And the company president (third from left) with mogul Richard Branson (center) during his visit to Manila for the ANC Leadership series and her family: daughter Michelle and son Ben (left and second from left respectively), other daughter Monica (second from right) and spouse Hans (right). CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

Santos boasts more than two decades of experience in retail and marketing under her belt. She says: “In running a business, I need to be hands-on and not just there to sign checks. It’s important to know exactly what’s going on, on a day-to-day basis. I’m very much involved in tracking our purchase orders to our suppliers, to tracking the orders from our clients, to deliveries and payments.

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