Mardi Mapa-Suplido has held top management positions in government and the nonprofit sector across the Philippines and Southeast Asia for more than 30 years. She joined Build Change in March 2021, following seven years as the Philippines Country Manager for an international blindness prevention organization. Mardi’s expertise includes planning, policy dialogue, multi-stakeholder collaboration and social mobilization honed across years of leading international development organizations and projects with donors such as USAID, CIDA, and AusAID. Her stints with the Philippine government include serving as Chairperson of the National Youth Commission, Provincial Board Member of Negros Occidental, and Director of the Office of the Presidential Adviser for the Peace Process. Her corporate experience includes work with the Life Bank Foundation as Vice President, with SM City Bacolod as Assistant Mall Manager, with the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines as CSR Specialist, and with Central Negros Power Corporation as Corporate Communications Director. In addition to her professional experience, Mardi is also extremely active in civil society, and has taken national leadership roles in human rights, youth, and peace-building organizations. Mardi majored in Community Development from the University of the Philippines and has traveled to 40 countries.