Benjamin, JR Quinones

Member of the Alliance


Ben is the founder and Chairman of the Asian Solidarity Economy Council (ASEC), the continental network in Asia of RIPESS (Reseau Intercontinental de Promotion de l’Economie Sociale Solidaire). He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines at Los Baños and a recipient of the UPLB Most Outstanding Alumnus Award 1989. He holds a PhD in Organization Development & Master of Science in Agricultural Economics. For the last 30 years (1985-2015), he has been an advocate of alternative economies self-managed by operators and workers of micro, small and medium enterprises which comprise the bulk of economic actors in developing countries of Asia.