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Christopher M. Ferareza
Partner, Advisory Services; Sustainability Leader

Christopher M. Ferareza

Chris is a Partner and the Sustainability Leader of P&A Grant Thornton. He is leading the Firm’s sustainability practice as well as the integration of sustainability into the Firm’s operations. He served as Partner in Charge of Training of the Audit & Assurance Practice Area, Head of Branches, and Oversight Partner for Internal Audit and Compliance of the Firm.

With over 20 years of experience, he has led high-profile due-diligence audits of international and local companies in a wide range of industries.

Under P&A’s Global Secondment Program, Chris spent two years in Chicago where he worked for the US branch of Grant Thornton (GT US). He participated in one of the largest reconstruction projects of GT US, involving one of the U.S.A.’s major healthcare providers at that time. In 2022, he joined the Advisory Services Practice of P&A Grant Thornton. He has gained significant experience in fraud and forensics, financial risk advisory, transaction advisory, and internal audit and compliance (anti-money laundering and data privacy).

Prior to his elevation to partnership, Chris assisted in the Firm’s Technical Standards Group for six years while performing his regular client servicing responsibilities. He also assisted the Risk Management Partner in implementing the Firm’s risk management policies. Chris holds a European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) Global Individual Accreditation as a coach/mentor practitioner from the EMCC.

Chris holds a master's degree in management from the Asian Institute of Management. He also completed the Executive Leadership Program of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He finished as summa cum laude in Far Eastern University’s Accountancy Program.


  • Philippine Sustainability Reporting Committee – Committee Member
  • Auditing and Assurance Standards Council – Committee Member and former Secretary
  • Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Secretary, Committee on Sustainability & Integrated Reporting
  • Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice – former Director
  • Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines
  • FEU Alumni Foundation Inc. – President
  • Rotary Club of Makati – Chairman of Disaster Relief and former Director for Community Service and Comptroller
  • Makati Rotary Club Foundation, Inc. – former Corporate Secretary


  • Green and Gold Awardee (Outstanding Alumnus), Far Eastern University
  • Rotary Club of Makati (RCM) – Rotarian of the Year (2018 and 2017), Director of the Year (2020 and 2017) and Chairman of the Year (2019 and 2014)
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