Angelo Naidas or Gio, finished with a degree of AB Management Economics at the Ateneo de Manila University. As a Management Economics major he was trained with a balance of having a sound knowledge of internal business processes as well as having the knowledge to adjust to external economic forces.
During his days as an undergrad he served Ateneo Management Economics Organization (MEcO) in promoting financial literacy as well as community investing being blessed with an opportunity to be a Project Executive for one of the orgs biggest projects during his senior year. He also had a well-rounded background with Finance being a core member of the Finance team for the Ateneo Freshmen Orientation (OrSem) during his freshman year to junior year, and he eventually became the Finance Head during his senior year. Gio also had success with Marketing as he together with his team were able to win first place during their Marketing Plan Competition during his junior year.
A bulk of his exposure from development work came from his experience through his course on Theory and Practice of Social Development under the tutelage of Prof. Joselito Sescon. During this course he was tasked to develop a Sustainable Livelihood Framework and make suitable recommendations for Bagong Silang, Novaliches.
After graduation he joined Rockwell Land Corporation and became a pioneer member for the Socialized Housing team. Entrepreneurship is making solutions to the world’s biggest problems. In the Philippines where we see difficulties left and right, Gio sees a huge potential in social entrepreneurship in solving our nation’s biggest problems one day at a time.