Country Director, Center for International Private Enterprise

Ryan Evangelista serves as Country Director of the Center for International Private Enterprise’s (CIPE) Asia Regional office in the Philippines, overseeing programs such as improving democratic governance and supporting market-oriented reform, fostering diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), women economic empowerment, responsible and ethical investments, digital economy, strengthening business associations, think tanks and civil society organizations, and enabling stakeholder participation in policy advocacy. He leads a country team in Manila and engages with a wide range of Philippine and international partners. He has more than two decades of professional experience as a development specialist and chamber of commerce executive. Ryan also serves as chairperson of the PCCI Corporate Governance Committee, a trainer at the ITC-SME and Trade Academy in Geneva, and faculty member of the joint ISA-University of Asia and Pacific Young Leadership Program. He previously worked with IFC-World Bank, USAID, ASEAN Secretariat, ERIA, Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce, and Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Ryan’s expertise includes institutional strengthening and benchmarking, stakeholder engagement, advocacy, 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. Ryan was recognized by Development Executives (Devex) as one of Manila’s 40 most influential international development leaders under the age of 40.