James Escalante

James Escalante
James Escalante
Associate - Philippines, Singapore, Customs & Trade Facilitation
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James Lim Escalante joined the US-ASEAN Business Council as an Associate based in Washington, DC in April 2022.  He supports the Council’s portfolios in the Philippines and Singapore as well as work on Customs and Trade Facilitation.

As an undergraduate, James led the University of St. La Salle chapter of the Junior Philippine Economics Society as president and treasurer in succeeding terms.  He was also part of his university’s research center where his topics of concentration included enterprise research and the economic impact of local government policies.  His thesis, entitled “Economic Coping Mechanisms of Attrited Accommodation Industry Employees of Bacolod City during the Covid-19 Crisis,” is set to be published in his university’s annual research journal by mid-2022.

James graduated from the University of St. La Salle in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, double majoring in Business Economics and Operations Management.