Santos, Joel

President, Thames International Business School

Joel co-founded Thames International School, the country’s first British-based college program in 1999. The undergraduate and post graduate programs of Thames focus on Entrepreneurship, Technology and Creative Industries.

His experience spans 25 years predominantly in marketing, business development, entrepreneurial management, and impact investment in industries such as consumer products, service industry, food & beverage, and education both in the Philippines and Singapore.

He has held management positions in various multinational companies such as P&G, Philippine Airlines, and Franklin Baker Inc. He ended his corporate career as CEO of the latter.

Joel finished his Legal Management degree in the Ateneo de Manila University and his Masters in Responsible Business Practice from the University of Bath UK.


Cajilig, Pamela

Design Anthropologist, Executive Design Director and co-founder of Curiosity Design Research

Terrado, Nora K.

Undersecretary – Department of Trade and Industry
Trade and Investments Promotion Group


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