Rico joined Agents for Impact in May 2021 as Investment Officer for South and Southeast Asia. He is responsible for debt investment portfolio development and operations in the region. His tasks include providing support in assessing new opportunities in impact investment, market research, investment portfolio and financial analysis of financial institutions.
Before joining AFI, Rico established and manage an impact and ethical lending company in Philippines focusing in lending to small and medium enterprises, helping them create positive impact to people and communities.
He previously worked with Oikocredit, EDCS as Country Manager for the Philippines then as Deputy Regional Director for Southeast Asia. Earlier in his career, he worked with the Philippine leading wholesaler of microfinance, People’s Credit and Finance Corporation, before resigning as Assistance Vice President for Visayas Operations.
Rico holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Santo Tomas. He also completed a certificate course in Bank Management from the University of Asia and the Pacific.