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Anna Maria Rosario D. Robeniol

Senior Policy Fellow


Anna Maria Rosario D. Robeniol joined ERIA as a Senior Policy Fellow. She spent much of her career working on international trade policy, in general, and ASEAN economic integration, in particular. Her career highlights included holding various positions with the Philippine Government and the ASEAN Secretariat.

As Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy and Negotiations for the Department of Trade and Industry, she led the Philippines at the ASEAN Senior Economic Officials Meeting (SEOM) and was the Lead Negotiator for the Philippines-EU FTA and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). She chaired the SEOM during the Philippines’ Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2017.

At the ASEAN Secretariat, she used her technical expertise to substantively contribute to the conclusion of negotiations for key ASEAN agreements, including the AEC Blueprint 2015; ASEAN’s FTAs with China, Japan, Korea, India, and Australia and New Zealand; and the RCEP Agreement.

  • Public Policy
  • Trade Negotiations
  • ASEAN, i.e., Economic Integration and External Economic Relations

Master's in Public Management (LKY Fellow)

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy/Harvard Kennedy School

National University of Singapore/Harvard University

Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations and Development

Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

2021 - 2023

Advisor to the Secretary General of ASEAN and Deputy Secretary-General for the AEC

ASEAN Secretariat

2020 - 2021

Director for Market Integration

ASEAN Secretariat

2018 - 2020

Assistant Director for the External Economic Relations

ASEAN Secretariat

2016 - 2018

Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy and Negotiations

Department of Trade and Industry, Philippines

2015 - 2016

Trade and Investment Policy Adviser

Deloitte Trade-Related Assistance for Development Project (TRADE) by USAID

2002 - 2014

Various Positions

ASEAN Secretariat

 1989 – 2002

Trade & Industry Development Specialist (TIDS)/Senior TIDS

Bureau of International Trade Relations

Department of Trade and Industry, Philippines

ERIA Publications