Just a few months ago, we paid tribute to Dr Renato Paras for his excellent and dedicated service to Scouting as Regional Treasurer of the Asia-Pacific Region for over 20 years.
Today, we pay tribute to him as mentor, adviser, friend and Scouter who was known to many for his knowledge in accountancy, admirable work ethic and boundless energy. He was appointed as the Regional Scout Committee Consultant in October 2011, following his retirement as the Regional Treasurer.
We will dearly miss Dr Paras who passed away on 5th May 2012, Saturday, and he will forever be etched in the memory of those whom he touched. The Regional Scout Committee and WOSM Secretary General Luc Panissod have expressed their sympathy to his family.
Dr Paras lived a very active life. In 1996, he was a recipient of the APR Award for Distinguished Service. He served as Chief Finance Officer, Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors of Procter & Gamble for 39 years and was awarded the Accountancy Hall of Fame (1999). He shined in the academe and obtained his Master of Science in Accountancy in Columbia University, in New York (1952) and graduated Summa Cum Laude in Far Eastern University in 1949 with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce.
He is survived by his wife, Aurea, and six children. He was 85.