FELIPE M. MEDALLA, Ph.D.
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Dr. Felipe Medalla, the current Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, is a seasoned economist and educator whose career spans more than four decades and four administrations.
Dr. Medalla has been a member of the policymaking Monetary Board since July 2011, having been appointed by former President Benigno Aquino III and President Rodrigo Duterte in July 2017.
Before joining the Monetary Board, he was a prominent figure in the academe, having taught at the University of the Philippines-School of Economics (UPSE) from 1991 to 2011. He also served as UP vice president of planning and finance from 1988-1991 before being named dean of the UPSE from 1994-1998.
In 1998, Dr. Medalla was appointed Secretary of Socio-Economic Planning and Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority by then-President Joseph Estrada.
Dr. Medalla was President of the Philippine Economic Society in 1996 and executive director of the Philippine Center for Economic Development from 1994-1998. He was Chairman of the Foundation for Economic Freedom, a non-governmental organization that is primarily engaged in public advocacy for fiscal reforms and market-friendly government policies, from 2002-2011. His research contribution explores different facets of economic development and monetary policy, from manufacturing growth, debt management, taxation, exchange rate policy, and inflation, among others.
Dr. Medalla earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and his M.A. in Economics from the University of the Philippines. A certified public accountant, he graduated cum laude from De La Salle University with an economics-accounting degree.
(as of 17 November 2022)