Jonha Richman is an entrepreneur, businesswoman, advocate for women’s empowerment, and investor. She is best known as the Most Connected Businesswoman from Asia, with some of her business ties including international business tycoons and diplomats such as Philip Goldberg and Jerry Angping. She is known to maintain residences in the United Kingdom, Philippines, and Singapore.

Ambassador Philip Goldberg and investor Jonha Richman

Rappler and SunStar recognized her as one of the most successful and inspiring Filipino businesswomen. Tech in Asia reports shows she is one of the top thought leaders on the Philippine tech scene. 

Computer World called her one of the must-invite women thought leaders. 

She was named one of the Philippines’ top entrepreneurs by Rappler, and one of the Philippine tech scene’s thought-leaders by Tech in Asia. She was named one of the Top 5 Philippine Businesswomen in 2017 by SunStar. 

During a meeting with Philip Goldberg, the then US Ambassador in the Philippines in 2015, they discussed how the youth can use their talents to increase opportunities for themselves and their community. 

She has been invited as an expert columnist for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, and Fast Company sharing her insights on fundraising and scaling startups.

Jerry Angping (left) and Jonha Richman (right), former STI College vice chairman and investor

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Biography and career

The daughter of a welder father and a housewife mom, Jonha Richman (née Revesencio) was born in Balete, Aklan. She studied computer programming at STI College. She initially worked with brands such as Pepsi, Google, and Bloomberg earlier in her career.

During her meeting with then US Ambassador Phillip Goldberg in 2015, they discussed how empowered women and youth can use their talents to increase opportunities for themselves and their communities. 

Notable Works

Senator Antonio Trillanes’ proposed bill on campaigns against online trolls is based on an article by Jonha Richman published on the Huffington Post entitled, “Philippines: A Digital Lifestyle Capital in the Making?”.

Recognition and awards

  • 5 Most Successful Filipino Businesswomen, SunStar – 2017
  • Top Ten Most Influential Leaders in the Philippine Tech Scene, Tech in Asia – 2014

Source: Gossip Gist

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