(Winners of the 3rd Mansmith Innovation Awards proudly holding their Imao-sculptured trophies, pictured from left to right: RR Chua of Immuni Global, Dr. Aris Alip of CARD MRI, SEC Chairman Emilio Aquino, Jimmy Thai of Primer, Edward Lee of COL Financial, and Auke Idzenga of AIDFI. They are joined by co-founders Josiah Go and Chiqui Escareal-Go, along with UnionBank CEO Edwin Bautista, a master innovator winner from the first batch.) In business, shaking things up often […]

Jimmy Thai is the CEO of the Primer Group of Companies. Embarking on his path with a modest buy-and-sell enterprise in 1985, Primer has since evolved into a powerhouse, boasting a portfolio of 150 premium consumer and travel brands spanning diverse sectors like outdoor, travel, footwear, fashion, action sports, wellness, and urban lifestyle. Included in their repertoire are notable brands […]

Dr. Aris Alip is the visionary behind CARD Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI), the largest micro lender to the underprivileged in the Philippines.  It boasts of a customer base exceeding 9 million and an impressive collection rate of 99.17%. CARD MRI’s low-interest loans, predominantly aimed at women, play a pivotal role in poverty alleviation and the empowerment of women. Dr. Aris […]

Edward Lee is the Founder and Chairman of COL Financial, the pioneering force behind online stock trading in the Philippines. With an unparalleled presence, COL Financial commands the industry with an impressive clientele exceeding half a million and net investments surpassing P100 billion. A master innovator recipient of the 3rd Mansmith Innovation Awards, he graciously imparts his profound insights on […]

Six outstanding organizations have been named as Top Innovators for the 3rd Mansmith Innovation Awards 2023. These exceptional innovators are: These outstanding innovators will join an esteemed group of game-changing individuals and organizations, including Union Bank (Edwin Bautista), KennethCobonpue Collection (Kenneth Cobonpue), Mega Sardines (William Tiu Lim), BeaValdes Design (Beatrice Valdes), Cebuana Lhuillier (Jean Henri Lhuillier), Bounty Agro (Ronald Mascariñas), […]

All Saints’ Day is a time when we pay our respects to those who have passed away. Here are 8 examples from around the world where companies have come up with creative ways to help people remember their loved ones. As we celebrate All Saints’ Day and remember our loved ones, let’s continue to generate new ideas that help us […]

Rio Ilao is the Founder and CEO of MobileOptima, Inc., one of the top technology companies in the Philippines specializing in sales force automation and workforce management solutions. Its leading enterprise solution, Tarkie, digitizes and automates field processes like digital forms and field monitoring with real-time data to give companies 360 visibility on their field operations and help make real-time decisions. […]

Innovation, a term widely bandied about in various conversations, and corporate functions. Some companies have even dedicated positions to innovation management, aiming to embed it within their corporate culture, processes, and mindsets. It is imperative, then, to gain a clear understanding of what innovation truly entails, enabling businesses to direct their efforts and resources towards genuine innovation, rather than pursuing […]

Issa Guevarra-Cabreira is the chief commercial officer of Globe Telecom.  Under her watch, Globe rose to mobile leadership beginning 4Q of 2016, and has held the number 1 position to this day. In August 2019, Issa was appointed managing director of 917 Ventures, the largest corporate incubator in the country, tasked to create new businesses beyond telco, and to oversee […]

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