Former Foreign Secretary of the Philippines
Senior Adviser, SGV & Co, Philippines


Day 1 – 13 Nov 2017

SESSION TWO : Regionalisation and Geo-economics: Making Regional Economic Integration Succeed: Challenges & Opportunities | 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm

Ambassador Delia Domingo Albert, the frst career woman diplomat to become Secretary of Foreign Affairs (Minister) of the Philippines and in Asia, has represented her country in Switzerland, Romania, Hungary, the former German Democratic Republic, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Commonwealth of Australia. She chaired the United Nations Security Council in 2004 and introduced the agenda “The Role of Civil Society in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding”.

She attended the University of the Philippines, the Institute of International Studies in Geneva, the Diplomatic Institute in Salzburg, Boston University Overseas in Bonn, the J.F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, among others. The Philippine Women’s University conferred on her Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa for building a genderfair society and was awarded “Most Distinguished Alumna of the University of the Philippines in 2012.

For her meritorious and exceptional service to the country, she was conferred the Order of Sikatuna rank of Datu and was given the title of “Bai-A-Rawatun sa Pilimpinas” for assisting Muslim women in their search for peace and development. She received the Knight’s Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit with Star (BundesVerdienstKreuz) from the Federal Republic of Germany for promoting bilateral as well as ASEAN-EU relations. To celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations, the Australian government awarded her for exceptional performance as former Ambassador to that country.

Ambassador Albert is a member of the advisory board of the Global Economic Symposium (GES) of Kiel University, Germany; the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin; the Asian Institute of Management; the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation, the Global Summit of Women and the International Women’s Forum. She is the founding chair of Business and Professional Women Philippines (BPW-Makati chapter) and Diwata: Women in Resource Development

She is married to Hans Albert, a German television journalist and mother to Joy and Arne Jerochewski and grandmother to Oskar.