PLDT ALPHA Enterprise honors Ph's best leaders at 2014 Asia CEO Awards

Upgrade Mag , 11-24-2014

SM Prime Holdings Chairman Henry Sy Sr. and Department of Tourism (DoT) Secretary Ramon Jimenez were this year's recipients of the  Asia CEO Lifetime Contributor of the Year for the private and public sector respectively. The award was presented by PLDT Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan, himself a former Asia CEO Awardee for Global Filipino Executive of the Year. Receiving the award in behalf of Sy that night was his son, Hans Sy.

This year's other awardees were: Ten Knots Development Corporation for the PAL Hospitality Destination of the Year, Envirosite Corporation for the Oracle Technology Company of the Year, Philex Mining Corporation for the Security Bank Corporate Company of the Year, PJ Lhuillier for the CapitalOne CSR Company of the Year, KMC MAG Group Managing Director Michael McCullough for the SPi Global Young Leader of the Year, Generika Drugstore for the Shore Solutions Most Innovative Company of the Year, Fluor for the NEC Quality Company of the Year, Regus Philippines Country Manager Lars Wittig for the Jones Lang LaSalle Expatriate Executive of the Year, First Metro Investment Corporation President Roberto Juanchito Dispo for the SMART Enterprise Global Filipino Executive of the Year, SMART Communications for the Meralco Top Employer of the Year, and SM Prime Holdings for the KPMG Executive Leadership Team of the Year.

"The Philippines has been experiencing a surge in economic activity in recent years, and we are poised to see further economic development - if we play our cards right. In this, leaders who can think and act on a global scale are essential - and, luckily, we can see many of the Philippines' foremost leaders - whether in business, the government, or academia - fit this profile. This award highlights the leadership qualities of the Filipino - whether he has achieved success inside the country, outside of it, or both," said PLDT FVP and head of PLDT ALPHA Enterprise and SMART Enterprise Jovy Hernandez.

"I would like to thank the event presenter, PLDT ALPHA Enterprise, and all our other sponsors, media partners, finalists, and guests, for your patronage and support. We trust that you will continue to support us in pushing for the Philippines as a viable business investment location and destination," said Asia CEO Awards president Rebecca Bustamante.

The 2014 Asia CEO Awards were supported by major sponsors SPi Global, SMART Communications, SHORE Solutions, Security Bank, Philippine Airlines, Philex Mining, Oracle, NEC, Meralco, KPMG, Jones Lang LaSalle, FirstCarbon Solutions, and Capital One.