Shermon Cruz

Shermon is the Founder, Executive Director and Chief Futurist of the Center for Engaged Foresight. A professional futurist and a certified business continuity management professional, he is a core member of UNESCO’s Global Futures Literacy Network,  a founding member of Asia Pacific Futures Network (APFN) and a full member of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF) and the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF). He has delivered keynotes and facilitated workshops in Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia, Italy, Canada, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, India, etc. and published reports and papers on topics such as city futures, international relations, global politics, public administration, and governance in some of the leading futures and foresight journals. 

As risk management and business continuity expert, he is an associate member of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and currently the Philippine Location Leader for Risk Management and Business Continuity Management at EY Global Delivery Services Philippines and a former business continuity senior analyst and location leader at Accenture Philippines. 

He was a recipient of the 2014 International Social Science Council and the World Social Science Forum for Early Career Social Scientists from the Global South and was a member-advisor of Accenture Philippines Future Leaders Council. 

He has served as an executive secretary to a Provincial Governor of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte and consultant to a Chair of the Environment, Trade, and Industry of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of the Province of Ilocos Norte.

He previously served as Director of the Philippines Center for Foresight Education and Innovation Research (PhilForesight), Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Department Chair of the Public Administration and Political Science programs and University Planning Officer at Northwestern University Laoag. 

He has taught public policy, program administration, humanities, international relations, public ethics, futures studies and research, and global environmental politics at Northern Christian College and Northwestern University Laoag.  Shermon has a Masters of Arts in Public Administration and took Ph.D. units in Political Science at the University of the Philippines Diliman.

He has studied futures studies, political science, public administration, security, risk and resilience, renewable energy development and business continuity management at Northwestern University, the Right Livelihood College, the Development Academy of the Philippines and Buckinghamshire University, London.