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Asia CEO Awards 2015 Winners

A well attended and  well entertained  event of success and glamour held last November 11, 2015 at the Grandiose  Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel in Pasay City, Philippines.

High profile attendees from across the globe showed up and  cheerfully  savored their success through various awards given by the Asia CEO Awards giving body.

Here are the finalists and winners in different categories:




1.      Acacia Hotel Manila
2.      Marriott Manila
3.      New World Makati Hotel
4.    Nurture Wellness Village


TECHNOLOGY COMPANY OF THE YEAR is Eco-System Technologies, Inc.
 1.  [24]7 Philippines
2.   Accenture, Inc.
3.   CreditBPO Tech, Inc.
4.   Eco-Systems Technologies, Inc.
5.   Elabram Systems Group

7.   TATA Consultancy Services (Philippines), Inc. 

i-REMIT HEART FOR OFW’SCOMPANY OF THE YEAR is ASKI (Alalay Sa Kaunlaran, Inc.) Global Ltd.
1.      ACM Landholdings, Inc.
2.      ASKI (Alalay Sa Kaunlaran) Global Ltd.
3.      Ayannah Information Solutions, Inc.
4.      PAG-IBIG Fund OFW Center
5.      PJLhuillier Group of Companies (PJLGC)

6.      The Global Filipino Investors, Inc.

1.      Accenture, Inc.  - from the Consulting, Technology, and Outsourcing Services Industry
2.      Emotors, Inc.  - from the Vehicle Manufacturer and Assembler Industry
3.      Hedcor, Inc.  - from the Energy Industry
4.      Meralco Industrial Engineering Services Corporation (MIESCOR)  - from the Engineering Industry
5.      Ten Knots Development Corporation / El Nido Resorts - from the Hospitality Industry

6.    Tuks+Oil  - from the Technology Invention/Innovation Industry

CAPITAL ONE YOUNG LEADER OF THE YEAR is  Mr.Raymond Abrea, President and CEO of Abrea Consulting Group, Inc. 

1.      MR. Apollo Tiglao, President and CEO, Subic Water and Sewage Co., Inc.
2.      MR. Bryce Maddock, Chief Executive Officer, TaskUs
3.    ms. Clarissa Isabelle Delgado, Chief Executive Officer, Teach for the Philippines, Inc.
4.      MR. Delfin Angelo Wenceslao, President and CEO,D.M. Wenceslao and Associates, Inc.
5.      MS. IyahEnciso, Chief Executive Officer, FAD School for Modelling
6.      MR. Leandro LegardaLeviste, President and CEO, Solar Philippines
7.      MR. Mario Berta, Founder and CEO,
8.      MR. Raymond ArnedoAbrea, President and CEO, Abrea Consulting Group, Inc.
9.      MR. Scott Stavretis, Chief Executive Officer, Acquire BPO

1.      Bronzeoak Philippines, Inc.
2.      LBC Express, Inc.
3.      My Checkpoints (Mo-Anima, Inc.)
4.    WiPro Philippines


1.   Acquire BPO
2.   Cognizant Technology Solutions
3.   Healthway Medical Clinics, Inc.
4.   Infosys BPO Ltd.
5.   Lorma Medical Center
6.   Magsaysay Maritime Corporation
7.   Regus Global Service Centre
8.  Seda Hotels

1.      ADP Philippines, Inc.
2.      ANZ Global Services and Operations Manila, Inc.
3.      BPI Foundation
4.      Capital One Philippines Support Services Corp.
5.      Citinickel Mining and Development Corp.
6.      Cognizant Technology Solutions Philippines, Inc.
7.      Convergys Philippines
8.      Dell Philippines
9.      HSBC Electronic Data Processing (Philippines), Inc.
10.  JPMorgan Chase & Co.
11.  Megaworld Foundation, Inc.
12.  PMFTC, Inc.
13.  Wipro Philippines

TCS asean company OF THE YEAR  is  Wipro Philippines
1.   Hedcor, Inc.
2.   Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc.
3.   Jones Lang LaSalle Philippines, Inc.
4.   Multimedia Development Corporation
5.   Pointwest Technologies Corporation
6.   Wipro Philippines


JLL EXPATRIATE EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR is Mr. Michael Raeuber, Group CEO of Royal Cargo, Inc
1.      MR. David Sutherland, Global Chief Executive Officer, International Care Ministries
2.      MR. Mark Woolfrey, Managing Director,ANZ Global Services and Operations Manila, Inc.
3.      Mr. Michael Raeuber,Group Chief Executive Officer, Royal Cargo, Inc.
4.      MR. PushkarMisra, President and CEO, Hinduja Global Solutions Philippines, Inc.
5.      Mr. Tom McCormick, Chief Operating Officer, Capital One Philippines Support Services Corporation


SMART ENTERPRISE GLOBAL FILIPINO EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR  is  Mr. Andrew Tan, Chairman and CEO of Alliance Global Group, Inc.

