Team – Manny Ayala

Manny is the Managing Director of Endeavor Philippines, the third affiliate for Endeavor in Southeast Asia.

Manny has a long-standing interest in helping entrepreneurs become more successful in business and in helping them develop their “give back” acumen. Prior to Endeavor, Manny founded Hatchd, a tech incubator in the Philippines that has built a portfolio of consumer tech companies.  He is also a past president of the Philippine Chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization (“EO”), where he launched the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards across Asia.

Manny was a co-founder of IRG Ltd, a Hong Kong based M&A advisory boutique, where he worked on a variety of transactions in the Telecoms, Media and Tech sectors across the Asia Pacific.  Prior to that, Manny spent several years in the Television industry in Asia, working for Discovery Channel and Turner Broadcasting in Strategy and Business Development roles.

Manny sits on the Board of Directors of Sky Cable.  He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Yale University.

Team – Johanna Wiese

Johanna is a Manager for Entrepreneur Selection and Growth at Endeavor Philippines.

Johanna joined Endeavor in April 2015 to set up the Philippine office’s Entrepreneur Selection & Growth section. Originally from Germany, Johanna first arrived in Manila in 2007, and her work history includes consultancies for the UK and Swiss government, as well as the International Labor Organization, and several Fortune 500 companies.

Johanna discovered her passion for entrepreneurship while developing sustainable livelihood opportunities for those at the bottom of the pyramid. Today she continues to make an impact by helping to accelerate the Philippines’ most promising entrepreneurs.

Johanna holds an MA Honours in International Relations from the University of St Andrews and an MPhil in Migration Studies & Anthropology from the University of Oxford.

Team – Evan Chen

Evan is a Senior Associate for Entrepreneur Selection and Growth at Endeavor Philippines.

Evan is passionate about helping others succeed. His experiences focus on supporting decision makers and leaders accelerate their impact. Prior to joining Endeavor Philippines, he worked as speechwriter and executive assistant to the Secretary of Finance of the Philippines. He was also part of the founding team of Teach for the Philippines.

Evan graduated with a BS Economics degree, concentrating in marketing, operations, and social impact from the University of Pennsylvania. He served as a trustee of the Wharton-Penn Alumni Association in the Philippines from 2015 to 2016.

Team – Maita Mojica

Maita is a Manager for Marketing and Communications at Endeavor Philippines.

Maita believes that every promotion should have a purpose, and that much of this purpose exists within the entrepreneurial landscape. Prior to joining Endeavor, Maita worked as a Content Business Manager at Globe Telecom, where she handled strategic partnerships with leading mcommerce brands. She has advertising agency experience in companies across London, Singapore, and the Philippines, and is also currently the co-founder of My Code, a coding academy for kids.

Maita graduated from Durham University with a degree in BA Business Management.

Team – Rona Aumentado

Rona is a Manager for Events and General Affairs at Endeavor Philippines.

Rona’s rich experience in supporting various industries fuels her enthusiasm for entrepreneurship. Prior to Endeavor, she spearheaded critical IT-related HR projects, corporate events, change management, and employee engagement initiatives at the Bank of Commerce, Entertainment Gateway Group, and Moanima Inc. She also worked with startups such as Hybrid Social Solutions Inc. and Hatchd Inc., as well as the incubatee companies of the latter such as Rappler Inc., PawnHero, and PurpleClick in designing and establishing their HR architecture.

Rona graduated with a BS in Commerce from Assumption College and completed a Leadership & Management Development Program at the DLSU Graduate School of Business.