Upgrade your membership plan for the full website experience.
View Membership Plans
Angelica Ortega
Staff
Angelica Ortega
Country Research Analyst
Angelica Ortega oversees the Philippines, Singapore, and Customs & Trade Facilitation portfolios at the US-ASEAN Business Council. She is a solutions-oriented and impact-focused professional with evidence-based record of success in cross-border multi-stakeholder engagement, partnership development, policy advisory, market access acceleration, analytics research, and intelligence reporting. Angelica is experienced in assessing the socio-economic impacts of international and local affairs on business interests and commercial undertakings.

Angelica Ortega joined the US-ASEAN Business Council’s Washington, D.C. office in February 2023 as Manager for the Philippines, Singapore, and Customs & Trade Facilitation portfolios.  

She brings more than 10 years of experience in multi-stakeholder engagement, international business development, strategic policy advisory, and intelligence reporting.  Specializing in the intersection of business and government, Angelica is experienced in assessing the economic impact of international and local affairs on commercial undertakings.  

Prior to moving to the United States for her graduate studies, Angelica spent most of her career with Enterprise Singapore, a Singapore government agency committed to helping enterprises innovate and internationalize.  Working in the Singapore Embassy in the Philippines, she supported bilateral projects and key dialogues that increased trade and investment activities between Singapore and the Philippines.  In addition, she provided nuanced advice to foreign enterprises, influenced key leaders to integrate localized business strategies, spearheaded multiple industry-specific delegations, and assisted in state visits and high-level business conventions.  Before joining Enterprise Singapore, she held various roles in 2 local consulting firms.  

Angelica earned her Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, majoring in Marketing Management, from De La Salle University-Manila and her Master’s degree in International Policy and Practice from George Washington University.  

She was born and raised in Manila and is fluent in Filipino.

See Full Bio

Articles

Singapore News
The 6th US-Singapore Strategic Partnership Dialogue Focuses on Tech and Climate
by Angelica Ortega and 2 others
Read More
singapore at night
Philippines News
Congress On Course to Pass Priority Laws by June 2024
by Angelica Ortega and 1 other
Read More
LEDAC meeting 19th congress
Philippines News
Government Finalizes Implementing Rules and Regulations for the PPP Code, Welcomes Strategic Investments
by Angelica Ortega and 1 other
Read More
Philippines
Philippines News
President Biden to Host First Trilateral U.S.-Japan-Philippines Leaders’ Summit on April 11
by Angelica Ortega and 1 other
Read More
President-Marcos-Joe-Biden-Fumio-Kishida
Philippines News
Amended Indonesia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement Reduces Tariffs on Various Goods
by Angelica Ortega and 2 others
Read More
indonesia japan
Philippines News
The Philippines Agrees to Amendments Upgrading Two Major Free Trade Deals
by Angelica Ortega and 2 others
Read More
ph trade agreements feb 2024
News
WTO 13th Ministerial Conference: No Major Reforms But Ban On Electronic Transmissions Extended
by Angelica Ortega and 2 others
Read More
Delegates attend the 13th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi, February 26, 2024.
Singapore News
Report from State Department Reveals Misconduct by US Ambassador Kaplan
by Angelica Ortega and 2 others
Read More
Jonathan Kaplan
Singapore News
Singapore’s Investment Pledges Down 44% from 2022 to 2023
by Angelica Ortega and 2 others
Read More
singapore city
Singapore News
Committee on Supply Debates Highlight Initiatives to Promote Singapore’s Global Business Hub Status and Its AI-Enabled Environment
by Angelica Ortega and 2 others
Read More
Singapore business district
Philippines News
Under Secretary Jose Fernandez’s Visit to the Philippines Highlights Cooperation Semiconductors, Energy, and Critical Minerals
by Angelica Ortega and 1 other
Read More
semiconductor chip
Philippines News
Tensions Escalate Between President Marcos, Jr. and Predecessor Former President Duterte
by Angelica Ortega and 1 other
Read More
Marcos vs Duterte