Embiggen CEO wins Best Corporate Venturing CEO (Philippines) at 2023 APAC-Insider CEO of the Year Awards

Embiggen CEO wins Best Corporate Venturing CEO (Philippines) at 2023 APAC-Insider CEO of the Year Awards

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Embiggen Group Founding CEO & Managing Partner Rolan Marco Garcia won Best Corporate Venturing CEO (Philippines) at the 2023 APAC-Insider CEO of the Year Awards.

Garcia was nominated for his leadership achievements at Embiggen. Amid a global pandemic and impending economic recession, Garcia led Embiggen to a stellar performance in 2022. 

“As one of the few independent corporate venture builders in the ASEAN region, we are proud to have received this award from APAC-Insider. We look forward to building more businesses with the region’s top conglomerates in the coming years,” said Garcia.

Corporate venture building is a proven innovation strategy that stimulates new exponential growth in organizations. By building new ventures, organizations create new revenue streams and avenues for growth in diverse markets and industries.

In 2022, the company more than doubled its revenues in the previous year, increased its team size by 1350%, and trained over 1000 innovators in the practice of innovation.

Trailblazing organizations and Philippine Stock Exchange-listed conglomerates including Ginebra San Miguel, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Quorum Group of Companies, FAST Logistics Group, and many more trusted Embiggen to provide innovation solutions in 2022.

The APAC-Insider Best Corporate Venturing CEO (Philippines) award is the latest regional business award Garcia and Embiggen have received in the past year.

Last April 2023, Embiggen won a Silver Stevie Award at the 10th annual Asia Pacific Stevie Awards under the Most Innovative Startup of the Year – Business Service Industries category.

In 2022, Garcia was part of the Circles of Excellence for the Young Leader of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year categories at the 2022 Asia CEO Awards. Additionally, the Embiggen Group was one of the finalists for the Corporate Sustainability Champions category at the 2022 ORIGIN Innovation Awards.

Beyond corporate venturing, Embiggen is also the go-to firm for corporate innovation strategy and tactics learning and development for top companies in the region. It has trained over 1,000 innovators in innovation and innovation management.

Furthermore, its strategic foresight arm Embiggen Foresight, has helped numerous companies explore their future and prepare for potential crises and disruptions through futures thinking. 

About the Embiggen Group

Embiggen is a multi-awarded corporate venturing and innovation group that builds, scales and invests in new digital ventures with forward-thinking and entrepreneurial organizations. By leveraging corporates’ expertise, insights, and resources, it provides end-to-end solutions that take your teams from learning to executing innovation at startup speed.

It was created on the belief that innovation is the solution to the world’s most pressing problems including inaccessible healthcare, widening education gaps, and water scarcity. 

Learn more about the work Embiggen does here.

About the APAC-Insider CEO of the Year Awards

The APAC-Insider is an online media publication that shines a light on businesses in the Asia Pacific region. The region is home to many of the world’s largest conglomerates and some of the world’s most innovative startups. It hosts numerous awards annually to recognize innovative businesses in the region, including the CEO of the Year Awards, Southeast Asia Business Awards, and the Australian Enterprise Awards.

The APAC-Insider CEO of the Year Awards recognizes the achievements of Chief Executive Officers across the Asia-Pacific region. It was first awarded in 2022.

Learn more about the awards here.