Natalie Christine Jorge
Natalie Christine Jorge is the executive director of Bato Balani Foundation Inc., a nonprofit working to raise the quality of education in the Philippines. She is president and lead convener of Young Public Servants, an organization that aims to promote good governance and democratic citizenship among the youth, and founder of Project LIA (love in action), an advocacy campaign for orphanages and day care centers.
Her involvements in the field of social development and leadership have led to her participation in international leadership programs such as the International Visitors Leadership Program of the U.S. State Department, Europe Asia Young Leaders Forum and the Asia Society Young Leaders Summits held in Asia and the United States. She is also an Asia 21 Fellow of Asia Society New York and a Philippines 21 Fellow of Asia Society Philippines.
Committed to social development and volunteer work, Jorge sits on the board of a number of organizations, including the League of Corporate Foundations, and the International Center for Innovation, Transformation and Excellence in Governance. She is also the lead convener of Youth Vote Philippines, a consortium of organizations advocating good governance and political participation among the youth in light of the 2010 and 2013 national elections.
Jorge’s experience encompasses the fields of management, education, corporate social responsibility, governance and youth development. She has undertaken lead roles in development and research programs on corporate social responsibility, policy development and education. She has more than 15 years of experience in social development, including work with the Philippine National Museum Foundation, Policy Center and Center for Corporate Social Responsibility of the Asian Institute of Management. She is also an organization development and communications specialist for the World Bank.
Her commitment to development work includes original research, consulting and volunteer activities with various academic institutions and nongovernmental organizations. Jorge has also published a number of articles and research on education, governance and corporate social responsibility.