Economist Roberto Sanchez Mariano appointed to ASIF Board
By Vatican News
Pope Francis appointed on Thursday Professor Roberto Sanchez Mariano as a Board Member of Supervisory and Financial Information Authority (ASIF). Born in the Philippines 78 years ago and a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1980, Prof. Sanchez Mariano has served as a faculty member since 1971 at the University of Pennsylvania, teaching economics from 1980 to 2004.
He is renowned for many of the econometric models he has helped create that are used today as planning and forecasting tools, developed from his research and experience from the 1970s onward in his work for multinational institutions, central banks, government agencies, and private companies throughout Asia and the United States.
In a statement released to Vatican News, ASIF President Carmelo Barbagallo said he was "certain that Professor Mariano, an internationally renowned economist, will be able to contribute his experience and professionalism for an outstanding fulfillment of the tasks" assigned to the ASIF Board.