Bienvenido F. Nebres

Father Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J. is the President of the Ateneo de Manila University. He succeeded Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas, S.J. in 1993, and has served as University President since then. Currently, he is a member of the boards of trustees of Georgetown University, Regis University, the Asian Institute of Management (where he is Vice-Chair), and other colleges and universities in the Philippines. Fr. Nebres is on the board of directors of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, and he is the chairman of the Synergia Foundation. Fr. Nebres was also Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus in the Philippines.

In 1972, Fr. Nebres was founding President of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines. He was one of the founding officers of the Southeast Asian Mathematical Society (SEAMS) in the same year and President from 1977-78. Fr. Nebres was also one of the founders of the Consortium of the leading universities in Manila, which developed PhD programs in mathematics, physics, and chemistry.

From 1992 to 1998, Fr. Nebres was Chairman of the Project Advisory Group for a World Bank- and OECF-financed Engineering and Science Education Project of the Philippine Department of Science and Technology. From 1994 to 1998, he directed a team for the Philippine Department of Education that developed plans to strengthen elementary and secondary education in the poorest provinces of the country. He has served as Chair of the Technical Panel on Science and Mathematics of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) since its inception, and also chairs the CHED Technical Working Group for faculty development.