Born in the Philippines and raised in West Africa for half of his life, Emmanuel grew up in a multicultural society and in expatriate environments. In contrast to his profession, Emmanuel was born shy, but consistently remained competitive in class, edified by his parents, both of who were established and very successful engineers.
Prior to joining Northbridge International School Cambodia in mid-2017, Emmanuel , or "Seth" to others, was a senior account manager for one of the largest advertising agencies in Cambodia, and was involved in the launch of some of the biggest brands and campaigns now existent in the country. His diverse career background include leadership positions in the advertising, marketing, real estate, and film and television industries, as well as earlier exposures in the compliance, publication and Business Process Outsourcing industries in the Philippines and overseas.
He is a self-taught multi-intrumentalist, and founded and played in three rock bands in Phnom Penh. He relishes writing poetry and short literary works at ungodly hours of the day. He is obsessed with sports and plays competitive basketball, and is also Northbridge International School's Junior Boys Basketball coach.