Alfonso T. Yuchengco

Alfonso T. Yuchengco

Prominent industrialist, certified public accountant, educator and diplomat in the Philippines
Country: Philippines

  1. Biography of Alfonso Yuchengco
  2. Academic Achievements
  3. Professional Background
  4. Diplomatic Career
  5. Philanthropy

Biography of Alfonso Yuchengco

Alfonso Yuchengco is a prominent industrialist, certified auditor, educator, and diplomat in the Philippines. He is the chairman of one of the largest family conglomerates in the Philippines, the Yuchengco Group of Companies. Yuchengco also serves as the chairman of one of the largest commercial banks in the Philippines, RCBC (Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation).

Alfonso T. Yuchengco

Academic Achievements

Yuchengco is the chairman of the Mapua Institute of Technology, a leading institute in the country for producing high-class engineers. He also heads the private Malayan Colleges Laguna and the innovative Malayan High School of Science. Additionally, he has been a member of the advisory board of Columbia Business School, one of the top business schools worldwide.

Professional Background

Alfonso T. Yuchengco earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, majoring in Accounting, from Far Eastern University. He passed the licensure examinations, which allowed him to become a certified auditor in the Philippines. Alongside his position as chairman of the Yuchengco Group of Companies, Yuchengco serves as the chairman of the holding group of Malaysian insurance companies, MICO Equities, Inc., Pan Malayan Management & Investment Corporation, Mapua Institute of Technology, Nippon Insurance, and RCBC Bank.

Yuchengco was once the chairman of the board of directors of GPL Holdings, House of Investments, and Benguet corporations, as well as the banking group BA Savings Bank, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, and others. He also served as the permanent representative of the Philippines to the United Nations. As a high-ranking diplomatic representative, he served as an extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador.

Diplomatic Career

Yuchengco held various diplomatic positions, including advisor to the president on foreign affairs in 2004, assistant to the president on Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in 1998, Philippine ambassador to Japan in 1995, and Philippine ambassador to the People's Republic of China from 1986 to 1988. He also served as the special representative of the president in Greater China, Japan, and Korea.

In 2005, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo appointed Yuchengco as a member of the Consultative Commission on Charter Change. This special body was tasked with studying and making proposals for amendments to the 1987 Philippine Constitution.


Yuchengco is the chairman of the non-profit foundation "Bantayog ng mga Bayani" (Monument to Heroes), which honors Filipino heroes.

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