Membership in ISEA is open to social enterprises and social enterprise resource institutions in Asia. Membership shall primarily be institutional in character. To become a member, an institution submits a written application for membership, pays a membership fee, and becomes a member after confirmation by a majority vote by the Board of Governors.


Individuals who have had a track record in promoting social entrepreneurship may become members on invitation by two institutional members, payment of a membership fee and confirmation by a majority vote of the Board of Governors.
ISEA Founding Members

As of June 26, 2008, ISEA has been registered as a non-stock, non-profit corporation in the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission. Its founding members are:

Ms. Estrella D. Añonuevo

Executive Director, Atikha Overseas Workers and Communities Initiatives, Inc.*


Ms. Gloriosa S. Cabangon

Executive Director, Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA)


Prof. Ronald T. Chua

Curriculum Development Director, Microfinance Management Institute

Prof. Marie Lisa M. Dacanay

Executive Committee Member

Consortium of Asian Foundations and Organizations (CAFO)*

Ms. Claribel B. David

Convenor, Asia Fair Trade Forum (AFTF)*

Mr. Ramon R. Derige

Deputy Executive Director, Philippine Business for Social Progress  (PBSP)*


Mr. Francis G. Estrada

President, Asian Institute of Management (AIM)*

Mr. Rene A. Guarin

President, Philippine Social Enterprise Network (PhilSEN)*

Ms. Jazmine A. Gutierrez

Head of the Secretariat, CAFO*

Mr. Ken Ito

Director, Social Venture Partners Tokyo*

Dr. Gillian Koh

Chairperson, CAFO*

Ms. Wallapa Kuntiranont

Managing Director, Suan Nguen Mee Ma

Ms. Tran Thi Lanh

Founder, Social Policy Ecology Research Institute (SPERI)*

Dr. Antonio Gabriel M. La Viña

Dean, Ateneo School of Government*
Country Representative, Ashoka Innovators for the Public

Mr. Conrado S. Navarro

President, Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM)*

Mr. Marlon P. Palomo

Executive Director, International Association of Alternative Financial Institutions (INAFI)*


Ms. Ma. Theresa L. Pilapil

Regional Director for Southeast Asia
Oikocredit, Ecumenical Development Cooperative Society 

Mr. Arry Primantoro

Training Director, Bina Swadaya*

Dr. Tannatat Puttasuwan

Population and Community Development Association (PDA)*

Mr. Rahmad Riyadi

President, Dompet Dhuafa Republika Foundation*


Ms. Emma Sandrino

Executive Director, Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI)*

Mr. M. P. Vasimalai

Executive Director, Dhan Foundation*

Dr. Mechai Viravaidya

Chairperson, Population and Community Development Association (PDA)*

  *institutional founding members


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