Chief Legislative Officer, Office of Senator Risa Hontiveros at Senate of the Philippines
Brad Baumoel has 33 years of industry & leadership experience. Brad began his career at Accenture, after graduating from the State University of NY at Albany. In 1993, Brad joined JPMorgan Chase, where he’s held key “day job” roles in Global Finance, Asset & Wealth Management and Consumer & Community Banking. While at JPMorgan Chase, Brad has led globally diverse teams and been responsible for large scale and transformative programs, such as Bank Merger Integration initiatives in Global Finance, Chief Technology Officer for J.P. Morgan Securities and Portfolio Management for Chase Digital.
Brad came out as a gay man at work, 10 years into his professional career and has led many aspects of JPMorgan Chase’s LGBT+ agenda since then. Brad volunteered his time to manage several “gay jobs”, where he led components of the PRIDE Business Resource Group, the LGBT+ Executive Forum and the LGBT+ community for Global Technology. Externally, Brad helped launch and lead OPEN Finance, an external network of Financial Services LGBT+ leaders, to drive LGBT+ equity and inclusion, across the Finance industry. In 2021, Brad established and built-out JPMorgan Chase’s Office of LGBT+ Affairs, a first of its kind, where he’s now leading their unified, global strategy for the LGBT+ Community.
Personally, Brad, his husband and their German Shepherd, live in Brooklyn and New Paltz, NY. They love spending time with their families (in the US and Brazil), traveling, and scuba diving, whenever possible.
Alain Charles J. Veloso is a partner of Quisumbing Torres' Corporate & Commercial / M&A Practice Group. He heads the firm's Capital Markets Practice Group and the Financial Institutions Industry Group. He is also a member of the Competition Focus Group and the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry Group. He participates in the initiatives of Baker McKenzie International of which Quisumbing Torres is a member firm. He is a member of Baker McKenzie's Asia Pacific Competition Steering Committee.
Charles has 15 years of legal practice, advising clients with regard to their transactions in the Philippines, including private and public M&A transactions, debt, and equity capital markets transactions, and structuring and establishment of their Philippine presence. He is also developing the firm's fintech practice, and handles various clients that are currently engaged in online travel, retail, financing, medical health, and insurance businesses in the Philippines.
Charles is also active in the firm's Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. He heads the firm's Inclusion & Diversity and B-Green committees. He is currently a Director of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Makati Chapter, and currently serves as the Chairperson of its Diversity and Inclusion Committee. He has been recognized as External Counsel of the Year in Asia by The Asian-MENA In-House Community Counsels in 2019, and cited as a Next Generation Lawyer for Corporate and M&A by Legal 500 for 2017 and 2018. He was also a 2018 Bench and Bar Awardee of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines' Leyte Chapter. He was awarded Young Lawyer of the Year by Asian Legal Business Philippine Law Awards 2020 and as a Leading Individual in Capital Markets by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 to 2022. He was awarded Client Choice Awards for Competition by Lexology 2021. More recently, he was cited as one of the leading competition lawyers by Who's Who Legal: Southeast Asia 2022 - Competition edition.
Charles studied Law at the UP College of Law (cum laude and class valedictorian) and EU Competition Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2017. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Thursday Sep. 22 - 05:00pm - 05:30pm (30 min)
Ranked #16 by Involve's Global LGBT+ Future Leaders for 2020, Jeiz champions inclusion in the workplace by actively influencing LGBT+ workplace inclusion strategies, policies and programs through active work with HR & Talent Executives, Employee Resource Groups and Community Organizations. As Marketplace Diversity Leader she leverages on IBM's experience on global diversity & talent management to build and strengthen customer relationships and identify new business opportunities for IBM within the region. Jeiz is a recent mom, a sister, a spouse, a beach-lover, a table tennis player and so much more.
Thursday Sep. 22 - 06:30pm - 06:35pm (5 min)
Earl is an HR professional with 20 years’ worth of experience in the areas of talent acquisition, data modeling and analytics, process automation, culture & engagement, and diversity, equity & inclusion.
He is currently the PRIDE Manila Chapter Lead at Chevron Holdings Inc., championing LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace community.
He is part of the Leadership Team at the Philippine Financial and Inter-Industry Pride (PFIP) as Co-Lead of the Standards Pillar which enables member firms to progress their LGBT+ workplace inclusion journeys through research, development, and sharing of best-in-class workplace inclusion benchmarks, operational standards, and industry practices.
He currently volunteers in Love Yourself’s Flourish program which focuses on mental health wellness.