DR. JOSE RENE C. GAYO, President

Jose Rene C. Gayo is the Vice President and Executive Director of MFI Foundation, Inc and MFI Farm Business Institute (formerly Meralco Foundation, Inc.) He was the Founding Dean of the School of Management of the University of Asia and the Pacific.

He has been the President of the Philippine Federation of Family Farm and Rural Schools (PHILFEFFARS) that counts in its membership 12 such schools all over the Philippines since 2011. Dr. Gayo is the current President of the Foundations for People Development, Inc. (FPD).

Dr. Gayo, from Negros Oriental, holds degrees in Doctor in Business Administration (University of the Philippines, 1996), Master of Science in Industrial Economics (UA&P, 1983), and BS Agriculture major in Agribusiness (Silliman University, 1981). He is a recipient of a five-year COCOFED Scholarship for his undergraduate studies and a two-year Hanns Seidel Stiftung (of Germany) Scholarship for his graduate studies. He is listed as one of the 2000 Outstanding Scholars of the 20th Century published by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.