Asher Lu, Sales Director of Procter and Gamble Philippines, has been honored as part of the inaugural batch of winners of the Mansmith Sales Masters Awards, the industry’s first sales awards. In this interview, Asher shares insights into how he became a growth champion, turnaround specialist, people leader, future shaper, and new venture builder. Q1: Can you tell us about […]

Albert Cuadrante is the SVP and Chief Marketing Officer of Union Bank of the Philippines.  He is also the current Chairman of Acumen Strategy Consultants, a full-service Management Consulting firm that provides consultancy services to clients belonging to the Philippines’ Top 500 companies. Albert is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Digital Marketing Association of the Philippines (DMAP) and […]

Bea Ballesca-Martinez is the marketing manager of Century Tuna, the dominant tuna brand in the Philippines. She received the Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards in 2023. In this interview, she discusses the importance of brand messaging and communicating what the brand represents to its target audience. Q1. What do you want consumers to think and feel about your brand when […]

Paolo Borromeo is the President and CEO of AC Health, the Ayala-owned group that launched Healthway Cancer Care Hospital, the first dedicated cancer hospital in the Philippines. He shares about the hospital’s business model. Q1. Could you elaborate on the vision behind establishing the first cancer hospital in the Philippines with an end-to-end approach at affordable rates? What inspired this initiative? […]

Fredy Ong, the current Chairman and CEO at Unilever Philippines, has held key positions such as Vice President of Customer Development in the Philippines and Country Head of Unilever in Cambodia and Laos. In this interview, he shares insights into his diverse career journey, skills, and strategies in leadership and customer development within the context of Unilever. Q1: Transitioning from […]

Navegar is a private equity fund management company established in 2012, dedicated to making investments in Philippine companies. Managing Partner, Honorio “Nori” Poblador IV, who previously worked at Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, and Rothschild, shares insights on their investment philosophy. Over the past 12 years, they’ve managed over US$300 million, investing across a diverse set of companies, including The Bistro […]

Merlee Jayme serves as the Chairmom of The Misfits Camp, a post-school initiative connecting creatives with disabilities to diverse career opportunities. She has earned accolades such as the Hall of Fame Award from the 4As Creative Guild, The New York Festivals Creative Achievement Award, and CEO of the Year by the International Association of Business Communicators. Recognized as the SEA […]

Ralph Ray Chua serves as the President of Immuni Global Inc., the manufacturer of Immuni herbal drinks packaged in rectangular sachets. Recently honored with the Mansmith Innovation Awards for product innovation, Ralph provides valuable insights into the development and launch of Immuni. Q1: Can you share the backstory of your startup and what inspired the launch of a herbal drink […]

(From left: Obispo, Chua)  For nearly a decade, I’ve had the privilege of conducting interviews with numerous business personalities. In a unique twist, I recently engaged in a reverse interview where I was interviewed by Markprof Alumni Board President, She Obispo and Programs Head Alyana Chua. We delved into the rich history of the Markprof Annual Marketing Leadership Bootcamp, a transformative program that […]

In this exclusive interview, Joaquin Sy, former Secretary-General of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and past President of Kaisa Para sa Kaunlaran, an organization dedicated to integrating Chinese culture into the wider Filipino community, delves into the intricacies of Chinoy consumers. Our discussion explores various facets of the Chinoy culture, values, and experiences, with the goal […]

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