C.H.A.T. Speakers

Creative Hub and Talks

CREATE Philippines Mr. Paolo Benigno Bam Aquino IV

Mr. Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino IV

Senator of the Philippines

Mr. Aquino empowers the youth and supports small local businesses. He supports more than 450 Negosyo Centers, and co-authored both the Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Act and the Affordable Higher Education for All Act which aims to offer free tuition in all state universities and colleges. He is the deputy minority leader and Chairman of the Committee on Science and Technology of the 17th Congress of the Philippines.

CREATE Philippines Undersecretary Nora K. Terrado

Ms. Nora K. Terrado

Undersecretary, Trade and Investments Promotion Group (TIPG) – Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

An accomplished IT-BPM industry executive prior to her appointment in the public service, Ms. Terrado now oversees the TIPG portfolio of the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), Design Center of the Philippines (DCP), Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC), Foreign Trade Service Corps (FTSC), Export Marketing Bureau (EMB), and Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotions (BDTP).

CREATE Philippines Mr. Ian Livingstone

Mr. Ian Livingstone

Life President of Eidos, Vice Chair of UKIE, Chair of Playdemic, Chair of PlayMob, Chair of Skillset’s Video Games Council...

...Chair Next Gen Skills Committee, Member of the UK Creative Industries Council, Trustee of GamesAid, and an advisor to the British Council

Considered as one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry, Mr. Livingstone received a BAFTA Special Award, a British Inspiration Award, and the Develop Legend Award, among other accolades, for his contribution to the UK computer and video games industry. He designed Domark’s first computer game, “Eureka,” launched Eidos’ “Tomb Raider” video game franchise, and co-authored the “Next Gen” review in 2011 published by Nesta. Wired 100 listed Mr. Livingstone as the 16th most influential person in the UK’s digital economy in 2012.

CREATE Philippines Mr. Jhett Tolentino

Mr. Jhett Tolentino

Grammy/ Three-Time Tony Award Winner
Founder, Jhett Tolentino Productions

Mr. Tolentino won his first Grammy in 2017 when “The Color Purple” snagged the Best Musical Theater Album. He is a three-time Tony Award winner and was recognized by the NCCA in 2016 with the Ani Ng Dangal Award. He also received the Outstanding Filipino American – New York (TOFA-NY) award for Entertainment in New York City. Mr. Tolentino is currently working on a short documentary titled “Life is What You Make It” about his journey from the slums of Iloilo City to Broadway.

CREATE Philippines Ms. Lisa Macuja-Elizalde

Ms. Lisa Macuja-Elizalde

Artistic Director and CEO, Ballet Manila

Ms. Macuja-Elizalde was the first Filipino ballerina to win the silver medal from the 1987 Asia-Pacific Ballet Competition in Tokyo. She received prestigious citations including the Order of International Friendship (awarded by Russian President Vladimir Putin) in 2001 and Aliw Awards Foundation’s Entertainer of the Year (2012), and served as vice chairman of the Philippine UNESCO National Commission. Ms. Macuja-Elizalde is also founding board member and treasurer of the Artists Welfare Project, Inc. (AWPI).

CREATE Philippines Ms. Lucille Tenazas

Ms. Lucille Tenazas

Founder, Tenazas Design

Associate Dean, Parsons School of Design, NY
School of Art, Media and Technology

Ms. Tenazas won the National Design Award in Communications Design by the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and is lauded as one of America’s top design innovators – achievements that made Tenazas Design, her brainchild, a prime communication graphics and design firm. A known figure in the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Ms. Tenazas’ long career as a design practitioner and educator spawned collaborations with the Stanford University, San Francisco International Airport, and University of California Berkeley, among others.

CREATE Philippines Mr. Armand Serrano

Mr. Armand Serrano

Visual Development Artist, Walt Disney Animation Studio

Mr. Serrano worked on highly popular movies under the banner of Disney (“Mulan,” “Tarzan,” “Lilo & Stitch”) and Marvel (“X-Men” and the “Fantastic Four” TV series). His name and imprint can also be found in films produced by Sony Pictures Animation’s “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs,” “Arthur Christmas,” and “Hotel Transylvania.”

