Maria Adiel H. Aguiling obtained her Doctor of Business Administration degree from the De La Salle University Manila in 2023. As a student, she served as the President of the Business Doctoral Society. In this role, she organized a series of engaging events designed to foster the intellectual curiosity of her peers and facilitate their academic pursuits. The Gawad Lasalyano 2021 committee recognized her contributions. She was honored with the Gawad Ramon V. Del Rosario Sr. for Outstanding Graduate Student Leader for her strong leadership imbued with Lasallian values and commitment to the academic community.
Adiel holds a Master’s degree in Education (Educational Administration) and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accountancy (Cum Laude) from the University of the Philippines, Diliman.
Her years in school administration have been marked by advocacy for character formation, dedication to human resource development, and passion for educational management. These experiences have enriched her understanding of education and enabled her to shape the lives of many through her guidance.
Adiel’s involvement with foundations focuses on youth and women’s development. She is a Board Trustee of the Foundation for Professional Training Inc., a foundation operating vocational-technology schools that create opportunities for underprivileged girls and women.
As an Assistant Professor at De La Salle University, she imparts her knowledge and ardor for Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance. She champions the thrust of the College in building faith and business practice. She adopts a holistic approach to education to shape responsible and compassionate business leaders.
She has presented research studies at conferences and authored journal articles on non-government organization (NGO) management, beneficiary participation, virtuous leadership, and women’s leadership. Likewise, she is a contributory author for The Manila Times. Her presence in the media allows her to reach a wider audience and share her insights on nonprofit management, coaching, ethical leadership, corporate social responsibility, and Filipino cultural values.
Looking to the future, Adiel is embarking on a project to explore the integration of Sikolohiyang Pilipino (Philippine Psychology) and Humanistic Management. This endeavor manifests her interest in continuous improvement and desire to contribute to management from an indigenous and humanistic perspective.