Ateneo, Metrobank Foundation recognize Zobel de Ayala for championing health care

Makati, February 27, 2018 --- The Ateneo Professional Schools and Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) will award the 2018 Metrobank Professorial Chair for Public Service and Governance to Ayala Corporation Chairman and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala.

Mr. Zobel has been chosen for his active commitment in providing affordable and accessible quality health care solutions which promote the government’s universal health care programs. Mr. Zobel will deliver a lecture titled “Improving Healthcare for All: Strategies and Innovations at the Ayala Group” at the Ateneo Professional Schools Auditorium in Rockwell, Makati City.

Created in 1999, the professorial chair—a joint initiative of the Ateneo Professional Schools and MBFI—is an annual award given to distinguished servant leaders for their exceptional contributions and achievements in the public and private sectors.

The Ateneo Professional School’s partnership with MBFI finds its roots in the common vision of encouraging Filipinos to contribute to national development by providing a platform for sharing cutting edge research and innovations. Multi-disciplinary in orientation, the Ateneo Professional Schools strives towards solution-oriented and policy-relevant institutional research and the formation of technically excellent and values-driven professionals who will contribute in all areas of national development.

Past Chair holders include Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo (2017), Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales (2016), former Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Soliman (2015), former Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario (2014), former Department of Budget Management Secretary Florencio Abad (2013), and former Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos- Deles (2012).

Mikka Cruz