By Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat
Lawyer Francisco “Francis” Edralin Lim is the president of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) for 2020. Atty. Lim is the 71st President of the MAP since its inception in 1950.
Atty. Lim is a Senior Partner and member of the Executive and Special Committees of the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW).
He previously served as President and CEO of Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) and Securities Clearing Corporation of the Philippines. He is a Director/Trustee of several companies, such as Alphaland Corp., Energy Development Corp., Insular Life Assurance Co., and Producers Savings Bank Corp.
Atty Lim also served as former President of Shareholders’ Association of the Philippines (SharePHIL), Director of Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX), Trustee of CIBI Foundation, Inc., and Trustee of Judicial Reform Initiative, Inc.
As a lawyer, the new MAP president has been a recipient of various awards from several institutions, including “Lawyer of the Year – Philippines” by Benchmark Litigation, Asia-Pacific Awards 2019; “Market Leader: Banking and Mergers & Acquisitions” (2019) by the International Finance Law Review (IFLR1000); “Deal Maker of the Year” by Thomson Reuters Asian Legal Business Philippine Law Awards 2017; “Commended External Counsel of the Year” by the In-House Community Counsels (2016-2018); “Punong Gabay Award” from the Philippine Council of Deans and Educators (PCDEB); and “Most Outstanding Alumnus in Private Law Practice” by the Ateneo Law Alumni Association.
He was co-author of “The Philippine Competition Act: Salient Points and Emerging Issues.”
He is a Professor of Law at the Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) and the San Beda Graduate School of Law. He is Vice Chair of the Commercial Law Department and professorial lecturer of the Philippine Judicial Academy.
He obtained his Bachelor of Laws from AdMU and his Master of Laws from University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of Philippine Bar and the New York State Bar.
Other officers of MAP for 2020 are Mr. Aurelio “Gigi” R. Montinola III, Chair of Far Estern University (FEU), as VP; Atty. Benedicta “Dick” Du-Baladad, Founding Partner and CEO of Du-Baladad and Associates (BDB Law), as Treasurer; Atty. Emmanuel “Noel” P. Bonoan, Vice Chair and COO of KPMG R.G. Manabat Co., as Asst. Treasurer; and Mr. John Philip “Jp” S. Orbeta, Managing Director and Group Head for Corporate Resources of Ayala Corporation, as Secretary.
Governors are Atty. Danilo “Danny” L. Concepcion, President of University of the Philippines (UP); Ms. Maria Victoria “Marivic” C. Españo, Chair and CEO of P&A Grant Thornton; Dr. Justo “Tito” A. Ortiz, Chair of UnionBank of the Philippines; and Gov. Amando “Say” M. Tetangco, JR., Board Director of Philippine Airlines (PAL).