Julio "July" Amador
Program Officer - Philippines
Julio “July” Amador works as a consultant to cultivate links with the Philippine government agencies responsible for fisheries management, and forges development of a country engagement strategy for Global Fishing Watch. As an active participant in government, private sector, think tank and academic discussions on maritime issues, he ensures our organization is represented in various mechanisms to engage the government in matters related to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, and transparency.
July was a civil servant for more than a decade working in the fields of foreign affairs and national security and has held executive positions in the Philippine government and non-profit organizations. He continues to be deeply involved in designing executive education programs on foreign affairs and national security for defense, military, and private training and education institutions, as well as serving as a resource person on these issues. He holds a bachelor of arts in public administration from the University of the Philippines and a master of arts in international relations from Syracuse University. July maintains an active interest in food and occasionally disrupts the family kitchen to try some recipes. He enjoys traveling with his wife and looks forward to exploring more of the Philippines and the rest of the world.