SPEAKER AND Moderator


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Dr. Eric O. Lacanlale,

Former Director of Strategic Planning, UN Industrial Development Organization, Vienna, Austria

Dr. Eric O. Lacanlale served 25 years in various senior positions at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in Vienna and the United Nations in New York. Retired in 2010 as Director of Strategic Planning, UNIDO. Holds a Ph.D. in International Studies (1976) and M.A. in Economics (1974) from the Josef Korbel Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver, and M.A. Diplomacy and World Affairs (1972), Occidental College in Los Angeles. He earned his B.S. in Foreign Service (1969) from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. Current activities include consultancies with the UN, the Zuellig Family Foundation and the National Security Council.  He is an active member of Regnum Christi, a lay Catholic movement, and supports a number of development and philanthropic projects in the Philippines.