Imee M. Van Der Born is the founder and CEO of Oh My Organic — a homegrown brand of beauty and wellness products that are all-natural, handmade and locally-sourced.
Before devoting her work fulltime as a social entrepreneur, Imee joined the corporate world in the field of business and accounting at Toyota Inc. and SM SuperValue Inc. She also managed a well-known fashion designer atelier in Muscat, Oman.
Imee is able to share her time and talent in various service organizations. As Vice President of the Rotary Club of Cagayan De Oro East Urban, she focuses on teaching economic livelihood to mothers around Cagayan De Oro and neighboring cities. She also serves as club secretary for Zonta Club of Cagayan De Oro 1, an international organization empowering women through service and advocacy. She leads in engaging charitable and civic activities as President of LCHS ’99 focused on underprivileged children.
Driven by her passion to serve and addressing the need to promote local enterprise, her brand supports local farmers and fellow local entrepreneurs. She aims to raise awareness in the use of all-natural, handmade and sustainable products. Redefining skincare and wellness through utilizing local resources, giving work opportunities to unemployed members of the community and uplifting the quality of local brands.
Imee believes that handmade products are a celebration of our living culture. Each handmade item is about the people, the time and the effort that goes into each piece of work. It’s about the skill and technical ingenuity of the maker, the story of every piece and the magic of an individual’s imagination. All these reflected in her work and love for local and handmade.