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Corporate Finance Business Forum

Course Name Corporate Finance Business Forum
Current Trends and Best Practices

To inquire more about our courses, you may call our Program Sales Officers at 830.20.50 or email us at

Price: Php 5,900.00

Learning the fundamental theories and the practical business applications of Corporate Finance is only half the battle. In this time of worldwide financial chaos, arming yourself with insights can clear up the fog of uncertainty; prompting you to make sound financial decisions with higher precision and confidence.

The Corporate Finance Business Forum is a great venue to convene with financial veterans whose main goal is to share current trends and real-life stories of what is happening in the field of finance and how businesses today heavily rely on the analytical and methodical decision-making abilities of a corporate finance practitioner.

This one-day forum will open up your eyes to a wider perspective of how corporate finance once practiced excellently can change the overall business and economic landscape. Acquire a deeper understanding of corporate finance across various sectors and apply best practices to supplement the concepts and applications.

Who should attend

This course is recommended for individuals involved in the finance/treasury function across industry lines, stock, investment and financial analysts of stock brokerage firms, and business entrepreneurs who would like to put a better handle on their firms' financial affairs.

Triple Bottomline - Sustainability: Del Monte Case
Mr. Ignacio Sison
Chief Corporate Officer
Del Monte Pacific Ltd

The Introduction of PPP Equity Securities and its impact on Financing
Atty. Roel Refran
Chief Operating Officer
Philippine Stock Exchange

Risk Management in Government Owned and Controlled Corporation
Mr. George Francisco
Former General Manager
Land Bank Insurance Brokerage, Inc.

Market Outlook: What the future holds for Philippine Investment
Mr. Jonas Ravelas
Chief Market Strategist
Banco de Oro
Resource Speakers
Mr. George R.. Francisco

Mr. George R. Francisco is the former General Manager of the Land Bank Insurance Brokerage, Inc. where he is responsible for the creation and implementation of strategic and operational plans and programs.

Prior to this, he was the Risk Management and Contract Negotiations Advisor of the Department of Transportation and Communications handling the completion contract for NAIA-3. He also held various leadership positions in companies such as: Philippine Dealing System, Deutsche Knowledge Services, The National Life Insurance Company, TSPI Development Corporation, Currie & Brown Consultants, Capital Strategies Limited, Pacific Rim Insurance Management & Underwriting Services, Wise Insurance Services, Inc., and Anscor Insurance Brokers, Inc.

Mr. Ignacio Sison

Mr. Ignacio Sison is the Chief Corporate Officer of Del Monte Pacific Ltd.  He used to be the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Del Monte Pacific Ltd. (DMPL), the first Filipino CFO in the 80-year history of the company since 1926. He is also the pioneer and concurrent head of DMPL’s Corporate Sustainability, and Vice President and Treasurer of Del Monte Foundation, Inc.

Prior to this, he was Finance Director of DMPL Management Services Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Del Monte Pacific Ltd. in Singapore; Chief Financial Officer of Macondray and Company, Inc.; and Director of Corporate Planning & Treasury of Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (a subsidiary of Macondray). He was also Senior Investment and Financial Analyst from the Office of the President of Soon Hua Seng Group; Assistant Treasury Manager and Management Associate of the Executive Development Program of CityTrust Banking Corporation, among others.

Mr. Jonathan L.. Ravelas

Mr. Jonathan L. Ravelas joined Banco de Oro in 2002 to provide analysis on financial markets and macroeconomic developments in local and foreign economies. Prior to that, he held the same position in the treasury department of Equitable PCI Bank. From 1992 to 1998, he worked as strategist, analyst, equities dealer and portfolio manager in both money management and institutional equity brokerage settings.

He has delivered many lectures in the field of forecasting, using different methods and applications to financial markets, here and abroad. His economic commentaries regularly appear in Business World, the Philippine Daily Inquirer and the Asian Wall Street Journal. He is also a well-known commentator appearing regularly on ANC, Bloomberg and BBC.

Atty. Roel A.. Refran

Atty. Roel Arco Refran is the Chief Operating Officer of the Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) with full responsibility for all divisions of PSE. He is also the President of the Philippine Fulbright Scholars Association; and Co-Chairperson of the Capital Markets Development Committee of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).

Prior to this, he held other offices, such as: Senate of the Philippines, under Senator Ralph Recto; SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan and Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices; Ateneo de Manila University School of Law; and Emory Center for Alternative Investments (ECAI), USA.