The Asian Institute of Management’s 75th Graduation Ceremony was held on December 8, 2019 at the Institute’s Stephen Fuller Hall.  One hundred graduates received their Masters’ degrees from AIM President and Dean Dr. Jikyeong Kang and the respective school heads of the Washington Sycip Graduate School of Business, the Stephen Zuellig School of Development Management and the Aboitiz School of Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship.  The joyous occasion was a triumphant finale to the students’ rigorous academic journey at one of the preeminent management schools in the region.

 

Kevin Vosotros, MBA 2019

 

Dr. Ellaine Joseph, MDM 2019

 

This year’s batch produced one High Distinction and four Distinction awardees, all from the MBA 2019 class.  Graduating with High Distinction was Carlo Jan Amores, while Marwin Baldevia, Eduardo Luy, Richard Saavedra and Kevin Vosotros all graduated with Distinction.  Dr. Ellaine Joseph, MDM 2019, and Kevin Vosotros delivered the response from the graduates.  Receiving special awards were Roxsanee Tutor, MBA 2019, for the Student Leadership award and Vincent de Paz, MDM 2019, for the Best Capstone award.

Dr. Jikyeong Kang with Roxsanee Tutor and her brother

 

Dr. Jikyeong Kang with Vincent De Paz and his family

 

One of the highlights of the ceremony was the conferment of an Honorary Doctorate in Management to the Hon. Conchita Carpio-Morales, former Ombudsman and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.  In her well-received speech, she exhorted the graduates to use their world-class education to pursue the common good as they leave the Institute to make their mark in Asian businesses and societies.  Eloquently stating that brilliance lacks luster if it is devoid of virtue, she challenged the graduates to rise to the occasion when confronted with situations that crucially test their personal integrity and core values.  Quoting the late Washington Sycip who was one of AIM’s founders, “We must have leaders who will think of what is good in terms of the country as a whole –  not just in terms of profits for themselves.”  In concluding, she encouraged the graduates to soar high in their professional achievements but always with the public interest in mind, and to instill the virtue of integrity in the way they conduct business wherever in the world they may be.

(from L to R) AIM President and Dean, Dr. Jikyeong Kang, Hon. Conchita Carpio-Morales and AIM Chairman, Mr. Peter Garrucho

 

AIM Chairman, Mr. Peter Garrucho

 

Adding further luster to the ceremony, and in a show of support to the honoree, was the presence of the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Artemio Panganiban, former Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, president of the University of the Philippines Danilo Concepcion, National Artist F. Sionil Jose and National Scientist Raul Fabella.

 

 

The Asian Institute of Management holds two graduations annually to accommodate the growing number of students who enroll in the Institute’s expanding program offerings.  Aside from the flagship Master in Business Administration program, AIM also offers part-time courses such as the Executive Master in Business Administration, Master of Science in Innovation and Business, Master in Entrepreneurship and the Executive Master in Disaster Risk and Crisis Management.  Full-time programs include the Master of Science in Data Science and the Master in Development Management.  The next graduation will be on June 28, 2020.

Below are this year’s graduates:

MBA 2019

 

