Dr. Milwida M. Guevara


Expertise: Public Finance
Dr. Guevara is the Chief Executive Officer of the Synergeia Foundation and has held many positions in government. She served as Undersecretary in the Department of Finance responsible for revenue generation and tax reforms, and was part of the economic team of former President Fidel Ramos. She has received national awards for being a public servant par excellence and for serving government with great distinction, including the Second Gawad Haydee Yorac Award for Public Service in March 2008. 
She served as a Fiscal Expert and Fiscal Advisor to various international development organizations, among which include the International Monetary Fund, Wold Bank and other UN organizations. Dr. Guevara also became Chairperson of the Galing Pook Foundation which promotes innovation, sustainability, citizen empowerment and excellence in local governance. She has published several books and studies on public finance and international taxation.
Dr. Guevara finished her Ph.D. in Public Finance at the Lyceum of the Philippines. She obtained her Master of Arts in Economics at the University of Asia and the Pacific as a Ford Foundation scholar and a Master of Arts in Fiscal Studies, University of Bath, UK as a British Council Scholar.