The Emerging Leaders Summit will be a momentous gathering of disruptive individuals.
They will be the ones who were unafraid to challenge the norms, saw something could be improved, and flat out did it!
This event will serve as a shining beacon of possibility for innovation.
We want to curate an environment of learning where the speakers feel openly discuss the challenges they’ve encountered and how they’ve overcome them.
We want the attendees to feel empowered with the capability to change things for the better just as the speakers have in their own respective fields.
CEO and Co-Founder of Kalibrr
Paul Rivera is the co-founder and CEO of Kalibrr, a careers platform for over 2.7 million young professionals and more than 18,000 of the most innovative companies in Southeast Asia. Kalibrr is backed by leading global and regional investors such as Y Combinator, Omidyar Network, Kickstart Ventures, Wavemaker Partners, and Patamar Capital. Prior to Kalibrr, Paul was the co-founder and President at Open Access BPO, an innovative outsourcing company that brought several technology companies to the Philippines. Before starting his companies in the Philippines, Paul was at Google and at e-commerce startup, Mercantila in San Francisco.
Head of Social and Associate Creative Director
Jeano Cruz is currently Head of Social & Associate Creative Director at GIGIL, Manila's most decorated independent agency. He believes his social career started in 2016 when thousands of random people online just started sharing his Korea puns post despite the album being very, very corny.
Since then, he has applied his learning from going viral into his advertising work, helping brands like 7-Eleven, Cobra Energy Drink, Saint Jo Flowers, Levi's, Orocan, Adobo Connection, and more to go viral on social through agile content.
Jeano's work with GIGIL has since collected awards across the world, but his most prized collection are the thousands of memes on his phone.
Nikka Melchor, one of GIGIL’s pioneer employees, is currently a senior copywriter of the agency.
Within the first year of her career, she proudly helped the agency win a Clio Health Award, Boomerang Award, and Spikes Asia Award in Singapore, and recently, a London International Award for her work in KonsultaMD’s ‘Doc Internet.’
Aside from being a copywriter, she is also a songwriter and vocalist of her band, ‘the vowels they orbit’ — the country’s first signed recording artists under Sony Entertainment Music upon the label’s comeback, with their hit, ‘Selos.’ Her biggest accounts include 7-Eleven Slurpee and 7-Eleven CLiQQ where she also applies her skills in music.
Co-Founder of Human Nature
Dylan launched into the scene at age 25 when he developed Gameplay, a computer game distribution company which became the first .com company to be listed on the London Stock Exchange
After achieving massive success in the business sector, he then went out to search for greater purpose which eventually landed him in the Philippines coordinating Gawad Kalinga’s international partnership efforts.
Then in November 2008, he started Human Nature with his wife Anna and sister-in-law Camille Meloto. One of the most recognizable social enterprises in the Philippines
Founder and CEO of Edukasyon.ph
Henry Motte-Muñoz is the Founder and CEO of Edukasyon.ph, the largest youth platform in the Philippines empowering more than 10 million student visitors each year to find and take their path from education to career.
Henry completed his MBA at Harvard Business School in 2013 and his Bsc in Economics and Economics History at the London School of Economics in 2007. Prior to launching Edukasyon.ph in 2015, Henry worked at Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs in London.
Henry’s work in education technology and social entrepreneurship has been recognized by global and regional organizations including the Asia CEO Awards (Young Leader of the Year 2019), Financial Times and International Finance Corporation (Transformational Business Award 2017), Forbes (30 Under 30 Asia 2016) and Asia Society (21 Young Leaders 2015).