Benedict Carandang is the Vice-President for External Relations of First Circle (www.firstcircle.ph), a fintech company that finances Purchase Orders and Invoices for SMEs. He is also the Co-Founder of Tuldok Animation Studios, an organization that promotes the creativity and culture of the Philippines thru Animation. He has a Double Bachelors of Science in Applied Economics and Management of Financial Institutions, De La Salle University - Manila; Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK Chevening Scholar MBA at the University of Westminster - London; Executive Education, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. He is a Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2012). Recipient, awards and honours: International Young Creative Entrepreneur, British Council (2008); Most Inspiring Young Entrepreneur, Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (2009); British Chevening Scholar to the UK (2011); Finalist, Student of the Year, The Independent Newspaper - Association of MBAs (2012).
"I've have had many teachers throughout my life and without the knowledge and wisdom they have imparted in me I wouldn't be where I am today. For that reason I am forever grateful for the indelible mark they have left in me. Learning shouldn't stop after University, and so is honoring teachers"