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Conchita L. Manabat



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Chair, Advisory Council to the International Association of Financial Executives Institutes; President, Development Center for Finance

Conchita L. Manabat is a member of the Stakeholder Advisory Group, as nominated by the International Association of Financial Executives Institutes (IAFEI). She previously served as a member of the IAASB and IESBA Consultative Advisory Groups.

Ms. Manabat chairs the Advisory Council of IAFEI and President of the Development Center for Finance. She founded and retired as CEO of the Deloitte firm in the Philippines. Ms. Manabat has held key positions (controller, chief financial officer, directorships, etc.) in various entities – commercial and publicly-listed entities, educational/non-profit and professional organizations.

Ms. Manabat served as member and chair of the Board of Accountancy of the Professional Regulation Commission. She was the President of the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) and Chair of the FINEX Research & Development Foundation. She also chaired the Philippine Capital Market Development Council for four years, with the Philippine Secretary of Finance and the Chairman of the Securities & Exchange Commission as co-chairs (2003- 2006). Ms. Manabat was the chair of the Market Integrity Board of the Philippine Stock Exchange.

A Certified Public Accountant, holder of MBA and Ph.D. degrees, and a participant in executive programs, Ms. Manabat studied at the University of the Philippines, Ateneo Graduate School of Business, Southeast Asia Interdisciplinary Development Institute, Harvard Business School and Pennsylvania State University. She is an incorporator and a fellow of Institute of Corporate Directors.