ABOUT GERARD ESCALER
Chief Marketing Officer & Management Consultant
Based between Hong Kong and Manila, Gerard is the CMO at Lyrium Venture Partners, where he also serves as a management consultant for the ESG & Sustainability and Digital Marketing practices. Through a strategic alliance, he is also a Partner at F&C Consulting Group, where he assists clients in assessing and managing their reputational risks on their continued path to growth. He is also a Co-Director of the Founder Institute's Philippines chapter, the world's largest, pre-seed, technology accelerator, focused on driving impact on the UN SDGs via the start-up ecosystem.
He is an experienced, solutions-focused professional, well-versed in ESG & sustainability, digital transformation, and change management. Focusing on SMEs and fast-growth, technology ventures, he is a results-driven change agent with experience leading change across organizations and improving stakeholder engagement.
Gerard is a Chartered Marketer, a Prosci® Certified Change Practitioner, and a member of the Forbes Communications Council. He is also an Advisory Board Member for several tech companies.
Gerard is deeply committed to identifying new partnerships and building capacity to cultivate sustainability and financial inclusion on a global scale. He received his training on climate change and sustainability from former US Vice President Al Gore. He currently coaches and mentors volunteers through the Climate Reality Project in advancing sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion. Since 2008, Gerard has continued to build a portfolio of over 170 microfinance loans across 50 countries to help lift underprivileged communities out of poverty. He was also previously a member of the Evian Group at IMD, a think tank headed by the late Prof. Jean-Pierre Lehmann, dedicated to building a sustainable global economy.