Danilo L. Concepcion

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Danilo L. Concepcion, UP President and IRRI Ex-Officio BOT member

Ex-officio Member, Board of Trustees

President, University of the Philippines

Danilo L. Concepcion is the 21st President of the University of the Philippines (UP), a system consisting of seven constituent universities and an autonomous college. Founded in 1908 and declared as the national university in 2008, UP currently has more than 50,000 students and close to 14,000 faculty and staff members.

Mr. Concepcion is widely respected as one of the Philippines' leading authorities in Corporation Law, specifically corporate governance, rehabilitation, and insolvency.

Just before his appointment as UP President, Mr. Concepcion was Dean of the UP College of Law. He has also served as President of the De La Salle-Araneta University from 2000-2002 on secondment from UP. He returned to UP in 2002 and served in various capacities as Associate Dean of the UP College of Law, Head of the UP Law Center, and Director of the Institute of Judicial Administration until May 2006. He was appointed Vice President for Legal Affairs of the UP System in February 2011 and was elected the 14th Dean of the UP College of Law in June 2011. In 2015, he was appointed Executive Director of the UP Bonifacio Global City.

Mr. Concepcion was also an elected member of the Batasang Pambansa in 1978 and served until 1986 as a representative of the youth sector. He was appointed Associate Commissioner of the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission in 1996 and served until 2000.

Currently, he sits at the Board of Governors of the Philippine Red Cross. He also teaches at the Philippine Judicial Academy and is a member of its Civil Code Committee. President Concepcion is a member of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Governing Board, as well as the Supreme Court of the Philippines’ Committee on Legal Education and Bar Matters.

Aside from being an academic and an administrator, President Concepcion has rendered a distinct public service by giving free legal advice over radio and television for the past 15 years, most notably in DZMM Teleradyo’s Usapang de Campanilla.

Mr. Concepcion graduated with a degree in Agricultural Engineering, summa cum laude, from the De La Salle-Araneta University in 1979. He obtained his LL.B. from the UP College of Law in 1983 (cum laude) and his LL.M. from the University of London in 1986 as a Chevening Scholar. He specialized in commercial arbitration, securities law, international finance, and international economic and trade law.

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Ex-officio Member, Board of Trustees

President, University of the Philippines (2017-present)

Corporate law
Corporate governance, rehabilitation, and insolvency
Commercial arbitration
Securities law
International finance
International economic and trade law


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