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Cesar Purisima

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Cesar Purisima

Founding Partner, IKHLAS Capital; Milken Institute Asia Fellow; former Secretary of Finance, Republic of the Philippines
Cesar Purisima
Cesar Purisima is an Asia Fellow of Milken Institute, a global non-profit, non-partisan think tank. He is a founding partner at IKHLAS Capital, a pan-ASEAN private equity platform. He currently serves on the boards of the AIA Group, World Wildlife Fund-Philippines, De La Salle University, Ayala Corporation, Ayala Land, Universal Robina Corporation, Jollibee Foods Corporation, Bank of the Philippine Islands, BPI Capital Corporation, and the International School of Manila. He is a member of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s Global Advisory Council, ABS-CBN's advisory board, and Singapore Management University’s International Advisory Council in the Philippines. From 2010 to 2016, Purisima was the Secretary of Finance of the Philippines and the Chair of Economic Development Cluster of the President’s Cabinet. He briefly served as Finance Secretary in 2005 and Trade and Industry Secretary from 2004 to 2005. Prior to his stints in government service, he was the Chairman & Country Managing Partner of the Philippines' largest professional services firm SGV & Co. and was a member of the Global Executive Board and Global Practice Council of Ernst & Young.