Roger Collantes, Former Director of the Asia-Pacific Learning and Development Center of the Citibank, has been appointed as Senator at the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum. Senator Collantes will represent Philippines in the Global Co-Founders Committee of the Grand Assembly.
He is a best-selling author, a highly regarded international speaker and a senior executive coach with more than 30 years of experience as a Global Learning Leader, an Organisational Transformation Expert, and an EduTech Entrepreneur and Angel Investor. Roger was formerly the Asia-Pacific Learning and Development Director for Citibank, covering more than 30,000 staff across 13 countries. He founded and managed Citibank’s training consultancy company, the Institute for Learning Excellence and Accelerated Development (ILEAD), based in Shanghai, China. Roger founded three innovation startups which he currently heads as Founder & CEO of Global Learning Solutions (based in Singapore & Hong Kong), Master Franchisee & CEO of MindChamps International Preschools Philippines, and Co-Founder & CEO of Smarter Robotics (with presence in Singapore, Philippines & Malaysia). Smarter Robotics was awarded by the prestigious CIO Advisor APAC as one of the “10 Hottest Artificial Intelligence Consulting Services Company in Asia Pacific” for 2019. Roger is a multi-awarded industry icon and thought leader who has won 8 regional and international awards during his professional career, including the “Leading HR Professional Award” from the Singapore Human Resources Institute (2007); the “Learning Leader Award in Organizational Management Excellence” from Bersin Associates USA (2008); the “Best Training, Learning & Development Award” from the Marketing Institute of Singapore (2009); the “Most Outstanding Contribution to HR Industry Award” from HRM Singapore (2011); and the Gawad Maestro “Most Outstanding Learning Leader Extraordinaire” from the Philippine Society for Training & Development (2013). Roger conducts the highly motivational Personal Resiliency Program called “The Thrivers Seminar”, based on his best-selling book, where he teaches people how to “thrive, not just survive” in the midst of life’s inevitable crisis and disruptive technological changes.