2013.

Mr. Snyder received his law degree from the University of Texas. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Seattle Pacific University, where he graduated magna cum laude.




Teresa Moreira


Head, Competition and Consumer Policies Branch United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Ms. Teresa Moreira, Head, Competition and Consumer Policies Branch of UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development since 5 October 2016, previously served as Consumer Director-General of Portugal since January 2010 and as a Member of the Board of the Portuguese Competition Authority (March 2003/March 2008) when it was first created. She also served as Portugal's Director-General and Deputy Director General for International Economic Relations, and held senior positions at the Directorate-General for Competition. She worked for over 20 years as a Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon in the areas of International Economic Law and European Law as well as of European Competition Law and European Economic Law (graduate studies).

Teresa Moreira holds a Law Degree and a Master Degree in European Law (European Competition Law) by the Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, Portugal.




Francisco Sandejas


Managing Partner Narra Venture Capital

Paco Sandejas, Ph.D. is the Managing Partner of NarraVC. He also serves as the Managing Director of BGN Ventures, a Philippine-based management and consulting company focused on technology ventures in the same space as NarraVC.

During his stint as Vice-President of H&Q Asia Pacific, Paco was directly responsible for profitable returns on US$30 million of venture investments in the fields of communications, semiconductors, and internet infrastructure. He was a member or observer on the boards of various US and Philippine HQAP companies.

Paco was also responsible for Product Marketing and Management for Applied Komatsu Technology’s Etch Product Division. AKT is now the flat panel division of Applied Materials, the world’s largest semiconductor equipment supplier. He has also worked as an Engineering Consultant to MEMS and microdisplay companies.

He completed his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and completed his Bachelor’s of Science of Degree in Applied Physics from the University of the Philippines in Diliman. At Stanford, Paco co-invented with Professors David Bloom and Olav Solagaard the world’s first Grating Light Valves, a silicon MEMS spatial light modulator.

The GLV is a fundamental technology that is being used by Silicon Light Machines (acquired by Cypress) and by Lightconnect for optical communication systems. The GLV is also being used by Sony to develop advanced display systems.

Paco is an active consultant with the Philippine Government and engineers to increase the economic contribution of IT companies to national growth. He sits on the board of Digital Philippines, and is part of the IT E-Commerce Council (ITECC) chaired by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. He is a co-founder of the Brain Gain Network, a web platform connecting the Filipino diaspora, making their ideas into realities to help spur the Philippines’ growth technologically and economically.





The Chairman and the Commissioners

FREDERIC JENNY


Chairman of the Competition Committee Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Frederic Jenny is professor of Economics at ESSEC Business School in Paris. He is Chairman of the OECD Competition Committee (since 1994), and Co-Director of the European Center for Law and Economics of ESSEC (since 2008). He was previously Non Executive Director of the Office of Fair Trading in the United Kingdom (2007-2014), Judge on the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation, Economic Commercial and Financial Chamber) from 2004 to August 2012, Vice Chair of the French Competition Authority (1993-2004) and President of the WTO Working Group on Trade and Competition (1997-2004). He was Global Professor of Antitrust in the New York University School of Law’s Hauser Global Law School (2014), visiting professor at University College London Law School (2005-2012), Haifa University School of Law in Israel (2012), University of Capetown Business School in South Africa (1991), Keio University Department of economics in Japan (1984), Northwestern University Department of Economics in the United States (1978). Professor Jenny holds a Ph.D in Economics from Harvard University (1975), a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Paris (1977) and an MBA degree from ESSEC Business School (1966).




