Meet the ‘Top Filipino Innovators’ of 2023 | Inquirer Business

Meet the ‘Top Filipino Innovators’ of 2023

/ 02:02 AM November 03, 2023

HONOREES First row (From left): Aris Alip, Emilio Aquino and Ralph Dacay Chua. Second row: Auke Idzenga, Edward Lee and Jimmy Thai —Contributed photos

HONOREES First row (From left): Aris Alip, Emilio Aquino and Ralph Dacay Chua. Second row: Auke Idzenga, Edward Lee and Jimmy Thai —Contributed photos

Six outstanding organizations have been named as “Top Innovators” at the 3rd Mansmith Innovation Awards 2023. These exceptional innovators are:

CARD MRI, with Dr. Aris Alip as chair, recognized for microlending innovation


Securities and Exchange Commission, led by Chair Emilio Aquino, awarded for digital transformation in the public sector


Immuni Global, under the guidance of its president Ralph Dacay Chua, acknowledged for groundbreaking product innovation in food supplements

Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation Inc., cofounded by Auke Idzenga, commended for product innovation as a nongovernmental organization (NGO)

COL Financial Group, with chair Edward Lee at the helm, distinguished for their digital transformation efforts

Primer Group, represented by CEO Jimmy Thai, lauded for innovative business model

Nov. 17 awarding

These outstanding innovators will join an esteemed group of game-changing individuals and organizations, including UnionBank (Edwin Bautista), KennethCobonpue Collection (Kenneth Cobonpue), Mega Sardines (William Tiu Lim), BeaValdes Design (Beatrice Valdes), Cebuana Lhuillier (Jean Henri Lhuillier), Bounty Agro (Ronald Mascariñas), GCash (Martha Sazon), and Converge ICT (Dennis A. Uy).

On Nov. 17 at the Top of the Podium, these six Filipino innovators will be awarded a Mansmith 3D-printed sculpture trophy, specially designed by the world-renowned and internationally awarded Juan Sajid Imao.


During the event, each awardee will personally share their insights on the creation of their innovations, spanning a wide range of industries, from product, service, business model to retail, tech and digital transformation, and from catering to high-net worth clients, to the bottom of the pyramid.

Definitely a first in the industry, the award now recognizes public sector innovation, as well as innovation by an NGO. The event is open to the public for a subsidized fee, and includes a two-hour online introductory seminar on “How to Innovate” by this author. The seminar will cover the four-step innovation process of Mansmith and Fielders Inc.


Invite your partners, management committee, and team members to learn from these visionaries and embark on your innovation journey at the Mansmith Innovation Awards. For more details, visit

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Josiah Go is the chair and chief innovation strategist of Mansmith and Fielders Inc., offering eight innovation courses to help your company thrive.

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