Melissa Valde

People & Business Support

Melissa Silvestre-Valde is a member of our People and Business Support team. A native of the Philippines, she spent nine years working in Dubai, where she gained extensive experience in recruitment, executive support, account management, and digital marketing.

Now back in Manila, Melissa provides support for our People team with a focus on talent acquisition and talent management.

Earlier in her career, Melissa worked in the Philippines as a Registered Nurse. Her caregiving also extended to animals, as she was an active member of PAWS, the Philippine Animal Welfare Society.

Today, Melissa enjoys nothing more than cooking an indulgent meal for her family.

The secret to success? Be humble, grounded optimistic—and know the word ‘fun’.

The best part about working at Arowana? Being given the opportunity and support to learn new skills and build my knowledge.