El Cid Butuyan
Lecturer on Law
El Cid Butuyan served as Head of Investigations for East Asia & Pacific at the World Bank, Integrity Vice-Presidency (INT), based in Washington DC, where he was responsible for the investigation and prosecution of corruption, collusion and fraud in World Bank projects. Prior to joining INT, El Cid worked as Counsel in the Legal Department and played a key role in the World Bank's early sanctions and good governance reforms and anti-corruption efforts. He is the Co-Chair of the ABA International Committee-Criminal Justice Section and the Lecturer on Law for "Transnational Corruption" at Harvard Law and University of Hawaii. He previously served as a member of the Private Prosecution Panel in the historic impeachment of the former Philippine President for grand corruption and clerked for the Supreme Court. In 2007, Supreme Court Justice and former Dean Elena Kagan appointed El Cid as Harvard Wasserstein Fellow "in recognition of outstanding contributions and dedication to public interest law." He is a founding Advisory Board Member of the Harvard Law and International Development Society (LIDS).
El Cid was appointed by the former President of the Philippines as Competition Commissioner to help set up the new Philippine Antitrust agency (The Philippine Competition Commission).