Meet Kimmy, our mighty Program Manager at Accelerating Asia!


Where is your hometown?

General Santos City, Philippines! We are famous for our annual tuna festival and home of boxer Manny Pacquiao.

What brought you to Singapore?

The chance to explore life on my own, be independent and find my way 

What are some of your previous working experiences? 

  • I got my first job as a fashion columnist because I tried to pitch a venture to the founder 

  • Taekwondo dojo manager

  • Perhaps one of my favorite jobs was in customer service at a bookstore

  • A wish interviewer at Make a Wish 

  • I spent most of my career as an entrepreneur + managing sporting events and accelerator pr

Why did you decide to join Accelerating Asia?

I always look at a company’s vision and mission before I apply and AA’s aligned with I believe in about startups so that is exciting!

What are you most excited for when you come onboard?

The energy, passion and hunger to move the needle all around me!

If you were stuck on an island with only 1 type of food, what would this be?

Potatoes! I can survive with salted potato fries, mashed, baked, anything!

What are your favorite books?

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle - Patrick Rothfuss

  • Most of Haruki Murakami’s books

  • Last month I couldn’t put down the Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden 

What are your favorite songs? 

Rock and roll songs from the Rolling Stones, Beatles, Nirvana, Beastie Boys are my essentials. But I also love songs from Robyn, Arctic Monkeys, the catchy Sam Smiths

What is an achievement that you’re proud of? 

I try to pick up a life skill every year so my proudest achievement last year was learning to pick locks and this year, I learned how to whistle, one type of whistling anyway.

What is one thing that is unexpected of you? 

I’m a martial arts fan. I’ve practiced a few forms but am loyal to taekwondo. Take me to any MMA event and I’ll be up for it!

Connect with Kimmy via LinkedIn!

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