Tess is a Banking and Finance graduate and has a master’s degree in business administration from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business. After college, she worked in a prestigious bank for six years and then began her career in the HMO industry in 1997. She eventually co-founded Responsive Health and Insurance Brokers in 1999 as company president, the position she still holds at present. In 2003, she completed the Strategic Management in the Health Care Industry and Marketing Health Care Services programs of the Asian Institute of Management.
For two decades now, she has been conscientiously honing her expertise by taking part in various life and non- life trainings of different insurance companies. She has also attended various symposia sponsored by the Personnel Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) which dealt primarily on different leadership, organizational, cultural and people empowerment issues.
A true believer of the saying “Health is Wealth”, Tess practices what she preaches by being active in several sports to keep her fit – physically and mentally.