Gidget Velez

Philippines Country Manager

GIDGET’s exposure across international and local markets has given her a unique perspective across diverse industries and cultures.

She has held C-level roles in big multinational companies for Philippines, Russia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, and Micronesia. Companies such as Coca-Cola, Jim Beam, Publicis Groupe, among others. Today, she pursues her personal advocacies on Sustainable empowerment for the future.

Beyond Entrepreneurship and Business Management Consultancy, Gidget started mentoring and supporting Global Social Cause organizations since going back from Russia to live in varied Asia countries, in 2014.

  • As Mentor of Wedu Global, investing in young women of Asia to lead social change;
  • As Mentor of YSEALI, US Mission to ASEAN, building leadership capabilities and promoting crossborder cooperation to solve regional and global challenges;
  • As an Asian leader for Plastic Bank, driving large scale sustainable solutions to Stop Ocean Plastic; by putting value to plastic waste collection and uplifting the lives of impoverished communities.

It is her goal to empower the next generation with leadership skills influencing their lifelong journeys.
Towards positive social change, environmental and cross border causes… impacting communities, humanity and the world they will continue to live in.