Maria Luisa Sta-Cruz Estira

Research Associate

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Maria Luisa Sta-Cruz Estira leads BGA’s regional research operations in Manila. She monitors news sources and tracks themes and trends that are important to BGA’s clients around Southeast Asia, South Asia and Oceania. She oversees the team’s inputs and prepares updates for BGA staff and clients on a daily basis.

After a stint working for Universal Bank, Maria joined the consulting firm Stratbase, and supported efforts to successfully manage the election campaigns of two Philippine senators. Along with her role at BGA, she is Stratbase’s Research Manager.

Maria earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Sto. Tomas.