Armand Fabella

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Armand V. Fabella (1930 – 27 November 2008) is a noted educator, former Secretary of Education, prominent businessman, and chairman of the board of Jose Rizal University.

He was born in Paris and was baptized at the Cathedral of Notre Dame. He has had a very diverse educational background, attedning more than nine schools, a German kindergarten, a parochial school, a military academy, Harvard University where he graduated with a degree in economic, cum laude. He took his masters in economics at Jose Rizal College, and his post-graduate studies in London School of Economics.

At various times he was trustee of College of the Holy Spirit and Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships, director of Philippine Commercial and Industrial Bank and Philippine Trust Company. Currently he is chairman of the boards of Jose Rizal University, Bellcat Corp. and Private Education Retirement Annuity Association He is also a member of the boards of Lyceum of the Philippines, Sky Foundation, Allways Corp. Vicarel Realty Corp., and Arbortowne Development Corp.

He also served in public offices as the Assistant Executive Secretary and Secretary of Education and as a Consultant for World Bank, Asian Development Bank and Central Bank of the Philippines. And in 1962 he was one of the recipient for the TOYM Awardees.

He is known as an avid collector of maps and old books.


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