Manuel I. Ayala

Mr. Manuel I. Ayala is EDC’s newest member of the Board of Directors, having been elected as its third Independent Director, to serve the unexpired portion of the term of his predecessor, Mr. Arturo T. Valdez. Independent Director Ayala is also an Independent Director of Sky Cable and the Managing Director of the Philippine office of Endeavor, a global nonprofit organization focused on accelerating the growth of high impact entrepreneurs. ¬†¬†Such entrepreneurs 1) have the biggest ideas, 2) have the potential to scale their businesses and 3) multiply their success by mentoring and investing in other entrepreneurs. Endeavor is in 26 countries and has supported over 1,200 high impact entrepreneurs.


Prior to Endeavor, Manny founded Hatchd, Inc, a technology incubator that has helped to create companies such as Rappler, PawnHero, AVA, Purple Click, Zipmatch and Ayannah. Manny was also a co-founder of IRG Ltd, a Hong Kong based M&A advisory firm focused on the Telecoms, Media and Tech sectors across the Asia Pacific.


He sits on the Boards of Sky Cable and is a past president of the Philippine Chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization.


Manny has an MBA form Harvard Business School and a BA from Yale University