Capability   Building

Tailored learning journeys to strengthen the critical skills of leaders to navigate through challenging market and business conditions by enabling fact-based and strategic decision-making.


Acumen believes in building capabilities for performance,    working with you to embed the learning into actions, and ensuring the continuous improvement of skills. We have developed, tried, and tested Acumen frameworks that you can apply immediately to your work and processes that are replicable which will enable you to produce desired results.

Foundations of Strategy

Customized to yield leaders skilled in identifying business issues and opportunities, outlining strategic imperatives for the business, embracing customer centricity, and developing business strategies.

Marketing Excellence Program

Foundations of Strategy

for Business Leaders

Digital Competency & Capability

Advances a business’s digitalization agenda by embedding the essential capabilities of customer centricity and agility to deliver against the business's digital strategy roadmap.


Designed to be a Business Solution, we collaborate for a client-centered strategy, purposed through bespoke  training solutions  to ensure change in behavior and implementation into the workplace




Acumen offers an in-depth skills assessment system to determine baseline competencies and thus recommend the appropriate learning program to your team.




Capability Building

A customized curriculum to address your business and team needs through an interactive methodology of case studies and workshops working on live cases guided by expert and experienced faculty that provide    best practices and on-the-spot consulting




Beyond workshop learnings, we provide recommendations to ensure follow-through and integration in the workplace.



She has nearly 30 years of marketing and consulting experience, has been a senior executive in Brand and    Advertising Management of FMCG for American and global brands including Mead Johnson Nutritionals, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Avon Products, and Saatchi & Saatchi.


In 2011, Nadine joined to take Acumen to the next level.  As a Senior Consultant, she led various projects in both Consulting and Capability Building including projects for Unilab Myanmar, MPTC, Globe, Del Monte, Puregold, and BPI.

As Practice Head for Capability Building, she has partnered with organizations such as Globe, BPI, ABS-CBN, and URC towards a common goal of learning and embedding critical marketing skills, create change in behavior, and lead to business transformation.


The collective brand and business building experience housed within Acumen is unparalleled in the Philippines.

Our faculty each have at least 20 years of work experience individually and have held senior marketing and management positions in blue-chip companies in the Philippines and around Asia.

Benjie Jimenez

  • Adjunct Professor – Brand Analytics and Finance Effectiveness, University of Asia and the Pacific

  • Marketing & Innovations Head, LaFarge Holcim

  • Marketing Director – Corporate & Trade Marketing, Samsung

  • Vice President – Marketing & Sales (Nutritionals), Wyeth Philippines

  • Senior Vice President – Marketing, SM Supermalls

  • Senior Vice President & Senior Chief Marketing Officer, Asia Brewery & Tanduay Distillers

  • Marketing Director, Procter & Gamble

Barbara Young

  • Category Director, Diageo Asia Pacific

  • Marketing GM, Chevron Asia Pacific

  • CEO, Cohen's Lifestyle Centre Philippines

  • Marketing Director, Procter & Gamble Asean, Australia, India

Anny Oliveros

  • Head of Knowledge Center & Sr. Strategist for Digital Transformation, Acumen Strategy Consultants

  • PMP & AgilePM Foundations Certified

  • Consumer Services , CRM and Loyalty Head, Del Monte Philippines

  • Anlene Regional Brand Manager, Fonterra Brands Singapore

  • Segment Head, Universal Robina Corporation

Nadine Cariño

  • Adjunct Professor – Human Insighting, University of Asia and the Pacific

  • Executive Program, Australia Graduate School of Management

  • Executive Program, Michigan University

  • Senior Vice-President / Chief Marketing Officer, Security Bank

  • Marketing Director, Mead Johnson Nutritionals Indonesia

  • Category Marketing Manager, Mead Johnson Nutritionals Philippines

  • Marketing Manager, Unilever Philippines

  • Brand Director, Coca-Cola

  • Account Manager, Ace Saatchi

Albert Cuadrante

  • President & CEO, Acumen Strategy Consultants

  • Head of Digital Commerce & Customer Loyalty, Jollibee Foods Corp.

  • President, Greenwich Pizza

  • VP for Marketing, Jollibee Foods Corp.

  • Marketing Director, Red Ribbon Bakeshop

Cherry Tantoco-Daniels

  • Marketing Director for Malaysia and Singapore, Reckitt Benckiser Malaysia

  • Global Brand Marketing Manager, Reckitt Benckiser London

Mila Lee-Guerrero

  • Independent Marketing Consultant, UK (Baccarat Crystal, Ayala Land UK, Philippine Embassy London)

  • Global Marketing Director, Corporate Strategy & Capability, Procter & Gamble US

  • Global Shopper Marketing Director, Procter & Gamble

  • Regional Marketing Director & Category Leader, Procter & Gamble Greater China

  • Various marketing and finance roles in Procter & Gamble Asia including Philippines

Liel Gonzalez-Biscoe

  • Founder/Managing Member, Manila Consulting Group LLC

  • Vice President/Cards Business and Marketing Head, Citibank Guam

  • Acting Asia Pacific Insurance In-Business Risk & Control Head, Citibank

  • Vice President/Marketing Communications Head, Citibank Philippines

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