Cherry Montemayor-Escanan

Deputy Managing Director

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Cherry manages the day-to-day workflow of the Philippines team, helping define and oversee the implementation of strategic priorities.

Prior to her work with BGA, Cherry was a lecturer in the departments of International Studies and Political Science at De La Salle University. She was appointed program director for the American Studies Program and eventually became the vice chair of the International Studies Department.

Cherry obtained her academic training from De La Salle University and the University of the Philippines, earning an undergraduate degree in political science and a master’s degree in international studies, respectively. She was a recipient of the Senator Matsunaga Memorial Scholarship Award from the Asia Pacific Exchange University of Hawaii and she received a grant from the U.S. Information Services’ International Visitors program.

  • Director for Administration and Finance, Phil. Stratbase Consultancy, Inc. (Jun 2004 – Present)
  • National Political Officer, Presidential Campaign (Jan – Jun 2004)
  • Director for American Studies Program and Instructor, De La Salle University (1992 – 1997)
  • Instructor, De La Salle University (1991 – 1997)


  • Philippines

Functional Expertise

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Administrative & Management
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Government
  • Government Affairs
  • Operations
  • Policy
  • Public Affairs
  • Research & Development
  • Strategy


  • Banking
  • Environmental
  • Food & Beverage
  • Government
  • Government Affairs
  • Healthcare
  • Public Relations
  • Social Networking
  • Think Tank
  • University of the Philippines (1992 – 1997)— Master of Arts in International Studies
  • De La Salle University (1987 – 1991)— AB Political Science
  • Grantee, International Visitor’s Program of United States Information Service (1995)
  • Senator Matsunaga Memorial Scholarship Award, Asia Pacific Exchange of the University of Hawaii at Manoa (1995)
  • Honorary Citizen, City of Lincoln, Nebraska (1995)