Vincent T. Lazatin

Mr. Lazatin is Executive Director of Transparency and Accountability Network, a network of 34 civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, and academic and research institutions focusing on transparency and accountability in governance. He has been with the Network since March 2001. He is also the executive director of Bantay Lansangan, a partnership with the Department of Work and Highways. He is concurrently a member of the Board of Trustees of pagbabago@pilipinas, a network of individuals working for long-term, lasting change in the Philippines. He sits as the civil society representative in the Department of Health’s Integrity Development Committee, and the Vice-Chairperson of the UNESCO Information for All Program, among others. He is co-convenor of the Access to Information Network, a loose network of right to information advocates. Immediately prior to becoming the full time Executive Director of TAN in June 2006, Mr. Lazatin spent 17 and a half years in the fund advisory industry, both in the Philippines and in the United States, and most recently with The Mutual Fund Management Company of the Philippines.