Philippines Country Director of the Center for International Private Enterprise

Ryan oversees CIPE’s programming activities in the Philippines including Southeast Asia, focused on improving democratic governance and supporting market-oriented reform, fostering diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), women economic empowerment, international trade, responsible and ethical investments, digital economy, local governance, strengthening business associations, think tanks and civil society organizations, and enabling stakeholder participation in policy advocacy. He leads a country team in Manila, and engagements with a wide range of Philippine and international partners.

Ryan has more than two decades of professional experience as development specialist and chamber of commerce executive. Ryan also serves as steering committee member of the Free Enterprise and Democracy Network (FEDN), a trainer at the International Trade Centre (ITC) and SME Academy in Geneva, and faculty member of the joint ISA-University of Asia and Pacific Young Leadership Program. Previously, he served as consultant at IFC-World Bank, USAID, ASEAN Secretariat and ERIA as well as executive director of the Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce, economic growth specialist at USAID/Philippines, and senior deputy secretary general of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Ryan’s professional expertise include trade promotion organization and business association strengthening, stakeholder engagement, business enabling environment, public governance, and international trade policy.

He obtained his MA in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy-Tufts University, in Boston, Massachusetts, and BS in Business Economics from De La Salle University-Dasmarinas. In 2013, Ryan was recognized by Development Executives (Devex) as one of Manila’s 40 most influential international development leaders under the age of 40.