Ms. Ella S. Antonio is heavily involved in NGO work as President of Earth Council Asia-Pacific, Vice President of EARTH Institute Asia, and Founding Trustee of pagbabago@pilipinas. She also manages K2A Enterprises, a family business.
She had an extensive career in the public service at the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). She rose from the ranks from Research Engineer to Head Executive Assistant to the Secretary for Socioeconomic Planning and Director-General of NEDA.
A B.S. Metallurgical Engineering graduate of the University of the Philippines, she undertook advanced studies in Development Economics and Industrial Engineering Management in Philippine universities. She also received scholarships in development economics, industrial planning, mineral economics, social and economic development policy, natural resources management, financial analysis and programming, disaster management, and scenario building in reputable institutions (e.g., International Monetary Fund, East West Center, International Development Center of Japan, and Asian Institute of Management).