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20/05/2011: Ambassador Cuisia Honored by Wharton Club of DC

Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. receives the Joseph Wharton Award for Lifetime Achievement from Mr. Alan Schlaifer, President and CEO of the Wharton Club of Washington, DC.

20 MAY 2011, WASHINGTON DC - The Wharton Club of Washington, DC honored Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. with the Joseph Wharton Award for Lifetime Achievement during its 41st Annual Gala Dinner, which was held on May 17, 2011 at the Park Hyatt Washington.  The award recognizes, within the alumni community of the prestigious Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, very exceptional leaders who have had an amazing career.  Other recipients included Joyce M. Hunter, CEO of Vulcan Consulting LLC, D. Wayne Silby, Founder of the Calvert Group, and Alison Malmon, Founder & Executive Director of Active Minds, Inc.

In his acceptance speech, Ambassador Cuisia recalled his involvements in both public and private sectors of the Philippine society, starting as Governor of the Philippine Central Bank 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.

Ambassador Cuisia graduated from the Wharton School with a Master of Business Administration in Finance.  As the new Philippines 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, DC is one of the largest and most active organizations in its alumni network. END