Friday, December 1, 2017
Filipino techie makes it to Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2017
"Why isn’t there a tech company in the Philippines?" asked Gian Javelona, then a young and highly ambitious college student taking up Computer Engineering at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
Today, at 26, Javelona is CEO of OrangeApps, a company that brings together a School Information System, a Learning Management System, and Data Analytics in a singular platform for better school performance.
Javelona was included in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Asia 2017, a prestigious list of young achievers and innovators in the region. OrangeApps is continuously on the up and up, with its latest portfolio of products expanding to include Khawna, an online learning platform that offers various courses to people who may need additional know-how in science, technology, engineering and entrepreneurship, even in far-flung areas as long as there is Internet access. Other game-changing and groundbreaking products are currently being developed.
Javelona was invited recently as a panelist in a discussion organized by AXA for its new offering MyAmbition, the first investment-linked insurance product that is available online. At the event, Javelona talked about his path to becoming an entrepreneur and achieving his ambition. A major milestone in his life was when he was accepted in 2013 to the incubation program of Ideaspace Foundation, an initiative of businessman Manny Pangilinan to help nurture start-ups and "technopreneurship," as well as innovation technology development.
AXA MyAmbition is a variable life insurance plan that can be bought online for a one-time investment of as little as P50,000 up to a maximum of P125,000. It lets you grow your money by investing it in a fund best suited to your investment personality. It also doubles as a life insurance, which means your loved ones will receive bigger gains in the future in case something unexpected happens to you. You also have the option to let your money stay with AXA so it can grow further.
You can check the performance of your investment by simply downloading the MYAXA app and registering your policy. You can avail of up to 10 MyAmbition policies, and you can pay your premium via your credit or debit card.
AXA encourages people of all ages and walks of life to have a game plan, in the same way Javelona does, to be able to live the life they choose. To learn more about AXA MyAmbition, visit axa.com.ph today.
ABOUT THE AXA GROUP
The AXA Group is a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, with 166,000 employees serving 107 million clients in 64 countries. In 2016, IFRS revenues amounted to Euro 100.2 billion and IFRS underlying earnings to Euro 5.7 billion. AXA had Euro 1,429 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2016.
The AXA ordinary share is listed on compartment A of Euronext Paris under the ticker symbol CS (ISN FR 0000120628 – Bloomberg: CS FP – Reuters: AXAF.PA). AXA’s American Depository Share is also quoted on the OTC QX platform under the ticker symbol AXAHY.
The AXA Group is included in the main international SRI indexes, such as Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and FTSE4GOOD.
It is a founding member of the UN Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Principles for Sustainable Insurance and a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.
ABOUT AXA PHILIPPINES
AXA Philippines is a joint venture between the AXA Group and the Metrobank Group, one of the country’s largest financial conglomerates. AXA Philippines is 2nd leading life insurance company in the country, with P21.6 billion in gross premium income reported in 2016, and over 811,000 customers protected under various individual and group life insurance products.
Most recently, AXA Philippines announced its entry into the non-life insurance business with the acquisition of Charter Ping-An, the 5th largest non-life insurance company in the Philippines.
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