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Close Up Meet The 2019 Tatler Tribe

Meet The 2019 Tatler Tribe

Meet The 2019 Tatler Tribe
By Philippine Tatler
July 23, 2019
Each year, Generation T assembles a panel of experts to aid in our search of honourees. This panel is called the Tatler Tribe. The tribe consists of industry heavy weights who nominate names and help to curate the country's top 50!

Kenneth Cobonpue

He has made his mark worldwide with expertly designed furniture pieces that receive much praise. Kenneth’s designs seamlessly blend form and function together, meriting him the Most Creative Force award in the 10th Philippine Tatler Ball. 

Victor Consunji

CEO, Victor Consunji Development Corporation
He is at the helm of one of the more progressive construction firms in the metro, delivering revolutionary living solutions in each project they embark on. The firm is currently focused on creating private and government-subsidised residential developments.

Wick Veloso

President and CEO, Philippine National Bank
A high-powered financial leader, he was recently named the new president of the Philippine National Bank. Prior to this, Wick was the president and CEO of HSBC Philippines.

Abba Napa

Co-Founder and Creative Director, The Moment Group
Since its inception, The Moment Group has made waves in the local restaurant scene with its collective of innovative F&B brands. Apart from 8Cuts, Ooma, Manam, and Shawa Wama, Abba has also brought in the award-winning Xiao Long Bao brand Din Tai Fung.

Aivee Teo

Doctor and Founder, The Aivee Group
One of the country’s leading dermatologists, she has delivered wellness solutions to loyal patrons of her Aivee clinics. Those seeking face and body sculpting treatments as well as non-invasive beauty surgeries and healthy food can find solutions to their needs all under her roof.

Armie Jarin-Bennett

President, Nine Media Corporation
This award-winning executive is the president of CNN Philippines’ holding company, Nine Media Corporation. Armie’s work as a veteran journalist has merited her an Emmy Award for her live coverage of the Egyptian Revolution and today she continues to tell relevant local stories from a fair and balanced point of view.

Nanette Medved-Po

Founder and Chairwoman of Generation Hope and Friends of Hope
Once famous for her acting chops, Nanette is now more popular for her philanthropic work. As the founder of Generation Hope, she produces products that raises funds for the improvement of public schools, with the goal of creating more opportunities for Filipinos. This endeavour and her efforts landed her a spot in Forbes' 2017 Heroes of Philanthropy list.

Rick Santos

Chairman and CEO, Santos Knight Frank
The man at the helm of the country’s first fully integrated real estate service provider, he is transforming the property industry through Santos Knight Frank. He and his team were instrumental in the growth of the local BPO industry as well as the development of Real Estate Investment Trusts.

Donnie Tantoco

President, Rustan Commercial Corporation; CEO, Royal Duty Free Shops Inc
As a top executive of Rustan Commercial Corporation, Donnie continuously finds ways to draw in discerning shoppers to their luxury retail brand. He is also popular for being a family man, one who cares for deeply for his wife and children.

Illac Diaz

Founder, Liter of Light
This social entrepreneur has quite literally brought light to some of the darker areas of the world through his NGO, Liter of Light. The concept of re-using plastic bottles as a light source is not only environmentally-friendly but efficient. They have already helped 382,000 Filipinos, and 690,000 people around the world to get out of energy poverty. 

Chit Juan

Founder, EchoStore
A self-confessed serial entrepreneur, Chit has successfully turned her interests into several business ventures. She is president of the Philippine Coffee Board and has authored four books on coffee. Chit represents Slow Food South East Asia and is an advocate for supporting local industry from fashion to food. She travels the world giving talks on social enterprise, coffee, women empowerment and farm to table concepts. 

Anton del Rosario

Footballer and Founder of Laro
He is most popular for being a member of the Philippine Azkals, but more than that, he has been involved with numerous football clubs around the country. He is also the founder of 7’s Football League and the Laro app. 

Bjorn Pardo

Founder and CEO, Xend and Jinio
Xend is one of the country’s leading eCommerce logistics companies and thanks to them, online shopping has never been easier. The company services over 500,000 shippers and has delivered millions of parcels nationwide. Bjorn found a solution for the established business owner with Xend, but also sought to find a way to encourage the budding entrepreneur and the average shopper with Jinio. This company provides people with access to international goods by shipping those items into the Philippines for you – within one week! Jinio provides clients with a US address, making international online shopping that much easier and economical.


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