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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Mary Jane Alvero – Thoughtleader





Mary Jane’s name is a fixture in any conversation about Filipino workplace excellence in the UAE. Through her exemplary hard work and discipline, she has carved a reputation as a true benchmark of what Filipinos can accomplish abroad, an an icon of female empowerment.

As CEO of Geoscience Testing Laboratory, she is able to run every aspect of the business with the leadership and management skills that she has gained through 22 years of experience in quality assurance and analytical laboratory services. 2016 has proved to be a particularly fruitful year for her, as she bagged various industry awards for her outstanding body of work:  CEO of The Year award at the World Water Leadership Congress, the World Women Leadership Achievement Award at the Women Leadership Congress in India, Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globe Tigers in Kuala Lumpur, Quality Leadership Award at the Global Awards for Excellence in Quality Management and Leadership, and the distinction of being included amongst Dubai’s  100 Global Sustainable CEO’s.

Of the legacy she wishes to impart to her kabayans, Mary Jane elaborates: “I would love to be known for my humility. Regardless of what I have achieved in life, I will be the same Mary Jane Alvero 24 years ago. I want my worth to be measured by the values I have added and influenced in the life of the people I inspire every day in my life.”


Photo by Alex Callueng; Photography Assistant – Bethoven Filomeno
Special thanks to – Giordano, Nikon, Liali Jewellery, Lulu, Mitsubishi and Western Union.

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Author: Illustrado

From the Middle East to the rest of the world, IllustradoLife shares the stories of Filipinos expats from around the world, providing a global venue championing the world class Filipino. IllustradoLife features articles on fashion and beauty, travel, lifestyle, business, events and other topics of interest to the international Filipino community from its mother publication, Illustrado Magazine.

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