Top Ten Most Influential Leaders Of Philippines
Cesar A. V. Purisima
Hardworking Finance Secretary Purisma is former chairman of SGV Group and a leader of the Hyatt 10, along with Secretary Butch Abad, who resigned from the cabinet of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo during the “Hello Garci” scandal. He was former trade and industry secretary. Purisima earned his BS Commerce degree, majoring in accounting and management of financial institutions, from De la Salle University (1979) and his MBA from J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. He was a topnotcher in the 1979 Certified Public Accountant Board Examination.