Jose Isidro N. (Lito) Camacho is a Managing Director in the Asia Pacific Division of Credit Suisse, based in Singapore. He is also the Vice Chairman for Credit Suisse Asia Pacific. He joined Credit Suisse in March 2005 after a distinguished career in the government and international banking.
He previously held the posts of Secretary of Finance and Secretary of Energy for the Philippines government. He was also Chairman of Land Bank of the Philippines, Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation, Trade Development and Investment Corporation (PhilExim), Home Guaranty Corporation, National Power Corporation (NPC), Power Sector Asset and Liability Management Corporation (PSALM), National Transmission Corporation (Transco), Privatization Council, Capital Market Development Council, and National Credit Council. Prior to joining the government, Camacho was a Managing Director and Chief Country Officer for the Philippines at Deutsche Bank, AG in Manila and also worked for Bankers Trust Company for over 20 years in New York, Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines and Singapore. His last position at Bankers Trust was Head of Investment Banking for Southeast Asia. Mr Camacho became a Managing Director at Bankers Trust in 1990 and obtained Partner status in 1996.
Camacho is currently a Director of SymAsia Foundation (Singapore), a board member of the National Gallery Singapore, a member of the Capital Markets Advisory Group of the Securities Commission Malaysia and a Founding Member of Asia Peace and Reconciliation Council. He is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), a board member of Sun Life Grepa Financial, Inc (Philippines), Sun Life Malaysia Assurance, Sun Life Malaysia Takaful and a Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group (Singapore). He was previously a board member of National Heritage Board of Singapore (2007-2013), a member of the Securities Industry Council of Singapore (2010-2017) and a former member of the Group of Experts of the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum. From 2007-2016, he Camacho was also the Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse Singapore.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics (cum laude) from De La Salle University and an MBA in Finance from Harvard University. In February 2017, Camacho was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration from Eastern Asia University, Thailand.