Previous degree(s): BS in Business Administration, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines; graduated in 2017
Pre-MBA industry: Consumer goods (wellness, personal care, laundry)
Pre-MBA role: Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder (The OCBFF Corporation), Brand Manager (Procter & Gamble)
Clubs: Student Association (Executive Committee – Marketing Officer), Tech and Media Club (Executive Committee – Alumni and Mentorship), Entrepreneurship Club (Executive Committee – Podcast)
Three topics I can be approached about: Consumer goods/retail; entrepreneurship; marketing.
About me: Darla is an LBS first year MBA student and Forté Fellow. Pre-MBA, she spent six years in consumer goods experiencing entrepreneurial and corporate routes in Thailand and the Philippines.
She’s the Co-Founder and the Chief Marketing Officer of The OCBFF Corporation, housing TRIZIE and Twin Releaf, rapidly-growing Philippine wellness brands. Founded in 2020, TRIZIE is a youth-focused body-positive gut health supplements brand that’s now an award-winning key player in top Philippine e-retailers and present in over 500 leading drugstores. Twin Releaf is a distributor of Thai essential oil inhalers for stress management. In 2022, Darla was recognised as part of Tatler Asia’s Gen.T Leaders of Tomorrow community for her leadership of OCBFF. Previously, Darla was the Senior Brand Manager of P&G Philippines’ biggest laundry and personal care brands, which she led to achieve/solidify number one market share through innovation.
Darla holds a Bachelors in Science degree in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines, graduating summa cum laude and College Valedictorian.
At LBS, she’s exploring the fields of product marketing and product management in tech and media, while further pursuing her entrepreneurial ambitions.