The RJ Ledesma Podcast
Ep 121: Amor Maclang, Convenor Digital Pilipinas & Erica Dizon-Go, Head of FinTech Bussiness Group
Amor Maclang, is the Chair for Innovation of the European Chamber of Commerce, a board member in the French Chamber of Commerce and Currently the Executive Director and newly elected trustee of the Fintech Philippines Association. She will be a part of Digital Pilipinas Festival (DPF) takes place on October 17-21, kicking off a month-long celebration of digital adoption in the ASEAN region with the hope of building anti-fragile system.
Erica Dizon-Go has been in the banking and finance industry for over a decade holding various posts in both Manila and Hong Kong for Citibank, the French investment bank CA, and currently Union Bank of the Philippines as Head of its Fintech Business Group.
Monday, June 5, 2023
Ep. 135: Justin Gorriceta-Banusing and Kevin Hoang the founders of AcadArena
Justin Gorriceta-Banusing and Kevin Hoang founded the world's leading campus gaming network AcadArena. Aiming to help student gamers reach international esports tournaments, they augmented campus esports by launching their AcadArena Spaces, which built new convertible student hubs. With the coming CONquest Festival 2023, they set to reach new heights for the gaming community in the Philippines.
Monday, May 29, 2023
Ep. 134: JC Macalintal Venture Developer and Chief Marketing Officer of Bitskwela
JC Macalintal is a venture developer, community builder, and content manager for massive entrepreneurs and companies in the Philippines.Through VA agencies, he aids founders in diversifying and growing. He has collaborated with well-known companies across the world, including Meta, Microsoft, Google, and Youtube. JC has created and expanded venture portfolios in 15 different industries, greatly assisting their growth.
Sunday, May 21, 2023
Ep. 133: Isaac Saliendra Founder and CEO of Peculiar Eyewear
Isaac Saliendra is a young entrepreneur who founded Peculiar Eyewear, a company specializing in designing and producing unique and fashionable eyewear that sets it apart from other brands. Isaac aims to create a brand that embodies his distinct viewpoint on style and design. He believes that eyewear should not only serve a functional purpose but also reflect the wearer's personality and individuality. To achieve this, Isaac blends traditional styles with modern touches, resulting in a truly distinctive line of eyewear.Isaac's journey to success is considered unique because he faced several rejections from online shopping platforms due to his "peculiar" appearance, which they deemed not "corporate enough." Despite this, Isaac was able to expand Peculiar Eyewear globally.
Sunday, May 14, 2023
Ep. 132: Patrick Gentry Co-founder and CEO of Sprout Solutions
Patrick Gentry is the co-founder and CEO of Sprout Solutions, a Philippine-based HR and payroll software company. He has developed Sprout Solutions into one of the most cutting-edge and rapidly expanding HR technology companies in the Asia-Pacific area with more than 20 years of expertise in software development and business leadership.Gentry is a fervent supporter of civic responsibility. Sprout Solutions has started a number of efforts to give back to the community, such as a program that grants small businesses and non-profit groups free access to the company's HR software.
Sunday, May 7, 2023
Ep. 131: Dennis Ng CEO of Mober
"We don’t just move things, we move lives.”Dennis Ng, a leader in business management and technology, is our guest today. He works with Mober to provide sustainable delivery for the Philippines' largest retailers.IKEA Philippines and Nespresso are two examples of the giant retail chains that Mober, a Manila-based tech-logistics company, is supporting sustainable delivery to. The organization wants to provide green logistics that are emission-free while fulfilling the needs of businesses.In the Philippines, there are also only 23 registered electric vehicles. Mober owns 20 of them (16 electric vans and 4 electric trucks).
Monday, April 24, 2023
Ep. 130: Nate Clarke Founder and CEO of GoTyme Bank
Our guest today is Nate Clarke, the founder and CEO of GoTyme Bank, a digital bank that provides innovative financial solutions for individuals and small businesses. With a background in software engineering and entrepreneurship, Nate has combined his expertise to create a truly unique banking experience.Nate Clarke is the guest for The RJ Ledesma Podcast livestream on April 20, 7pm. To learn more about their advocacies and how they make an impact in sustainability, make sure to listen in.The RJ Ledesma Podcast is powered by Podcast Network Asia. You can also listen to our other episodes while waiting. Check it out on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other major podcast platforms.
Monday, March 20, 2023
Ep. 129: Mickael Cardoso CEO of CloudCfo Inc.
Accounting and financial services were elevated thanks to Mickael Cordoso Das Neves' design of the internet platform and cloud-based technology known as CloudCFo.
Monday, March 6, 2023
Ep. 128: Coach Val Baguios III and Ms. Cindy Esmundo of New Bold University
As a Strengths Finder coach, Coach Val Baguios III, has empowered and enriched the strengths of leaders, executives, managers of various top organizations.Despite the adversities in her life, Cindy Esmundo, founder of CC Land World of Sweets, continues to dominate the e-commerce business.
Monday, February 27, 2023
Ep. 127: Shell Live WIRE
As Vice President of Corporate Relations of the Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation, Serge Bernal, has been an advocate for sustainable development and the transition towards cleaner and more efficient energy sources. Starting his career in sales before moving to key positions in Business Development, Training and Marketing, Serge directed strong and high-performing teams to achieve overwhelming sales growth. He is also has been recognized twice with a Global EVP award for projects he led. Once an engineer in the semiconductor industry, to now with more than two decades of expertise in the Research and Development field, Dr. Jerome Palaganas is the co-founder and CEO of Nanotronics Inc. Through his dedication and remarkable efforts of the founding team, Nanotronics Inc. is at forefront of producing sustainable nanotechnology materials from highly renewable indigenous plants.Passionate in aiding farmers, Henry Sison designed and built Agro-DigitalPH. With his farming experience and success in running a profitable integrated organic farm, Agro-DigitalPH works toward its goal of allowing farmers to reach out directly to their markets, efficiently manage their production, and consolidate produce themselves.