YASUYUKI SAWADA


Chief Economist Asian Development Bank Yasuyuki Sawada is a Japanese national. He holds a Doctorate degree in Economics and a Master's degree in International Development Policy from Stanford University, USA; a Master's degree in International Relations from the University of Tokyo, Japan; a Master's degree in Economics from Osaka University, Japan; and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Keio University, Japan. Mr. Sawada is a Professor in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Tokyo, Japan. Earlier, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo; an Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Korea University; a Research Associate at the Australia-Japan Research Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University; and a Visiting Researcher at the Asian Development Bank Institute. Previously, he did part-time research work in a variety of institutions, such as the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Research Institute; the World Bank; Economic Research Institute of ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA); Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS); Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE); International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines; International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Sri Lanka; Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry (RIETI) in Japan; and Japan Society of Promotion of Science (JSPS), where he led a number of large-scale development policy evaluation projects in Asia and other developing countries. Mr. Sawada's research fields are macro- and micro-development economics, microeconometrics, economics of disasters, and field surveys and experiments. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed research articles on diversified topics pertaining to Asia and other developing countries ranging from macro development issues, such as long-term economic growth and structural change, sovereign debt sustainability, foreign aid, trade, ageing and social security, and natural and man-made disasters to micro issues of poverty, education, infrastructure, microenterprises, microfinance, health, and disabilities. He conducted his research using a variety of methods, such as calibration, microeconometrics, and field experiments, in collaboration with governments, international institutions, NGOs, and private firms. Mr. Sawada is a highly qualified global macro- and micro-economist with deep hands-on field experience. He has expertise on how to measure and maximize development impacts of projects, and has led multiple policy-oriented research projects that cut across a wide range of sectors and themes. His publications are extensive and well acclaimed. His engagement in policy-oriented research projects under different institutions will contribute well to the role, especially in the design and implementation of ERCD’s vision to support ADB’s development goals.




NAWIR MESSI


Commissioner Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha Mr. Nawir Messi is a Senior Commissioner of the Indonesian competition authority – Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha (KPPU). He previously held the Chairmanship in 2011. He has been with the KPPU since its establishment in 2000, where he initially held the position of Executive Director (later known as Secretary General) and then promoted as a member of the Board of Commissioners in 2006. He is a notable economist having obtained a master’s degree from the Australian National University, Canberra Australia (1993). He currently teaches Economics of Regulation and Competition Policy at the University of Padjadjaran and the University of Indonesia, Jakarta. From 1985-1995, Mr. Messi was an economic research associate at the Center for Policy and Implementation Studies – a collaborative research institute between the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID). He was an active member of the Indonesian Maritime Council (1999-2005), Managing Director of the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance, Jakarta (1995-2000), Economist of USAID (1995), the World Bank (1995-1996), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Industrial and Trade Reform in Indonesia (1996-1998).




TOH HAN LI


Chief Executive Competition Commission of Singapore Mr. Toh Han Li is currently the Chief Executive of the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS). From 2009 to Sep 2013, Mr. Toh was the Assistant Chief Executive (Legal & Enforcement) at CCS. During his term, both the Competition Bar and Competition Law jurisprudence developed significantly with major legal precedents being established in the area of anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominance and financial penalties. Mr. Toh has represented CCS as its counsel in every appeal before the Competition Appeal Board. Mr. Toh is a Singapore Legal Service officer. Prior to being seconded to CCS in 2009, he served in various positions in the public sector, including as a Justices’ Law Clerk to the Chief Justice and the Court of Appeal of Singapore, Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel, Senior Assistant Registrar at the Supreme Court and Registrar, and District Judge of the Subordinate Courts. Mr. Toh also serves on several tribunals including the Military Court of Appeal and the Copyright Tribunal. Mr. Toh read law at Cambridge University on a President cum Overseas Merit Scholarship, obtained his Masters of Laws from the University of Chicago and also holds a Masters in Public Management from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is admitted to practice law in Singapore, England and New York. In 2010 he was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in recognition of his contribution to Public Service.




JOSHUA WRIGHT


University Professor and Executive Director Global Antitrust Institute George Mason University

University Professor Joshua D. Wright is the Executive Director of the Global Antitrust Institute and holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Economics. On January 1, 2013, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Professor Wright as a member of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), following his nomination by President Obama to that position. He rejoined Scalia Law School as a full-time member of the faculty in Fall 2015.

Professor Wright is a leading scholar in antitrust law, economics, intellectual property, and consumer protection, and has published more than 70 articles and book chapters, co-authored a leading antitrust casebook, and edited several book volumes focusing on these issues.

Professor Wright also served as Co-Editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review, a Senior Editor of the Antitrust Law Journal, and an Editor of the International Review of Law and Economics. Professor Wright's teaching and interests include Antitrust, Contracts, Law and Economics, the intersection of Intellectual Property and Antitrust, and Quantitative Methods.

Wright previously served the Commission in the Bureau of Competition as its inaugural Scholar-in-Residence from 2007 to 2008, where he focused on enforcement matters and competition policy. Wright’s return to the FTC as a Commissioner marked his fourth stint at the agency, after having served as an intern in both the Bureau of Economics and Bureau of Competition in 1997 and 1998, respectively.

