Eduardo Klien, Regional Director, Asia Pacific Regional Office, HelpAge International

Eduardo has 30 years experience in social and economic development, working with academia, governments and international organisations. He performed in senior positions in international organisations in Latin America and Africa. For the last 15 years Eduardo has been in Asia, holding different directive positions in Laos, Vietnam and regionally. Currently, he is the Regional Director for Asia Pacific for HelpAge International,  overseeing programmes in collaboration with HelpAge network partners throughout Asia and the Pacific. In the scope of his work is promotion of social and economic adaptation to the changing demographic structures and to population ageing. This includes policy development,  knowledge and research on population ageing, community-based programmes and supporting the voice of older people towards ensuring that current and future older people can lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives. 

As an academic, Eduardo has been a lecturer in international economics at the University of Mexico and in 1997 was appointed as Fellow Researcher in the International Development Center (QEH) of the University of Oxford. In 2007 appointed as research fellow of the Oxford Institute of Ageing of the University of Oxford.