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PROF. ARLENE MAPA MANEJA

EDUCATION:

W. SYCIP GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, ASIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT
MANILA, PHILS. – 2008

Master of Business Administration

• Full Scholar; 1st Rank, Dean's List (MBA Year 1); 2nd Rank Over-All (After MBA Year 2)

• International Exchange Student to THE WHARTON SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

FACULTY OF CIVIL LAW, UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS
MANILA, PHILS. 2002

Bachelor of Laws

• Full Scholar; Graduated Magna Cum Laude; Ranked 1st Place in the 2002 Philippine Bar Examinations

President of the Central Student Council; Team Captain of the Debate Team

FACULTY OF ARTS AND LETTERS, UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS
MANILA, PHILS. – 1998

Bachelor of Arts Major in Legal Management

• Graduated Cum Laude; University Scholar; President of the Varsity Debate Organization

EXPERIENCE:

SYCIP SALAZAR HERNANDEZ & GATMAITAN
MANILA, PHILS.

Senior Associate (Special Projects, Banking, Finance & Securities and Labor Law) July 2010 to present

Associate Lawyer (Corporate Law, Labor Law, Litigation) Jan 2009 to June 2010

• Conduct legal due diligence on corporate acquisitions and other forms of investments, assist clients in investment structuring and establishing corporate vehicles, draft and review corporate agreements and render advisory opinions on day-to-day corporate matters

• Conduct legal due diligence on employment-related matters for start-up companies and companies undergoing corporate reorganizations and conducting downsizing activities

• Assist in the drafting and review of transaction documentation relative to the project financing of power projects as well as restructuring of government debt

• Represent clients on litigation matters – trial and appellate level as well as arbitration – involving employee termination, disputes over civil contracts and construction disputes.

INSPIRE, INC.
MANILA, PHILS.

Freelance Consultant July 2008 Aug 2008

• Conduct market research and generate Go-To-Market Strategies for a Telecommunications Company targeting Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the industries BPO, Micro-Finance, I-Café and Education industries

SIGUION REYNA MONTECILLO & ONGSIAKO LAW OFFICE
MANILA, PHILS.

Associate Lawyer (Corporate Law, Labor Law, Litigation) Oct 2002 July 2008

• Conduct legal due diligence on corporate reorganizations, downsizing activities, drafting and implementation of CBAs and other labor-related contracts, corporate investments and divestments of business units

• Represent clients on litigation matters – trial and appellate level – involving corporate rehabilitations, shareholder disputes, employee termination, strike contingencies and disputes over CBA provisions and other civil contracts

• Recognized as one of the top associates for years 2004 and 2005

PMG LAND AND R.A. GAPUZ REVIEW CENTER
MANILA, PHILS.

Freelance Consultant Sept – May 2008

• Study the migrant nurse industry in 7 countries to know demand & supply and see gaps in training and education and create a full business plan for Indonesia’s Bali Training Center to join the nurse education and recruitment industry

HAMBRECHT & QUIST PHILIPPINES, INC.
MANILA, PHILS.

MBA Summer Internship May July 2007

• Research and analyze trends related to private equity in South East Asia

• Propose profitable opportunities in specific countries and industries for the establishment of a new PE fund

VISE-VERSA
MANILA, PHILS.

Freelance Consultant March May 2007

• Study the women’s apparel industry to identify a new strategy and brand positioning for a clothing company

THE PHILIPPINE DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (DOST)
MANILA, PHILS.

Freelance Consultant Oct Dec 2006

• Conceptualize the business model for the commercialization of a technology to create an environment-friendly plastic made out of used plastic bags and styrofoam materials

• Create a full business plan and make a pitch to the potential investors on behalf of the Philippine DOST

ACADEMIC RESEARCH & PROJECT EXPERIENCE:

WHARTON FIELD APPLICATION PROJECT: Presently working with a team from the UPenn School of Design for the market study of the Dubai real property industry and the conceptualization, branding and marketing strategy of a novel high-rise development in Dubai

REAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT: Conducted a market study, developed the concept and branding of a high-rise, “mixed use” building in the Philippines

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS: Evaluated all aspects of Russia’s environment to decide if an Indian company should enter the IT education sector and to choose the timing, inter-firm arrangement and risk-minimization provisions

STRATEGY/MARKETING: Conducted a study of the HMO industry and formulated a marketing strategy to ensure responsiveness to the PTMs long-term profitability for a local HMO company

STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE: Conducted an HR audit for the recently-acquired food manufacturing company and proposed actions to develop the appropriate corporate culture and to manage the change process

OPERATIONS: Conducted an operations audit for a local clothing company to determine operations & marketing fit and proposed actions to improve delivery of the brand’s value proposition

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

Best Elevator Pitch (Judge's Choice and People's Choice), 2nd PESO Challenge, 2007

Ten Outstanding Students Of The Philippines (TOSP) Awardee, CHED/RFM Foundation, 2002

Regional Champion, Philippine National Moot Court Competition, Philippine Supreme Court, 2002

Champion & Best Speaker, ASEAN Law Debate Tournament, Philippines, 2000

ESL Champion, 19th World Universities Debating Championships, Philippines, 1999

Champion & Best Speaker, ASEAN Law Debate Tournament, Indonesia, 1999

Champion, 4th Asian Intervarsity Debate, Singapore, 1997

PERSONAL DETAILS:

• Taught Taxation, Constitutional & Political Law and Torts & Damages at the UST Law School and San Sebastian Law

• Accredited as a Speaker for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (By the Supreme Court of the Philippines)

• Known to go wild with creativity with MS Powerpoint, MS Movie Maker and Keynote

• Travel bug, movie-buff, spa-addict and lover of thoughtful conversations over coffee

• Happiest in a bookstore or engaged in a new learning experience

 

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