Manuel has been consulting for Wavemaker since 2016 and oversees the firm’s research practice, supporting due diligence processes. He previously served as Research Director for Tholons, a consulting and advisory firm which focused on the IT Services industry, where he led consulting projects for Top 500 clients and institutional bodies such as the IADB (Inter-American Development Bank) and the World Bank. Prior, Manuel was a Research Manager for IDC (International Data Corporation), heading country operations in the Philippines. In this role, he was responsible for market research and consulting projects for country and regional ICT sectors, focusing on Enterprise Servers, PCs, IT Services, mobile devices and software markets. Manuel graduated with a Masters degree in Information Sciences from the Universidad de Navarra (Spain), and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Asia & the Pacific (Philippines).