1.      Mr. Alberto Villarosa, Chairman, Security Bank Corporation
2.      MR. Andrew Tan, Chairman, Alliance Global Group, Inc.
3.      MR. ArnelPaciano Casanova, President and CEO, Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA)
4.      Mr. Arthur Tan, President and CEO, Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc.
5.      Mr. Arthur Tugade, President and CEO, Clark Development Corporation
6.      Ms. Darlene Marie Berberabe, President and CEO, PAG-IBIG Fund
7.      Mr. Frederick Go, President, Robinsons Land Corporation
8.      Ms. Gilda Pico, President and CEO, Land Bank of the Philippines
9.      Mr. Marlon Rono, President, Magsaysay Maritime Corporation
10.  Mr. Oscar Reyes, President and CEO, Manila Electric Company (MERALCO)
11.  Ms. RizaMantaring, President and CEO, Sun Life of Canada (Philippines) Inc.

SYNCHRONY GLOBAL TOP EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR is ANZ Global Services and Operations Manila, Inc.
1.   ADP Philippines, Inc.
2.   ANZ Global Services and Operations Manila, Inc.
3.   Capital One Philippines Support Services Corporation
4.   Cognizant Technology Solutions Philippines, Inc.
5.   HSBC Electronic Data Processing (Philippines), Inc.
6.   IBEX Global Solutions Philippines, Inc.
7.   LBC Express, Inc.
8.   TATA Consultancy Services (Philippines), Inc.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM OF THE YEAR is Clark Development Corporation
1.      Clark Development Corporation
2.      Concepcion Industrial Corporation
3.      Hedcor, Inc.
4.      Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc.
5.      Magsaysay Maritime Corporation
6.      Megaworld Corporation
7.      PAG-IBIG Fund
8.      Philex Mining Corporation
9.      Pointwest Technologies Corporation
10.  Security Bank Corporation


Asia CEO Awards: Businesses need to beef up innovation strategy to sustain market leadership

MANILA, PHILIPPINES—In today’s world where technology-led disruptions have become the new normal, the need for companies to innovate in all aspects of the business has never been more pronounced.

“If you’re not innovating, then you’re not growing in a lot of regards,” states Scott Stavretis, CEO of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) leader Acquire, whose subsidiary Shore Solutions, Inc. is a key sponsor of this year’s Asia CEO Awards. “From my perspective, today it’s really all about growth—and in business, if you’re not growing and you’re just staying still, then it means you’re going backwards,” he avers.

In today’s highly competitive business arena where companies aggressively pursue different avenues to achieve better efficiencies to bolster revenues, Stavretis emphasizes that growth begins with innovation. “Markets are changing a lot quicker than they ever have before, and it’s going to continue that way. You have to be nimble and constantly think of what you can do to be one step ahead of your competitors in finding new ways to break through the market,” he says.

It’s this very philosophy that pervades throughout Acquire’s 7,000-strong global ecosystem, which now counts last year’s acquisitions Shore Solutions, Inc. and Animation1 in its portfolio. According to Stavretis, the company’s acquisition of Shore Solutions is consistent with Acquire’s inorganic growth model and innovation strategy. “We’ve been seeing the Shore brand for a while and we’ve kind of head-to-head competed in the marketplace on a few deals. We find that Shore has quite a unique approach to business—they don’t just offer the typical contact center products, and this acquisition has led to more innovation for our company in the way of products, design, and how we engage with our clients’ needs,” Stavretis says.


Asia CEO Awards: Leadership development crucial to sustain PH economic growth

MANILA, PHILIPPINES—“There is an urgent need for companies in the Philippines to plan for succession,” asserts distinguished economist Dr. Bernie Villegas.

