AMA Education System logo


Asia’s King of School Systems

Dr. Amable R. Aguiluz V is the Founder, Owner and Chairman of the AMA Group of Companies and currently the Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of the Philippines to the Gulf Cooperation Council. He is much known for building Asia’s largest school system, AMA Education System and is considered as the Father of IT Education in the Philippines.

He was born on September 05, 1945 in Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Philippines to proud parents, Hon. Amable M. Aguiluz,Sr. and Ester R. Aguiluz. He is married to Cielo Cruz –Aguiluz and blessed with amiable children namely Amable C. Aguiuluz IX, Ma. Angela C. Aguiluz –Lamson and Ma. Clara C. Aguiluz – Buendia.

After finishing his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City in 1968, he completed his Master’s in Business Administration in 1983 at the University of the East and later earned his Doctorate Degree from Columbia College, Missouri, USA in 1990.

His executive training includes attendance to a number of international management programs, among them: Top Management Program, Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in Bali, Indonesia in 1991; and the North American International Forum, sponsored by the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in September of the same year. He is one of the few Filipinos who finished the 3-year Management course (OPM batch 32) at Harvard Business School especially for owners and presidents of big businesses in 2002.

In 1980 Dr. Aguiluz founded Asia’s first and largest computer-based education system in the Philippines – The AMA Education System (AMAES). Starting with 13 students it has grown to over 150,000 students to date. From 1 campus it has grown to 200 campuses in the Philippines and 8 international campuses. AMAES is composed of AMA Computer University, AMA Computer Colleges, AMA Computer Learning Center, AMA International Institute of Technology, ABE International Business College, St. Augustine School of Nursing, AMA School of Medicine, AMA Basic Education (formerly St. Augustine International School), Southern Luzon College – Cavite, Delta Air International Aviation Academy, Sta. Veronica College – La Union, AMA International University – Bahrain, AMA International Training Institute, AMA International School and Al Fawz International School.

Inspired by his father, who was a firm believer that a good education makes for success, Dr. Aguiluz V committed to provide a legacy to the youth. His aim is to give young Filipinos the competitive education in answer to the growing needs of the modern society. His vision is to see the Philippines as the center for computer education in the Asian region.

DR. AMABLE R. AGUILUZ V - Executive Profile



Awards, Citations, Honors (1991 to 2018)

Memberships in Professional, Civic, and Other Organizations

A. Vice Chairman OF ALOCU (1991)
His excellent achievements did not go unnoticed. In 1991, he became the first and only Asian who served as Vice Chairman of the American League of Colleges and Universities (ALOCU)

B. United Nations Y2K Steering Committee (Chairman)
Dr. Aguiluz V became a member of the Y2K Coordinating Center with 172 member countries based in Washington, DC. Eventually, his leadership made him to Chair the UN Y2K Steering Committee composed of Y2K Head Chiefs worldwide, including US, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Japan, and the Philippines.

C. Asian Regional Council (Chairman)
Eventually, he was appointed as Chairman of its Asian Regional Council composed of 43 member-countries. It was a body created by the United Nations funded by the World Bank to oversee activities of countries worldwide in making their computer systems Y2K compliant. As Chairman, he exchanged views and shared insights with representatives of various national. He delivered a paper on Y2K Disaster-Preparedness before the UN General Assembly, a paper that proved critical and vital as it was approved and adopted by all the UN member-countries.
With the same passion for service to his fellow Filipinos, he organized the Second Y2K Global Summit in Manila that gathered computer experts, professionals, government workers and academicians in the Philippines and all over the world to synchronize solutions to the Y2K problem.

D. Chairman of the International Federation of Universities of Science and Technology
The distinguished achievements of Dr. Aguiluz V also earned for him the position as Chairman of the International Federation of Universities of Science and Technology.

E. Chairman – Philippine-Bahrain Business Council of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry

References: AMA Group Archives,, BizNewsAsia, The Philippines Best: Tycoons, Taipans, Entrepreneurs,