Paul John Mendoza Pena
Communicator, Educator, Aspiring Economist
Pao Peña is the National Communications Head of Eleksyon 2022 Koalisyon Regi To Vote. He teaches economics and philosophy at De La Salle University where he is completing his doctorate in economics.
Before joining the academe and non-profit sectors, he led much of his professional life as a digital marketer, brand marketing and communications expert. He was recognised as among the 40 Under 40 achievers in marketing communications in the Asia Pacific region in 2017 by Campaign Asia. He served as Chief Digital Officer of Leo Burnett, Chief Experience Officer of Dentsu, Marketing Director of Zing.vn among the many exciting marketing stints under his belt.
Pao married his partner, Rhex, in Napa Valley County in 2015. Together, they are raising six-year-old Pablo, now a full-fledged student at the Lycée Français de Manille. As a family, they enjoy the beach, Pablo’s favourite reward at the end of each term.