#175-RFA Interview: (April 2018)
Ambassador Delia Domingo Albert,
Former Director General ASEAN, Former Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Former Philippine Ambassador to Australia and Current Professional Services Senior Advisor at SGV & Co.
This week Ambassador Albert flies into Australia to attend the Global Summit of Women in Sydney, 26th to 28th April 2018. This summit has established itself as the premier business and economic global forum for women over the last three decades. World leaders attend this event, among leading global women business people, diplomats and other dignitaries.
Her Excellency, Ambassador Delia D. Albert has served the Philippines with an outstanding diplomatic career. Among her many diplomatic posts, she became the Philippine Ambassador to Australia. After this post her career continued to rise and she also became the head of the Philippine diplomatic service in her position as Secretary of Foreign Affairs. She also served as the Director General for ASEAN.
In 2004 Ambassador Albert was awarded The Order of Sikatuna (Filipino: Orden ni Sikatuna) which is the national order of diplomatic merit of the Republic of the Philippines. It is conferred upon individuals who have rendered exceptional and meritorious services to the Republic of the Philippines.
Ambassador Albert informs RFA that a delegation of leading Philippine business women will be attending the summit. The president and founder of the Global Summit of Women is Irene Natividad, an American citizen of Philippine descent, living in Washington DC.
Be sure to listen to Ambassador Albert during her interview with RFA. She continues to be full of enthusiasm, great knowledge and world class articulation skills like a true senior diplomat and current senior professional services advisor for the largest professional services company in the Philippines, SyCip Gorres Velayo (SGV) & Co.
Photo: Her Excellency, Ambassador Delia Domingo Albert meeting His Holiness, Pope Francis at the Vatican City State,13 January 2017. Ambassador Domingo Albert was visiting the Vatican as an honorary member of WomenBiz. She was among 50 invitees of the Vatican and the Global Foundation of Australia to participate in the discussion on how to achieve U.N. sustainable development goals.
Just before the Ambassador's interview with RFA she met with the Australian Ambassador to the Philippines at the Australian Embassy in Manila. She is still highly regarded in Australia for her contributions to Philippine and Australian relations, as well as due to her many high level ongoing contacts. During her last visit to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Canberra, she was a guest of honour for a major cultural performance in DFAT's palatial foyer area which was witnessed by a large audience of invited guests.