Josephine Romero

Josephine Romero or Jopin is the Chief Executive Officer of Magpie.IM Pte Ltd.

Over 20 years of experience in a diverse portfolio in both private and public sectors. She has worked in New York, Washington DC, Silicon Valley, Sao Paulo and Manila.

Currently CEO of a fintech startup in Southeast Asia, she is back to entrepreneurship after a decade in corporate and diplomatic service. She also sits on the boards of several organizations in Asia and North America.

Previously, she was an executive in the biggest Filipino American IT outsourcing firm in the US. She was one of five friends who, in the first dotcom wave before Y2K, set up Pinoymail.com.

She earned her degree at the University of the Philippines School of Economics. She completed the Leadership California Issues and Trends Program and the Society for Information Management Regional Leadership Forum Program in the US.

As a private citizen, Jopin continues to contribute to nation building and regional integration. She acts as adviser to the chairman of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council as the country hosts the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation’s founding with aim to achieve Prosperity for All through entrepreneurship.