CREATE Philippines Ms. Maria Rita O. Matute

Ms. Maria Rita O. Matute

Executive Director, Design Center of the Philippines

Under Ms. Matute’s leadership, Design Center continues to promote the use and appreciation of good design by strengthening the Filipino design industry and improving the range, quality, and competitiveness of the Philippines’ services and products. She also leads the ASEAN Creative Cities Forum and Exhibition, an initiative by the DTI through Design Center that nurtures and explores the potential of developing creative cities or hubs in the Philippines, with Baguio City as its front-runner.

CREATE Philippines Mr. David Guerrero

Mr. David Guerrero

Creative Chairman, BBDO Guerrero
Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies Philippines (4As)

Under Mr. Guerrero’s leadership, BBDO Guerrero has won the Grand Prix for Effectiveness at the Asia-Pacific AdFest, Agency of the Year by both the Philippine 4As and the Kidlat Awards, and as Network of the Year by Spikes Asia, Campaign Asia-Pacific, and Campaign 2015. He also helped BBDO Guerrero get ranked by the Gunn Report in 2013 as one of the top 50 creative agencies in the world. Additionally, Campaign Asia named Mr. Guerrero its Southeast Asia Creative Person of the Year in 2014 and in 2016 was recognized by the country’s marketers for the “Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Communications” honor.

CREATE Philippines Mr. Alvin Juban

Mr. Alvin Juban

President & Chairman, Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP)

Mr. Juban also serves as Synergy88’s Director for Business Development. The company is one of the leading developers of Triple A games, or games developed by large studios and require big funding. He helps promote and develop the digital creative field through GDAP, and is also a Board Member at ACPI and a creative services industry champion for the Board of Investments (BOI).

CREATE Philippines Mr. Marciano Paynor, Jr.

Ambassador Marciano Paynor, Jr.

Director General for Operations, ASEAN 2017 National Organizers Council

A former Philippine Consul General to San Francisco, Mr. Paynor served as the protocol chief of former presidents, Fidel Ramos and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Mr. Paynor graduated from the Philippine Military Academy and was a lieutenant colonel in the military until 1983.

CREATE Philippines Mr. Eric Cruz

Mr. Eric Cruz

Executive Creative Director, AKQA Shanghai

Mr. Cruz’s 18 years of advertising experience includes collaborations with NBA, Nike, and Johnny Walker, among others. His portfolio was recognized by big global events, including Cannes Lions, the Tokyo ADC Awards, ADC NY, The FWA, and the Japan Media Arts Festival. Mr. Cruz previously worked as Leo Burnett Malaysia’s Executive Creative Director, and co-founded creative think tank and experimental music label, W+K Tokyo Lab.

CREATE Philippines Ms. Angel V. Guerrero

Ms. Angel V. Guerrero

President & Editor-in-Chief, Adobo Magazine

Ms. Guerrero co-founded CECP and the Communication Design Association of the Philippines. Her leadership at Adobo Magazine made her win the AD STARS Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 in the international category in Busan, South Korea and the first ever Asia Pacific Tambuli Crimson Award in 2016. Adobo Magazine, under her guidance, won three top Philippine Quill Awards, which equals to the Grand Prix.

CREATE Philippines Mr. Jhondie

Mr. Jhondie "JD" T. Abenaza

Founder & CEO, Zeenoh Inc.

A tech entrepreneur, software engineer, game developer, and IT consultant, Mr. Abenaza sits as a Board Member of GDAP and incoming Board Member of IGDA Philippines. The award winner and visionary leader is also a Committee Member at EU-Philippines ICT-BPM/KPM Creative Industry, is part of the Regional Quality Assessment Team for BS EMC Major in Animation/Game Development, and is in the Technical Working Group at the ASEAN Mentors Entrepreneur Network (AMEN).

CREATE Philippines Mr. Nato Agbayani

Mr. Nato Agbayani

CEO, Brand Guerrilla PH

Under Mr. Agbayani’s leadership, Brand Guerrilla created opportunities for young creatives through events including CREATE Philippines and the National Digital Arts Awards (NDAA), and engaged with vulnerable sectors (PWDs, Solo Parents, poor communities, and human trafficking victims). A partner consultant of the Premier Family Business Consulting (PFBC) and the business development director of the ALC Group of Companies, Mr. Agbayani also established partnerships with humanitarian organizations like WWF, Habitat for Humanity, and the Philippine National Red Cross.

