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.
In 2008, Mr. Bong Villamor began a career in public health as Director of the Zuellig Family Foundation’s Institute for Health Leadership, which helps build capacity for local government units, partner academic institutions, and senior executives and field personnel of the Department of Health.
Atty. Arnel Casanova is an expert in public-private partnerships, property development, urban planning, public infrastructure and utilities, finance, governance, social entrepreneurship, security, peace negotiations and mediation, and international relations.