Creating future e-commerce leaders with Shopee

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The growing significance of e-commerce to the everyday lives of Filipinos is driving its rapid growth, with the Department of Trade saying the Philippine internet economy will be worth $28 billion by 2025.

This, in return, is demanding for the deployment of the right talent to push this growth forward.

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, is helping students and professionals gear up for e-commerce through its various apprenticeship programs, like the Shopee Global Leaders Program (GLP).

“As the need for tech talents rises, Shopee will continue to equip future leaders with the proper e-commerce knowledge through different kinds of training and apprenticeships like the Global Leaders Program,” said Martin Yu, director of Shopee Philippines.

“We will ramp up our efforts to provide proper mentorship and an immersive learning experience to all participants of this program,” he also said.

Launched in 2018, GLP is a two-year graduate program consisting of four six-month local and overseas rotations designed for young Filipino talents.

Participants will help drive Shopee’s campaigns and new initiatives by working with local and overseas teams. They will gain eye-opening experiences, regional exposure, be able to contribute to the expansion of Shopee across the region, and be mentored by Shopee leaders.

GLP participants like Anton and Samantha, who are now full-time employees at Shopee, shared how they gained professional and personal growth through the program, which they said will help them excel in their careers in the e-commerce industry.

Anton said the program paved the way for him to become part of impactful projects and initiatives across the different departments of Shopee Philippines.

“I consider Shopee as a top choice when it comes to finding a company to join in the e-commerce and digital marketing industry," he said. "Many young and bright individuals in the company have exciting and innovative new ideas that make our work fun and interesting.”

For Samantha, she described her GLP experience as enriching and packed with learning. Moreover, GLP gave opportunities for one to see Shopee from multiple lenses and be able to contribute to the whole e-commerce industry, she said.

“In two years, we get to immerse ourselves in four different teams, which widens our perspectives and pushes us to be more agile as we switch roles every six months," she said.

“If you want an experience that will help you grow both personally and professionally in a holistic manner, Shopee’s Global Leaders Program is the way to go," Samantha added. "I think it’s a good and commendable training program for young professionals who want to experience e-commerce fully.”

For more information about the Global Leaders Program, visit

Launched in seven markets in 2015, Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. It is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.

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