Brian Tenorio, Philippines LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Tehran-born Filipino-American Brian Tenorio is a Manila/New York-based design manager and strategic design and communications consultant for the Asian Development Bank, and the World Health Organization WPRO.
He is the lead creative and CEO of Brian Tenorio & Co, and the founder of KapeTayo Coffee — a retail chain for coffee in the Philippines. He graduated from AB Communications at the Ateneo de Manila University, and the Managing the Arts Program from the Asian Institute of Management.
He also finished the Design Management Program, a graduate-level program from Pratt Institute in New York, with a focus on Design Policy Initiatives in Developing Countries, a research he presented with his group at the Metropolitan Museum in New York in 2010. Before working in the development sector, Tenorio was a Filipino shoe designer — and was until his retirement from fashion in 2008, one of the most expensive Filipino shoe brands then.