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Amb. Alfonso T. Yuchengco


Amb. Alfonso T. Yuchengco is Chairman of the Rizal Commercial Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC). He is one of the most successful and respected businessmen in the Philippines. Aside from banking (RCBC), the range of his family-owned businesses includes insurance, oil exploration, construction, logging, agriculture, communications and manufacturing. Amb. Yuchengco¡¦s business acumen and international ties have made him a prime candidate for the diplomatic corps. During President Corazon Aquino¡¦s administration, he was appointed Philippine Ambassador to China. He also served as Philippine ambassador to Japan during President Fidel Ramos¡¦ tenure. During President Estrada¡¦s term, he was appointed presidential assistant on APEC matters. When President Macapagal-Arroyo took over in 2001, he was named roving ambassador in charge of Korea, China and Japan, and was later appointed Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations, a position he held until December 2002. At present, aside from his business endeavours, Amb. Yuchengco is still very much active in various civic, professional and philanthropic organizations. He is also a recipient of many distinguished awards, including The Outstanding Filipino Awardee for 2000.

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