Victor Andres
“Dindo” Manhit

Prof. Victor Andres “Dindo” C. Manhit is the Founder and Managing Director of the Stratbase Group and President of its policy think-tank, Albert del Rosario Institute for Strategic and International Studies or the ADRi. Stratbase is a full-service advisory and research consultancy group, specializing in building the relationship of corporate clients with the various sectors of Philippine society to promote their specific interests and address their corporate concerns.

For more than a decade, Prof. Manhit and the Stratbase team have been developing innovative and disruptive political and legislative strategies that position clients for success. A well-regarded strategist, he has built winning public affairs campaigns integrating message development, public relations, and the mobilization of grassroots support. With his extensive experience, he helps clients understand the interplay between business and government, and the impact of legislative, regulatory, and electoral outcomes on their business strategies. He also provides top-level strategic analysis and thought leadership on global issues in the Philippines.

Concurrently, he is Philippine Country Head of the renowned BowerGroupAsia (BGA), formerly known as BrooksBowerAsia. BGA has an unmatched expertise and experience in helping clients develop strategic expansion initiatives in the Asia Pacific Region.

He was a former Chair and recently retired Associate Professor of the Political Science Department of De La Salle University. He has authored numerous commentaries and papers on geopolitical issues, governance and political reforms. Today, he regularly contributes articles and columns to leading newspapers Philippine Daily Inquirer and BusinessWorld.

He obtained his Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Bachelor’s Degree in Philippine Studies (major in Political Science and History) from the University of the Philippines. A member of Phi Gamma Mu International Honors’ Society Beta Chapter, he specializes in Strategic Studies and Management, Legislative Research, and Public Policy Analysis.