Arnel Casanova

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Atty. Arnel Casanova is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and is a Lead Faculty member of the Social Entrepreneurship Course at the Ateneo de Manila University’s School of Government. He holds a law degree from the University of the Philippines and Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government as a Mason Fellow and World Bank scholar. He is a founder of AvantChange, a social enterprise established in Harvard and is organizer of the Harvard Club of the Philippines Social Enterprise Initiative. Arnel sits in the board of CARD-MRI, the largest microfinance institution in the Philippines.