Filipino wins “The Apprentice Asia”

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Jonathan Allen Yabut

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes hired Jonathan Allen Yabut, a 27-year-old University of the Philippines graduate, after he successfully competed against contestants from China, Singapore, and Malaysia, among other nations.

In an interview with Yabut on AirAsia’s website, the winning pinoy said that Filipinos are known for being “emotional people” and that “I strongly believe it’s ok to be one, especially when it comes to leadership — you need to be always compassionate and sensitive to your people and their needs.”

Yabut has said that he does not drag team members down, but on the TV show this was done “a lot” because the competition required it.

When asked why he thought he deserved the win, Yabut said: “I think I’m the most passionate to learn from Mr. Fernandes, and the most driven to contribute to his business knowing that I’m enabling every Asian to fly. I love, love traveling and when your job is in the travel industry, it doesn’t feel like it’s a job at all.”

Osaka and Seoul are listed as his top travel destinations of choice.

Now that he has landed a job alongside Tony Fernandes, he shouldn’t have to worry about making it there sometime soon.



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[caption id="attachment_13319" align="alignleft" width="188"] Jonathan Allen Yabut[/caption] AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes hired Jonathan Allen Yabut, a 27-year-old University of the Philippines graduate, after he successfully competed against contestants from China, Singapore, and Malaysia, among other nations. In an interview with Yabut on AirAsia’s website, the winning pinoy said that Filipinos are known for being “emotional people” and that “I strongly believe it’s ok to be one, especially when it comes to leadership — you need to be always compassionate and sensitive to your people and their needs.” Yabut has said that he does not drag team members down, but on...

Jonathan Allen Yabut1
Jonathan Allen Yabut

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes hired Jonathan Allen Yabut, a 27-year-old University of the Philippines graduate, after he successfully competed against contestants from China, Singapore, and Malaysia, among other nations.

In an interview with Yabut on AirAsia’s website, the winning pinoy said that Filipinos are known for being “emotional people” and that “I strongly believe it’s ok to be one, especially when it comes to leadership — you need to be always compassionate and sensitive to your people and their needs.”

Yabut has said that he does not drag team members down, but on the TV show this was done “a lot” because the competition required it.

When asked why he thought he deserved the win, Yabut said: “I think I’m the most passionate to learn from Mr. Fernandes, and the most driven to contribute to his business knowing that I’m enabling every Asian to fly. I love, love traveling and when your job is in the travel industry, it doesn’t feel like it’s a job at all.”

Osaka and Seoul are listed as his top travel destinations of choice.

Now that he has landed a job alongside Tony Fernandes, he shouldn’t have to worry about making it there sometime soon.



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