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Tomas Lopez

Adjunct Faculty 


  • Master in Management with DistinctionAsian Institute of Management, Philippines (1983)
  • Management Development Program, Asian Institute of Management, Philippines (1981)
  • AB General Studies (Undergraduate), Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines (1970)
  • Summer Exchange Student Program, Sophia University, Japan (1966)
  • Marketing Management

Academic Experience

  • Master Mentor, Master in Entrepreneurship, Ateneo Graduate School of Business/ACEME (2009-Present)
  • Professor of Marketing, Asian Institute of Management (1986-2009)

Corporate Experience 

  • President, University of Makati, Philippines (Current)
  • Co-founder and Director, Asian Center for Entrepreneurship and Management Education, Philippines (Current)
  • Founder and Co-owner, Enterprises involved in FMCG, Airlines, Tourism & Leisure
  • Writer and Director, News and Public Affairs Television Programs
  • Board Director, Insurance, Trading, Banking
  • Board of Advisors for Microsoft Global Innovative Schools Program (2005-2008)

Consulting Experience


  • Trustee, The Government Sector in the Philippine Home Development Mutual Fund (Current)
  • Undersecretary (Deputy Minister), Philippine Department of Agriculture (1986-1992)
  • Marketing and Training for Philippine Department of Tourism, Department of Health, City and Provincial Governments

Research & Publications

  • Article: “Greece and the European Union at the Crossroads”, commissioned by SAE Canada (May 2010)
  • Article: “The Causes of the December 2008 Riots in Greece”, Ta Nea, January 18, 2009
  • Article: "Industrial Labour and the Origins of Social Policy in Greece," Economicos, June 1981, 26 (1416), Athens, pp. 24-28.
  • Article: "Economic Development and Social Policy in Modern Greece," Praxis, Fall 1981, 1 (4-5), Athens, pp. 67-80.


  • Canadian Economics Association
  • Hellenic Canadian Academic Association of Ontario (HCAAO)
  • Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF)

Awards & Recognition

  • First Place Winner of the Seymour Schulich Teaching Excellence Award (Graduate Level, 1999)
  • First Place Winner of the Seymour Schulich Teaching Excellence Award (Undergraduate Level, 2014). Had two courses rank 1st and 2nd in the Top 10.
  • Nominee - Seymour Schulich Teaching Excellence Award – 12 times in 17 years (1998-2014)
  • The Seymour Schulich Teaching Excellence Awards

Other Professional Activities

  • President, Hellenic Canadian Academic Association of Ontario (2007-2013)
  • Advisor, Higher Education, Consul General of Greece in Toronto (2004-Present)
  • Member, York U. Advisory Committee to the Hellenic Studies Chair (December 2007-Present)
  • Advisor, Hellenic Heritage Foundation (March 2009-Present)

Media Appearances and Coverage

  • Interviewed numerous times by major television and radio networks on economic policy (CBC, Al Jazeera, CTV, TVO, OMNI TV, ERT World)