Jose L. Cuisia Jr. became Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States on July 7, 2011, having previously served as commissioner (representing the Employer’s Group) of the Social Security System from September to December 2010.
In addition, Cuisia was governor of the Central Bank and chairman of the Monetary Board while concurrently serving as chairman of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) Board from 1990 to 1993. He was also President and CEO/administrator of the Social Security System and director of the Philippine National Bank.
Cuisia has a long career history in banking and insurance with financial institutions such as the Philippine American Life & General Insurance Co., American International Group, Far East Bank & Trust Co., and Union Bank of the Philippines. He also sat on the board of a number of leading companies in the Philippines, including SM Prime Holdings, Phinma Corp., Genesis Hotels and Resorts Management, and Manila Water Co.
Cuisia holds a bachelor of arts in social science and a bachelor of science in commerce (magna cum laude) from De La Salle University, as well as a master’s in business administration-finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1970 as a university scholar.
He is married to the former Maria Victoria Jose, with whom he has five children.
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