Raquel C. Ignacio-Aquino, Head Sales for GCC, Trans-Fast Remittance, Dubai
From her cubicle as a Sales Staff Assistant in Makati City to her fully-furnished office in metropolitan Dubai, as Business Development Manager for GCC and SEA then as Head Sales for GCC of Trans-Fast, the story of this Filipina achiever is arguably one that is inspiring and worthy of our attention.
Young and energetic, Raquel C. Ignacio-Aquino, 36, was possessed by a burning desire to acquire a challenging and rewarding post in a dynamic and stable organization. Gradually climbing the ladder of corporate success, she made history at Trans-Fast Remittance LLC when for a period of eight months, from May to December in 2009, she was able to push for an increase in remittance from 300 transactions to more than 50,000 – a feat that remains unsurpassed.
She never thought that her career would flourish. “All I dreamed was to secure a work that best suits my academic background and work experiences which will fully utilize my skills and capability,” said Raquel who earned a degree in Bachelor of Science in Hotel and restaurant Management from the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) in 1998.
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THE BLOGGER. Ulysses Espartero is a journalist, historian and book author who traces his roots from two Philippine jewels – Laguna and Antique. While in Dubai, he enjoyed his expat life documenting the struggles and victories of migrant workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council states. In 2014, he released Precious Gems in a Desert of Gold, the first and only coffee table book about Filipino achievers in the United Arab Emirates. Connect with him on facebook.