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Philippine ambassador to the U.S. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. (right) receives the Joseph Wharton Award for Lifetime Achievement from Alan Schlaifer, president and CEO of the Wharton Club of Washington, D.C.

 

WASHINGTON — The Philippine Embassy here reported that the Wharton Club of Washington, D.C. honored Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. with the Joseph Wharton Award for Lifetime Achievement during its 41st annual gala dinner.

The event was held at the Park Hyatt Washington on May 17.

The award recognizes very exceptional leaders who have had an amazing career within the alumni community of the prestigious Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Other recipients included Vulcan Consulting LLC chief executive officer Joyce M. Hunter, Calvert Group founder D. Wayne Silby, and Active Minds, Inc. founder and executive director Alison Malmon.

In his acceptance speech, Cuisia recalled his involvements in both public and private sectors of the Philippine society, starting as Philippine Central Bank governor from 1990 to 1993 until his retirement from the Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company in 2009 as its president and chief executive officer.

Cuisia graduated from the Wharton School with a master of business administration in finance.

He is now the new Philippine ambassador to the U.S. and the first Filipino recipient of the Club’s Award.

He pledged to continue serving his countrymen, to whom he has dedicated the recognition bestowed on him.

Established in 1968, the Wharton Club of Washington, D.C. is one of the largest and most active organizations in its alumni network.