Wright received his JD from UCLA in 2002, his PhD in economics from UCLA in 2003, and graduated with honors from the University of California, San Diego in 1998. He is a member of the California Bar.




ALLAN FELS AO


Professorial Fellow University of Melbourne Professor Allan Fels AO graduated in economics (first class honours) and law from the University of Western Australia in 1965. He has a PhD in Economics from Duke University and was a research fellow in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Cambridge from 1972-1986, where he wrote The British Prices and Incomes Board (Cambridge University Press, 1972).

On his return to Australia Professor Fels joined the Economics Department of Monash University as a Senior Lecturer, before becoming Professor of Administration and Director of the Graduate School of Management from 1984 until 1991.

The career of Professor Fels in Australia falls into two parts. He was generally regarded as the nation's leading regulator, serving as inaugural Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (and its predecessor bodies) from 1989 until 2003. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the country's regulator of competition law and consumer law; it also regulates public utilities in the telecommunications and energy industries (in a similar manner to industry-specific bodies such as Ofcom in the UK and FCC in the US). He has had numerous other regulatory roles (for example, in insurance, agriculture, telecommunications and aviation).

Professor Fels was regarded throughout Australia as a very successful and effective regulator. He was and remains a household name and was ranked by The Australian Financial Review as Australia's third most powerful figure in 2002; he is the subject of the biography Allan Fels, A Portrait of Power, by Fred Brenchley (John Wiley Publishers, 2003).

Professor Fels remains a leading figure globally in competition policy. He co-chaired the OECD Trade and Competition Committee from 1996 to 2003 and continues regularly to be a keynote speaker at major global competition events including the world's two peak events, the International Competition Network Annual Conference and the OECD Global Competition Forum.

He was a participant in the 15-year process of drafting the Chinese Antimonopoly Law 2008 and currently advises the Chinese government on the law's implementation. Academically, he is co-director of the Competition Research Centre at the Chinese Academy of Science, a prestigious position, and an international adviser to the Chinese Academy of Social Science.

The second part of Professor Fels' career has been academic. He was appointed Foundation Dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government and served in that position from 2003 until 2012. The predominant activity of the School has been the provision of management development programs to senior public servants in the two countries. There is also a substantial research program and other professional and outreach activities.

A major activity of Professor Fels in recent years has been the provision of programs for top public sector leaders in China and India. The China Advanced Leadership Program – conceived, negotiated and directed by Professor Fels – is undertaken in partnership with the Organization Department of the Community Party of China, the Department in charge of all important personnel decisions in China and generally regarded as the most powerful part of the Communist Party of China (see for example Richard McGregor's The Party, Harper Collins, 2011).




TONY FERNANDES


Non-independent Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer Tuna Group Sendirian Berhad

Tan Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes CBE, Malaysian, aged 50, was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia in December 2001 and was re-designated as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 30 June 2012 and subsequently as Non-Independent Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company in November 2013. He is also a member of the Employee Share Option Scheme of the Board. He was the Financial Controller at Virgin Communications London (1987-1989) before moving on to be a Senior Financial Analyst at Warner Music International London (1989-1992), Managing Director at Warner Music Malaysia (1992-1996), Regional Managing Director, Asean (1996-1999) and Vice President, Asean at Warner Music South East Asia (1999-2001).

He was admitted as an Associate Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 1991 and became a Fellow Member in 1996. In 1999, the Sultan of Selangor bestowed on him the title Setia Mahkota Selangor for his contributions to the Malaysian music industry. He also received the Recording Industry Person of the Year 1997 award from the Recording Industry Association of Malaysia.

Since launching AirAsia, he has received numerous state awards as well as accolades from international press and industry observers. Within Malaysia, he has been awarded the title Dato’ by the Sultans of Negeri Sembilan and Pahang; Dato’ Seri by the Sultan of Perak; and the title Tan Sri, one of the country’s highest honours, from a former Yang di-Pertuan Agong. He also received an Honorary Doctorate of Business Innovation from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in March 2010.

