Brian has over 20 years’ experience in project and development technical assistance management, conservation and enforcement policy, as well as programme monitoring and evaluation. He assumed leadership roles in multiple USAID-funded projects implemented by the IUCN/TRAFFIC and Freeland, working across Southeast Asia designed to raise institutional and policy response to counter-wildlife trafficking. His last position was lead of the partnerships, policy and political commitment portfolio of the $25M project, USAID Wildlife Asia. Prior to that, he worked for the Asian Development Bank, WWF and Ayala Corporation. He holds a master’s degree in Management of Development from the University of Turin, Italy and a BA from De La Salle University - College of Saint Benilde, Manila. Brian is an appointed member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL), and in December 2013, he was awarded Asia 21 Young Leader by the Asia Society and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He was also recently awarded the WWF 2021 Wildlife Award.