The Lawyer and Philanthropist Rising Tigers Magazine Beyond Leadership awardee: Atty. Arnel Mateo

One of the biggest events under Rising Tigers Magazine is the anniversary celebration. To them, it’s about quality over quantity. The formal event is by invite only and featured leaders for June issue was presented last March 30, 2023. 

One of the young awardees, Atty. Arnel Mateo (ARNEL) is a recognized data privacy and protection lawyer. He is currently the President & CEO of ADM & Partners Data Privacy and Consulting Inc. (ADM & Partners), one of Philippines’ leading data privacy firms and one of the institutional privacy trainers accredited by the National Privacy Commission. Established in 2017, ADM & Partners provides data privacy protection, compliance and legal services to several government offices and private business organizations.


As a young businessman, he believes that mentoring and inspiring employees are essential for the success of any enterprise. 

“It is important to choose the right people who are willing to learn, who are not afraid to take calculated risks, and who are willing to embrace the company’s core values.” 

As a leader, he advocates for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. He believes that any organization or business for that matter will grow if it welcomes people from different backgrounds and perspectives. Everyone should be given equal opportunity to express their thoughts, share their talents, and lead a project. Everyone in a group should feel that their presence, ideas, and contributions are appreciated and valued.

If life, he believes that we measure happiness and success with how others become because of you. Prior to getting married, ARNEL was a professor of business and law in several universities and colleges. He takes pride that most of his students are now successful lawyers, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders.

He is a Rotarian, a member of the Rotary Foundation’s Arch Klumph Society, and an active member of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Quezon City where he currently holds the position as its Executive Vice-President.

A lawyer, litigator by profession, and a career service professional, ARNEL is also the Vice-President for Legal at SPD Jobs Inc. (SPD), a leading service contracting/staffing company in the Philippines which is already twenty-six (26) years in the industry.


Complete List of Rising Tigers and Nation Builders Awardees 

1. Walther Buenavista: Shawarma Shack (Founder & CEO)

2. David Ackerman: StratDev (Founder & CEO)

3. Tristan Cabrera: Esports Pro Player

4. Atty. Arnel Mateo: ADM & Partners Data Privacy and Consulting In (Founder & CEO)

6. DTI Sec. Alfredo Pascual

7. DILG Sec. Benhur Abalos

8. Yu Ming Chin: Viventis Asia (Founder and CEO)

9. Congressman Duke Frasco

10. Nino Rovillos: Illos Party Trays (Founder & CEO)

11. Ramon Garcia Jr: DFNN (Chairman)

12. Michael Pacquiao: Musician

13. COMELEC George Erwin Mojica Garcia (Chairman)


Women of Substance

2. Blanca Mercado: The Manila Times (President & COO)

3. France Ambassador H. E. Michèle Boccoz

4. Romania Ambassador H. E. Răduţa Dana Matache

5. Congresswoman Margarita Nograles

6. Jessica Bellen: Jessy & Co (Founder & CEO)

7. Iona Gibbs: Mutya Ng Pilipinas 2022

8. DBM Sec. Amenah Pangandaman


Other notable attendees includes Paolo Villar, Maritess Allen, Usec. Anna Mae Lamentillo, Usec. Margarita Gutierrez, Becky Garcia and the founders of Rising Tigers Magazine, Andrew and Grace Nicolas among others.

The closing remarks came from the co owner of Rising Tigers Magazine, Brian Poe Llamanzares who just recently had a successful book launch in New York City.

Rising Tigers Magazine, the most distributed magazine right now in National Bookstores nationwide about the rising tigers “Emerging leaders” and nation builders “Captains from different industries” in the Philippines and in Asia launched “Beyond Leadership- Anniversary Issue.” These are the men and women who are making a difference for this generation and making an impact in the society not just because of their success in the company or organization they are in but also in reaching out the indigents and marginalized.  It’s beyond leadership.

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