Mr. Eric Elnar is the Trade Commissioner at the Philippine Consulate General – Los Angeles, which has jurisdiction over the Southwest US mainland, Hawaii and the US Pacific Islands. He holds a Masteral degree – MDM from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Research from the University of the Philippines – Diliman.
Before being posted in Los Angeles, Mr. Elnar held commercial attaché positions in Malaysia (covering Singapore), Thailand (covering Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam), and Dubai, UAE (covering the Middle East and Africa). He started his government career at the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and later moved on to the Philippine Retirement Authority, spending some time in between at a market research company.
In all of his assignments, Eric strived to work closely with Filipinos abroad, particularly the Pinoy business community, in bringing investments back home, as well as fostering trade between our host country and the Philippines. He is joined in LA by his wife Rachelle and two sons, Mark and Nathaniel.