Founder and Managing Director
Center for Agriculture and Rural Development Mutually Reinforcing Institutions
Jaime Aristotle B. Alip is the Founder and Managing Director of the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI), and the 2008 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Public Service. Under Dr. Alip’s leadership, CARD MRI also received numerous other awards from 2000 to 2012, including the Global Excellence for Microfinance by the Grameen Foundation, USA. Dr. Alip has served in key positions in the Philippine Government and continues to hold various positions in local and international organizations working on microfinance and rural development. He has extensive international experience in these fields throughout Southeast Asia plus Bhutan and China, serving in various capacities as advisor, expert, and/or consultant. Dr. Alip is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School having completed the Owner/President Management (OPM) Program in 2007. He obtained his doctorate degree in Organizational Development from the Southeast Asia Interdisciplinary Development Institute (SAIDI), Philippines in 2002. He received his bachelor and master’s degrees in agricultural economics/marketing from the University of the Philippines at Los Baños in 1978 and 1983, respectively.
Session 2A: Role of MFIs in Strengthening the Agricultural Sector in Preparation for the 2015 ASEAN Integration