Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University East (Philippines), 1953. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1956.
Controller, secretary Carnation Company, Manila, Philippines, 1957—1963. Vice president, director Esso Fertilizer/Eastern, 1963—1969. Finance and economic advisor Esso Standard Eastern, New York City, 1969—1970.
Cabinet minister Philippine Government, Manila, 1970—1974. President, chief executive officer National Steel Corporation, Makati, Philippines, 1974—1980. Chairman, chief executive officer EJR Corporation, Metro Manila, since 1980, Maxima Garments Inc., Metro Manila, since 1980.
Chairman MIDA, since 1986. Secretary-general Association of Southeast Asian Nations-United States Business Council. Director TCDC Corporation, Metro Manila, Transeast Services, Inc., Metro Manila, Maxima Garments Inc., Metro Manila.
Secretary general Aslan-United States Business Council, Makati, 1980—1983, Asean Chamber of C and Industry, Makati, 1978—1979. Chairman committee trade Philippine Chamber of C and Industry, Manila, 1981—1982. Director Council Economic Development, Makati, 1980—1982.
Member of Sales and Marketing Executives Association (president 1968-1969), Philippine Iron and Steel Institute (director 1976-1980), Asean Iron and Steel Federation (governor 1978-1980).
Married Mary Alice Lehmann, September 6, 1975. 1 child Avril Alexandra.