The Asian Institute of Management unveiled its new logo at a grand launch on 28 February and held a press conference for media on 3 March as a way to kick-off its Golden Anniversary in 2018.

Members of the AIM Boards of Governors and Trustees led by AIM Chairman Emeritus Washington SyCip, Oscar López, and Bud Sorensen joined President and Dean Jikyeong Kang as she welcomed honored guests, as well as alumni, faculty, students, and staff to celebrate this special milestone in the Institute’s history.

ME student and the evening’s host, Paolo Bediones, began the program by inviting Jikyeong to deliver her welcome remarks. Jikyeong emphasized that the new visual identity, while staying true to the mission-vision and guiding principles of our founders, signals AIM’s progressive response to the needs of business in society with a fresh trajectory of program innovation and expansion. Polly Nazareno, Chairman of AIM’s Board of Governors and Board of Trustees, and Jess Gallegos, AIM Professor, also spoke about AIM’s heritage and our continuing efforts to address the demands of an ever-changing Asia.

A musical performance from Grammy Award-winning composer and electric cellist Dana Leong and TEKTONIK was followed by a Powerdance presentation, which led to the revelation of the new logo in the lobby’s LED screen. The show highlighted our mission to continue to produce graduates who Lead, Inspire, and Transform business in society — now and in the future.

After the big logo reveal, guests began to party in earnest. The celebratory mood continued a few days later, when Jikyeong held a press conference, along with members of AIM’s Boards of Governors and Trustees. Jikyeong revealed plans to offer new courses on Data Science and Disaster Risk Management, along with a partnership with edX, to offer online courses. Initial schemes for improving existing facilities, and proposals for construction of a new building within the premises are likewise under review.

With the new logo launch and all these promising developments, AIM’s message is clear: we intend to go beyond business and blaze new trails in the coming years ahead.

(From left) Bud Sorenson, Gabby Paredes, Polly Nazareno, and Arps De Vera


(Below from left) Bud Sorenson, Oscar López, and Washington SyCip are joined by (above from left) Greg Atienza, Delia Albert, Robert Kuan, Jikyeong Kang, Polly Nazareno, Tet Mañalac, Arps De Vera, and Gabby Paredes


 Jikyeong Kang, Maria Banatao, Patricia Licuanan, Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education, and Dado Banatao, PhilDev Chairman


Aftab Ahmed, Citibank Country Officer, Jikyeong Kang, and Lizanne Uychaco, Senior Vice President of Corporate Services, SM Investments Corporation


MIB students join tech luminary Dado Banatao and his wife, Maria Banatao.


Jikyeong parties with AIM students


The logo launch featured a performance from two-time Grammy winner Dana Leong and TEKTONIK.



Members of the AIM Board of Governors, Board of Trustees and Faculty greet the media in support of the dynamic transformation of the Institution: (L-R) Mr. Alex Tanwangco, Mr. Dato’ Paduka Timothy Ong Teck Mong, Prof. Tet Manalac, Prof. Ron Chua, Mr. Felipe Diego, Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ, Mr. Tun Ahmad Sarji Bin Abdul Hamid, Mr. Robert Kuan, Fr. E. Abraham, SJ, Amb. Delia Albert, Napoleon Nazareno, Dr. Jikyeong Kang, Dr. Ralph Sorenson, Dr. N. R. Narayana Murthy, Sir David Newbigging, OBE, Mr. Mark Fuller, Mr. Pedro Garrucho Jr., OBE, Mr. Stan Shih, Mr. Philip Ng, Mr. Greg Atienza, Mr. Arps De Vera.


Jikyeong talks to the media about the Institute’s plans for new academic offerings along with facilities improvement and expansion.


AIM Board of Trustees and Governors Chair Napoleon Nazareno, leads the celebratory toast.