Diwa C. Guinigundo

AMRO Advisory Panel Member from 2023 to 2025

Mr. Guinigundo was the Deputy Governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) from 2005-2019, where he was responsible for monetary policy and operations, international operations and other various aspects of central banking and macroeconomic policy. He was also Vice-Chairman of both the BSP’s Investment Management Committee and the BSP Provident Fund, and represented the BSP at the cabinet level on the Board of the National Economic and Development Authority.  Mr. Guinigundo also served in various capacities at international organizations, including Alternate Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund from 2001 to 2003, and research head at The South East Asian Central Banks’ Research and Training Centre from 1992 to 1994. He also taught economics at the University of the Philippines College Manila and St. Scholastica’s College from 1978 to 1998.

Mr. Guinigundo has published several books, including Trauma to Triumph: Rising from the Ashes of the Asian Financial Crisis, which he co-edited with AMRO. He also writes weekly columns for the Manila Bulletin and BusinessWorld.

He is a member of the Advisory Panel of the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics at the Singapore Management University and is a fellow of the Foundation for Economic Freedom. He has been an independent director of AIA Investment Management and Trust Corporation Philippines since October 2020, and an external advisor to Bain & Company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Mr. Guinigundo holds a MSc degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of the Philippines