Jonathan Yabut, Filipino, wins 'The Apprentice Asia'

Proud to be Pinoy! Filipino Jonathan Yabut won against Singaporean Andrea Loh Ern-Yu in “The Apprentice Asia” as announced Wednesday night.

Jonathan Yabut First Asian Apprentice

In the finale episode of the competition, Yabut has been chosen to become the “First Asian Apprentice.”

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes hired and welcomed Yabut, a senior product manager of a pharmaceutical company in the Philippines, to his airline.

During the final interview, the University of the Philippines graduate talked about passion, humility, and bringing out the best of someone in a team is what makes a leader particularly in the field of sales and marketing.

It was a shocking twist for the business-oriented reality TV show.

Fernandes revealed that from the moment he stepped into the boardroom, he already had someone in his mind—Andrea—but at the last hour, after he heard Yabut’s arguments, saw his determination, performance, and how the Filipino entrepreneur presented himself during the finale, he changed his decision.