We are delighted to welcome Manuel “Manolet” Salak III to our Advisory Board.
Manolet currently holds the following positions at Aboitiz Equity Ventures: Independent Director; Chairman of the Board Related Party Transactions Committee; member of the Board ESCG Committee, the Board Audit Committee, and the Board Risk and Reputation Management Committee.
He is the Founder and Managing Director of AlphaPrimus Advisors Inc., a Philippine-based firm providing advice on mergers and acquisitions and capital-raising activities for Philippine and Philippine-based clients. He is an adviser for special projects at the Asian Institute of Management and is a board director of the Ateneo Center for Economic Research Department. He is an Independent Director of Maxicare Philippines and a Trustee of World Surgical Foundation Philippines.
Manolet previously served as Managing Director, Head of Asia for Clients Coverage and Corporate Finance–ING Bank N.V., based in Singapore and covering 14 countries from 2008 to 2017; Managing Director and Country Head Philippines of ING Bank N.V. from 1999 to July 2008; and Managing Director and Head of Corporate & Investment Banking of ING Barings Philippines from 1999 to 2000.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics (Honourable Mention) from the Ateneo de Manila University and a Master’s degree in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management. He also completed several executive and management courses, including the Senior Executive Management Course and ING Business Manager Program from the ING Business School in Hamskerk, Netherlands, the Institut Européen d’ Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) Leadership Development Workshop in Singapore, and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.