Engr. Andrea Marie Tamayo-Ulep
She started her career in 2005 as a structural designer in a prestigious firm, SY^2 & Associates, Inc. right after passing the Civil Engineering board exam. She was involved in the design of various condominiums and offices such as Globe Telecoms headquarters, Trion Towers, Ayala Technohub, HSBC Building in BGC, and many more. In year 2008, she was entrusted the position of Team Leader handling a team of 5 people. She trained there for four and a half years.
After her stint in a structural designing firm, she, together with her father, Engr. Danilo D. Tamayo, started a company named Whiteport Inc. She handled the company as General Manager for eight years. The company started as a fit out company with category B PCAB License doing various SM Savemore & SM Hypermarkets nationwide. Under her supervision, the company became ISO certified by TUV Rheinland. From category B, it became a triple A construction firm with projects including fitout works for Globe Telecom, BDO Headquarters, Trion Tower 1, and is now doing various general construction works with the big developers in the country.
She is instrumental in the exponential growth of the company which is still standing amidst the pandemic.
While handling a construction firm, she is also the President of the Andres P. Tamayo Sr. Foundation, Inc., the corporate social responsibility arm of DDT group of companies operating nationwide. Its core program is Handog Edukasyon - providing scholarship grants to underserved communities. It grew from 35 students to 400 students.
After 8 years in the construction industry, she started her career as President of DataLand, Inc., a real estate developer. Bringing her expertise in construction, she makes sure that all projects deliverables are true to the company's tagline of "Quality Beyond The Basics." The company has successfully turned over its first residential hi-rise project, The Silk Residences in Sta. Mesa, Manila, last 2016. It has recently completed its second flagship hi-rise development, The Olive Place Tower 1, in Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. DataLand is currently expanding its portfolio from high-rise condominiums to landed condominiums, hotels, dormitels, offices, and township developments. She hopes to expand the company to the fringes of central business districts nationwide
On a personal note, she was born on May 21, 1983. She finished her undergraduate degree at the Mapua Institute of Technology and graduated with Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 2004 and is a license holder since 2005. She values learning through practice and learning through failure.