Dr. Bernardo Malvar Villegas is a Visiting Professor of the IESE Business School in Barcelona, Professor at the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), and Research Director of the Center for Research and Communication (CRC), Manila.
He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He obtained bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and the Humanities (both summa cum laude) from the De La Salle University.
Dr. Villegas has authored several economics textbooks widely used in Philippine schools and universities and continues to write regularly for both local and international newspapers. He also served in the Pacific Board of Economics of Time Magazine.
He is currently a member of the boards of directors or advisory boards of leading national and multinational firms and is a consultant on management development and strategic planning for numerous leading firms operating in the Philippines and Asia Pacific.
Through his work at UA&P and CRC, he is often asked to give advice to top government officials in many policy issues, especially in industrial policy and countryside development. He was a member of the Constitutional Commission that drafted the Philippine Constitution under the government of former President Corazon Aquino.