Department of Economics

David Pangan

  • Graduated: 2013
  • Field: Finance

David Pangan(opens in new window), who graduated in 2013 with a BA in Economics, a BS in Nursing, and a minor in chemistry and nutrition, is a managing partner at inBEST Ventures(opens in new window), a business and investment management firm in Manila, Philippines. David came to Chico State after earning his Associate Degree in Psychology at Butte College in 2008. While at Chico State David was active in the Economics Club and the Filipino Associated Students Organization. During his senior year, David participated in Study Abroad at the University of the Philippines.

After graduation from Chico State, David accepted a position as business development manager for Citco(opens in new window), a financial administration company with 80 offices in 41 countries. He traveled around the Asia Pacific (APAC) region to acquire new clients, create business networks for clients, and to expand Citcos business partner network of law, consulting, and accounting firms. David was also in charge of Citcossales and marketing strategy in the Philippines, and he sourced and originate deals for Citco clients who are interested in the APAC region but do not have a presence there.

In the fall of 2016, David left Citco for a position as the investment manager for Peace and Equity Holdings(opens in new window) in Quezon City where he was responsible for pipeline development, valuation marketing, investment structuring, impact supervision, and monitoring, according to his LinkedIn(opens in new window) page. David moved from Peace and Equity holdings to PEMSEA(opens in new window) at the beginning of 2018 where he worked for two years as an investment specialist.

In 2019 David enrolled at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business(opens in new window) in Makati, Philippines, where he earned his diploma in corporate finance in 2020. David also worked as a self-employed consultant with Capital 4 Development Partners(opens in new window) in Quezon City while attending Ateneo.

The CSU Chico School of Economics gave me both a macro and micro perspective of the marketplace that allows me to understand global, regional, and country-specific trends, David stated in a recent email. This is especially helpful in the deal sourcing aspect of my work but also, in understanding hot money and FDI flows. I think more than anything, being proud to be educated at CSU Chico and being instructed by professors like Perelman and the rest of the faculty, it has given me the confidence to work in the US, Africa and now APAC, being confident in my academic foundation and my capacity to learn and understand. (Last Updated 3/24/23)

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