Industry pays tribute as Atty. Rodolfo Publico retires



The Manila Times

Public Square

ATTY. Rodolfo “Rudy” Publico has served as an independent director for Home Credit Philippines (HCPH) since the company started operations in the country in 2013. Throughout his years in the company, Publico’s wisdom and guidance helped HCPH succeed and build the brand’s reputation as the leading consumer finance company, providing access to practical, affordable and responsible financial solutions to over 8 million Filipinos. As an independent director, Publico was one of the most vital members of the board responsible for setting HCPH’s strategic direction and risk appetite. He was part of the Board Committee that developed the company-wide strategic, risk, financial, regulatory and reputational affairs. Publico’s expertise and experience provided valuable insights to the HCPH Board of Directors and the Board Committees as the basis for making critical decisions. He was chairman of the Risk Management Committee from 2020 to 2021, a member of the Corporate Governance Committee and Internal Audit Committee from 2019 to 2021, and a member of the Compensation Committee in 2015 and 2016. Publico was instrumental in the organization of the very first Data Privacy Conference in 2017, sponsored by HCPH in partnership with the National Privacy Commission and the Philippine Financing Association, in which he was chairman emeritus. He ranked third among 156 graduates when he finished his studies at the University of the Philippines with the degree of Associate in Arts and Bachelor of Laws. He attained an impressive 85.95 percent general average in the Bar. With his academic standing and impressive bar result, he was elected as a member of all honors societies open to law students, became the legislation editor of the Philippine Law Journal of the University of the Philippines, and is now a life member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. For more information, visit