EVANGELISTARyan Evangelista

Executive Director, Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines

Prior to joining ANZCham, Ryan served as an economic growth specialist in USAID/Philippines’Office of Economic Development and Governance (OEDG) where he oversaw the Trade-Related Assistance for Development (TRADE) Project, a development assistance program designed to support the advancement of Philippines trade policy agenda under WTO, Asean Economic Community (AEC) and Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
He previously served the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) in various capacities including deputy secretary general and founding executive director of its trade policy think tank, Universal Access to Competitiveness and Trade (U-ACT).
He was tapped as a key expert by various international organizations such as the UNCTAD-WTO’s International Trade Centre, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), and ASEAN Secretariat (in Jakarta), Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), and Institute for Solidarity in ASIA (ISA), and Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development (LGSP-LED).