Benito L. Teehankee

Chair, Management and Organization Department, De La Salle University

Personal Background

Benito Lopez Teehankee is a Full Professor in the Management and Organization Department of the De La Salle University (DLSU) Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business. He is the Course Director of the Corporate Governance program of the Center for Professional Development in Business, and coordinator of the Business for Human Development Network under the DLSU’s Center for Business Research and Development. He has taught statistics, business ethics, organizational behavior, corporate governance, business intelligence and analytics, strategic management, and other related courses for more than 30 years.

He is a Board Governor of the Philippine Academy of Management, Vice Chair and Past Chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility committee of the Management Association of the Philippines, an accredited subject matter expert of the Management Skills Enhancement Program of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, and Chair of the Education committee of the Shareholders Association of the Philippines. He serves in the Commission on Higher Education as member of the Technical Committee on Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, and Office Administration, member of the Task Force on Outcome and Typology-based Quality Assurance, and member of the Task Force on Qualifications Framework in Higher Education.

Teehankee was a moderator in the Logic of Gift and the Meaning of Business conference of the Vatican Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace in Rome, and a member of the United Nations Global Compact Academic Institutions Working Group.

He has two bachelor degrees in commerce (business management) and in behavioral sciences from DLSU, a Master of Statistics degree from the University of the Philippines Diliman, and a Doctor of Business Administration degree (with distinction) from DLSU. He has served as speaker and/or consultant for various government agencies, private corporations, and educational institutions, and written several newspaper column articles and book chapters on corporate governance, leadership, ethics, process improvement, corporate culture, strategic thinking, and human relations. Some of these are: “Workplace spirituality” in Understanding the Filipino Worker and Organization; “Institutionalizing faith-based management education in a Catholic university” in the Journal of Catholic Higher Education; “Corporate governance” in Essentials of Investments in the Philippine Capital Markets; “Humanistic entrepreneurship” in the Asia-Pacific Social Science Review; “Why should corporations be socially responsible?” in Doing Good in Business Matters; “Culturally sensitive leadership in the Philippine setting” in Leadership in the Asia Pacific; and “Professionals and ethics” in The Accountant’s Journal.

He was awarded a special citation for best business column by the Catholic Mass Media Awards; DLSU’s Gawad Brother Cecilio Hojillo award as an outstanding lay partner in the Lasallian Mission; and Outstanding Educator in a Finance-Related Field: Special Award for Corporate Governance Studies by the Financial Executives of the Philippines and Deloitte.

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