mint management

Baltazar Endriga,  CEO and Founder  He is the president and one of the original founders of MINT College since its establishment in June 2010. He represents MINT’s progressive academe for business, arts, and technology, with his experience and know-how in the field of business and the arts. He graduated magna cum laude in Accountancy from University of the East (UE). He was also a Johnson Foundation Scholar and Peter Deuticke Fellow at Harvard Business School, where he received his Masters in Business Administration (MBA). After business school, he held positions such as Managing Director and President of Andersen Consulting Philippines, a multinational business and IT company; President and Chairman of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP); and President of UE, his Alma Mater.

Baltazar Endriga, CEO and Founder

He is the president and one of the original founders of MINT College since its establishment in June 2010. He represents MINT’s progressive academe for business, arts, and technology, with his experience and know-how in the field of business and the arts. He graduated magna cum laude in Accountancy from University of the East (UE). He was also a Johnson Foundation Scholar and Peter Deuticke Fellow at Harvard Business School, where he received his Masters in Business Administration (MBA). After business school, he held positions such as Managing Director and President of Andersen Consulting Philippines, a multinational business and IT company; President and Chairman of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP); and President of UE, his Alma Mater.

Hendrik Kiamzon , Executive Vice President  He is one of the original founders of MINT. He started as the Director for Admissions in 2010 until he took over operations as Executive Vice President in 2013. Before MINT, Hendrik was involved in starting up a number of tech companies in the areas of wireless broadband, medical transcription, and printing. Prior to his move to the Philippines, he previously worked as a Branch Administrator and Trader at UBS AG in New York, NY. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management, minor in Graphic Design.

Hendrik Kiamzon, Executive Vice President

He is one of the original founders of MINT. He started as the Director for Admissions in 2010 until he took over operations as Executive Vice President in 2013. Before MINT, Hendrik was involved in starting up a number of tech companies in the areas of wireless broadband, medical transcription, and printing. Prior to his move to the Philippines, he previously worked as a Branch Administrator and Trader at UBS AG in New York, NY. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management, minor in Graphic Design.

Jonathan Tinga , Vice President for Curriculum Development  Jonathan Tinga works directly with program heads and faculty in developing and customizing curricula for both college and senior high school levels. Prior to MINT, Jon headed  K2 Interactive , a digital agency focused on creative and technical solutions. He has a double degree, the first a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines, Diliman; and the second in Industrial Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York.

Jonathan Tinga, Vice President for Curriculum Development

Jonathan Tinga works directly with program heads and faculty in developing and customizing curricula for both college and senior high school levels. Prior to MINT, Jon headed K2 Interactive, a digital agency focused on creative and technical solutions. He has a double degree, the first a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines, Diliman; and the second in Industrial Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York.

academic program heads

Lachmi Baviera , Program Head   Music Business Management   Former Warner Music Philippines General Manager, Lachmi Baviera is the newly installed program head for the Music Business Management program.   She will continue the legacy of the late Eugene Villaluz, founder of the MBM program, who passed away in 2017. Previously, Lachmi was at the helm of Warner Music Philippines, leading the record label into the digital age by transforming it from a traditional music label into a digital entertainment company. She brings her professional experience from the music business world to academia. She has made it her personal mission to uplift the Philippine music scene by providing more and more opportunities for independent artists to showcase their talent to a global market. Lachmi was also on the board of the Philippine Assoc. for the Recording Industry (PARI). She received her bachelor's degree in Marketing from St. Paul's College, Manila.

Lachmi Baviera, Program Head

Music Business Management

Former Warner Music Philippines General Manager, Lachmi Baviera is the newly installed program head for the Music Business Management program. She will continue the legacy of the late Eugene Villaluz, founder of the MBM program, who passed away in 2017. Previously, Lachmi was at the helm of Warner Music Philippines, leading the record label into the digital age by transforming it from a traditional music label into a digital entertainment company. She brings her professional experience from the music business world to academia. She has made it her personal mission to uplift the Philippine music scene by providing more and more opportunities for independent artists to showcase their talent to a global market. Lachmi was also on the board of the Philippine Assoc. for the Recording Industry (PARI). She received her bachelor's degree in Marketing from St. Paul's College, Manila.

Dennis Marasigan , Program Head   Theater Arts   As the newly installed program head for Theater Arts, Dennis Marasigan brings his rich experience as an actor, screenwriter, director and producer for both theater and cinema to MINT College. As a writer, he was awarded twice at the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for  Joy  (Screenplay, 2008), and  Ang Buhay ay Pelikula  (Full-length Play, 1989). In 2018, he was awarded Outstanding Stage Direction for a Play at Gawad Buhay 2018, for his work on  Ang Pag-uusig , a Filipino translation of the Arthur Miller classic,  The Crucible . He has been teaching at MINT College, where he enjoys mentoring aspiring young artists while he also continues to work extensively in film, television, and theatre.

