|Profile of Cabinet Secretaries|
Cesar V Purisima
Secretary, Department of Finance
Purisima earned his BSC degree in Accounting and MFI at the De La Salle University (1975-1979) and his MBA in International Economics and Finance at Northwestern University-Kellogg School of Management (1981-1983).
Cesar Purisima is the former Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) secretary in 2005 and was part of the Hyatt 10. Prior to this, for five years, he was chairman and managing partner of SGV & Co. (1979-1984). He was also a member of the Global Executive Board and Global Practice Council of Ernst & Young.