Pioneering Philippine regtech startup UNAWA has added two distinguished talents to its leadership team, beefing up its roster as it prepares to launch its digital products.

UNAWA welcomes Atty. Gino Jacinto as its new Vice President for Operations and Business Development and Ms. Sally Dimalanta as its new Senior Account Manager. The two bring with them several years of experience in legal services and leadership development, further strengthening UNAWA’s position as a leader in Philippine regtech innovation.

Prior to UNAWA, Atty. Gino Jacinto acts as the Chief Legal Officer of VELOCITY Sports & Entertainment, a Singapore-based boutique agency connecting companies to the sports and entertainment industries, as well as the Chief Business Development Officer of Legalex, a Philippine startup connecting its users with lawyers through an on-demand digital platform. He started his professional career at the MVGS and Q&A Law Offices before moving to the corporate world as the Head of Legal for an importation and distribution company.

“The Philippine legal industry is ripe for technological innovation, with various analog processes and old traditions giving way to digital transformation. I’m excited to work with UNAWA in exploring this massive opportunity to revolutionize the regtech space,” said Jacinto.

Meanwhile, Ms. Sally Dimalanta was an independent consultant before joining UNAWA, specializing in leadership and people development. She had also worked as the Senior Director of Operations of Alorica and the Senior Operations Manager of TELUS International Philippines, two multinational outsourcing companies providing world-class services to some of the largest corporations in the world.

“Today, businesses value efficiency more than ever, and optimizing processes is key in both growing successful businesses and bouncing back from the challenging global environment. With UNAWA, we’re creating sustainable solutions that will not only make legal processes more efficient for Filipino businesses, but also open these businesses up to massive opportunities in the digitally-enabled future,” said Dimalanta.

Commenting on the two new hires, UNAWA CEO Monalisa Dimalanta highlighted, “UNAWA remains steadfast in its vision to make regulatory compliance as pain-free as possible for enterprises and SMEs so they can focus on bouncing back and becoming real engines of economic recovery. With Gino and Sally joining UNAWA, we’re confident in turning that vision into a reality. We’re excited to announce groundbreaking new products in the coming months.”

Jacinto and Dimalanta’s hirings precede a significant step in UNAWA’s journey—the launch of its digital solutions in the latter half of 2021. From a digital platform providing accessible remote notarization to a web app digitizing legal documents and creating legally binding e-signatures, UNAWA is making ease of doing business a reality for Filipino businesses.


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