CREATE Philippines Mr. Jowee Alviar

Mr. Jowee Alviar

Co-Founder and Creative Director, TeamManila

Mr. Alviar, together with Mr. Raymund Punzalan, were instrumental in the creation of TeamManila, a branding and graphic design company. TeamManila won the David Bowie International Outside Art competition in Paris, France, and collaborated with the National Youth Commission, Globe, Jollibee, Nike, a modernized book cover of “Noli Me Tangere” and “El Filibusterismo,” Goldilocks, Motorola, and Japanese cosmetics line Shu Uemura, among others.

CREATE Philippines Ms. Tina Amper

Ms. Tina Amper

Founder & CEO, TechTalks.ph

Ms. Amper was the organizer of GeeksOnABeach, an international conference on tech, startups, and design. She is among the Philippines and the Southeast Asia’s innovation consultant, event organizer, and startup ecosystem builder, and has worked with DICT, DOST, DTI (Slingshot 2016, Startup Ecosystem Dev Program SEDP), Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon Web Services, and USAID-STRIDE, among others.

CREATE Philippines Mr. Manny Ayala

Mr. Manny Ayala

Managing Director, Endeavor Philippines

Mr. Ayala founded tech incubator, Hatchd, a portfolio of consumer tech companies in the Philippines. He served as the president of the Philippine Chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization where he launched the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, and co-founded boutique investment banking firm IRG Limited. In past years, Mr. Ayala worked for the Discovery Channel and Turner Broadcasting in strategy and business development roles, and now sits on the Board of Directors at Sky Cable and Energy Development Corp.

CREATE Philippines Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue

Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue

Trustee and Former President, National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP)

Madam Batapa-Sigue was one of the eight recipients of the Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (Towns) Awards in 2016 and is also serving as the executive director of Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communication Technology (BNEFIT). A practicing lawyer since 1998, she’s been teaching at the College of Law of the University of Saint La Salle since 1999 and won as an independent councilor in the 2004 and 2007 elections in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.

CREATE Philippines Mr. Joe Caliro

Mr. Joe Caliro

Executive Producer, Globe Live

Under Mr. Caliro’s leadership, Globe Live, the production arm of Globe, has been locally producing award-winning Broadway musicals like “Wicked,” “American Idiot” and “A Christmas Carol,” with Disney’s “Newsies” as its most recent project. He’s also serving as Globe’s Senior Advisor for Creative Marketing and Multimedia Business.

CREATE Philippines Ms. Lily Chiam

Ms. Lily Chiam

Lily Chiam, Musical Talent, Composer, Educator, Entrepreneur and Event Producer, brings passion, energy & excitement to all her projects. An accomplished Pianist, Lily has performed in Canada, United States, UK, China, Japan, India, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Qatar, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei. She is a music composer of 4 albums, and the author of the highly effective EMGenius&Fun Fast-Track Toddlers Development Programs.
Lily is a representative of the South East Asia Directors of Music (SEADOM) and a Music Consultant to many music institutions. She has also served as an adjudicator for many international music festivals and is often invited by Corporate Firms as an Event Producer and Motivational Speaker. Currently, she is the Director and founder of Expression Music Academy in Brunei (3 branches: Kiulap, Airport Mall and Kuala Belait) and Expression Music Inc at Makati, the Philippines as well as License Provider to another music establishment in Serangoon Gardens in Singapore.
She is also the Manager of Shian Li Chiam, 'Junior Grand Champion Instrumentalist of the World’ at the World Championship of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, California in 2014) and Eden Chiam (Top 1st Place of the Pop Adult Voice at the 4th Hong Kong International Music Festival).

CREATE Philippines Mr. Mike Constantino

Mr. Mike Constantino

Founder and Managing Director, Homonym

Mr. Constantino currently sits as IMMAP’s director for the fourth consecutive year. He has extensive experience in multiple disciplines and has been a key figure in the local and regional music industry for decades. He headed Brand New Media, was the Country Sales Director of Yahoo! Philippines and the Marketing Head for Asia Pacific for the Filipino Channel. His career started at Ace/Saatchi, followed by ABS-CBN, Studio 23, and Level-Up Games. Mr. Constantino won two Awit Awards as a singer and songwriter of his indie band, Conscious & The Goodness.

