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Jaime Aristotle B. Alip

Dr. Alip is the Founder of the Center for Agriculture and Rural Devleopment Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI), the 2008 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Public Service. Dr. Alip continues to chair the board of the major institutions of CARD MRI, which has expanded to include 21 mutually reinforcing institutions whose major focus is poverty eradication in the country. CARD currently reaches over 5 million poor families in the Philippines.

Dr. Alip served in various key positions in the Philippine Government, including Undersecretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (2002-2003); Assistant Secretary of the Department of Agrarian Reform (1996-1998); and Deputy Executive Director of the Agricultural Credit Policy Council (1988-1992). As Assistant Secretary of the Department of Agrarian Reform, he was given the Secretary’s Award in 1998 for his contribution to the agrarian reform program. Ernst and Young recognized him as Social Entrepreneur in 2006; Dr. Alip also received Most Outstanding Alumnus of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association in 2007, and the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam recognized Dr. Alip’s 20+ years of work in Vietnam in the field of poverty eradication with the “Order of Friendship” Award.

Mr. Alip is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, where he completed the three-year Owner/President Management Program in 2007. He obtained his doctorate degree in Organization Development from the Southeast Asia Interdisciplinary Institute in Manila in 2002, and received his Bachelor and Master’s degrees in agricultural economic/marketing from the University of the Philiippines at Los Baños in 1978 and 1983, respectively. He also attended the Executive Program in Global management at Case Western Reserve University in 1999.

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