Brian Poe Llamanzares is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, investor, and youth leader from the Philippines. He traveled the world completing different programs at MIT for Digital Marketing and Social Media Analytics, Wharton, Stanford University, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He even completed his master’s at Columbia University in New York.

He is known for having founded Time Master Watches, a Filipino owned watch company that produced the first Filipino dive watch. Since then, he has gone on to diversify his portfolio by investing in a digital media holdings company, social media tools and analytics, content creation, app development, and even an anti-bacterial clothing line. Among his early investments are TruFan, a social intelligence platform and STOBZ Media & Digital 360 agency. Since then, he has gone on to become the lead investor and digital director of Alike Media Inc. the fastest growing purely digital premium lifestyle publication in the country.

His work and numerous achievements in entrepreneurship and public service served as the basis for his first international award for youth leadership which he received in Kathmandu, Nepal. He was likewise awarded the Power Millennial Award for Entrepreneurship by Lifestyle Asia and he was recognized by People Asia Magazine as one of their “Men Who Matter” in 2020 for his service as the youngest chief of staff in the Philippine Senate.


    Oct 2018
    Columbia University, New York, USA
    Masters in Liberal Arts, Climate and Society                          

    July 2018
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts,
    USA Certificate of Completion, Digital Marketing and
    Social Media Analytics

    Apr 2018
    Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Massachusetts, USA    
    Certificate of Completion, Leadership in Crisis

    Mar 2017
    Stanford University, California, USA
    Professional Certificate, Energy Innovation and Emerging
    Feb 2017
    University of Pennsylvania Wharton, Pennsylvania, USA  
    Executive Certificate, Global Strategic Leadership

    Mar 2013
    Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, Philippines        
    Bachelor of the Arts, Political Science

    work experience

    June 2019-Present
    Office of Senator Grace Poe                              
    Chief of Staff

    Oct-June 2018
    Campaign Team of Senator Grace Poe              
    Campaign Manager and Chief Finance Officer

    May-Sept 2018
    NASA Disaster Program & International Research Institute      
    Research Intern

    Jan-Sept 2018
    Anchor, Writer, Video Editor 

    May 2017-Present
    Prime Hourglass Corporation Inc.                        
    Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder

    May 2016-2017
    Office of Senator Grace Poe                  
    Political Consultant Head of External Affairs

    Sept 2015-2016
    Campaign Team of Senator Grace Poe                          
    National Presidential Campaign Coordinator 

    December 2014-2015
    CNN Philippines                
    News Correspondent

    Jun 2013-2014
    Office of Senator Grace Poe                                 
    Supervising Legislative Staff

    Sept 2012-2013
    Campaign Team of Senator Grace Poe                 
    National Senatorial Campaign Coordinator

    Workshops, Training Modules & Conferences

    Jan  2020
    Public Enterprise Liability Management: Participant
    Bureau of Treasury, Manila, Philippines           

    Dec 2017
    Conference Diplomacy and Multilateral Negotiations Workshop
    : Participant
    United Nations Institute for Training and Research
    United Nations HQ, Geneva, Switzerland      

    Nov 2017
    Conflict Resolution, Mediation, and Negotiation Workshop: Participant    
    United Nations Institute for Training and Research 
    United Nations HQ, New York, USA

    Sept 2017
    Sustainable Development Solutions Network: Participant                
    Training Future Leaders on Sustainable Development 
    Columbia University, New York, USA

    Nov 2016
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs Taiwan: Delegation Leader                                               Camp for Future Leaders, Southeast Asia and South Asia Program: 
    Taipei, Taiwan

    professional affiliations & volunteer work

    Lifestyle Asia : Time To Move: Brian Poe Llamanzares On Youth And The Power Of Taking Action
    Business Mirror: Brian Poe-Llamanzares recounts family’s journey into politics
    People Asia: Men who matter 2020: Brian Poe Llamanzares : Time to make a difference
    The Manila Journal: Brian Poe Llamanzares on Sustainability, Self-Reliant Energy and Disaster Risk Management
    Esquire Philippines: Brian Poe Llamanzares Earns His Master’s From Columbia University, Will Work With NASA
    Gen T List: For striving to make the Philippines a better place.