Benedict Carandang

Vice-President, First Circle Growth Finance

Double Bachelors of Science in Applied Economics and Management of Financial Institutions, De La Salle University - Manila; Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK Chevening Scholar MBA at the University of Westminster - London; Executive Education, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Managing Director, Tuldok Animation Studios; Vice-President, First Circle Growth Finance (www.firstcircle.ph). Consultant, Content Dev., Philippine National Gov't. Volunteer performer, London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremonies. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2012). Recipient, awards and honours: International Young Creative Entrepreneur, British Council (2008); Most Inspiring Young Entrepreneur, Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (2009); British Chevening Scholar to the UK (2011); Finalist, Student of the Year, The Independent Newspaper - Association of MBAs (2012). Specializations: Creative Entrepreneurship and Fintech