Internationally, his outstanding contributions to the French aviation industry were recognised with the title Officier of the Legion d’ Honneur in April 2010, followed by the Commander of the Legion d’Honneur in November 2013, the highest rank of honour that the French Government can bestow on non-French citizens. In 2011, he was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

From the industry, he was presented the Airline Business Strategy Award 2005 and Low Cost Leadership Award by Airline Business and named Asia Pacific Aviation Executive by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) for the years 2004 and 2005. He bagged The Brand Laureate Brand Personality Award for his exemplary performance, dedication and contribution to the aviation industry in Malaysia in 2006 and 2007. He was presented the CAPA Legend Award 2009 (Aviation Hall of Fame) for his influence in shaping the aviation industry’s evolution and the Airline CEO of the Year Award for 2009 from Jane’s Transport Finance for his success in leading and growing AirAsia into Asia’s largest and the world’s best low-cost airline.

In 2010, Tan Sri Tony was awarded the prestigious Nikkei Asia Prize in Tokyo for his contributions to the growth of Asia and the Masterclass Global CEO of the Year award at the 2nd Malaysia Business Leadership Award (MBLA). He was also named Forbes Asia Businessman of the Year 2010, the first Malaysian and Asean citizen to receive the award.

In 2011, Tan Sri Tony was named one of the most creative people in business by New York-based business magazine Fast Company and was on its Top 10 Most Creative People in Twitter list. He was also named CEO of the Year at the Annual Budgies World Low Cost Airline Awards held in London; and CNBC Travel Business Leader of 2011 at CNBC’s Travel Business Leaders Award Asia Pacific held in Singapore.

In 2012, he was bestowed the Individual Achievement of the Year award at the 1st Malaysia Achievement Awards 2012, organised by the Malaysia Achievement Organisation (MACA). He was also honoured with the Best CEO for IR - Mid Cap award by the Malaysian Investor Relations Association Berhad (MIRA); named as one of Malaysia’s outstanding CEOs by The Edge Billion Ringgit Club (BRC); and announced as GQ India’s International Businessman of the Year at the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2012 in Mumbai.

In January 2013, Tan Sri Tony was named a Malaysia Brand Ambassador by Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He went on to win Corporate Governance Asia’s Best CEO for Malaysia award - for the third year in a row – in March.

He is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of both Tune Ins Holdings Berhad and AirAsia X Berhad.




JOSE MA. CONCEPCION III


Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Founder Go Negosyo

Mr. Jose Maria A. Concepcion, III, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of RFM Corp., since 1989. Mr. Concepcion also serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of Philippine Townships, Inc. In 2016, he was appointed by the President of the Philippines as Presidential Consultant for Entrepreneurship, a position which he also previously held in 2005 until 2010. He was also appointed by former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during her term, which led to the creation of Go Negosyo. The RFM Corporation president and CEO is known for his Go Negosyo program, which aims to address poverty through entrepreneurship.

Mr. “Joey” Concepcion, as he is better known, was President and Chief Executive Officer of RFM Insurance Brokers Inc. and Rizal Lighterage Corporation. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President at RFM Equities, Inc., Cabuyao Logistics & Industrial Center, Inc., Interbake Commissary Corporation, Filipinas Water Bottling Co., Inc., and Invest Asia Corporation. He sits on the Board of Directors at Philippine Townships, Inc. as Chairman. He also served as the Chairman of Unilever RFM Ice Cream, Inc. and Integral Global Low-Temperature Phils, Co-Chairman of Integrated Global Low-Temperature (IGLO) Philippines, Inc., Executive Director of RFM Corp., Non Executive Director of Concepcion Industrial Corporation, and Director of Concepcion Industries Inc. He served as Director at Swift Foods Inc. until November 2004.

Mr. Concepcion was an awardee of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM) in 1995 and Time Global 100 List of Young Leaders for the New Millennium in 1994. He is also associated with major business and industry and various socio-civic associations that includes the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship. He holds Bachelor's degree in Agriculture from Araneta University and Business Management from the De La Salle University.




KIM SANG-JO


Chairman Korea Fair Trade Commission

Kim Sang-jo is the recently appointed Chairman of the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC). He is also a professor of Economics and former Dean of the Department of International Trade of Hansung University and the current Director of the Korean Economic Association.

Kim has extensive and high impact experience in civic advocacy and the academe. He served as the Vice Chairperson of the Korea Money and Finance Association and Head of the Financial Research Center of Korea. He championed advocacy efforts focused on economic reform, economic democratization, and the chaebol watchdog reform through organizations under his tutelage such as the Solidarity for Economic Reform, People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, the Economic and Social Development Commission, and Professors for Democracy. He has played an important role in government policy reviews and reforms under the auspices of the Competition Advisory Committee of the KFTC, the Ministry of Finance and Economy, and the Economic and Social Development Commission.

