Ms. Ma. Gisela H. Tiongson currently serves as the President and Executive Director of Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF), the social development arm of Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC). Jollibee Group Foundation promotes access to food by implementing programs on agriculture, education and disaster response, together with partner organizations.
Prior to JGF, Gisela worked as Regional Director for Southeast Asia of the Synergos Institute and the Director for Corporate Citizenship at the Philippine Business for Social Progress. She has also served as consultant at the Asian Institute of Management and the University of Cambridge Programme for Industry. Her work experience has spanned foundation management, corporate social responsibility, bridging leadership and social innovation.
Gisela is presently the Chair of the Board of the Association of Foundations in the Philippines. She obtained her baccalaureate degree in Mathematics from Ateneo de Manila University and a Masteral degree in International Policy from the George Washington University. She also did Postgraduate studies on Cross-Sectoral Partnership at the University of Cambridge Programme for Industry and on Corporate Philanthropy at the Center for the Study of Philanthropy in New York. Gisela also took doctoral studies on Leadership at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Government.