Dr. Estanislao is the Founding Chairman of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) which advocates good governance among publicly-listed companies, banks, insurance companies, and government-owned/controlled corporations. He is also the Founding Chairman of the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA), a non-profit organization committed to public sector governance reform.

Dr. Estanislao's vision of a reformed Philippine democracy led him to explore and develop a values-oriented, transformative management approach, which he employed in previous posts as Chairman of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), Director-General of the National Economic Development Authority, Finance Secretary, Founding Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute in Japan, and Founding President of the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P).

Recognized as the foremost authority on good governance, he ahs served in the private sector governance advisory boards of the Ramos, Macapagal-Arroyo, and Aquino administrations. He developed the Performance Governance System (PGS), a Philippine adaptation of the Balanced Scorecard, which is now being implemented in over 40 local government units, national government agencies, and government-owned enterprises. Currently, he is the Philippines' representative to the ASEAN Markets Forum's Corporate Governance Scorecard Project while serving in various multi-sector advisory boards of government agencies such as the Philippine Navy, the Philippine Army, and the Philippine National Police.

A Cebuano, Dr. Estanislao is a graduate of Economics and Philosophy from the University of San Carlos. He earned his masteral and doctorate degrees in Fordham University and Harvard University.

Dr. Estanislao was awarded the rank of Commander of The Philippine Legion of Honor in 1992, and MAP Management Man of the Year in 2010. He received the first Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) award in the field of good governance in 2012. in April 2013, Dr. Estanislao was given the Hernando De Soto Award for Democracy for his work in ICD and ISA by the Center for International Private Enterprise in the United States.