Regional Manager for Asia Pacific
Emily Manuel is Open Ownership’s Regional Manager for the Asia Pacific region. She is responsible for leading technical initiatives to support priority national governments implementing beneficial ownership transparency. She is also responsible for building and managing relationships with in-country stakeholders to further Open Ownership’s work in the region.
Prior to joining Open Ownership, she worked as a legal consultant for the Philippine Government and various international organizations, including the British Council and The Asia Foundation. She helped draft policies and implement key reforms. She also worked for a leading global data engineering company, where she managed projects on artificial intelligence. She is currently a lecturer at the New Era University where she teaches Information Technology Law.
She earned her Bachelor’s and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of the Philippines and her Master of Law and Technology degree from Tilburg University.
Her hobbies include reading, visiting art galleries, doing watersports, and spending time with her furbaby.