AAIG 2021 Summit Bionote – Leonardo A. Riingen

Leonardo A. Riingen, MBA

(Guest Speaker)

Leonardo “Leo” A. Riingen currently holds several executive positions in companies he either owns or partially owns. Given his entrepreneurial and professional business skills, he became Chairman, CEO and Director of several companies in the fields of IT, education, marketing, technology, retail, infrastructure and food.

He is Chairman and President of Computer Assisted Learning Corporation (CAL), an education service provider, and CEO of Informatics Philippines, a network of 9 computer colleges that he built 22 years ago when he was 29 years old. He founded Xplore Philippines Inc, an IT solutions provider with interest in education solutions, waste management and automation.

Leo has a degree in Economics (Cum Laude) from the University of the Philippines (UP AB ECON 84) and a Masters in Business Administration from The University of Wales, UK.

Leo was awarded by the University of Santo Tomas, where he graduated from high school, a The Outstanding Thomasian Alumni (TOTAL) Award in Science in Technology in 2007, the highest award conferred by UST to an alumnus who has excelled in his field while contributing to the upliftment of the society.

In 2011, Leo was given the CEO Excel Award for 2011 by the IABC (International Association of Business Communicators), a recognition given annually by IABC to Chief Executive Officers, Presidents or top-level executives of companies and organizations.

He is a multi-awarded photographer and former president of the Camera Club of the Philippines. Leo started his career in Security Bank and became a Brand Manager of Procter and Gamble.

Recently, Leo conceptualized civic-oriented, nation-building programs that help transform the citizenry to productive manpower for the future. The CAL PATAS program that build IT labs for public elementary and high schools are currently being undertaken by Leo together with LGUs and DepEd. He was instrumental in the helping Taguig Deped in implementing its successful Cyber Education Program. Lately, he introduced a technology driven learning management system to serve more than 150,000 students in the public school system, colleges and companies to address the constraints made by the pandemic to the training and education sector.

Informatics, under Leo’s leadership has trained over 650,000 Filipinos in IT todate.