With a strong interest on innovation and learning, Michael continues to be a professorial lecturer at the University of the Philippines and sits on the board of a micro- financing company. He is a member of the investment committee of the UP Engineering Research Foundation, and involves himself in educational charities.
With over 30 years of business development, project and program management, manufacturing and retail operations, poultry farm and production operations, and industrial and civil engineering experience, Michael brings with him expertise gained from DCCD, Phinma, DMCI, Rustan’s, Vinnel Belvoir and Ramcar. He was held Chief Operating and Chief Executive positions in these enterprises.
From the University of the Philippines where he received his degree in BS Civil Engineering cum laude, Michael took his Masters of Science degree in Engineering Management from Stanford University. He has also attended a short poultry management course from the University of Georgia, and a retail operations management course with Babson College conducted in Singapore.
Doing gym to try to manage his weight, he reads intensively on history and social sciences. His main hobby though is painting landscapes in oil with an impressionist eye.