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.