George E. Sycip

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George E. Sycip is President of the Halanna Management Corporation.

"George E. Sycip was born in the Philippines and received his A.B. in International Relations/Economics in 1978 from Stanford University and his M.B.A. from Harvard University.

"He is a Founder and Principal in Galaxaco China Group LLC and advises a variety of companies in their cross-border endeavors between the US/Europe and Asia. He also sits on several corporate boards, including Bank of the Orient in San Francisco; Beneficial-PNB Life Insurance Company in the Philippines; MacroAsia Corporation, which provides catering, ground handling, aircraft maintenance and other services at the Manila and Cebu international airports; Arasor International Group, Ltd., which designs and manufactures photonic signal processing chips and optical systems & components; and Medtecs Corporation, which manufactures and distributes medical garments and consumables. Prior to setting up his own offices, Mr. Sycip had a career in banking, internationally and domestically, including serving as Chief Financial Officer of United Savings Bank, a leading provider of banking services to California's Asian communities and a major originator of home mortgages in the State.

"Mr. Sycip currently serves as a director of the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction, Give2Asia, and the California Asia Business Council. He also served as Commissioner for the City of San Francisco's Social Services Department. He was Director and Treasurer for many years of the San Francisco Education Fund and the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library." [1]

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  1. Advisory Board, Freeman-Spogli Institute, accessed October 21, 2007.