CREATE Philippines Mr. Peepo David

Mr. Peepo David

Creative Director, AKQA Shanghai

Mr. David’s work was honored by multiple award-giving bodies, including Ad Stars, Webby Awards, Kancil Awards, Cannes Lions, Adfest, Kidlat Awards, and The Work. He and the rest of AKQA Shanghai’s creative team were behind Nike’s viral “Ignite Brilliance” campaign promoting its CR7 shoe collection endorsed by soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

CREATE Philippines Ms. Haraya del Rosario-Gust

Ms. Haraya del Rosario-Gust

Managing Director, Straight Arrow

Ms. del Rosario-Gust is leading StraightArrow in its quest to grow creative process outsourcing in the Philippines and prove that Filipinos are some of the world’s most creative individuals. She served as the head of business development at Anthem Solutions and as CAMP Cebu’s accounts director. Ms. del Rosario-Gust is also the visionary behind GetCre8ive, the Philippine representative of Getty Images.

CREATE Philippines Mr. Gabby Dizon

Mr. Gabby Dizon

CEO & Co-Founder, Altitude Games

As Altitude Games’ CEO and co-founder, Mr. Dizon commandeered the company’s growth and its creation of original intellectual property in the mobile game space. Prior to that, he served as a senior producer at Boomzap and as president of the Game Developers Association of the Philippines. Mr. Dizon helps champion Southeast Asia’s game development industry and is an active member of the Philippine startup community.

CREATE Philippines Mr. Clifford Espinosa

Mr. Clifford Espinosa

Managing Partner and Product & Research Development Director, Espinosa Arts and Design (EADE)

Mr. Espinosa co-founded EADE with entrepreneur Allan L. Cristobal in 2013, and since then has been producing one-of-a-kind creations that showcase a blend of Filipino imagination, craftsmanship, and humor without using a single nail – only upcycled wood. He trained under master craftsman Jerusalino “Jerry” Araos, who taught him the importance of discipline, rigor, and technique over artistic flair.

CREATE Philippines Mr. Ezra Ferraz

Mr. Ezra Ferraz

Author, “The Finishers”

Mr. Ferraz’s book, “The Finishers,” offers a detailed look on how founders built their startup companies such as Sulit, Anino Games, Chikka, and Socialytics, among others. A graduate from the University of California Berkeley with a Master in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California, he is currently a correspondent at the regional imprint of the American Business Publications, Inc. and a research fellow at the Asian Institute of Management. Mr. Ferraz’s writeups have been featured in Rappler, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tech in Asia, and Stanford Social Innovation Review.

CREATE Philippines Mr. Noel Flores

Mr. Noel Flores

Lead Visual Concept Artist and Consultant, GMA 7 Entertainment Department

With “Passion for Process. Passion for Purpose” as his career mantra, Mr. Flores’ extensive experience in broadcast/film entertainment and video game/web development includes serving as a creative director at Dark Particle Studios and as visual concept designer and consultant at ABS-CBN Entertainment. He also served as the creative supervisor/lead 2D concept artist at Microsourcing International Limited, with MCMM Group Netherlands as one of his clients. Mr. Flores taught arts and design at the University of Santo Tomas, Far Eastern University, and La Salle College of Saint Benilde.

CREATE Philippines Mr. Audie Gemora

Mr. Audie Gemora

President, Philstage

Mr. Gemora earned the “King of Philippines’ Musical Theater” title by staging plays (“Little Mermaid,” “Equus”). Also known for acting in local movies (“Hari ng Tondo,” “Bliss”), he now sits as the vice president and president of the Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM) and Trumpets Playshop, respectively.

CREATE Philippines Ms. Ace Gapuz

Ms. Ace Gapuz

CEO, Blogapalooza

An entrepreneur and a marketing & public relations specialist, Ms. Gapuz led Blogapalooza in securing numerous brand partnerships, attract media outfits and the Philippine blogosphere, and generated much-needed publicity for its partner companies and sponsors. Ms. Gapuz was Grab’s former public relations manager and Boardwalk Business Ventures’ organizational development specialist and product coordinator.

