The Program Mentors
Prof. Eduardo A. Morato, Jr., DPA
Dr. Eduardo “Edmo” A. Morató Jr. is concurrently the chairman of ACE Center for Entrepreneurship, the partner organization of AGSB for the ME program, and chairman and president of Bayan EDGE, Bayan Academy and SEARCH. He is also an Eminent Fellow at the Development Academy of the Philippines.
His body of work, which include over 500, numerous monographs and thought pieces, encompasses his 50 years of service to education, public administration and civil society while actively engaging in consultancy, research, and training services for private corporations and government agencies. Writing books, cases and monographs is his way of sharing his copious knowledge and experience as an educator, development manager and management guru.
After obtaining his AB Economics degree (cum laude) from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1968, he then pursued his Master in Business Management degree at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), graduating with High Distinction in 1972. In 2004, Dr. Morató earned his doctorate in Public Administration at the University of the Philippines. A consistent University Scholar during his post graduate doctoral course, his dissertation topic was on Policies and Strategies to Promote and Develop Entrepreneurship in the Philippines.
Prof. Alejandrino J. Ferreria, Ed.D
Prof. Alejandrino “Andy” J. Ferreria, Ed.D. has had over 40 years of experience in management education (people development) and simultaneously over 30 years in entrepreneurship (people management). He is currently the President of the ACE Center for Entrepreneurship and Management Education, Inc. Dr. Ferreria is the author of the internationally published book on entrepreneurship called Entrepreneurs’ Helpline. He also released a Philippine publication on 50 inspiring entrepreneurs of the Philippines. In the ASEAN region, he is often referred to as Entrepreneurship Guru or entrepguru.
He has been an educator for over 30 years. He has taught in the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM). He was the School Dean of the three of the four schools of AIM, namely, the Asian Center for Entrepreneurship, Executive Education and the Center for Development Management. He was also a visiting professor and still retains his post as an adjunct faculty at the Richard Ivey School of Business (London & Hong Kong campuses) of the University of Western Ontario in Canada.
He holds a BS degree from the Ateneo de Manila University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines. He has completed the academic requirements of his doctoral studies at the University of the Philippines and finished his research work and obtained his doctoral degree in education management from the National University.
Usec. Danilo A. Antonio
Prof. Danilo A. Antonio is a director of ACE Center for Entrepreneurship and Management Education, Inc and a faculty in the Master in Entrepreneurship Program of the Ateneo Graduate School of Business. Prof. Antonio was also a faculty at the Asian Institute of Management. Back in December 2013, he was appointed as Undersecretary of OPARR (Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery) under Sec. (now Senator) Panfilo Lacson and served until May 2015 where he headed the Business & Civil Society Organization unit which raised Php28 Billion worth of rehabilitation assistance for Yolanda victims during his tenure.
Prof. Antonio remains active in various business endeavors, particularly in the Philippine Real Estate industry. He set up Land Company (LANDCO) and Land Excel Consulting, Inc., and Terra Pacific Corp. which are Realty Consulting & Development Companies. He worked with Metro Pacific Corporation, Ayala Corporation, Banco De Oro Realty Corporation, Canyon Woods Resorts, Filinvest Malls, Rockwell Land, Inc., and Eton Properties Philippines Inc.
Prof. Antonio is currently the President of West Palawan Premiere, which is developing an 850-hectare tourism estate in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan and President of Ropali Realty Mgt. & Dev. Corp. which is developing a 26 hectare Central Business District in Cauayan City Isabela, and a 1,000 hectare tourism estate in Sta Ana, Cagayan Province.
Prof. Angelito J. Domingo
Prof. Angelito “Lito” J. Domingo was previously the Vice President of Human Resource at RAMCAR – Battery Group and the Executive Managing Director for Human Resources (HR) of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM).
Mr. Domingo has more than 20 years of experience managing people in organizations in both Government and Private Sector. Beginning with his stint as a Military Officer in the Philippine Army he rose from Executive Officer to Brigade Staff Officer. This was followed by other Positions from the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC). In the corporate sector he started with Integrated Computer Systems then Malayan Towage & Salvage Corporation, and finally RAMCAR – Battery Group.
He has also served as management consultant to various companies and foreign funded programs for government and non-profit organizations: World Bank and United States Agency for International Development sponsored projects, Technology Livelihood and Resources Center (Office of the President), ABS-CBN Foundation, International Container Terminal Services, Inc., Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR), Philip Morris International, Brain Resources Corporation, C. S. Garments, Inc. (Cavite Export Zone), Cera Ace Co. Ltd. (Japan),. Such consultancies involved various activities from training to organizational development to strategic planning workshops.
Mr. Domingo holds a Master in Business Management (MBM) degree from the Asian Institute of Management and is a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy. He is currently the Guru of The Masters in Entrepreneurship Batch 21 at Ateneo Graduate School of Business.
Prof. Francisco M. Bernardo III
Prof. Francisco “Jay” M. Bernardo, III is a professor and director of ACE Center for Entrepreneurship and Management Education, Inc. and Ateneo Graduate School of Business. He is the chairman of the JAD Group of Companies. After completing his B.S. in Industrial Management Engineering at De La Salle University, Prof. Bernardo entered the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) where he graduated with Distinction from the Master in Business Administration in 1991. His venture, JAD, grew from a manufacturer of plastic sticks for cotton buds to what is now the JAD Group of Companies (JADGC), a conglomerate of several strategically aligned outsourcing businesses in manufacturing, logistics, distribution, research and development, information technology, and human resource, where he sits as chair.
As testaments to Prof. Bernardo’s passion for excellence, he was conferred numerous awards by both international and local organizations including Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines, Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines in the Field of Entrepreneurship, Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World, and the Agora Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship.
Prof. Bernardo also founded the LET’S GO (Leading Entrepreneurs Towards Sensing Global Opportunities) Foundation, a non-profit, non-stock organization that aims to support small and medium scale entrepreneurs with the end view of pushing entrepreneurship to uplift the Philippine economy. Currently, aside from the outsourcing services and foundations he is involved with, Prof. Jay has investments to more than twenty companies of various industries namely, food production, education/consulting services, technology services and mobile applications, restaurants and bars and recreations and tourism. His recent undertaking is opening Start-up Village which is a one-stop incubator/accelerator that enables startups to bring their unique ideas and business concept to reality.
The Program Director
Prof. Ramon C. Jocson
He is the Director of various entrepreneurship programs under the Ateneo Graduate School of Business, such as the Master in Entrepreneurship, the Master in Corporate Entrepreneurship, and Master in Social Entrepreneurship and Development.
Currently, the Executive Director of the World of Outbound with two independent business units, Lakbay Kalikasan and Camp N in Nuvali. His entrepreneurial interest includes providing alternative outdoor education Filipino students while integrating parts of its supply chain to add value to the participant’s learning experience. He created two other subsidiary companies to complete the down and upstream integration for this strategic pursuit. He graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a bachelor’s degree in Philippine Studies, taught in the College of Arts and Letters in the same university. An educator, writer, and adventurer by heart,
Prof. Jocson introduced the concept of outbound education to Philippine schools creating several real time, real world learning modules. A playwright on the side wherein most of his early one-act plays were staged in various universities and the Metropolitan Theater, he is a five-time Don Carlos Memorial Award for Literature recipient. His other pursuits which he is truly passionate about are teaching outdoor activities such as mountain biking and basic mountaineering skills. He belongs to the graduating class of M.E. 11 and was awarded as the gold medalist in his batch. He also teaches as an Associate Guru for M.E. Batch 16.