Phil Psilos has worked for more than 20 years in innovation, economic, entrepreneurial, and workforce development. Based in Bangkok, he is FHI 360’s Asia-Pacific Technical Advisor for Economic Development and Innovation, Principal Investigator for a global inventory of innovation for economic stability supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, lead writer for a USAID guide to entrepreneurship programming for youth, and a contributor to FHI 360’s global Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship and Youth teams.
Previously as a member of RTI’s workforce and economic opportunities team, designed significant higher education, innovation, and workforce development programs in Philippines, Egypt, El Salvador, Liberia, and Haiti, and launched a research partnership with Duke University exploring the new roles of workforce development in global value chain upgrading.
Previously he served as an economic development and innovation advisor in the U.S. with Deloitte and the National Governors Association. Phil speaks advanced Spanish and holds an MSc in Economic Geography from the London School of Economics and a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University.