Dennis Marasigan, Program Head

Theater Arts

As the newly installed program head for Theater Arts, Dennis Marasigan brings his rich experience as an actor, screenwriter, director and producer for both theater and cinema to MINT College. As a writer, he was awarded twice at the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Joy (Screenplay, 2008), and Ang Buhay ay Pelikula (Full-length Play, 1989). In 2018, he was awarded Outstanding Stage Direction for a Play at Gawad Buhay 2018, for his work on Ang Pag-uusig, a Filipino translation of the Arthur Miller classic, The Crucible. He has been teaching at MINT College, where he enjoys mentoring aspiring young artists while he also continues to work extensively in film, television, and theatre.

Lizza Gutierrez , Program Head   Multimedia Arts   Lizza is the Multimedia Arts (MMA) Program Head and full time Art Director/Graphic Designer at Lizza's Room. With over two decades of creative experience, Lizza has been providing her expertise in graphic and publishing design for clients in the US and Philippines. Most recently, her MMA students won 5 out of 7 awards, including Gold, at the adobo Design Awards Asia 2017 despite MINT competing for the first time at this prestigious design event. Lizza obtained her Masters in Communication and Packaging Design from the Pratt Institute in New York City. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Industrial Design from the University of the Philippines.

Lizza Gutierrez, Program Head

Multimedia Arts

Lizza is the Multimedia Arts (MMA) Program Head and full time Art Director/Graphic Designer at Lizza's Room. With over two decades of creative experience, Lizza has been providing her expertise in graphic and publishing design for clients in the US and Philippines. Most recently, her MMA students won 5 out of 7 awards, including Gold, at the adobo Design Awards Asia 2017 despite MINT competing for the first time at this prestigious design event. Lizza obtained her Masters in Communication and Packaging Design from the Pratt Institute in New York City. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Industrial Design from the University of the Philippines.

 
Amparo Pe , Program Head   Film   As program head for Film, Amparo trains students in the art of storytelling befitting her background in communications, video production and journalism. Soon after obtaining her post-graduate degree, she became an associate editor under Chris Connelly at Premiere Magazine. She also produced for the revered news outfit, Probe with Cheche Lazaro. Amparo has managed numerous productions for such clients as San Miguel and PLDT. She received her Masters in Communication from the Annenburg School for Communication, University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s in History from the University of the Philippines.

Amparo Pe, Program Head

Film

As program head for Film, Amparo trains students in the art of storytelling befitting her background in communications, video production and journalism. Soon after obtaining her post-graduate degree, she became an associate editor under Chris Connelly at Premiere Magazine. She also produced for the revered news outfit, Probe with Cheche Lazaro. Amparo has managed numerous productions for such clients as San Miguel and PLDT. She received her Masters in Communication from the Annenburg School for Communication, University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s in History from the University of the Philippines.

James "Mony" Romana , Program Head   Marketing   Mony has been a faculty member in Marketing and Music Business Management at MINT College since 2012, and was installed as the Marketing Program Head in 2016. He was formerly the International Marketing Manager for Warner Music Entertainment where he successfully launched albums by Sugar Ray and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Mony also handled promotions for The Corrs and Alanis Morisette. His experience also spans the digital space with various tech startups focused on developing apps for project management and artist management. He took up his undergraduate studies at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and has a Masters in Business Administration from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

James "Mony" Romana, Program Head

Marketing

Mony has been a faculty member in Marketing and Music Business Management at MINT College since 2012, and was installed as the Marketing Program Head in 2016. He was formerly the International Marketing Manager for Warner Music Entertainment where he successfully launched albums by Sugar Ray and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Mony also handled promotions for The Corrs and Alanis Morisette. His experience also spans the digital space with various tech startups focused on developing apps for project management and artist management. He took up his undergraduate studies at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and has a Masters in Business Administration from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

Lordegil Fernandez , Program Head   Entrepreneurial Management   For the Entrepreneurial Management Program at MINT, Lord imparts years of experience in startups to the MINT students. As an entrepreneur, Lord has ventured into various businesses such as Binalot Apex, Inc. for which he is the Managing Partner; the Binalot Medical City, Inc.; Double Deck Ortigas, Inc.; and 7 Series, Inc., among others. He took up Business Management at the Ateneo de Manila University, and obtained his Masters in Entrepreneurship degree at the Asian Institute of Management.

Lordegil Fernandez, Program Head

Entrepreneurial Management

For the Entrepreneurial Management Program at MINT, Lord imparts years of experience in startups to the MINT students. As an entrepreneur, Lord has ventured into various businesses such as Binalot Apex, Inc. for which he is the Managing Partner; the Binalot Medical City, Inc.; Double Deck Ortigas, Inc.; and 7 Series, Inc., among others. He took up Business Management at the Ateneo de Manila University, and obtained his Masters in Entrepreneurship degree at the Asian Institute of Management.

 
Reuben Ravago , Program Head   Computer Science & Information Technology   Reuben heads both the Computer Science and Information Technology departments as Program Head. Reuben brings an impressive set of skills and experience from the computing and technology industries. He recently came off a 13-year stint at Store Specialists Inc./Rustan Corp as the Chief Information Officer and VP for Information Technology. Reuben has also founded several companies involved in network infrastructure and digital media services. He received his bachelor's in Computer Science from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and took up his Masters in Electrical Engineering, Major in Computers and Communications, also at UP Diliman.

