Mary Anne Velas-Suarin
Senior Technical Expert (Consultant), Regional Flyway Initiative, Asian Development Bank

Mary Anne has gone full circle in gathering solid technical and consulting experience in the government, private, and civil society sectors. She managed and supported projects in environment, transportation, health, and energy while learning from and working with visionaries and thought leaders. She is trained in USEPA’s TO-15 Method in Air Quality Monitoring, certified in DMAIC Methodology/Six Sigma, a proponent of sky bike lanes, and supported Philippine legislators and cabinet secretaries in drafting and evaluating important legislation.


Governments work together to develop viable projects and financing to protect and preserve the wetlands along the East Asian–Australasian Flyway.