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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 bourgeois.)

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 has a Philippine brand, First World Manila, which is currently in hibernation. You can read an article about it here. You can also check out the First World Manila Facebook page.

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