Jonathan Yabut is the proud Filipino winner of the hit Asian reality TV show, The Apprentice Asia. For winning the show, he served for 1 year as Chief of Staff of AirAsia reporting directly to Malaysian business mogul, Tony Fernandes based in Kuala Lumpur.
Born and raised in Manila, Jonathan is a multi-awarded marketer and HR professional with over 10 years of experience in Southeast Asia. Dubbed as “Asia’s Millennial Guru”, he is Asia’s leading motivational speaker on topics involving leadership, talent of development Gen Y workers, and office productivity.
Jonathan is the author of two best-selling motivational books, “From Grit to Great” (2015) and “Fast Forward” (2017), which offers career tips and advice for aspiring corporate millennials. By record, he is the only Filipino author today able to penetrate the Southeast Asian markets of Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia as a certified best-selling author. Jonathan today is the founder and managing director of his marketing consultancy firm, The JY Consultancy & Ventures, which offers marketing and talent optimization services to startups and Fortune 500 companies in Asia.