Rowena Romulo

Director and Owner of Romulo Restaurant Group UK, Former MD of JP Morgan, London, and MD of Citibank

Rowena Romulo is the owner of Romulo Café, the first international outpost of a family-owned food business established in 2009 in Manila. Rowena has put Filipino cuisine firmly on London’s foodie map winning the Time Out Love London award for most loved restaurant in Kensington, a four-star out of five review from Timeout critics, Opentable Diner’s Choice Award in March 2017 and inclusion in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2017. Rowena is a granddaughter of Carlos P Romulo, a nominee of the Nobel Peace Prize 1952 for this work as the 4th President of the UN General Assembly 1949-1950. Before devoting her work full-time to Romulo Café, Rowena was an accomplished Senior Banker with over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry having worked at Citibank and JP Morgan with international assignments in New York, Milan and London. She has held various positions in operations, product management, business management, strategy, product development, sales, marketing and communications. With her extensive background in management of a global company and experience in setting up her own business in a new field, Rowena brings valuable insights into the challenges that can face companies like Split Second Research.

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