Chairman, Amihan Global Strategies
Winston Damarillo
Chairman, Amihan Global Strategies
Winston Damarillo a Silicon Valley veteran with over twenty years of experience as a technology entrepreneur and venture capital professional with a proven track record of building successful companies. He serves as the Executive Chairman of Amihan Global Strategies, a strategic consulting firm specializing in Digital Enterprise Transformation for the largest corporations in the ASEAN region. Winston was a venture capitalist at Intel Capital, where he led strategic investments in emerging technologies. He eventually became one of the highest-performing venture capital professionals in the company. He left Intel to develop technology products and nurture talent in emerging markets like the Philippines and bring them to the global stage. After Intel, he focused his efforts at growing Gluecode, a company specializing in Java Server Software. Gluecode was acquired by IBM in 2005, and is now an integral part of the IBM WebSphere division. In 2013, Winston co-founded Acaleph, pioneering software-defined storage in Southeast Asia. He also concurrently chaired the Board of Directors at Exist Software Labs, an AGSX affiliate company and award-winning leader in enterprise software development. Damarillo is an active participant and member of the Global Agenda Council in the World Economic Forum (WEF) and was among the WEF Young Global Leaders of 2010. He was also a private sector representative for the country to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), where he chairs the Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from De La Salle University, and has completed executive courses from the Harvard Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Kennedy School, and the University of Oxford.