Rodolfo C. Severino is Associate Senior Fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. He was the founding Head of the ASC and led the Centre from March 2008 to August 2015. During his time at ISEAS, he authored four books: Southeast Asia in Search of an ASEAN Community (2006), ASEAN (2008), The ASEAN Regional Forum (2009) and Where in the World is the Philippines? (2010). Mr. Severino was ASEAN Secretary-General from 1998-2002, and served in various high-level capacities in the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines, including Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador to Malaysia. He twice served as ASEAN Senior Official for the Philippines.