Born in June 3, 1945, Ramon Pereyra Jacinto was the third of the eight children of Don Fernando Jacinto, founding father of the steel industry in the Philippines. His grandfather was one of the founding fathers of Philippine banking.
RJ studied at the Ateneo de Manila - country's premier Jesuit University - graduating with honors in Economics. After graduating from college at the age of 19, he proceeded to work for his father's steel company (the largest in the country). RJ continued his studies by taki…