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Executive Director | Jollibee Group Foundation

Ms. Ma. Gisela H. Tiongson is the Executive Director of Jollibee Group Foundation, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC). Jollibee Group Foundation undertakes programs in Agriculture, Education and Disaster Response in partnership with national and local government units, non-government organizations and the academe.

Ms. Tiongson’s work experience in social development has focused on corporate social responsibility, foundation management, bridging leadership and social innovation. She is the President of the Association of Foundations (AF) and has served in the board of the League of the Corporate Foundation (LCF) in previous years. Prior work experience includes being part of the Philippine Business for Social Progress and Synergos Institute.

She obtained her Master’s Degree in International Policy and Practice from the George Washington University and a College Degree in Mathematics from the Ateneo de Manila University. She also completed a Post-Graduate Certificate Course on Cross-Sectoral Partnership at the University of Cambridge Programme for Industry and was a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Philanthropy in New York. Currently, Gisela is pursuing Doctoral Studies in Leadership in Public Management at the Ateneo School of Government.

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