Birdie Salva is a design researcher with a background in qualitative research, UX research, brand management, systems thinking, and game design. As the co-founder and general manager of Curiosity, Birdie helps companies discover product and service design possibilities that are inspired by local insight. He has led over 190 research projects in the past 9 years for clients such as Sun Life, Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, UNICEF, and USAID. Prior
Harvey Sy Keh is the Vice-President of McBride PET Corporation, one of the country’s leading manufacturers of PET bottles. He is a social entrepreneur having started and established several non-profit organizations in the Philippines that promote access to quality education and good governance. He was founder and Executive Director of the Acts of Hope for the Nation (AHON Foundation) which helped build more than 150 public elementary school libraries all
Fr. Patrick “Pat” Falguera, SJ is a Jesuit priest who is currently the Executive Director of Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB), the socio-political apostolate of the Society of Jesus (SJ) in the Philippines. Aside from being missioned to SLB, Fr. Pat is also currently involved in other works. This includes teaching at the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) as a core faculty member, and engaging in research at the John
Edgardo T. Valenzuela is Core Faculty and an adjunct professor of the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG). He has over 40 years of development experience at national, regional and global levels. He teaches a class on Ethics, Power and Accountability at ASoG since 2012 to the present. He was a member of the Ateneo de Manila University Professional Schools Committee on Leadership and Ethics (2015-2018).He is Co-Coordinator of the Ateneo
Jessica Marie “Aika” G. Robredo is the Executive Director of Restart Micro-Enterprise (RestarME), Inc., a microfinance wholesale lending organization that provides quick response livelihood funds to assist microentrepreneurs affected by natural or man-made disasters. She is also Chairman of Jesse M. Robredo Foundation, a non-government organization that aims to promote and continue the accomplishments of the late Secretary Jesse M. Robredo, particularly in good governance and ethical leadership.
Luis Sixtus Esquivias is the founder and CEO of dorms.ph. He loves real estate investments and enjoys providing affordable rental accommodation to students and young professionals, believing that by doing so, he is directly helping the main engines of growth of the Philippine economy. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University in the United States where he was a Top Student
Debbie Esquivias is working towards her MPP degree at the University of Calgary, while working as a research assistant at the School of Public Policy. Her research interest is in energy and economic policy. She is concurrently a finance and investment specialist at Esquivias, Lim & Co., CPAs, where she provides financial consulting and transaction advisory services. Prior to this, she was a Manager at FTI Consulting, Inc. (formerly Ferrier Hodgson),
Mr. Jim Paredes is a successful practicing creative engaged in songwriting, record producing, arranging, and performing with the durable and talented APO Hiking Society. He is also a lecturer motivator, columnist, activist, and has also done work for various advertising campaigns.