Brian Poe Llamanzares
Mr. Brian Poe Llamanzares is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, and youth leader from the Philippines. He is known for having founded Time Master Watches a Filipino owned, award winning watch company that produced the first Filipino dive watch. Recognized by Lifestyle Asia Magazine as one of 2016’s Game Changers, he’s also popularly known for his work in public service working alongside Habitat for Humanity, MovEd, and the Philippine General Hospital. Last May, Brian graduated from his master’s program at Columbia University and is now working with NASA's Disasters Applications Team.
In 2004 Brian’s grandfather Fernando Poe Jr. ran for the Philippine presidency. At the age of 19, Brian was called upon by his mother Grace Poe to serve as her national campaign coordinator. He and his team led Grace Poe to become a Senator in 2013 garnering the largest number of votes in Philippine history. Brian continued to serve under his mother’s senate office as a legislative staff officer. In 2016, his mother decided to run for the presidency. Brian rejoined her staff and sat on the executive committee of her campaign team as her national campaign coordinator.