• Manuel G. Santiago Jr., President, City Savings Bank

    Manuel G. Santiago Jr., President, City Savings Bank

  • The banking industry is constantly evolving and facing various challenges, such as economic fluctuations, regulatory changes, and technological advancements. Skilled leaders possess the ability to navigate through these complexities and steer their institutions towards sustainable growth and profitability. They possess a strategic vision, anticipate market trends, and make informed decisions that align with the long-term objectives of the bank. Effective leaders not only adapt to change but also drive innovation and embrace emerging technologies to improve operational efficiency and enhance customer experience. They inspire and empower employees to think creatively, challenge the status quo, and explore new avenues for growth.

  • Manuel G. Santiago Jr.: A Distinguished Leader Driving Growth & Innovation

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  • Top 10 University Of Santo Tomas Philippines Alumni Leaders - 2023

    Alumni Leaders From University Of Santo Thomas Philippines Leading Their Way From The Classroom To The Boardroom

    The University of Santo Tomas (UST), officially the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, Manila, is a private, Catholic research university in Manila, Philippines. It has the oldest extant university charter in Asia and is one of the world's largest Catholic universities in terms of enrollment found on one campus. It is the main campus of the Universityof Santo Tomas System that is run by the Order of Preachers. The university offers programs in over 180 undergraduate and graduate specializations. It has 26 programs recognized by the Commission on Higher Education as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development, ranking second in the country and first among private educational institutions. It is awarded with an institutional accreditation by the CHED through the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines.

    About Alumni leaders: As alumni, they go on to become educators, school and district leaders, policymakers, advocates, and entrepreneurs, who are working in partnership with communities and many others to spark and sustain the collective leadership needed to create meaningful change. Alumni serve many valuable roles, such as helping to build and grow an institution's brand through word-of-mouth marketing. Positive posts on social media can create buzz and increase application rates.

    Significance of Alumni Leaders from University of Santo Thomas Philippines: Entrepreneurship is seen by University of Santo Thomas Philippines society as a very good means to improve one’s economic and social standing. This social and cultural orientation serves as one of the major drivers promoting entrepreneurship. In today’s competitive environment, alumni leaders from University of Santo Thomas Philippines are keep their sight on the organizational priorities while ensuring readiness for future challenges. These leaders effectively compete and drive business profitability, and they are very flexible t plan, formulate and execute well developed corporate business strategies. The Strategy Management for Business Leaders will develop their ability to innovate, formulate, and execute strategies that will gain a competitive advantage for their business.

    CEO Insights Asia in this issue presents a list of ‘Top 10 University Of Santo Tomas, Philippines, Alumni Leaders - 2023' who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience in offering effective skills to the market. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board. We recognize their valuable contribution to the ever expanding and competitive market and their ability to sustain themselves and emerge as top contestants through their reliable knowledge.

Top 10 University Of Santo Tomas Philippines Alumni Leaders - 2023

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Lu architecture Amiel Joshua Lu , Founder Lu architecture A highly accomplished leader at the forefront of architectural innovation, constantly pushing boundaries in the architectural space, reflecting his commitment to holistic leadership and business acumen
Saga PH Julie Ann Aguila , Executive Director- Business Development Saga PH A professional leader, skilled in events & microsoft office, customer service leadership, research marketing and others
Housing Consortium of the East Julius Payáwal Fernandez , Program Manager Housing Consortium of the East An emerging leader with more than a decade of experience, skilled in project management & organizational development, administration and more
Invictusph Kankan Ramos , Managing Partner Invictusph A visionary leader with over two decades of extensive experience into the industry, creating art, doing social marketing, media planning, online publishing, content creation, strategic planning, and more
Prime Philippines Ma. Leonisa Gabrieles , Head - Human Resources Prime Philippines An innovative leader of managerial level with more than 20 years broad-based and progressively responsible experience in management and human resources
City Savings Bank Manuel G. Santiago Jr. , President City Savings Bank A distinguished leader driving growth & innovation, with over 40 years of experience in financial services, specializing in consumer lending, mass market finance, and banking operations
Mintel Marian Pagulayan , PR & Communications Manager- South APAC Mintel An industry expert with close to a decade of experience in public relations and held regional roles, has developed and implemented communication strategies, with a particular focus on employer branding, internal communications, and media relations
Vaccines and Vaccination Mark Melgar , CEO Vaccines and Vaccination A dynamic leader established his own company, with the goal of educating people about vaccine-preventable diseases, his hard work and passion have earned numerous accolades for the company
Global Finance Teams Neil Adrian Grospe , Co-Founder Global Finance Teams A seasoned leader with over a decade of experience in the financial services industry, highly knowledgeable in accounting standards and their practical applications, gained experience in various industries
Lucca Creatives Nico Hernandez , Managing Director Lucca Creatives A creative storyteller skilled in traditional, digital media production, and OTT operations, skilled in management & new business development, business strategy and more

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