As a Financial Accounting Advisory Services leader, Bok helped establish FAAS in the Philippines and assisted in expanding it in existing ASEAN markets and to new markets. He also helped set up the Asia Pacific FAAS Hub, which provides services such as audit remediation, contract reviews, new accounting standards, hedge accounting, financial instruments and climate change and sustainability services through its Philippine operations.
Prior to assuming his FAAS Leader role in 2015, Bok had been extensively involved in handling audits and special engagements for large local and multinational financial institutions, conglomerates and various companies with interests in airline, real estate, retail manufacturing of branded consumer products, petrochemicals, education, distribution, utilities, healthcare and toll road operations.
Bok earned an MBA in Finance from the Asian Institute of Management and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Santo Tomas. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
How Bok is building a better working world
"I take a multi-faceted approach to improving the world. In business, I work with CFOs to understand their needs and develop strategies, contributing to the financial health of their organizations. As the saying goes, 'Because when finance works better, the business works better'. Additionally, the involvement of EY professionals in these projects and my personal interactions with them provide an avenue to hone their crafts and achieve their aspirations. On a personal note, I wake up each morning thinking of how I can make a difference to the people I interact with by sharing my talents and energy with them, be it family, colleagues, clients or just everyday people. These approaches are how I contribute to building not only a better working world, but a better world in general."