Kim received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in Economics from the Seoul National University. He was a Visiting Scholar at both the University of California and the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Yale University’s flagship leadership development program.




MICHAEL SCHAPER


Deputy Chair

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Michael’s work has a special focus on small business, franchising, industry associations and business liaison with the national competition and consumer protection regulator. Dr Schaper was first appointed to the ACCC in July 2008. A previous president of the Small Enterprise Association of Australia & New Zealand, he also served as Small Business Commissioner for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), chairperson of the ACT Small & Micro-Business Advisory Council, and a director of the International Council for Small Business. In 2009 he was named the COSBOA ‘National Small Business Champion’. He is currently an Adjunct Professor with Curtin University and a senior honorary research fellow at the University of Western Australia. His latest books are Competition Law, Regulation & SMEs in the Asia-Pacific (2016); Entrepreneurship & Small Business: Asia-Pacific (2014); and Governments, SMEs and Entrepreneurship Development (2012).




HIROYUKI ODAGIRI


Special Adviser Japan Fair Trade Commission Mr. Hiroyuki Odagiri studied at Kyoto University (B.A.), Osaka University (M.A.) and Northwestern University (Ph.D.) and, from March 2012 to October 2016, was a Commissioner of Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC). He is now a Special Advisor of the JFTC. Previously he taught at Oberlin College (USA), University of Tsukuba, Hitotsubashi University (with which he still holds the title of Emeritus Professor), and Seijo University. He also has an ample research experience abroad, serving as a senior research fellow at the International Institute of Management (IIM) of Science Centre Berlin (Germany) during 1982-1983 and the Centre for Business Strategy of London Business School (UK) during 1988-1990. During 2001-2004, he was a Director of Research at the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP), Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. From April 2008 to March 2012, he was the Director of Competition Policy Research Center (CPRC), Japan Fair Trade Commission. His fields of specialization are the theory of the firm, industrial organization, and economic studies of innovation. He has written numerous books and journal papers in English and Japanese.




JAMES ROUMASSET


Professor of Economics University of Hawaii James Roumasset is a Professor of Economics at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Dr. Roumasset’s primary areas of research stem from an NSF grant on energy substitution and sustainable development, the ERS/USDA PREISM program and a number of USGS grants on the sustainable development, and conservation of water resources. He has previously held positions at UC Davis, the University of the Philippines, the Australia National University, Yale; the University of Maryland; the International Rice Research Institute, and the World Bank, where he worked as a long-term consultant on irrigation economics. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Western Economic Association International and the editorial boards of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Contemporary Economic Policy, Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development, Asian Journal of Agricultural Economics, and SE Asian Journal of Agricultural Economics. His publications and extramural grants during the last 10 years have focused on developing new methods for policy analysis for resource and environmental management problems in Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific Region and promoting new connections both between and within disciplines via sustainability science. He has also published widely on agricultural development, transaction cost economics, risk and decision-making, and the nature, causes and consequences of public policy.

Dr. Roumasset earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Hawaii, respectively. He holds a doctorate in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.




RAUL FABELLA


National Scientist National Academy of Science and Technology Raul Fabella is one of the Philippines’ National Scientists and is a Professor Emeritus of the University of the Philippines School of Economics. He obtained his PhD in Economics at Yale University. He took his Master’s Degree in Economics at the University of the Philippines where he served as Dean from 1998 to 2007. He is one of the Principal Investigators for the Energy Policy and Development Program. He has written articles in both theoretical and applied fields: political economy and rent-seeking, the theory of teams; regulation; international economics; and mathematical economics. Notable concepts associated with him are the “Olson ratio” in rent-seeking, egalitarian Nash bargaining solutions, and the debt-adjusted real effective exchange rate. His current fields of interest are economic theory, agricultural economics and international economics.




GEORGE BARCELON


Chairman Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry George T. Barcelon is currently the President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). He sits as the private sector representative at the DTI-Board of Investment’s (BOI) Industry Development Council and the National Competitiveness Council.

He is a Trustee and Treasurer of the Philippines Exporters Confederation. He owns four companies involved in IT logistics, rubber and plastic manufacturing and realty development namely ICS-ICT Corporation, Paramount Vinyl Products, Interpolymer Corporation and Keywest Realty Corporation.




