Eduardo M Dayrit
Straight from college, Eddie began his career in banking 34 years ago as an management trainee in an investment house. He rose from the ranks as he gained experience in the different areas of banking such a credit, money market and corporate banking. As an account officer, Eddie was involved lending to small and medium scale enterprises and managing a corporate banking portfolio of some of the largest corporations in the Philippines. He worked on project finance deals collaborating in syndicated term loans for the construction of power plants, toll highways and petrochemical plants.
Aside from banking and finance, Eddie had a one year stint in working for a foundation that took care of street children in Makati. As executive director of the foundation, he networked with large corporations to accept the older children of the foundation as interns during summer to expose the children to the work environment and prepare them for the eventuality when they have to live outside the foundation.
Eddie retired from banking in 2011 and he now works on an agricultural project in the island of Palawan. The project involves helping farmers establish their own 1-2 hectare rubber plantations so that they can establish a more stable source of income and diversifying their sources of livelihood. Eddie acts as the buyer of the raw rubber harvested by the farmers and mills these into sheets, bales it and ships it to a buyer/consolidator in Manila. He also has his own rubber farm to provide input into the milling facilities that was setup.
When the opportunity was presented to him to join the LINK Business Brokerage team, he readily accepted the challenge with the view of providing business owners the option to expand, diversify or dispose their business.