Cecilia De Castro
Senior Safeguards Officer (Environment), Private Sector Operations Department, Asian Development Bank

Cecile has been with ADB since 2012. She is part of the team that ensures that potential environmental impacts from private sector transactions are avoided, minimized, or mitigated throughout the project cycle. Prior to ADB, she worked as a Senior Technical Staff for the Development Academy of the Philippines. She earned her BS Biology (major in Ecology) degree from the University of the Philippines, Los Baños, and MS in Environmental Science and Ecosystem Management from De La Salle University.


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