Leonardo " Leo" A. Riingen
Leonardo “Leo” Angeles Riingen is currently the President and CEO of Informatics Philippines, a network of over 30 computer schools and colleges that he built 16 years ago when he was 29 years old.
Given his entrepreneurial and professional business skills, he became Chairman, CEO and Director of several companies in the fields of marketing, technology, retail, infrastructure and food.
He graduated as a Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Economics. Leo obtained his Masters in Business Administration from The University of Wales, UK in 2003. After his undergraduate degree, Leo also took up computer programming after his graduation at the National Computer Institute to further his interest in the rising technology at the time.
Leo was awarded by the University of Santo Tomas, where he graduated high school, a TOTAL (The Outstanding Thomasian Alumni) Award in Science in Technology in 2007, the highest award conferred by the university to an alumnus who has excelled in his field while contributing to the upliftment of the society. An outstanding alumnus award in Business was given to him in 2010 by Siena College, the school where he obtained his primary education.
Recently, Leo was given the CEO Excel Award for 2011 by the IABC (International Association of Business Communicators). The “Communication Excellence in Organizations” or CEO EXCEL Awards is a recognition given annually by IABC Philippines to Chief Executive Officers, Presidents or top-level executives of companies and organizations for their skillful use of communication strategies and tools to achieve business, environment or social development goals.
Leo is currently President of the Acropolis Greens Homeowners Association and past president of the Camera Club of the Philippines.
Leo can be described as a dynamic, progressive chief executive whose entrepreneurial and creative skills augur well with his style of work. The birth of Informatics in the Philippines and the upliftment of the quality of I.T. education in the Philippines can be attributed to Leo. Leo had the skills, the intellect, the acumen and the heart to do it despite the odds that face him. His noble intention to train as many Filipinos in I.T. is admirable. On top of the scholarships he provide to the underprivileged, Leo’s philanthropic work includes the building of classrooms in the Mt. Pinatubo resettlement areas and his continuous contribution to CHILDHAUS, a halfway house for poor children who are stricken with cancer.
Leo is married to Patricia Zamora, senior Vice President of Western Union Company and has 3 children. Jojo Sayson’s Project Michelangelo Foundation is honored and blessed to be joined by the outstanding Mr. Leo Riingen.