Master in Business Administration

DON DAVID P. AGUDOMA. CARISSA T. CRUZ
PhilippinesPhilippines
TAHMINA AKTARRHEY JOSEPH S. DAWAY
BangladeshMBA 2018
Philippines
JOHN CRISTOPHER R. ALCORCONSEAN NICOLAS G. DE DIOS
PhilippinesPhilippines
PAUL EDWARD V. ALVAREZMIGUEL ANTONIO B. DIEGO
PhilippinesPhilippines
CARLO JAN J. AMORESGIL JOHN D. DOMINGO
With High DistinctionMBA 2018
PhilippinesPhilippines
JASMIN A. ANDAMANNIKKI C. EBORA
PhilippinesPhilippines
DANNA PATRICIA P. ARROJADOAARON ANGELO C. FRIO
PhilippinesMBA 2018
Philippines
MARWIN A. BALDEVIAIMMANUEL M. GARCIA
With DistinctionPhilippines
Philippines
MARK ANTHONY R. BANDALLUIS MELQUIADES P. GARCIA III
PhilippinesPhilippines
RON DANIEL D. BAUTISTANOEL T. HINGCO
PhilippinesPhilippines
MARIE KIMBERLY S. BENEDICTOSUNGKYUN HWANG
MBA 2018Korea
Philippines
JHUBERN NIÑA D.CASIÑODIVIJ JOHRI
PhilippinesIndia
PAUL EUSEBIUS K. CHENGROSALIN JUNIATI
MBA 2018Indonesia
Philippines
AKSHIT CHOUDHARYRINA KOIRALA
MBA 2018Nepal
India
FRANCES BONNA C. CRISOSTOMOALEXANDER JASON A. LUMANTAO
MBA 2018Philippines
Philippines
EDUARDO LUIS T. LUYRICHARD B. SAAVEDRA
With DistinctionWith Distinction
PhilippinesPhilippines
TRIZIA ANN T. MAGALINORYAN EDMAR E. SAMONTE
PhilippinesPhilippines
VINA C. MAGUADMASOOD MOHAMMAD SHAKEEB
PhilippinesIndia
WEENA C. MAGUADARJUN PRATAP SINGH
PhilippinesIndia
JAMES NIÑO P. MARCOSRATTAN PRATAP SINGH
MBA 2018India
Philippines
KRISTINE B. MARGALLOSIDDHARTH SUNDARA RAJAN
MBA 2018MBA 2018
PhilippinesIndia
MALLIKA MATHURKEVIN ANG SY
IndiaPhilippines
ANTONIO ANGELO A. MENDOZA VIIJOHAN FREDRIC Y. TIU
PhilippinesPhilippines
JESSA MARIE S. MENDOZAISABEL CLAUDIA C. TONGCO
PhilippinesPhilippines
ABHISHEK MENONEDWARD JULIUS A. TOPACIO
IndiaPhilippines
ABHIJIT NAMBOODIRIPADROXSANEE B. TUTOR
MBA 2018Philippines
India
ZHEENA E. OCAMPOADITYA VERMA
PhilippinesIndia
ALEX JOSEF M. PAMANDANANKEVIN U. VOSOTROS
PhilippinesWith Distinction
Philippines
KISLAY PANDAYSANKET SURESH WAYKAR
IndiaIndia
MITHUN SOMASHEKAR REDDYGLENDA M. YU
IndiaPhilippines

 

EMBA 2019

Executive Master in Business Administration

 

JOSE RAFAEL G. DEL ROSARIO
Philippines
 
DENNIS E. LEVERIZA JR.
Philippines

 

MDM 2019

Master in Development Management

FERNANDO G. ACAIN JR.MICHAEL ANGELO S. PATRON
PhilippinesPhilippines
ASLANI  M.  BALT JR.CATHERINE CAMILE D. PEREZ
PhilippinesPhilippines
TUN TUN BRANGKATHERINE M. REMOLADOR
MyanmarPhilippines
ROMEL B. BURNOTAURA LEAH B. REYES
PhilippinesPhilippines
JOSEPH M. CACACHAGARY A. REYES
PhilippinesPhilippines
MAYBELLE A. CASTELLANOMARGARET ROSE N. RODRIGUEZ
PhilippinesPhilippines
ROSSANA S. CORONELMARLON T. SALVADOR
PhilippinesPhilippines
VINCENT T. DE PAZALICIA R. SAN DIEGO
PhilippinesPhilippines
ZALAVE M. DINASERIKA DELL P. SANCHO
PhilippinesPhilippines
ENRICO L. DURALJIGME SHERPA
PhilippinesNepal
JHORACE L. ENGAY-TUPASBAI INGRID C.  SINSUAT
PhilippinesPhilippines
XIAOPING HUFAITH L. TIUKINHOY
People’s Republic of ChinaPhilippines
ELLAINE B. JOSEPHJUDY P. VALERA
PhilippinesPhilippines
SUDIKCHA KOIRALARINKU VERMA
MDM 2018India
Nepal
ROMA C. PADUATASHI WANGCHUK
PhilippinesBhutan
MARIANNE LEONAFE O. PASTORPIDEROSI TUITOGA WAQANISAU
PhilippinesFiji

 

ME 2019

Master in Entrepreneurship

ANTONIO P. BORROMEO 
Philippines 
  
ANA LOREN A. HILARIO 
Philippines 
  
JED CARLO C. MAGRIMBAO 
Philippines 
  
JOSEPH E. MARCELO 
Philippines 
  
NEIL DARRELL M. SANCHEZ 
Philippines 
  
RICHMOND Q. SANTOS 
Philippines 
  

 

words by Bernardino J. Jiao