The 2018 Asian Institute of Management Commencement Ceremonies, held at the Fairmont Hotel on 09 December, was truly a momentous event that marked the end of a journey and the beginning of a new one for the AIM Golden Batch.

We congratulate each and every graduate for all your achievements. May this new chapter be a springboard to greater accomplishments.

“So as we bid you farewell and wish you great success, we are confident that after today and throughout the years to come, you will act – and always strive to Lead, Inspire and transform” – Jikyeong Kang, PhD, President and Dean of AIM


The 2018 Asian Institute of Management Commencement Ceremonies at The Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel


The 2018 AIM Golden Batch


Master of Ceremonies: Prof. Richard Cruz


Prof. Felipe Calderon, PhD, leading the presentation and confirmation of graduates


President and Dean of AIM, Jikyeong Kang, PhD, awarding diplomas to the graduates


Conferring of awards by Jikyeong Kang, PhD, President and Dean of AIM


Ben Ibarra Fernandez (MBA 2018), AIM Outstanding Student Leader Awardee


Yeshi Nidup (MDM 2018) winning the AIM Best Capstone Award


Prof. Jose Gerardo Santamaria receiving the AIM Teaching Excellence Award


EMBA 2018 graduate Rissa Mananquil-Trillo sharing her response message


Farhad Hooshmand Kabiri (MDM) giving his response speech


AIM graduates proudly applauding their fellow graduates’ messages


Ephraim Labrador (MSIB 2018) stepping up to the podium to give his response


Joining the others in delivering the message of response is Ma. Carmela Cuasay (ME 2018)


Mr. Diosdado Domingo, MBM 1988, leading the oath taking during the induction of graduates to the AIM Alumni Association



Graduates taking their oaths during their induction to the AIM Alumni Association


Dr. Jikyeong Kang presenting the Honorary Doctoral Degree to the Commencement Speaker, Mr. Erramon Isidro Aboitiz


Jikyeong Kang, Ph.D., Erramon Isidro Aboitiz, and Mr Peter Garrucho, Jr., OBE, during the Awarding of Honorary Doctoral Degree


Mr. Peter Garrucho, Jr., OBE, Chairman, Board of Trustees, introducing the Commencement Speaker


President and CEO of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc., Mr. Erramon Isidro Aboitiz during his Commencement Address


Mr. Erramon Isidro Aboitiz delivering the Commencement Address


The graduates during the Commencement Ceremonies



This year’s Honorary in Doctorate in Management awardee, Mr. Erramon Isidro Aboitiz, with the platform party


words by Mary Loise Brantzeg