APRC Council
  • The Honourable Mr. Jose Isidro Camacho

    Former Secretary for Finance of the Philippines

    Having served in the cabinet of President Arroyo as Secretary of Energy and later Secretary of Finance, he is currently Vice Chairman of Credit Suisse, based in Singapore.

    Jose Camacho obtained his Bachelor's degree in mathematics (cum laude) from De La Salle University in 1975. He received his MBA with concentration in Finance from Harvard University in 1979.

    He joined Credit Suisse in March 2005 after a distinguished career in government and international banking. He was appointed Secretary of Finance for the Philippines in 2001, a position he held until November 2003. As Secretary of Finance, Mr. Camacho led the country's economic team and supervised the fiscal and financial sectors. Before that, Mr. Camacho was the Secretary of Energy for the Philippines where he was credited with the successful passage of the country's power sector reform legislation.

    Prior to joining the government, Jose Camacho was a Managing Director and Chief Country Officer at Deutsche Bank, AG in Manila. Before that, he worked for Bankers Trust Company for over twenty years in New York, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Singapore. He then became the Managing Director of Bankers Trust Company in 1990 and obtained Partner status in 1996.

    He is currently a board member of the National Heritage Board (Singapore), an adviser to Singapore Institute of International Affairs, a member of the Group of Experts of the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum, a member of the Securities Industry Council (Singapore), and a member of the International Advisory Panel of the Securities Commission (Malaysia). He is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Sun Life of Canada (Philippines).