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Washington SyCip, American accountant. Fellow International Academy Management; member Philippine Institute Certified Public Accountant's (president, Hall of Fame award 1980), Management Association of the Philippines (Man of Year 1967), International Federation Accountants (president 1982-1985), Makati Business Club.

Background

SyCip, Washington was born on June 30, 1921 in Manila, Philippines. Son of Albino and Helen (Bau) SyCip.

Education

A product of the Philippine public school system, SyCip holds BS and MS degrees from the University of Santo Tomas, which later conferred a Doctor of Accounting , honoris causa degree on him in 1984.\r\nSyCip was in the United States completing a post-graduate degree as the Second World War broke out. His father, who was in the City of Manila during the Japanese invasion, was detained by the occupying forces. After hearing reports that the Japanese had executed his father, SyCip joined the war effort, recruited into a "special codebreaking" class and later deployed to British India as a codebreaker.\r\nAfter the war, SyCip started his own practice of accountancy.

He eventually partnered with Alfredo Velayo and Ramón J. Gorres to form what is now known as SGV & Co.\r\nSyCip had also obtained a Master of Science in Commerce from Columbia Business School.

Career

He was one of the first ethnic Chinese to be admitted into what is now the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. Complete BDO Unibank, Inc, (PSE: BDO), Adviser to the Board Belle Corporation (PSE: BEL), Independent Director Cityland Development Corporation (PSE: CDC), Chairman of Board, Independent Director First Philippine Holdings Corporation (PSE: FPH), Independent Director Highlands Prime, Inc., Independent Director Lopez Holdings Corporation (PSE: LPZ), Independent Director MacroAsia Corporation (PSE: MAC), Chairman Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (PSE: MPI), Independent Director Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (PSE: MBT), Adviser to the Board Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PSE: TEL), Adviser to the Board Philippine National Bank (PSE: PNB), Director Philequity Management, Inc. , Director Washington Sycip Park in Makati, Metro Manila, was named in his honour on his 85th birthday.

Achievements

  • Officer First Class of the Order of the Polar Star (1987)\r\nPhilippine Legion of Honor, Degree of Commander (1991)\r\nOrder of Lakandula, Rank of Grand Cross (Bayani) (2011)\r\nRamon V. del Rosario Award for Nation Building (2012).

Membership

Fellow International Academy Management. Member Philippine Institute Certified Public Accountant's (president, Hall of Fame award 1980), Management Association of the Philippines (Man of Year 1967), International Federation Accountants (president 1982-1985), Makati Business Club.

Connections

Married Anna Yu, November 27, 1948. Children: Victoria, George, Robert.

father:
Albino SyCip

mother:
Helen (Bau) SyCip

spouse:
Anna Yu

children:
George SyCip

Robert SyCip

Victoria SyCip