Lourdes leads the digital sector work of the World Benchmarking Alliance, including strategic oversight over the publication of the Digital Inclusion Benchmark which ranks and scores 200 of the world’s most influential technology companies. She also leads on strategy and direction, planning and fundraising for the digital sector workstream, including the building of investor and multi-stakeholder coalitions, and is WBA’s main spokesperson on digital sector topics. Before joining WBA, she worked at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), where she coordinated a global expert group on ICT statistics, organized international meetings, trained developing country regulators, and contributed to ITU’s statistical publications. Lourdes is an economist from the Philippines with more than a decade of experience delivering data-driven and policy-oriented projects for industry clients, UN agencies and governments. She has authored peer-reviewed papers on technology policy as well as on environmental economics.