Adrian Cristobal Jr.

Adrian Cristobal Jr. is Vice Chairman of SteelAsia Manufacturing Corp. (SAMC), the largest steel manufacturer in the Philippines. He is a Director of the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI). He is also the elected Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Economic Research Institute of ASEAN and East Asia, the think tank of the ASEAN and its trading partners.

Before returning to the private sector in 2017, Mr. Cristobal served as Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)/Chairman of the Board of Investments (BOI) and Chairman of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) of the Republic of the Philippines. Prior to his appointment as Secretary, he held several senior positions in government, namely: Vice Chairman/Managing Head of the BOI; Undersecretary for Industry and Trade Policy; Director General of the Intellectual Property Office, and Undersecretary for Trade Regulation and Consumer Welfare.