Raymundo L. Roberto
Washington SyCip Graduate School of Business, AIM
Professor Raymundo L. Roberto, the Shoemart, Inc. Professor of Retail Management, is a core faculty of the W. SyCip Graduate School of Business' Master in Management Program. He also teaches in the Master in Entrepreneurship (ME) and Master in Development Management (MDM) programs. He likewise handles learning sessions in the Executive Education Programs.
Prof. Roberto was AIM's Chief Finance Officer (CFO) from 2000 to 2001. Likewise, he represented the Institute on project teams for international cooperation, as well as on technical boards of several development assistance agencies and technology promotion groups.
Prof. Roberto’s areas of expertise and research interests include financial management (i.e., business finance (corporate), investment, non-bank financial institutions, entrepreneurship particularly SME development and finance, microeconomics, privatization, sector policy analysis, management and institutional development and capacity building, program and project development and management, governance, social development (i.e., impact monitoring, sustainable development and livelihoods), marketing and retail management.
Prof. Roberto is proprietor of a chain of non-bank financial institutions and a partner in two new businesses involved in money transfers and remittances and security services for affiliates. He remains a passive partner in a management consulting firm engaged in market research, consumer survey, training, and project development and an agricultural supply and plantation management business. He is a consultant to a microfinance institution and a management consulting group specializing in development-oriented training for non-government organizations, private businesses and foreign-funded program agencies. He also serves on the board of directors of several local representative companies of Asian transnationals.
Prof. Roberto was formerly the general manager of a government-controlled corporation involved in the manufacture and marketing of processed wood products and also served as the CEO of its subsidiaries. He was a director of Technology Resource Center which was engaged in the development, syndication, commercialization, and replication of technologies into viable ventures, and concurrently served as treasurer for some of these ventures. He was project engineer of Elizalde and Co., Inc., and senior mill engineer and assistant project engineer of Cellophil Resources Corporation.
Prof. Roberto has also served as general management consultant or financing intermediary to several medium and large firms engaged in policy studies and project research for government agencies, rural banking, commercial complex management, supermarket management, hotel and restaurant management, restaurant and catering operations, pulp and paperboard manufacturing, aqua-culture, agro-livestock and general trading, integrated farm systems, fruit processing, industrial plantation, fertilizer distribution, specialty chemicals and hygiene systems company and pharmaceutical equipment supply.
Prof. Roberto is a doctoral candidate in Business Administration at the University of the Philippines. He is a distinction graduate of the Master in Business Management (MBM) program of the Asian Institute of Management (1982). A licensed chemical engineer, he completed his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of the Philippines (1977).