Happy Birthday Sir A!

Sir A, Happy Birthday!

IACE's Director Aries Balanay in Paro Airport, Bhutan

“There’s no second chance at making a good first impression”. This saying has guided the 30 year old creative marketing guru, Mr. Aries Balanay, “Sir A” to his corporate colleagues, presently one of the promising and innovative creative marketing directors today with in-depth experience in the advertising and strategic marketing.


He has proven his exceptional skills at producing creative ideas at the drop of a hat because at a young age, he was able to establish businesses in the field of creative advertising. Being a professor in several Ivy League caliber universities in the Philippines, where he teaches subjects related to marketing and multimedia, he has proven his passion for continuous education and learning.


His previous experience in working at the American Embassy in Manila made him at ease with dealing with international clientele, and consequently, he is the Director of the International Academy for Continuous Education, an institute dedicated to providing training for professionals in the international level.


Having the innate skills of being a leader, he also actively serves and volunteers for different organizations, and his hard work made him one of the youngest presidents of JCI Makati and currently, the youngest president ever elected in the Rotary Club of Intramuros.


He became part of the success of JCI Bhutan as he was the bridge who introduced the president of JCI Bhutan to JCI Asia Pacific Development Council.


Having served the Junior Chamber International – Makati as the 2015 President, which became the Best Local Organization, Category 2 in Area 2 and the Best Local Organization, Category 2 in the Philippines, he has accomplished outstanding projects which are mostly dedicated to education. Additionally, he was able to recover the JCI Makati Clubhouse located in Cityland 8 Makati City at no expense to the organization.


All of these achievements in his life were because of the sense of social responsibility that runs through him. The projects that have greatly benefited the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that were under his leadership and the trainees he accommodates, are manifestations of his dedication in his work. Even with all the accomplishments tied to his name, he remains grounded; a gentleman, of genuine character and humility.

IACE's Director Aries Balanay wearing "Gho" (Bhutan's National Dress) in the heart of Thimpu

IACE’s Director Aries Balanay wearing “Gho” (Bhutan’s National Dress) in the heart of Thimpu

To Sir A you have guided us on each step of the way. We appreciate that a lot and on your big day we wish you a great success and well-being.