RONALD MENDOZA


Dean Ateneo School of Government Dr. Ronald U. Mendoza is the Dean of the Ateneo School of Government. He has an extensive background in international development policy and international cooperation, with a resume that includes work with the United Nations (UN), the Asian Institute of Management and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

He has collaborated with government officials, academics, and representatives of the private and not-for-profit sectors to advance reforms that could improve human development, reduce poverty and provoke more inclusive over-all economic and political development. Likewise, Mendoza has carried out research, technical assistance engagements and missions to developing countries including Ethiopia, Mongolia, Senegal, Thailand, Turkey, Kyrgyz Republic, and Ukraine.

Before joining Ateneo, he was also an Associate Professor of Economics at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), where he concurrently served as Executive Director of the AIM Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness. Working with a team of young researchers in AIM, he crafted and managed policy research on development issues relevant to ASEAN and the Philippines. Together with Ateneo researchers, he co-authored a notable study on the impact of political dynasties on poverty and underdevelopment in the Philippine countryside. He also worked with Ateneo, La Salle, UP and an international group of researchers on Building Inclusive Democracies in ASEAN (Anvil Press 2015) which won the Outstanding Book Award for 2016 of the National Academy of Science and Technology.

Mendoza’s foray into the work force was at the Ateneo as a part time Economics lecturer while working on research projects on the side. He pursued graduate studies in the United States – obtaining a PhD in Economics from Fordham University (2008), a Master’s in Public Administration and International Development from the Kennedy School, Harvard University (2001), and a Masters in Economics from Fordham University (1998).




CARLOS DOMINGUEZ III


Secretary Department of Finance, Republic of the Philippines Carlos “Sonny” Dominguez has over 40 years of experience managing various organizations in the public and private sectors. He was a shareholder, and board chairman or member of over a dozen corporations across various industries such as power, agriculture, mining, banking, hospitality, real estate, and investment. Notable positions held by Sonny were Cabinet Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources and Agriculture during the Presidency of Corazon Aquino, past president of leading Philippine corporations such as the Philippine Airlines and the Philippine Associate Smelting and Refining Corporation, and the former Bank of the Philippine Islands Agricultural Bank. Sonny has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Ateneo De Manila University and attended the Executive Management Program at the Stanford University.




JAIME AUGUSTO ZOBEL DE AYALA


Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Ayala Corporation Mr. Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala is the Chairman and CEO of Ayala Corporation, one of the largest business groups in the Philippines. Ayala has interests in real estate, banking, telecommunications, water, industrial technologies, power, infrastructure, education, and healthcare. Apart from his responsibilities on the boards of the Ayala group companies, Mr. Zobel is a member of various international and local business and socio-civic organizations, including the JP Morgan International Council and the Mitsubishi Corporation International Advisory Committee. He is also Chairman of the Harvard Business School Asia-Pacific Advisory Board; Chairman of the SMU Advisory Council in the Philippines; and a member of the Harvard Global Advisory Council, the Global Board of Advisors of the Council on Foreign Relations, the University of Tokyo Global Advisory Board, and the board of trustees of Singapore Management University and Endeavor Philippines. He was a former Chairman of the Asia Business Council, Ramon Magsaysay Foundation, and the World Wildlife Fund Philippine Advisory Council. He was the Philippine Representative to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council from 2010-2015. In 2007, he received the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award, the school’s highest recognition. Mr. Zobel is a 2009 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Merit for enhancing the prestige and honor of the Philippines both at home and abroad. In 2010, he was bestowed the Philippine Legion of Honor, with rank of Grand Commander, for his outstanding public service to the country. In 2015, he then received the Order of Mabini, with rank of Commander, for his vital contributions during the Philippines’ hosting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit. Mr. Zobel graduated with a B.A. in Economics (Cum Laude) from Harvard College in 1981 and received his MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1987. He is married to Elizabeth Eder Zobel de Ayala and has four children.




Raphael Perpetuo Lotilla


Chairman Center for the Advancement of Trade Integration and Facilitation Mr. Lotilla currently chairs the Board of the Center for the Advancement of Trade Integration and Facilitation and the Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation, and serves as a trustee of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies. He is also an independent director of several private companies.

He previously served as Regional Programme director of the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia, a regional project funded by the Global Environment Facility and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme. Mr. Lotilla was Secretary of Energy of the Philippines from 2005 to 2007, having previously served as Deputy Director-General of the National Economic Development Authority, and president and CEO of the government-owned Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp.

