People Behind AHEAD

The AHEAD Team

Rossana is a multi-awarded industry leader recognized by her expertise in innovation. She is passionate about her quest of producing excellent leaders who can help improve Philippine education. Rossana likes to travel with her children several times a year. To relieve daily stress, she plays online games, watch movies and TV series.


Michelle is a Commerce graduate that majored in Business Administration from UST. She has been featured in several shows of ABS-CBN as an entrepreneur and a business developer. Management and business negotiations are her strengths. With a business mindset, she always thinks about endless possibilities. Michelle finds shopping as one of the best ways to relieve stress.

MJ graduated Magna cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communication from UP and earned a Master’s degree in Media Studies major in Broadcasting from the same university. Her career in communication was enriched by experiences in TV, advertising, and the academe. Wanna know how she rolls? Check out



Fia is a degree holder in SpEd from UST. She has experience working as an English as an ESL instructor to foreign students before acquiring the role of a Head Teacher in an international academy. She handled the company’s academic programs & curriculum development, staff management and operations. She loves travelling and considers it as one of the best forms of education.



Joy worked as test preparation instructor, academic director, and then center director of a Philippine-based US test preparation company for over ten years. She has experience in managing a team of writers, developing materials and assessment tools, mentoring instructors, and collaborating in strategic planning and development. She spends her free time bonding with her children and grandchildren.


Dhess is a graduate of Office Administration from PUP.  She also finished a short course in Property Management from DLSU Graduate School. Dhess assumed different positions in various companies such as: Executive Secretary, Admin Officer, Housekeeping Manager, Operations Manager and HR & Admin Manager.  She is a proud mother and grandmother. Dhess loves traveling and cooking in her free time.


Pinky graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Miriam College. She has more than 15 years of combined experience in financial institutions, customer service, and store operations before joining Ahead.  Pinky has a very positive outlook in life and loves spending time with her family.



Rina has extensive training and experience in customer service and operations management. She graduated cum laude from UP Diliman with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education major in Communication Arts, English. She worked as a teacher in Xavier School for more than a decade. She is a sports and adventure enthusiast.


Since graduating Magna cum Laude, Lara has worked as publications officer, head of communications, and career enhancement trainer in various organizations. She also studied civic engagement at the Northern Illinois University and is part of the Young South East Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) network. She usually spends her free time hanging out with friends.





Leo worked in different lines of businesses from BPO to Pharmaceutical companies as a Technical Support Specialist from 2001 to 2015. He graduated from PUP with a degree in Computer Data Processing Management. His favorite hobbies are playing the guitar and servicing cars and motorcycles.



AHEAD Advisers and Consultants

Robert Kuan

  • Founder of Chowking, the most successful Chinese fast-food chain in the Philippines
  • Director of Trinity College, Far Eastern University and Brent International School
  • Under his leadership, St. Luke’s Medical Center became the top medical facility in the Philippines
  • Outstanding alumnus of the University of the Philippines and the Asian Institute of Management

     Received many other awards

Donald Lim

  • Chief Digital Officer, ABS-CBN
  • Former President & CEO, and Media Contacts
  • Former President, Philippine Marketing Association
  • Founding president of the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines.
  • Board of Governor of the Management Association of the Philippines
  • Multi- awarded here and abroad.

Lilia Vengco

  • Co-Founder of Leadership Strategies for School Managers (LESSM) and Teaching Strategies for Student Achievement (TESSA) training programs
  • Basic education consultant and textbook author
  • Former High School principal of De La Salle Green Hills
  • Former founding principal, De La Salle Canlubang
  • Former staff chair of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities




Dr. Cornelia Soto

  • Dean of Education, Ateneo de Manila University
  • Former Chairperson, Education Department of the Ateneo de Manila University, one of the most prestigious universities in the Philippines
  • Past president of the Philippine Council of Mathematics Teacher Educators (MATHTED)
  • Former staff chair of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU)
  • Co-Founder of LESSM and TESSA training programs

Arturo Cariaga

  • Communications Officer, International Finance Corp., World Bank Group
  • Former Executive Director, International Association of Business Communicators and League of Corporate Foundations
  • Former Editor and project manager/fundraiser, UP Los Baños Centennial Book
  • Former Assistant Vice President, Communication Manager, San Miguel Corporation/ San Miguel Brewing Group

Armando Bartolome

  • Chairman, GMB Franchise Developers, Inc.
  • Chairman of the Board, Association of Filipino Franchisers, Inc.
  • Columnist The Business mentor, Abs-Cbn News Online
  • Founder and Chairman, Franchise Institute of the Philippines




Carlo Ople

  • Managing Director, Dentsu Digital
  • Editor in Chief and Founder,
  • Managing Director & Partner, Digit, Digital Agency of DM9JaymeSyfu
  • Founding Directors, Internet andMoble Marketing Association of the Phils




Paulo Tibig
Franchise Sales of YuXin

  • President and CEO of Vcargo group
  • Philippine Marketing Association Awardee
  • One of the Top ten entrepreneur Entrepreneur Philippines
  • Winner, ASEAN Business Awards






Prof. Liza Carascal
Teacher Training

  • Principal of UP Rural High School
  • Former Executive Director, University Registrar, and Affiliate Faculty of the UP Open University (UPOU) Foundation
  • Designs training programs for Math and Science teachers all over the Philippines




Ritzi V. Ronquillo
Public Relations

  • VP & Head, Communication & Corporate Affairs at Holcim Philippines, Inc.
  • Former Vice President and Head, Communications and Corporate Affairs, Meralco
  • Chairman, IABC ( International Association of Business Communicators)
  • Anvil Awards, Public Relation Society of the Philippines