Jim Ayala is the Founder and CEO of Hybrid Social Solutions, Inc., and the Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 for the Philippines, as well as one of the Schwab Foundation's 24 World Social Entrepreneurs of the Year for 2013.
During his corporate career, Jim was President of Ayala Land and a member of the Ayala Corporation management committee for 6 years, and was director (senior partner) of McKinsey & Company, where he worked in 29 countries and helped open 9 offices in China and Southeast Asia over 19 years. At McKinsey, Jim was head of the Asian energy practice.
Jim is also Philippine network partner of Hystra, a global consulting firm with offices in Africa, India, South America and Europe. Hystra works to connect mission-oriented companies with social entrepreneurs to build hybrid value chains, providing linkages between poor informal communities and the formal commercial markets. Jim is a board member of the World Wildlife Fund (Philippines) and the Hero Foundation, and a technical advisor to the Mind Museum.
Jim graduated with honors from both Princeton University (B.A., Economics) and Harvard University (M.B.A.).
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