Reuben Ravago, Program Head

Computer Science & Information Technology

Reuben heads both the Computer Science and Information Technology departments as Program Head. Reuben brings an impressive set of skills and experience from the computing and technology industries. He recently came off a 13-year stint at Store Specialists Inc./Rustan Corp as the Chief Information Officer and VP for Information Technology. Reuben has also founded several companies involved in network infrastructure and digital media services. He received his bachelor's in Computer Science from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and took up his Masters in Electrical Engineering, Major in Computers and Communications, also at UP Diliman.

 
Issa Maria Garcia , Adviser   Senior High School   Isa Garcia is a published author and public speaker. In recent years, she published two books: "Found: Letters on Life, Love and God" and "The Lessons of Neil," which is being used in East Timor's educational curriculum. As a public speaker, she has conducted various talks for Woman, Create, The Better Story Project, The Purpose Creative, Rappler, and Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU). At MINT College, she teaches Character Formation, Literature, and Creative Writing. She also serves as MINT High's senior high adviser.  She finished her bachelor's degree in Creative Writing and Master's in Education at ADMU.

Issa Maria Garcia, Adviser

Senior High School

Isa Garcia is a published author and public speaker. In recent years, she published two books: "Found: Letters on Life, Love and God" and "The Lessons of Neil," which is being used in East Timor's educational curriculum. As a public speaker, she has conducted various talks for Woman, Create, The Better Story Project, The Purpose Creative, Rappler, and Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU). At MINT College, she teaches Character Formation, Literature, and Creative Writing. She also serves as MINT High's senior high adviser.

She finished her bachelor's degree in Creative Writing and Master's in Education at ADMU.

Lesley Mobo , Industry Adviser   School of Fashion   MINT College enlisted Lesley Mobo, a London-based Filipino fashion designer, to helm MINT College's School of Fashion. He earned his First-Class B.A. Honours Degree in Fashion and MA in Fashion from Central St. Martin’s, a prestigious fashion school in London. As a designer, he has worked with UNIQLO, Jasmine Di Milo, Diesel, and Absolut. Eventually, Mobo begun his own womenswear line, MOBO, which launched during the 2009 Paris Fashion Week, exhibited at Musée du Louvre, and featured on Italian Vogue. In 2012, he served as a finale judge on Project Runway Philippines Season 3.

Lesley Mobo, Industry Adviser

School of Fashion

MINT College enlisted Lesley Mobo, a London-based Filipino fashion designer, to helm MINT College's School of Fashion. He earned his First-Class B.A. Honours Degree in Fashion and MA in Fashion from Central St. Martin’s, a prestigious fashion school in London. As a designer, he has worked with UNIQLO, Jasmine Di Milo, Diesel, and Absolut. Eventually, Mobo begun his own womenswear line, MOBO, which launched during the 2009 Paris Fashion Week, exhibited at Musée du Louvre, and featured on Italian Vogue. In 2012, he served as a finale judge on Project Runway Philippines Season 3.

 
Ruth Ann Pilar De Leon-Balang , RGC   Guidance Office   Ruth Pilar is a Registered Guidance Counselor under the Professional Regulation Commission. She took her MA degree in Guidance and Counseling and Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Assumption College in Makati. She has been actively organizing psychology related seminars in school for teachers and students, while functioning as everyone’s best friend.  She is a sympathetic shoulder to cry on and has been instrumental in motivating students to realize their full potential. Her specialization includes character formation, psychology, and human resource development subjects.

Ruth Ann Pilar De Leon-Balang, RGC

Guidance Office

Ruth Pilar is a Registered Guidance Counselor under the Professional Regulation Commission. She took her MA degree in Guidance and Counseling and Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Assumption College in Makati. She has been actively organizing psychology related seminars in school for teachers and students, while functioning as everyone’s best friend.

She is a sympathetic shoulder to cry on and has been instrumental in motivating students to realize their full potential. Her specialization includes character formation, psychology, and human resource development subjects.

Ces Rondario , Program Director   Entrepreneurship (Impact Global)   In partnership with Impact Hub Manila, the largest international network of collaborative work spaces for entrepreneurs and innovators, Ces Rondario manages the IMPACT GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP program that enhances the current BS Entrepreneurship program. Its curriculum emphasizes design thinking, media, and digital business strategies that help students to be globally competitive in building startup companies of their own. Impact Hub also provides access to funding for startups.

Ces Rondario, Program Director

Entrepreneurship (Impact Global)

In partnership with Impact Hub Manila, the largest international network of collaborative work spaces for entrepreneurs and innovators, Ces Rondario manages the IMPACT GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP program that enhances the current BS Entrepreneurship program. Its curriculum emphasizes design thinking, media, and digital business strategies that help students to be globally competitive in building startup companies of their own. Impact Hub also provides access to funding for startups.