Brian Tenorio ( is CEO & Founder of Brian Tenorio & Company (, and coffee retail chain KapeTayo Coffee ( He is also an International Consultant for Branding and Design at the Asian Development Bank and the World Health Organization. He has 18 years of experience in Design, Development work, and Entrepreneurship. His work in graphic arts includes award-winning designs for Jaime Zobel and National Artist Salvador Bernal.

Up until his retirement from Fashion in 2008, Tenorio Manila was one of the most publicized Filipino designer shoe brands in the country. Tenorio also produced and hosted Design Para Sa Lahat (Design For All) that aired primetime Sundays in the USA via GMA Pinoy TV. He also was the Head of Jury in the 2012 Adobo Design Awards and also one of main proponents of the Design Competitiveness Act of the Republic of the Philippines in the same year. He was the Communications Director for Womensphere in New York. Tenorio is the first Filipino graduate of the Design Management Program of Pratt Institute in New York after completing his training at the United Nations Headquarters (New York) with a research focus on Design Policy Initiatives in Development Countries. He is also involved in LGBT-Diversity advocacy work as the Chair of the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce (



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