Bigatin! Check out new SEC chairman Emilio Aquino’s resume
This lawyer-accountant has a number of accolades to his name.
Emilio Benito Aquino has been appointed by President Duterte as the new chairperson of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He replaces Teresita Herbosa whose seven-year term expired in March this year.
Aquino was a stellar student. He graduated magna cum laude and valedictorian at the University of Zamboanga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, major in Accounting back in 1984, while he placed 16th in the 1992 bar exams after taking up his degree at the San Beda College, according to a profile published by the Anti-Money Laundering Council.
Prior to his appointment, Aquino sat as the supervising commissioner on enforcement, human resources, and administration of the SEC. He also went to teach public accountancy and law as well as commercial law at Ateneo de Zamboanga University and Western Mindanao State University.