Andrei supports projects requiring policy and political analysis by conducting research, mapping relevant stakeholders, and monitoring policy developments for Vriens & Partners’ Manila office. Before joining Vriens & Partners, Andrei served as Political Communications Consultant for a Philippine Senator. As part of the Senator’s staff he crafted public relations strategies by optimizing and coordinating traditional media and social media messaging and visibility, framed responses to negative publicity campaigns targeting the Senator, and developed policy memos to adjust proposed bills to broaden support and better address private sector concerns.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Developmental Management from Ateneo de Manila University. In 2017, he completed a master’s degree in Political Science at Ateneo de Manila in Global Politics with a specialization in gender development and LGBT politics.
During his time in university, Andrei participated in competitive debate and was named Best Speaker in Asia. For his achievements in debate and public speaking, he was recruited to become a part of the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce, which is currently investing in a Diversity Index and SOGIE Awareness sessions for corporate leaders.