MS. JOANNA LA’O
Senior Program Manager, Jollibee Group Foundation, Inc.
Joanna La’O is a Senior Program Manager of Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF), the social responsibility arm of Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) which operates the largest food service network in the Philippines. She manages the Farmer Entrepreneurship Program (FEP), which aims to help smallholder farmers improve their income by linking them to institutional buyers like JFC. Concurrent with her post in Jollibee, she served as the Program Director for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in 2015, curating a 3-day top level gathering of CEOs and state leaders in the Asia-Pacific. Joanna is a graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University, completing her Masters in Public Management with honors.