John R. Gagain Jr
1 min readDec 26, 2018

20-years of UN Global Compact

I’ve never worked for a corporation in my entire life. Until 2018, I’ve spent 20+ years working in politics, media & communications, and the United Nations & global development.

Now I have the honor, pleasure, and challenge of serving at Philip Morris International (PMI). This wasn’t entirely foreign to me. During my time working with the UN Global Compact, I helped companies to implement the UN’s universal principles and further the planet’s global development goals.

After just 3-months as Director of Partnerships & Cooperation at PMI, I felt compelled to bring a bold perspective to a Business Roundtable at the 2018 Bravo Symposium co-sponsored by the Council of the Americas and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Miami, Florida [].

PMI was invited to join the Roundtable titled “Change Agents at the Forefront of Innovation.” I gave my best effort toward framing the last 20 years of public-private partnership between global leaders and global decision-makers. Many corporate leaders from companies across Latin America approached me after the Roundtable to express their appreciation and enthusiasm.

November 2018

John R. Gagain Jr

I’m a Change professional that loves facilitating workshops for teams looking to be more innovative & impactful; coaching, storytelling, & leadership.