The Governance Lecture Series is a lineup of free webinars featuring governance practitioners from different industries. Each episode discusses best practices and strategies in applying governance to address current issues in government, health, and the business sector.


Business Planning
& Economic Recovery

in light of the COVID-19 crisis

Moderated by: Ms. Ida C. Tiongson

About the course

The impact of COVID-19 on the global economy has prompted policy-makers to figure out the best way to mitigate economic losses. The success in containing the virus comes at the price of slowing economic activity, and the Philippines is one of the countries implementing strict social distancing and reduced mobility measures through the Enhanced Community Quarantine. The question now is, “What can we do to help the economy recover once this crisis is over?”

In this free webinar, you will learn about business planning and economic recovery, at the local level, in response to COVID-19 from ISA Associates and economic development experts, Mr. Ryan Evangelista and Mr. Francis Gentoral.

About the speakers

Mr. Ryan Evangelista
ISA Associate

Mr. Ryan Evangelista is the current Regional Coordinator for the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) for Southeast Asia. He has built two decades of professional experience in designing, implementing and monitoring policy, advocacy, research and communication projects and initiatives in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. He has previously served as Executive Director of the Australian-New Zealand Chamber and as consultant of ASEAN Secretariat and Economic Research for ASEAN and East Asia.

Mr. Francis Gentoral
ISA Associate

Mr. Francis Gentoral currently directs the operations of the Iloilo Economic Development Foundation, Inc. He works as an independent consultant for public and non-profit organizations facilitating trainings, preparing courses and evaluating programs on local economic development, strategic planning, social enterprise planning, local climate change and development planning. Formerly, he was the Field Director for Government of Canada’s Philippines Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development, and the Regional Manager for Government of Canada’s Urban Partnerships Program in Southeast Asia.

About the Moderator

Ms. Ida C. Tiongson
President and CEO

Opal Portfolio Investments (SPV-AMC) Inc.

Ms. Ida C. Tiongson is the current President and CEO of Opal Portfolio Investments (SPV-AMC) Inc, a multi-billion ING-formed SPV company dealing with distressed assets and turning around businesses. With 29 years of banking experience with National Australia Bank and Philippine National Bank, she has built her expertise in the field of Financial Technology, Corporate Rehabilitation, Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Project Financing, and Investment Banking.


For inquiries, contact Micah Abon at mabon@isacenter.org

The Governance Lecture Series is a lineup of free webinars featuring governance practitioners from different industries. Each episode discusses best practices and strategies in applying governance to address current issues in government, health, and the business sector.


Business Planning
& Economic Recovery

in light of the COVID-19 crisis

 

About the course

The impact of COVID-19 on the global economy has prompted policy-makers to figure out the best way to mitigate economic losses. The success in containing the virus comes at the price of slowing economic activity, and the Philippines is one of the countries implementing strict social distancing and reduced mobility measures through the Enhanced Community Quarantine. The question now is, “What can we do to help the economy recover once this crisis is over?”

In this free webinar, you will learn about business planning and economic recovery, at the local level, in response to COVID-19 from ISA Associates and economic development experts, Mr. Ryan Evangelista and Mr. Francis Gentoral.

About the speakers

Mr. Ryan Evangelista
ISA Associate

Mr. Ryan Evangelista is the current Regional Coordinator for the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) for Southeast Asia. He has built two decades of professional experience in designing, implementing and monitoring policy, advocacy, research and communication projects and initiatives in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. He has previously served as Executive Director of the Australian-New Zealand Chamber and as consultant of ASEAN Secretariat and Economic Research for ASEAN and East Asia.

Mr. Francis Gentoral
ISA Associate

Mr. Francis Gentoral currently directs the operations of the Iloilo Economic Development Foundation, Inc. He works as an independent consultant for public and non-profit organizations facilitating trainings, preparing courses and evaluating programs on local economic development, strategic planning, social enterprise planning, local climate change and development planning. Formerly, he was the Field Director for Government of Canada’s Philippines Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development, and the Regional Manager for Government of Canada’s Urban Partnerships Program in Southeast Asia.


For inquiries, contact Micah Abon at mabon@isacenter.org