Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Lou & Ceasar Parroco – Thoughtleaders


Exemplary Professionals, #RelationshipGoals


As a couple, Lou and Cesar sustains their happiness by helping sustain the happiness of others. This inspirational, lead-by-example lifestyle has worked wonders for this delightful duo, as they have become one of the UAE Filipino community’s #RelationshipGoals.  Of their generous spirit, Lou professes: “We live with an advocacy of sharing your blessings and inspiring people to pay forward by helping others too.  Blessings can be in a form of time, talents, opportunities, counsel, wisdom, money, food, etc.  We realized, inspiring others to pay forward the good that you have done to them makes more positive impact to the lives of many, more than the charity events that we still occasionally do.”

Individually, they are forces to be reckoned with. Cesar has earned GCC-wide acclaim as a brilliant photographer, educator, and the Manager of Digital Media and Training for Nikon Middle East. Lou on the other hand is currently the Human Resources Director in Canadian Energy Equipment Manufacturing, has continually been considered as one of the well-respected specialist in her field and takes joy in sharing her knowledge and experiences as resource speaker in various seminars and conferences.

Despite their multitudes of successes in the corporate world, Lou and Cesar’s greatest pride and joy can still be found closer to home. Lou says: “One of other proudest moments in our lives was when we became parents to our eldest son, Patrick.  Giving birth to a child in a foreign land without parents to help and guide us, and being able to juggle that with the challenging jobs, had been a difficult yet very rewarding an experience.  That was the phase in our life when we felt truly grateful and blessed and have vowed to work harder not only to serve our family but as well as the community.   To feel grateful and blessed is a choice that drives you to do good to others.”


Special thanks to – Giordano, Nikon, Liali Jewellery, Lulu, Mitsubishi and Western Union.