100 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Jr Papel – Corporate Executive and Philanthropist
JR Papel is an accomplished multinational Coporate Executive, community volunteer, and philantopist rolled into one.
As Ateneo LSE (Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship) Alumni President, he and his team have created programs that provide continuous nourishment and support for the new breed of social entrepreneurs. “We have been providing extensive support to both enrollees, and alumni in their pursuit of their social enterprises like Business Set up, Business Financing, Cooperatives among others,” he says. “This year we are working to expand even to Bahrain and Oman at least. We are doing this because our vision is not just to create financially literate Filipinos but create a new breed of social entrepreneurs or the entrepreneurs with a heart.”
As a philanthropist, he founded the I-Fund and Yapak Charity Organization, a non-profit NGO that provides financial, technical and structural support to top graduates per Ateneo LSE Batch in the UAE. And Yapak Charity Organization, an endeavor that collects used shoes and slippers for impoverished street children in the Philippines. And as a Corporate Executive, he has been with the FMCG industry for almost two decades now, having been recognized regionally and globally for some pioneering efforts regarding Innovations, Product Launches, and Sustainability.
Photography by: Alex Callueng
Illustrado 100 was made possible by sponsors: Giordano, Liali Jewellery, Mitsubishi UAE- Al Habtoor Motors, Michael Cinco Couture, Mapúa Institute of Technology, Centro – Amwaj Rotana Hotel , Max’s Restaurant Middle East and GVER – Your Friendly MarketPlace for Sharing
Co-Sponsors: Herschel Supply Co., Rove Hotels, The Medical City – Dubai , Filipino Institute UAE, MPQ Tourism, JAMES Travel and Tours Dubai, Off the Hook Seafood Restaurant, The Original Barrio Fiesta Restaurant – Dubai and Tapa King UAE.
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