Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council
Octavio “Bobby” Peralta
Mr. Peralta, Filipino, is presently the Secretary General of the Manila-based Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), the focal point of 106 development banks and other financial institutions engaged in sustainable development financing in 39 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region. He is also concurrently the Secretary General of the World Federation of Development Financing Institutions (WFDFI), the umbrella organization of 328 development banks in 154 countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East.
After a long career in development banking, Mr. Peralta became a professional association executive. With over 25 years of experience as an association executive and as way of giving back to the profession, he founded and currently serves as CEO of the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE) and subsequently initiated the formation of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Association Organizations (APFAO).
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) in the Philippines and part of the leadership team of the New Delhi headquartered Goeman Bind HTO, a non-profit international legal and policy advisory and research think-tank.