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Profiles of Board of Trustees (BOTs)



     Mr. Edward S. Go became the Vice Chair and Chair – Finance Committee of National Citizen’s Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL).

     Prior to his involvement in NAMFREL, he was the Chairman/CEO of United Coconut Planters Bank from 2001-2003. He was also CEO of Asian Bank (1994-2000), Philippine Banking Corp. (1991-1994), China Banking Corp. (1985-1989), and Philippine Bank of Commerce (1974-1985).

     Currently, he is the Chairman of Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI). He graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude. In 2005, he earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Corporate Management with Honoris Causa at University of Baguio.



     Ms. Victoria A. Dee is the Vice Chair and Treasurer of Assisi Development Foundation from October 1996 up to present. Prior to this, she was Assistant Treasurer of Chase Manhattan Bank from June 1986 until August 1996. She was a Project Analyst at Benguet Management Corporation from September 1983 until December 1985.

     In 1983, she finished her Bachelor of Science in General Management at Boston College.



     Mr. Richard C. Dee serves as the President of Dao Investment and Management Corp. from 2007 up to present. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of United Laboratories, Inc. (UNILAB) and a Trustee in Assisi Development Foundation.

    In April 1983, he finished his Bachelor of Commerce course from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He has a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA.



    Mr. Kamrul H. Tarafder was the Team Leader Consultant of the United Nations Development Programme-Microfinance Support Project (UNDP-MSP) and Microfinance Sector Support Project (MSSP) from October 1998 until June 2004. He handled 3 projects as Team Leader Expert for the MSSP of the UNDP MicroStart Program in the Philippines. He assisted more than 25 MFIs in the Philippines by introducing the ASA system and studied around 50 MFIs throughout the country. The project was evaluated by the Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest (CGAP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) as the highest achievement and no. 1 among 66 implementing countries in the world.

     He has extensive experience in South and Southeast Asian countries in establishing the microfinance system. He also attended many national and international seminars on microfinance in the United States, Australia, Thailand, Bangladesh and the Philippines as resource person.

     He was the Deputy General Manager of and acted in various capacities with ASA Bangladesh for 11 years.

     In 1979, he earned a Higher Secondary Certificate from Brindaban College in Bangladesh. He finished his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Dhaka in 1988. In 2003, he earned his Master in Entrepreneurship (with distinction) at AIM, Manila.

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