Dr. Bernie Villegas - Economist
A member of the esteemed Board of Judges of the Asia CEO Awards, Dr. Villegas has remained consistent in his bold economic forecasts for the Philippines, even stating in numerous occasions that “regardless of who will occupy the highest seat in the land come 2016, the country’s growth trajectory will continue on for the next 10 years.”

The Philippines’ engines of growth, Villegas says, has nothing to do with politics. “We have the more than 10 million Filipinos sending $28 billion a year, which increases at three to five percent annually, as well as the high earnings of the BPO sector that’s now at $18 billion and growing annually at 18 percent—that’s the amount of purchasing power you have in the hands of Filipinos today, and these are all independent of politics,” he states.

It is precisely because the Philippines is now one of the fastest growing economies in Asia that the country is facing the urgent need to develop more leaders within business organizations—across all levels. “If we’re growing, we have to make sure we have the right leaders in our corporations,” Dr. Villegas says.

As the pace of business quickens, there is a common tendency for organizations to focus on immediate business concerns and pay less attention to such systemic issues as leadership development that ultimately drive long-term success. According to Dr. Villegas, this is exactly what is happening in most businesses in the Philippines. “A lot of companies do not really plan for succession. I’m concerned that some corporations keep on recycling executives who are already in their 70s—it’s evident that management development isn’t being given a lot of priority,” he says.


Revolutionizing HR in the Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES—For a country that’s home to a pool of highly competent, English-proficient workforce, much still needs to be done to elevate the state of Human Capital Management (HCM) in the country.

A distinguished thought leader in HCM, Darcy Mark Lalonde tells the HR professionals who gathered at the recent Asia HR Summit organized by the Asia CEO Forum that “HR specifically in the Philippines still has a long way to go. There’s still a lot of things we can do.”

Lalonde, however, is quite keen on pointing out that internationally, “HR is the most revolutionary side of the C-Suite. The good news is that we’re seeing, internationally, this new term, CHRO (Chief HR Officer). It used to be that in corporate boardrooms, you don’t invite the HR guy until you’re ready to downsize and cut a bunch of people, but now, with the right tools and the right culture and mindset, enterprises are realizing more that they can actually have HR drive the business. It may be a different process with start-ups versus large enterprises, but at the end of the day, we all say that people are the most important company asset.”


Asia CEO Awards: Calling leadership teams to action

MANILA, PHILIPPINES—To say that the year 2015 bears greater economic implications for the Philippines would be understating it. With the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the cusp of integration, the region presents opportunities to become a more dynamic and stronger segment of the global supply chain as it gives investors access not only to ASEAN markets but also to some of the world’s largest economies.

In the Philippine setting, both small and mid-sized businesses and corporations alike are realizing the urgent need to elevate their core business processes to meet international standards in order to ensure their relevance and leadership in the respective industries within which they play.

According to Emmanuel Bonoan, vice chairman and chief operating officer of R.G. Manabat & Co., the Philippine member firm of KPMG International (KPMG), it is in this regard—this movement to change and progress current economic practices—that the Philippines has made significant improvement.

Says Bonoan, “There has been greater emphasis on the part of government that, economically, we have to be part of the global ecosystem.” KPMG International, which recently released its 2015 Change Readiness Index (CRI) which ranks 127 countries in their capacity to prepare for and respond to accelerating change brought about by such factors as natural disasters, economic and political shocks, demographics and new technologies, cited the Philippines as the most change-ready country among the nations under the lower-middle income category.

“We’re currently at number 33 now, which is up from two years ago when the survey was last done,” informs Bonoan, adding that “some of the factors cited in our being able to respond to change was in terms of disaster response. I think that the Philippines has learned, especially since Haiyan, that the weather is never going to be the same as we knew it. Local governments, business groups, private groups and NGOs are now more concerned about how to respond to changes in the environment.”

This growing consciousness among Filipinos to be more change-ready is not only confined to the environmental aspect, but also in terms of the economy. “I tell our clients, had the CRI survey been taken more recently, the Philippines would’ve even improved its scores in the economic track because there’s greater awareness on the part of the country to be well prepared as the ASEAN Economic Community comes to play,” says Bonoan.

According to him, such movements by the government to open the country’s financial services sector, pass laws like the Philippine Competition Act, and amend the Cabotage Law reflect “a great emphasis on being able to respond to the economic situation, where we become more part of the fabric of international trade. We’re already very resilient in terms of the economic front,” Bonoan affirms.

