After an intense season of participating in both physical and business challenges, Jessica Ramella has emerged victorious as the winner of The Apprentice: One Championship Edition. Filmed reality TV-style, the competition saw 16 candidates from around the world to participate in different challenges, with the winner receiving a job offer to work directly under One Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong for a year.
Born and raised in Venezuela, Ramella left her country and difficult family situation behind at just 18 years old to create new opportunities for herself and embark on new journeys. Globetrotting from country to country, Ramella racked up a tremendous amount of experience in the corporate world with her most recent position as a sales director in Enterpryze, a cloud-based invoicing and accounting platform.
As the winner, Ramella be taken under Sityodtong's wing as his new protégé, and has also been named as the chief of staff of the martial arts promoter.
Tatler Singapore caught up with the winner of the inaugural season of The Apprentice: One Championship Edition and Sityodtong, her mentor and work supervisor, for their thoughts on the season.
Remember the metaphor of the match, and the bonfire, one is easy to light but dies equally fast, and the other [the bonfire] takes time and effort but once lit can last all night—be the bonfire.— Jessica Ramella
How does it feel to win the competition against such strong competitors?
Jessica Ramella (JR) The competition was full of really talented, strong, sharp, and driven candidates, and I was grateful to have competed with them. So, when you find yourself amongst them, and then actually end up winning, it’s humbling. You know that this [competition] was also incredibly important for everyone around you and that you want this as much as the person next to you. It was also a great validation—it showed me that all the hard work, the sacrifices I’ve made, the endless hours of work that I have put in to develop my skillsets and expertise that I had to bring to the table and in the workplace was all worth it.