CREATE Philippines Mr. William Guido

Mr. William Guido

CEO, Globaltronics

Under Mr. Guido’s leadership, Globaltronics won numerous accolades including the Most Engaging Booth Activity at Systems Integration Philippines 2017, the Best Digital Signages Advertising Specialist at the Golden Globe Annual Awards for Business Excellence, and the Most Dynamic Electronic LED Display at the 2011 13th Annual Global Excellence Awards. The company also received certificates of appreciations from the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (2015), PNP ICT Summit (2015), and Worldbex (2015), among others.

CREATE Philippines Ms. Twinky Lagdameo

Ms. Twinky Lagdameo

Chief Marketing Officer, Billboard Philippines

Ms. Lagdameo co-founded Radio Republic, an all-OPM internet radio, and served as its Chief of Strategy and Business Development. She was also responsible for launching key digital platforms and music festivals alongside pioneering music education camps at TAO Corporation. Prior to those, Ms. Lagdameo worked as the Marketing Director at record label EMI Music, as Director for Talent Artist Relations at MTV Philippines, and as Chief Operating Officer at 7101 Music Nation.

CREATE Philippines Mr. Jim Libiran

Mr. Jim Libiran

Director, ABS-CBN

Mr. Libiran is currently the president and executive director of People’s Media Advocacy Asia (PMAA), which builds a grassroots social media network for labor groups to air their campaigns in and promote human rights in the workplace. He is also working as director and scriptwriter at Strawdogs Studio Productions and Casa Duende Productions, and is in the Board of Directors of Tondo Asenso Community Foundation.

CREATE Philippines Mr. Arsenio Lizaso

Mr. Arsenio Lizaso

President, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)

Mr. Lizaso is the recipient of the British Council Grant Attachment with the Nottingham Playhouse and the Royal Shakespeare Company (London and Stratford-on Avon), and a scholar of the Fullbright-Hayes Travel Grant to the U.S. on theater arts, film, and television. He served as the president of the Director’s Guild of the Philippines, represented the country in international theater events as a member of the Executive Committee of the International University Theater Association (IUTA), and is the vice president of the Theater Education and Training Committee of the International Theater Institute-UNESCO.

CREATE Philippines Ms. Lisa Macuja-Elizalde

Ms. Lisa Macuja-Elizalde

President, Ballet Manila

Ms. Macuja-Elizalde was the first Filipino ballerina to win the silver medal from the 1987 Asia-Pacific Ballet Competition in Tokyo. She received prestigious citations including the Order of International Friendship (awarded by Russian President Vladimir Putin) in 2001 and Aliw Awards Foundation’s Entertainer of the Year (2012), and served as vice chairman of the Philippine UNESCO National Commission. Ms. Macuja-Elizalde is also founding board member and treasurer of the Artists Welfare Project, Inc. (AWPI).

CREATE Philippines Mr. Dan C. Matutina

Mr. Dan C. Matutina

Founding Partner, Plus63 Design Co. (a member of the Hydra Design Group)

Mr. Matutina launched a career in print, digital, and animation with a style that is a fusion of angular and graphic shapes layered with hand-painted textures. In 2013, he won the Art Directors Club Young Guns Award in New York. Samsung, Google, The Guardian, Coca-Cola, Havaianas, The Wall Street Journal, Leo Burnett NY, and Ogilvy & Mather NY are some of the brands that he worked with.

CREATE Philippines Mr. Martin Macalintal

Mr. Martin Macalintal

Audiovisual Attaché, French Embassy to the Philippines

Diplomatic ties between the Philippines and France reached its 70th anniversary in 2017. To celebrate the milestone, the French Embassy launched PhilFrance: Feel French, a year-long series of activities that let Filipinos experience France through movies, photography, food, fashion, and sports, among others.

