Henry Motte-Muñoz was born in Paris, France to a Filipina mother and a French father. He was raised between Paris, London, Zurich and the Philippines. Growing up, Henry always had the heart to help make the Philippines a better country.
He took up his basic education at the Sainte Ursule – Louise de Bettignies in France and graduated high school at the Southbank International School. For his tertiary education, Henry received his bachelor degree in Economics and Economic History at the London School of Economics in 2007. Craving for higher learning, Henry took up his MBA at the Harvard Business School under a scholarship from Bain Capital, and graduated in 2013 with distinction.
Acknowledging his contributions to society through his efforts as a social entrepreneur, Henry has been recognized by the following:
- 2017 ASEAN Social Entrepreneurship Award
- Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Social Entrepreneurs
- 2015 Asia Society 21 Young Leaders
- 2012 Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Institute – Summer Fellow
At current, he is the founder & CEO of Edukasyon.ph, an online marketplace for higher education services with a mission to democratize access to higher education for 70M ASEAN students spending over $54B in tuition fees.
Higher education in the region is afflicted by a poor discovery system, leading to high youth unemployment (>30%) and massive jobs-skills mismatch. In the Philippines alone, where over 1.7M high school students graduate every year, 1M go to college while only 400K end up getting a job. This means there are 1.3M students left behind, because they can’t find the right course or can’t afford to continue.
Believing technology to be the most efficient and scalable way of addressing this problem, Henry started Edukasyon.ph to empower students in finding education opportunities through a comprehensive database of schools, relevant advice and application convenience.
In just 18 months, the platform has helped more than 1,500,000 students, catered to 350 schools locally and abroad, and has attracted over 50 corporations, government offices, and foundations to join the advocacy of empowering students.
Starting Up Asian - Panel & Celebration
A panel event to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month.