Masaki or Maki, is a Certified Innovation Professional and an Innovation Master from the Global Innovation Management Institute.
He recently graduated from the Asian Institute of Management with the degree Master of Science in Innovation and Business where he was the sole-recipient of the TEKTONIK Scholarship Award. He was a consistent deans lister and graduated with the High Distinction award (the highest academic award in the institute) and finished the degree as the valedictorian of the class. Prior to his Masters degree, he took some Public Health and Medicine units from the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health and graduated BS Biology (with focus on Environment and Health-related Biology) from the University of the Philippines - Manila.
He worked on several projects related to stakeholder-centered innovations and development in the context of Health, Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction, Education, and Leadership. He is also actively supporting and putting up startups in the Philippines, Asia, and in Europe. He has also done researches and other literary works with some of his works published in online and offline forms.
He also co-founded the League of Innovation and Intellectual Property Advocates (LIPAD PH), a startup based in the Philippines working to make innovation and intellectual property concepts inclusive and accessible.
He has worked with organizations such as Embiggen Consulting, United Nations Environment, United Nations Development Program, United Nations Population Fund, RTI International, Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation, PhilDev, ReBirth PH, Plan International, SEEDS Asia, iACADEMY, iACADEMY Pro, and Natalie in the Light working towards empowering communities in the Philippines, Asia and other regions.