Men and Women of The Year List: Meet RJ Ledesma as Host

Men and Women Who Matter (MAWWM) List on its 2nd year launching the leaders who matter based on their Corporate Social Responsibilities for the communities and their organization’s success. Pandemic or Not, these are the men and women who are shaping the different industries’ landscapes.

Last year, the ALA organizers had the following under the American Association of the Philippines;

  • Frontrow (CEO and President, Sam Verzosa and RS Francisco)
  • Skin Magical (COO, Ghie Pangilinan)
  • Astra Zeneca (President, Lotis Ramin)
  • Rising Dragon (CEO, Leo Ortiz)
  • Ambeth Ocampo (Historian)

Meet the host for this year. RJ Ledesma was the Asia Leaders Awardee in 2019 under the SME Company of the Year because of the success of Mercato Centrale.

He is the Consul of Monaco to the Philippines and is a jack-of-all-trades and a master of all. For SME entrepreneurship, he is an Agora Awardee for Excellence in Entrepreneurship and an Accredited GoNegosyo Mentor for his work in Mercato Centrale (a food business incubator), where he recently won from different organizations the following; SME Company of the Year, SME Excellence in Innovation Philippine Winner and the SME Winner in Business Model Innovation.

He is also co-founder of EnterPH (a market entry consulting firm for foreign offshoring/outsourcing businesses), for solo entrepreneurship, he is a Hall of Famer and a 3-time Best Male Emcee at the Aliw awards and a 3-time National Book Awards finalist who has written six best-selling books. And for the academe, he holds a double degree in Applied Economics and Business Management from De La Salle University (1995) where he graduated with a Student Leadership Award. he was a writing fellow for both the University of the Philippines and Silliman University National Writing Workshops and a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2001).

He was the first Asian to deliver the valedictory speech at MIT Center for Real Estate. He currently hosts the Bright Ideas on Bloomberg Philippines/One News, a show that focuses on the local tech start-up scene, Philippine Realty TV on CNN Philippines.
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