Welcoming a new Edukasyon.ph CEO
We’ve always anticipated that at the right junction in Edukasyon's journey, we would separate the Founder and CEO roles. And as I mark my 5th year anniversary serving both roles, we believe it's the right time to effect this change, to bring us more focused leadership, clearer organisation structure, and more value created for all our stakeholders.
Today, we are glad to share that, after 18 months of preparation and positive impact as Chief Marketing & Partnerships Officer, Grace David has stepped into her new role as CEO of Edukasyon.ph.
In our search for a new CEO, we wanted to optimise for three Es: Experience, Excellence, and Empathy. Grace’s Experience is unparalleled: she joined us after more than 15 years of experience in brand management, marketing and sales in large local, regional and global institutions—including San Miguel Corporation, Kraft, Mondelez and Kerry. Her Excellence has been demonstrated as an academic scholar at San Beda College, a national diversity scholar at INSEAD’s Executive MBA program, a Regional Marketing Director, and Edukasyon’s top ranked employee for 6 quarterly review cycles in a row.
Perhaps even more importantly, her Empathy is unrivalled. As a leader, she has shown deep care for our employees, especially during the tumultuous and painful 2020 transition. As a passionate education advocate, she is constantly mindful of doing right by our #1 stakeholder stakeholder, the Filipino student.
We chose the best person for the job. She just happened to be a woman - like 50% of our employees, 65% of our users, and many of our investors and partners. She will join the small but growing field of female Tech CEOs in the Philippines and we couldn't be prouder of having her lead us into the new year and beyond.