CREATE Philippines Mr. Paolo Mercado

Mr. Paolo Mercado

SVP of Communication, Marketing and Innovation, Nestlé Philippines
Founder, Creative Economy Council of the Philippines (CECP)

As Nestlé Philippines’ Senior Vice President of Communication, Marketing, and Innovation since 2015, Mr. Mercado oversees the company’s Advertising, Media, Digital Marketing, Consumer Insight & Market Intelligence, Consumer Engagement Services, Corporate Communication, Marketing Competency Development, Innovation, and its Nutrition Health & Wellness Corporate programs. He was one of the senior marketing officers in Nestlé's operations in China and Switzerland, working on well-known Nestlé dairy brands like Nido, Bear Brand, Nesvita, and Coffeemate. Prior to Nestlé, Mr. Mercado worked with the Publicis Group.

CREATE Philippines Mr. Raymund Miranda

Mr. Raymund Miranda

Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Risk Management Officer, ABS-CBN Corporation

A media executive and strategist in Asia-Pacific for more than 33 years now, Mr. Miranda oversees ABS-CBN’s strategic planning process and risk management strategies. He served as the managing director of Global Networks Asia-Pacific and as the head of NBCUniversal’s entertainment channels division across 33 countries. Mr. Miranda also worked as the head of strategy and content for Mediaquest Holdings, Walt Disney International’s managing director for Southeast Asia, head of Radio Disney Asia, and GMA Network’s vice president for creative services.

CREATE Philippines Ms. Marlyn DL. Montano

Ms. Marlyn DL. Montano

Vice President, Animation Council of the Philippines (ACPI)

Ms. Montano founded TeamApp and Holy Cow Animation with years of experience in creative management, specifically in the field of animation. She also worked at Toonworks Manila, VHQ Dimensions Manila, and Burbank Animation.

CREATE Philippines Ms. Carmen Peralta

Ms. Carmen Peralta

Director of the Documentation, Information and Technology Transfer Bureau (DITTB), Intellectual Property Office (IPO)

Director Peralta spearheads IPO’s Implementation of the Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) Program, Implementation of the Patent Protection Incentive Package of IPOPHL or "Juan's Thousand Patents,” and the Inventors Assistance Program (IAP) of WIPO-WEF. She coordinates ASEAN initiatives and activities as IPOPHL’s focal person at the ASEAN Working Group on Intellectual Property Cooperation (AWGIPC).

CREATE Philippines Mr. Gabby Roxas

Mr. Gabby Roxas

Country Marketing Manager, Google Philippines

Mr. Roxas served as Johnson & Johnson’s senior marketing manager for global franchise operations and Mead Johnson’s regional marketing manager. He also worked at the Coca Cola Company and Procter & Gamble.

CREATE Philippines Mr. Paul Edward Tajon

Mr. Paul Edward Tajon

Senior Investments Specialist, Board of Investments

Mr. Tajon is the IT-BPO & Creative Services Industry Champion at BOI. He graduated with a BS Economics degree from the University of Santo Tomas, and is a Foreign Fellow in Development Studies at the Institute of Developing Economies Advanced School in Japan. Mr. Tajon trained front-line development specialists in the field of economic development and cooperation.

CREATE Philippines Ms. Madonna Tarrayo

Ms. Madonna Tarrayo

CEO, Unitel Productions/Straight Shooters Media Inc. of the Commercial Production Houses Group (CPHG)

Ms. Tarrayo began her career at Straight Shooters in 2006, and is now keeping her hands full by managing two merged multimedia companies renamed as Unitel/Straight Shooters. Unitel handles media agencies and content creation (broadcast, films, events, TV commercials), while creative agency projects go to Straight Shooters. At present, Ms. Tarrayo is serving as the head of CPHG and chairman of the Advertising Suppliers Association of the Philippines (ASAP).

CREATE Philippines Mr. Brian Tenorio

Mr. Brian Tenorio

CEO and Founder, Brian Tenorio & Company

Mr. Tenorio’s 18 years in the field of design, entrepreneurship, and development policy include working as the international consultant for branding and design at the Asian Development Bank and at the World Health Organization. His designs for Jaime Zobel and National Artist Salvador Bernal won awards, while his high-end footwear label, Tenorio Manila, was considered as one of the most publicized Filipino shoe brands in the country. Mr. Tenorio also founded the coffee retail chain, KapeTayo Coffee.