Born June 30, 1921, Washington Z. Sycip is the Founder SGV & Co. He founded the firm in 1946. Mr. Sycip is a Founder at the Asian Institute of Management. He served as the President at the International Federation of Accountants from 1982 to 1985.
Mr. Sycip has been the Chairman of the Board and a Director of Cityland Development Corp., since June 13, 2001. He is a Member of Advisory Board of ICCP Venture Partners, Inc. and is based in Asia.
Mr. Sycip serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Macroasia Corp. He serves as the Chairman of Lufthansa Technik Philippines, Inc., and State Investment Trust, Inc. Mr. Sycip serves as the Honorary Chairman of Global Business Holdings Inc., and Global Business Bank Inc. He has been a Director of Macroasia Corp., since August 1997. Mr. Sycip has been an Independent Director of Benpres Holdings Corporation since 1996. He serves as a Director of Philippine Airlines, PHINMA and State Land Group, Philippine Hotelier, Inc., Philippine American Life & General Insurance Company, and Systems Standards, Inc.
Mr. Sycip has been an Independent Director of Philippine National Bank since May 30, 2000 and Highlands Prime Inc., since January 2002. He is a Member of the Board of Counselors of Asia Mezzanine Capital Group. Mr. Sycip has been an Independent Director of Belle Corp., since May 20, 1996 and Aboitiz Transport System Corporation (formerly William Gothong & Aboitiz Inc), since 1996. He has been a Director of First Philippine Holdings Corp., since 1997 and has been a Director of Manila Electric Company since August 1996.
Mr. Sycip is a Director of a number of major corporations in Asia. He serves as a Member of the Advisory Board of JG Summit Holdings, Inc. in August 2001. Mr. Sycip also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Conference Board, New York. He is also a Member of the Harvard University Asia Center Advisory Committee and a Member of the Board of Overseers of the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. Mr. Sycip is a Member of the International Advisory Board of the Darby Asia Investors (HK) Limited. He is a Member of the International Advisory Board of the American International Group, and is the Chairman of the Asia Pacific Advisory Committee of the New York Stock Exchange.
Mr. Sycip is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Board of Governors of Asian Institute of Management. He served as the Chairman of William Gothong & Aboitiz Inc. for 50 years. Mr. Sycip served as the Chairman of SGV Group until 1996. He served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Golden Hope Plantations Berhad from April 21, 1997 to August 29, 2003. Mr. Sycip also served as the Honorary Chairman of the Euro-Asia Centre, INSEAD Fountainbleau from 1981 to 1988. He served as a Member of Board of Overseers of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, New York and also served as a Board Member of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies at University of Pennsylvania from 1983 to 2000, a Member of the International Advisory Board of Council on Foreign Relations, and an Honorary Life Trustee of the Asia Society in New York.
Mr. Sycip was also a Member of the International Advisory Board of the Chase Manhattan Bank from 1984 to 2000. He received the Management Man of the Year conferred by the Management Association of the Philippines and Ramon Magsaysay Award for International Understanding. Mr. Sycip holds a Masters of Science in Commerce from Columbia University, New York and a Bachelors of Science in Commerce from University of Santo Tomas, Philippines.