MISSION AND VISION
To be the number one online platform in Asia in producing investors and entrepreneurs.
Financially Literate Philippines.
To provide the most effective approach in online learning about entrepreneurship.
To establish communities in every part of the world that will strengthen the financial literacy of every Filipino.
TGFI BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Januario Jesus Atencio, Chairman and CEO
JJ is Chairman and CEO of his holding company, JANUARIUS HOLDINGS, INC., an asset management company that holds diversified investments in real estate, equities, venture capital, securities, retail and art. In 2017, he retired as President and CEO of publicly-listed 8990 Holdings, Inc. – the largest and one of the most successful mass housing development companies in the Philippines, after 24 years of experience in the housing sector.
JJ received the Outstanding Leaders in Asia award from the Singapore-based Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability Awards in 2016, and was a Finalist Awardee for the 2015 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He is the recipient of the Entrepreneurship Excellence Award by BizNews Asia in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and the Management Excellence Award in 2017.
Mr. Atencio is a graduate of the Ateneo De Manila University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1983. He pursued post-graduate studies in Applied Business Economics at the Center for Research and Communications – UA&P in 1986, and International Housing Finance at the Wharton Real Estate Center of the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. He is currently taking up the Owner-President Management Program (OPM53) at Harvard Business School. He just recently finished The Executive Program course of Singularity University in Moffett Field, CA USA last June 2018.
Filip Lloi Wycoco, Founder/ Vice Chairman/ Community Director
Floi Wycoco has more than five years’ worth of experience in sales in telecommunication companies such as M1 Limited in Singapore, Sun Cellular and Globe Telecom before he founded The Global Filipino Investors. He was previously with Philam life as a unit manager. He is now a Licensed Financial Adviser and an occasional guest at finance-related TV and Radio shows such as Money Talks Radio Show with Randell Tiongson, ANC on the Money among others. Floi had multiple jobs until he found the career he always wanted, that is to teach the Filipinos the proper way of money handling and to expose them into the importance of financial education.
Mr. Mario Jordan “Magellan” Fetalino III, Board of Director
Mr. Mario Jordan “Magellan” Fetalino III is the Founder and CEO of Acudeen Technologies, Inc., He is currently a Member Board of Trustee of Fintech Alliance Philippines and a Board Director of the Philippine Association for Digital Commerce and Decentralised Industries (PADCDI).
He took up B.S. Entrepreneurship in the University of Santo Tomas and Digital Public Relations under the Ateneo De Manila University – PRSP IIDM Program. He is a graduate founder from Founder Institute, and is currently taking up his Masters in the Ateneo Graduate School of
Mr. Noli Alleje, Board of Director
Noli, known in the real estate industry as “El Subastahero”, heads The Property Forum Philippines and is the #1 auctioneer in the country today. He also produced the first real estate TV show in the Philippines. Noli pioneered the auction sales system in the country and has bid out over 4,000 real estate assets worth more that P8 billion all over the Philippines.
Mr. Lubar Delos Reyes, Board of Director
President/CEO at DRIVEN Marketing Group Inc. President at Jarvis Butler Property Management Inc.Director at Mortgage Intermediary International Corporation (MINT/Home Loans) Director at Filipino Initiated Livelihood Organization Cooperative (FILO Coop).
Danjie Reyes, Chief Finance Officer
Danjie Reyes has a diverse Human Resources and Organizational Development experience of more than 8 years from FMCG, Academe, Hospitality, E-Commerce and Service industries. He is the current HR Head of Amadeus Philippines and previously worked for Lazada Philippines, Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort, and Spa and York Philippines Inc. (a Johnson Controls company). He graduated with a Master’s degree in Business Administration at the Ateneo de Manila University after completing a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy.
Mr. Dex Villamin, Board of Director
Dexter Villamin, founder of DV Boer Farm International used to be working in pastry department of a 5-star hotel in Manila and my speedy promotion as Pastry Chef inspired him even more to take advantage of the opportunity to work abroad as an Executive Pastry Chef in Bangkok, Thailand.
it was a very fantastic career development in terms of profitability, broadened horizon and learning experience and in the midst of his early successes; it dawned upon him the realization of greater opportunity in agri-business since agriculture is the source of food production and is the key to food security.
He then began the propagation of agriculture based socio-economic endeavor initially by way of goat breeding and raising notwithstanding my meager financial resources for that purpose. With the common good foremost in my mind, he prepared myself for the expected greater challenge ahead as he strengthened his faith in the perfect guidance by the Divine Providence to get him through.
Fjord See Sun
Business Development Officer
April Rose Anne Canonigo
Joshua Ruel Marfil
Ivy Kate Divina
Social Media Manager
After getting himself financially in trouble—spending 70% of his monthly salary for a luxury watch, finding himself bankrupt due to multiple credit card debts and more—Floi Wycoco, TGFI’s founder, capitalized on his unfortunate experience and found the inspiration to break the endless cycle of Filipinos mismanaging their wealth; preventing them from entering the wrong investments due to the lack of proper financial education programs in the country.
Floi Wycoco had 8 jobs before finding the career he always wanted. He was with several telecommunication companies and was also a manager at an insurance company prior to TGFI. Not only that, Floi was once one an Overseas Filipino Worker in Singapore where he worked for two years. During that time, Floi was living from paycheck to paycheck, working hard to earn a lot and spending all of it. Eventually, he found himself in deep amount of debt to the point of bankruptcy. Floi decided he needed a change in the way he lived his life.
In 2012, Floi shared his experiences and ideas with Magellan Fetalino and Dr. Khristian Santos. United by their advocacy, they started their own company and social media platform, The Global Filipino Investors, which initially had only around a thousand members.
For the past 3 years, the group has been advocating financial literacy through digital media and regular meet-ups among members in their respective country of residence. Communities have been formed in Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Brunei, Greece, Australia, Manila, Cebu, to name a few. TGFI’s methods and advocacy gained the recognition of multiple business and financial organizations like COL Financial, different Philippine Embassies, AFFI, Money Summit, as well as media groups in the Philippines like ANC – On the Money and CNN Philippines.
Today, the group has over 100,000 members (and growing) and has formed communities in more than 10 countries. Barely 1% of the total population, their journey for a financially literate Philippines is just beginning.