Director, Galaxaco China Group LLC
Mr. SyCip is President of Halanna Management Corporation and a Founder and Principal in Galaxaco China Group LLC. Mr. SyCip advises a variety of companies in their cross-border endeavors between the US/Europe and Asia.
Prior to setting up his own offices, Mr. SyCip had a career in banking, including serving as Chief Financial Officer of United Savings Bank, a leading provider of banking services to California’s Asian communities and a major originator of home mortgages in the State. He also sits on several corporate boards, including Bank of the Orient in San Francisco, Beneficial Life Insurance Company in the Philippines, MacroAsia Corporation, Alliance Select Foods international, Inc., Paxys, Inc., and Agritech Faso SA.
Mr. SyCip currently serves as a Trustee or Advisory Board Member of the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction, Global Heritage Fund, Grameen Foundation USA’s Philippine Advisory Council, and the California Asia Business Council. He has also served as Commissioner for the City and County of San Francisco’s Social Services Department. He was Director and Treasurer for many years of the San Francisco Education Fund and the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and served on Stanford University’s Institute for International Studies Advisory Board.
Mr. SyCip was born in the Philippines and received his B.A. in International Relations/Economics in 1978 from Stanford University and his M.B.A. in 1982 from Harvard Business School.