Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Dr. Felipe Medalla, a noted economist and educator whose career spans more than four decades and four administrations, is the current Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

Dr. Medalla has been a member of the policymaking Monetary Board since July 2011, having been appointed by former President Benigno Aquino III and President Rodrigo Duterte in July 2017.

Before joining the Monetary Board, he was a prominent figure in the academe, having taught at the University of the Philippines-School of Economics (UPSE) from 1991 to 2011. He also served as UP vice president of planning and finance from 1988-1991 before being named dean of UPSE from 1994-1998.

In 1998, Dr. Medalla was appointed Secretary of Socio-Economic Planning and Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority by then-President Joseph Estrada.

He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and his M.A. in Economics from the University of the Philippines. A certified public accountant, he graduated cum laude from De La Salle University with an economics-accounting degree.