Pia Roman Tayag
Director of the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA)
As Director of the Office of the UNSGSA, Pia leads the team that supports Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands’s work as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA).
She joined the Office after spending 18 years at Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Most recently, she worked as the Managing Director of the Center for Learning and Inclusion Advocacy at BSP. This included a focus on inclusive finance, particularly to craft policies and regulations, develop partnerships for financial education, strengthen consumer protection, build stakeholder relations, and implement the National Financial Inclusion Strategy.
A Filipino national, Ms. Tayag graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines and a master’s degree in International Affairs focused on Economic Development from Columbia University. She is also a Fellow in the Fletcher School Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion at Tufts University.