Eric Gutierrez is the Senior Adviser on From Violence to Peace.

A Philippine national, he has worked for development NGOs over the last 25 years, and has lived in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa, and Germany.

He is main author of a book on the conflict and peace processes in the Muslim areas of southern Philippines, and has published articles in peer-reviewed academic journals analysing criminal entrepreneurs and their impact on development.

He has an MSc on Social and Political Theory from Birkbeck College, University of London, and is completing a PhD on Development Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam.