Independent Consultant, trainer and facilitator of Value Chain, LRED and SME development. Has more than 30 years experience in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) development. Provided trainings and consultancy services to national government agencies, local government units, non-government organizations and international development organizations like GFA, UNIDO, JICA, GIZ.

Certified Public Accountant, Master in Business Management from Asian Institute of Management- Manila, Philippines and Certificate in Public Service Management from Swedish Institute of Management – Stockholm, Sweden

More than thirty (30) years of experience in Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) development work in the Philippines and in Indonesia and India, having been worked as Director of the Philippine Ministry of Trade and Industry, as freelance consultant/Business Development Service Provider providing services to SMEs and as long term national expert on SME and Value Chain promotion with GIZ Philippines.

Expertise in Business Planning, Value Chain promotion and facilitation; Market System Development, Business Development Services and Local and Regional Economic Development, providing policy advise on SME Strategy Development at the National Level and providing capacity development to industry cluster/value chain actors at the sub-national level.

Experience working on different industry clusters/value chains like Agri-business, Tourism, Gifts Decors and Housewares and Information Technology and agri-sectors sectors.

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