Samuel Po is President and CEO of JS Unitrade, makers of EQ baby diapers, adult incontinence care (Caress, Secure, Hy-Pants), Charmee feminine protection, Nursy wipes, and paper towels (Kitchenmate, Tidy). He is also the founder of Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas, plus other companies. In this interview, he shares about growth strategy amidst crisis. In a rare public speaking appearance, Mr […]

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(Note: This Q&A was originally featured on March 27, 2015 with update provided on April 29, 2022) Cebuana Lhuillier is in the Guinness World Record as the largest chain of pawnshops in the world with some 3000 outlets, bigger than many banks combined, serving mostly – the ordinary “unbanked” population. Its president and CEO, Jean Henri Lhuillier was a recipient […]

Ronald Mascariñas is the President and CEO of Bounty Agro Ventures. Aside from launching Chooks-to-Go and Uling Roasters, now the dominant cooked chicken brands in the Philippines with over 2,000 take-out stores, Bounty has launched HeiHei, Chooks! dine-in restaurant, and made their products available through an omnichannel strategy. He and his team innovated on Bounty’s business model from being a poultry […]

The Primer Group’s core businesses are in retail and distribution of 150 premium consumer and travel brands in outdoor, travel, footwear, fashion, action sports, wellness and urban lifestyle.  They have over 350 stores in over a dozen countries. It has diversified into industrial products and services offering green solutions, with businesses in air-conditioning and energy management, full-scale printing and manufacturing, […]

One in two Filipino employees is struggling with mental health issues. The same is true for every one in two SME entrepreneurs (Source: Day 8 Business Academy SME research). Richard Estrella, Country Head of MindNation and Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards (YMMA) winner of 2021 shares that since 2019, MindNation (now in the Philippines) has helped over 200,000 individuals worldwide with […]

Steve Sy is the Founder and CEO of Great Deals E-Commerce Corporation, a pioneer and currently the Philippines’ largest provider of end-to-end ecommerce solutions to over 300 of the biggest manufacturers and country distributors in the Philippines. Great Deals was recently ranked by Inquirer and Statista as the fastest growing company in the Philippines, and by Financial Times as the […]

Vanee Gosiengfiao is the General Manager of Sanofi Consumer Healthcare. Prior to this, she was General Manager of Diageo Philippines and General Manager of GSK Consumer Healthcare in Thailand. In this interview, she shares her thoughts about the importance of having a solid brand purpose.   Q1: What’s the business case for having a brand purpose?  A1: First, Purpose drives differentiation. […]

CoreProc, an IT company, created the brand drybrush, an e-commerce website for artists to sell their paintings, sculptures, and artwork at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. This not only helped artists, but also gave CoreProc substantial revenue growth, without the continuous customization burden of their old IT business model. In this interview, CoreProc President Jojo Liao shares about their […]

Teresita Ang-See is an academic, writer, community leader, and social activist. She is Co-Founder of Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran, a movement working towards the full integration of the Chinese-Filipino community, which operates the Bahay Tsinoy Museum of Chinese in Philippine Life. She is also a former President of the Philippine Association for Chinese Studies and is currently part of its […]

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