ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
Roberto V. Oliva is a professional forester and lawyer. He specializes in natural resources law and policy and has over 30 years of professional experience in the areas of forestry, protected areas, environment and natural resources management. Prior to his appointment as ACB Executive Director, he served as Assistant Secretary (Assistant Minister) at the Philippines’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources. He graduated from the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) College of Forestry and Natural Resources (UPCFNR) in 1978 as a government scholar and finished his law degree in 1984. Atty. Oliva worked with various international organizations, including the United Nations, Asian Development Bank, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, World Bank, Global Environment Facility, US Agency for International Development and private consulting firms mostly as natural resources policy and legal specialist.