Mr. Lotilla was also a professor of Law at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, the same university where he obtained his law, psychology, and history undergraduate degrees. He received his Master of Laws from the University of Michigan.




Senen Bacani


President Ultrex Management and Investments Corp.

Mr. Senen C. Bacani is Chairman at National Cooperative Movement Service, Chairman & President at La Frutera, Inc., President at Ultrex Management & Investments Corp., Chairman of Center For Environment & Sustainable Development Foundation, Chairman at Filipinas Palm Oil Industries Holding, Inc., Chairman at Trully Natural Food Corp., Co-Chairman at Agribusiness & Countryside Development Foundation, Inc., Member-Eminent Persons Group of Philippines Department of Trade & Industry and Trustee & Auditor at National Agribusiness Development Center & Foundation, Inc.

He is on the Board of Directors at Central Azucarera de la Carlota, Inc., Cooperative Insurance System of The Philippines, Franklin Baker Co. of the Philippines, Gold Coin Management Holdings Ltd., Icebox Logistics Solutions, Inc., Philippine Chamber of Agriculture & Food, Inc., Philippine Chamber of Food Manufacturers, Inc., T'boli Agro Industrial Corp., Swift Foods, Inc., Jollibee Foundation, People & Equity Foundation, Philippine Rice Research Institute, PinoyMe Foundation and National Agribusiness Development Center & Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Bacani was previously employed as an Independent Director by AgriNurture, Inc., a Member by Export Development Council, Treasurer & Trustee by Peace & Equity Foundation, Director, Vice President-Agriculture & Food by Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry, an Independent Director by Roxas & Co., Inc., and Co-Chairman by The Management Association of the Philippines. He also served on the board at Central Azucarera Don Pedro, Inc. /OLD/ and Vitarich Corp.

He received his undergraduate degree from De La Salle University and an MBA from the University of Hawaii.




Gilberto Llanto


President Philippine Institute for Development Studies

Dr. Gilberto M. Llanto is the President of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, the government’s policy think tank. He is the Regional Coordinator of the East Asian Development Network under the Global Development Network (GDN), a network of research institutions in developing countries of East Asia. He is also the Lead Convenor of the Philippine APEC Study Center Network, a consortium of Philippine universities and research institutes engaged in research on free trade and economic cooperation in the Asia Pacific region.

He is a member of the Committee of the Konrad Adenauer Medal of Excellence Award that gives awards to outstanding local governments, Associate Editor of the Philippine Review of Economics, and member of the Technical Committee for Economics of the Philippine Commission on Higher Education. He was formerly Deputy Director General (Under Secretary/Deputy Minister) of the National Economic and Development Authority, Vice-President of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, and Executive Director (rank of Assistant Secretary/Assistant Minister) of the Agricultural Credit Policy Council. He was also formerly President of the Philippine Economic Society, Associate Editor of the Philippine Journal of Development, and member of the Governing Board of the Agricultural Guarantee Fund Pool.

His research interests include local finance, public finance, infrastructure, regional integration, and growth economics. He has a PhD in Economics from the School of Economics, University of the Philippines.




Graciela Miralles Murciego


Competition Specialist The World Bank Group

Graciela Miralles Murciego, PhD, LLM, is a lawyer at the Competition Policy Cluster of the World Bank Group. In this function, she has been involved in a wide variety of operational and analytical projects to promote competition policy reforms across countries in Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Latin America (LAC), East Asia Pacific (EAP) and Europe and central Asia (ECA). In the MENA region, she has co-led a multi-year project that the World Bank Group is developing in Kuwait since 2013. Within this framework, she has been the technical lead of the Review of the Kuwait Competition law as well as the drafting of a new merger regulation and merger guidelines for Kuwait. Graciela has been the main author in a wide variety of implementing instruments for competition authorities around the world including fining guidelines, leniency guidelines, a public procurement guide to design more pro-competitive tenders and model protocols with a number of sector regulators. Graciela has been involved in the revision of the Competition Laws of Romania, Georgia and Mali, among others. Additionally, Dr. Miralles is leading the outreach agenda of the Competition Policy Team regarding the relations with the International Competition Network, especially focusing on Competition Advocacy.

