Esme Palaganas works in the intersection of creativity, culture and commerce. 

In 2023, she completed a Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership from City University of London – Bayes Business School as a Chevening Scholar with a focus on Web3 and Creative Industries Management. She is an ASEAN member of the UNCTAD e-Trade for Women and External Board at the Centre of Creativity in Professional Practice in London. More about her here.

Trained as a designer, she has presented in fashion shows and garnered awards in the Philippines and Malaysia.   


Formerly a founder of an e-commerce venture with a portfolio of over 20 brands reaching markets such as Singapore, Japan, Italy, Australia and the Philippines, she focused on growth strategy to boost the brand value, revenue and community engagement.

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Currently, she is 1/3 of the founding team of PHx Fashion Group dedicated to producing events and activations focusing on Fashion Education and Market Incubation.

As a Creative Industries Management and Marketing educator, she guest lectures in both business and design schools in the Philippines. She is a contributing writer for Philippine Star and Vogue Philippines with articles focused on creative industries, culture and technology. 


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