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Board of Trustees

Washington SyCip, Founding Chairman
Doris Magsaysay-Ho, Chair
Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Vice Chair
Atty. Agustin Montilla, Corporate Secretary
Luis J.L Virata, Treasurer
Jorge L. Araneta
Jose D. Campos, Jr.
Teresita Sy-Coson
Frederick Y. Dy
Jaime Enrique Y. Gonzalez
Oscar M. Lopez
Edward A. Tortorici

Myla Villanueva



Amb. Delia Albert
Marvin Fausto
Victor "Dindo" Manhit



Suyin Liu Lee, Executive Director
Suyin is the Executive Director of Asia Society Philippines Foundation, Inc. Prior to coming back home to the Philippines after being away for almost 20 years, Suyin held several positions in the banking and capital markets industries in the United States and Singapore. She served as a Loan Committee Member for the Women’s Initiative for Self Employment and Co-Founder of the Mana Fund under the Give2Asia program of the Asia Foundation in San Francisco. She has a Bachelors Degree in Management Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University and completed graduate courses in International Monetary Policy at the University of Vienna and Finance at the University of California, Berkeley.



Marge Madrigal, Programs Head
Marge has organized a variety of programs and projects for Asia Society Philippines – from cookbooks to exhibits to fora. Prior to joining Asia Society, she was a Client Service Executive for Nielsen Philippines, handling projects for clients in telecommunications and FMCG. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Magna cum Laude, from the University of the Philippines-Diliman. In her free time, she likes to volunteer for One Million Lights Philippines, read, travel, and observe human behavior.



Patty Coronel, Program Assistant
As a Program Assistant, Patty joins the team in conceptualizing and implementing relevant programs for the Manila Center, with primary focus on membership. Patty was previously an Account Executive at an award-winning independent advertising agency, where she handled a range of clients and projects. She graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Broadcast Communication from the University of the Philippines-Diliman.


Global Initiatives

Kathryn Cárdenas, Program Officer, Global Initiatives (New York)

Kathryn brings with her over 12 years of experience in communications, programs development, membership relations and community engagement both from the private and non-profit world. She worked in a variety of sectors starting out in the field of advertising and accounts management, sales and marketing, and eventually in education, curatorial, and arts administration in the Philippines, Europe, and the United States. Based in Manila, she is the focal person of the Asia 21 network where she manages relations and oversees public service projects in the region. Kathryn works directly with the Global Initiatives Group at Asia Society New York and travels often to onsite programs and conferences.



Mayelle Rarugal, Executive Assistant

Yeng is the Executive Assistant of Asia Society Philippines Foundation. Her principal function is to work closely with the Executive Director and Program Officers for the different administrative activities and communications of the center. She graduated from De La Salle University-Manila and holds a bachelor’s degree in International Studies major in European Studies. She has experienced working in the public sector and also worked as a paralegal for the Law Firm of R.V. Domingo & Associates prior to joining Asia Society. She is interested to pursue a long-term career in Foreign Policy with a specialization in Security and Intelligence.