Prior to joining the Bank, Graciela held the position of legal advisor and Head of International Relations at the Council of Spanish Bars (2005-2008), where not only she advised on a variety of issues related to competition applied to regulated professions within the framework of the EU, but was also at the frontier of international and European policy-making as well as at the intersection of public and private sector development. Later on, she worked at the Office of Commissioner William Kovacic at the Federal Trade Commission of the United States.

Graciela holds a PhD in Competition Law and Economics from the European University Institute (EUI, Florence, Italy) and graduate degrees from the College of Europe (Bruges) as well as the EUI. Her research and expertise mainly concerns the field of abuse of dominance where she has published in top American and European Academic Journals and presented her work at Harvard University (2009); the University of Michigan (2010); and Pompeu Fabra University (2011), among others. Dr. Miralles is a member of the Academic Society for Competition law (ASCOLA) and a qualified lawyer since 2003.




Brent Snyder


Chief Executive Officer Competition Commission of Hong Kong

Mr. Brent Snyder was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Competition Commission (Commission) in September 2017.

Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Snyder served in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice from 2003 until 2017, first as a Trial Attorney prosecuting criminal matters, and as Deputy Assistant Attorney General (DAAG) since 2013 until 2017. In his capacity as DAAG, Mr. Snyder headed the criminal enforcement function overseeing enforcement, prosecutions, leniency and other policy work. Between January and April 2017, he served as Acting Assistant Attorney General leading the Antitrust Division. Prior to joining the government, Mr. Snyder practiced law at Paul Hastings in Los Angeles and Perkins Coie in Seattle where he was a Partner.

Mr. Snyder played a key role in some of the Antitrust Division's most important investigations and trials in recent years, including thin-film transistor liquid crystal display panels, coastal water freight and air transportation. Mr. Snyder has twice received the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service and he has been awarded an Antitrust Division Award of Distinction. He was also named a California Attorney of the Year in 2013.

Mr. Snyder received his law degree from the University of Texas. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Seattle Pacific University, where he graduated magna cum laude.




Teresa Moreira


Head, Competition and Consumer Policies Branch United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Ms. Teresa Moreira, Head, Competition and Consumer Policies Branch of UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development since 5 October 2016, previously served as Consumer Director-General of Portugal since January 2010 and as a Member of the Board of the Portuguese Competition Authority (March 2003/March 2008) when it was first created. She also served as Portugal's Director-General and Deputy Director General for International Economic Relations, and held senior positions at the Directorate-General for Competition. She worked for over 20 years as a Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon in the areas of International Economic Law and European Law as well as of European Competition Law and European Economic Law (graduate studies).

Teresa Moreira holds a Law Degree and a Master Degree in European Law (European Competition Law) by the Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, Portugal.




Francisco Sandejas


Managing Partner Narra Venture Capital

Paco Sandejas, Ph.D. is the Managing Partner of NarraVC. He also serves as the Managing Director of BGN Ventures, a Philippine-based management and consulting company focused on technology ventures in the same space as NarraVC.

During his stint as Vice-President of H&Q Asia Pacific, Paco was directly responsible for profitable returns on US$30 million of venture investments in the fields of communications, semiconductors, and internet infrastructure. He was a member or observer on the boards of various US and Philippine HQAP companies.

Paco was also responsible for Product Marketing and Management for Applied Komatsu Technology’s Etch Product Division. AKT is now the flat panel division of Applied Materials, the world’s largest semiconductor equipment supplier. He has also worked as an Engineering Consultant to MEMS and microdisplay companies.

He completed his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and completed his Bachelor’s of Science of Degree in Applied Physics from the University of the Philippines in Diliman. At Stanford, Paco co-invented with Professors David Bloom and Olav Solagaard the world’s first Grating Light Valves, a silicon MEMS spatial light modulator.

The GLV is a fundamental technology that is being used by Silicon Light Machines (acquired by Cypress) and by Lightconnect for optical communication systems. The GLV is also being used by Sony to develop advanced display systems.

Paco is an active consultant with the Philippine Government and engineers to increase the economic contribution of IT companies to national growth. He sits on the board of Digital Philippines, and is part of the IT E-Commerce Council (ITECC) chaired by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. He is a co-founder of the Brain Gain Network, a web platform connecting the Filipino diaspora, making their ideas into realities to help spur the Philippines’ growth technologically and economically.





The PCC is an independent quasi-judicial body mandated to implement the national competition policy and enforce Republic Act No. 10667 or the Philippine Competition Act (PCA), which serves as the primary competition law in the Philippines for promoting and protecting competitive markets.

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