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Ramón Rodrigo Kalaw Cuenca, CFA, is the creator of Business Samurai and is also a fine artist. Prior to entrepreneurship, Ramón worked as an equity research analyst for Bank of Singapore, a Singapore-based private bank. Ramón graduated with honors from the University of Chicago with a BA in International Studies in 2006. His artistic background includes part-time certificate courses at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and TKG Comic Circle.

A February 2021 Philippine article on Ram´ón found here is a good overview of him and what his goals are, which includes global money literacy. (PS: The word “ilustrado” refers to the 19th century Spain-educated Philippine bourgeoisie.)

Before focusing on Business Samurai, Ramón’s first foray into content was a brand called Art and Finance. Some press exposure on Art and Finance: here and here.

He also experimented with a Philippine brand, First World Manila. You can read an article about it here.

Ramón is also a gold medalist Filipino martial artist. You can check out his Filipino martial arts club, Arjumano, here and here.