Danilo Songco is the President and CEO of PinoyME Foundation, a non-profit organization organized by former Philippine President Corazon Aquino to support microfinance institutions by creating innovative financing instruments and schemes to promote the growth of microenterprises in the Philippines. He also serves as a consultant to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Japanese International Cooperation Agency, USAID, UNDP, among others. Songco has taken leadership positions in civil society organizations such as the Caucus of Development NGO Networks, the largest coalition of civil society organizations in the Philippines and the Philippine Council for NGO Certification, one of the few civil society organizations that is officially recognized by the government to certify Philippine non-profit organizations for transparency and accountability. In government, he served in the Congressional Caucus Committee of the Philippines House of Representatives and in the Presidential Management Staff. Songco also served in the board of directors of the Development Bank of the Philippines, one of the biggest state-owned banks from 2001-2004. He was an awardee of the World Bank’s Development Marketplace in 2000, was named the Ninoy Aquino Fellow for Public Service in 2002 by the U.S. State Department and was a fellow of Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship in 1999.


PinoyME Foundation (Filipino MicroEnterprise)


President and CEO

Areas of Interest

Entrepreneurship, Microfinance, Social Entrepreneurship
  • dan songco

Program Year



Multi-Nation Program

Country of Origin


Destination Country

United States