Faculty - Mario Antonio G. Lopez


Mario Antonio G. Lopez

Washington SyCip Graduate School of Business, AIM
Core Faculty



    Professor Mayo Lopez teaches primarily for the Master in Management Program (MM) of the W. SyCip Graduate School of Business (WSGSB), and also teaches programs at the Center for Development Management (CDM) and the Executive Education and Lifelong Learning Center (EXCELL). He has served as Assistant Dean for EXCELL and Associate Dean for the CDM. 

In 1994, he took leave from AIM to serve as managing director of Fondacion El Taller, an international umbrella NGO involved in propagating civil societies based in Tunis, Tunisia, and helped institutionalize management systems in the foundation. He also helped represent the foundation in several international conferences in the Arab World and the United Nations.
Mayo continues to have a varied multi-sector, multi-industry and multinational consulting career, and works with corporations, not-for-profit organizations and government agencies -- both civilian and military -- in strategic national, sector, and corporate planning; human resources and organizational development; project development and management; policy analyses; and economic-political risk assessment.
Among the private corporations he served and/ or continues to serve are the J.V. del Rosario Group of Companies (which has joint ventures with Matsushita, Kawasaki and Sumitomo) and the Philippine-American Life Insurance Company, Inc. in the Philippines; P.T. CIMB Niaga in Indonesia; OCBC Bank Berhad, Development & Commercial Bank Berhad, Malaysian British Assurance Berhad and Price Waterhouse Berhad in Malaysia; The Overseas Assurance Corporation in Singapore; and the Political and Economic Risk, Ltd. of Hong Kong.
Mayo is active in the Management Association of the Philippines' Agribusiness and Countryside Development and National Issues committees. He was a trustee of the Philippine Local Government Academy, and is a trustee of the Philippine Center for Futuristics Research. He was also a Director of the Kennedy School of Government (Harvard) Alumni Association of the Philippines. He was a member of the National Council of the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines, the Technical Panel of the Bishops'-Businessmen's Conference for Human Development, the Philippine Council for Foreign Relations, the Philippine Sociological Society, and is a lifetime member of the Corporate Planning Society of the Philippines.
Mayo received the Philippine Constabulary Special Action Force (SAF) "Black Beret" Award for being its organizational development adviser from 1984 to 1989. He then also served as Adviser to the Philippine National Police National Capital Region Narcotics Command from 1984 to 1989. He has been a Guest Lecturer at the Armed Forces of the Philippines' Command and General Staff College and the Special Intelligence Training School. He continues to consult with the Philippine Army (planning and civil-military operations) and the National Police (Change Management Office).
Mayo was awarded the Asian Productivity Organization of the Philippines “Productivity and Excellence in Education and Promotion” award for 1997. He has written cases on business policy, public management, human behavior in organization, and environmental scanning. Some of his articles on management have been featured in international publications. As AIM professor, he has had the privilege of heading faculty teams that helped the Philippine Departments of Health, Social Welfare and Development and Education with their decentralization and devolution realignment and strategic planning exercises, as well as the Bureau of Treasury and the Commission on Audit.
Mayo holds a Master in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management (1970) and a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government (1975) as a joint Center for Population Studies and Edward S. Mason Fellow for Economic Development. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of the Philippines (1968). He is currently completing his doctoral studies in development studies at the De La Salle University.