Sustaining progress In further continuing the country’s economic rise, there is a need for the Philippines to develop higher numbers of world-class leaders. Being a key sponsor in the sixth Asia CEO Awards this November, KPMG places great emphasis on the role a good leadership team will play in furthering the country’s progress.

“We’ve been a sponsor of the Executive Leadership Team of the Year award for years now,” says Bonoan, adding that their decision to do so largely has to do with the nature of KPMG Philippines itself. “KPMG is a partnership, not a corporation, which means we’re rounded on real partnership principles where each partner has a say in how the firm is run. This presents its own unique set of challenges because how do you run a company where everyone should have a say or input? What we do is create a leadership team that’s representative of the partners.”

“Leadership in terms of by committee,” Bonoan avers, “can be very challenging. The group of leaders would have to be very in tune with each other. Obviously, you don’t have to think alike, but you need to have the same philosophies of wanting to grow the company, wanting the best clients, producing the best quality work, and hiring the best people in the organization. You’re bound to have diversity of views, and the challenge lies in how to make that diversity work for the organization rather than against it.”

It’s growing this particular set of leadership qualities among Philippine companies that KPMG wants to achieve in its sponsorship of the Asia CEO Awards’ Executive Leadership Team of the Year award. “All the past awardees embody this idea, and we look forward to what this year’s nominees and emerging winner will bring to the table,” he says, adding that the Asia CEO Awards’ mission is now more crucial than ever.

Since its inception, the Asia CEO Awards have continued to shine the spotlight on management teams and individuals who have made significant contributions to help build the Philippines into one of the world’s fastest growing economies. “The awards is essentially all about highlighting good business stories in the Philippines,” shares Richard Mills, co-founder and chairman of the Board of Judges of the Asia CEO Awards.

“It has been our primary mission from day one to promote the Philippines as an attractive investment destination and as a valuable source for potential leaders,” Mills says. “This year, we’re taking that mission forward by expanding the awards to include the entire ASEAN business sector. With the ASEAN coming together into a formidable economic community, we’ve been seeing excellent executive teams emerging not only in the local business scene, but in terms of the region as well.”

Now on its sixth year, the Asia CEO Awards will have 10 categories, including Oracle Technology Company of the Year; CSR Company of the Year; SPi Global Young Leader of the Year; Shore Solutions Most Innovative Company; NEC Quality Company; Jones Lang LaSalle Expatriate Executive of the Year; Smart Communications Global Filipino Executive; Meralco Top Employer Organization, and the KPMG Executive Leadership

Team. There are also two new award categories, namely the Hospitality Award and the First Carbon Solutions Green Company of the Year award.

Joining Mills in the Board of Judges are such high-profile leaders as Don Felbaum, former president of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines; Edward Chang, president of the Korean Chamber of Commerce Philippines; John Casey, former president of the Australia-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Philippines; Jun Palafox, principal architect of world-renowned architectural design and planning firm, Palafox Associates; and Oscar Sanez, San Miguel vice president - International, and former CEO of Business Processing Association of the Philippines.

The 2015 Asia CEO Awards will be held November 11, 2015 at the grand ballroom of the Marriott Hotel Manila. Deadline of nominations is on September 28, 2015. To nominate and learn more about the awards, log on to


David Sutherland at Asia CEO Forum

David Sutherland runs what may be the largest local charitable organization active in the Philippines. ICM (International Care Ministries) focuses on transforming the lives of the ultrapoor – people earning less than Php20.00 (US 0.50 cents) per day. You have not heard of ICM in the past but the organization is set to become globally recognized because of the success they are having now in this country.

They are already active in 5,000 communities. Their goal is to expand their services to TRANSFORM EVERY SINGLE BARANGAY in Visayas and Mindanao by the end of the decade. The result will be to rise up the entire nation from the bottom of the pyramid and end forever the hunger, disease, fear and hopelessness that millions of Filipinos face every day.

See David Sutherland, CEO of ICM, at Asia CEO Forum on Thursday, August 6 at the beautiful Makati Diamond Residences.

Register now at


ASIA CEO SOCIAL: Business Networking Night

On July 16, 2015, be with friends for business networking for Asia CEO Social at Twenty-four Seven McKinley, 7th Avenue corner 24th Street, Bonifacio Global City.

Asia CEO Social has been created to allow the people who are building this country into a first world nation to support and encourage one another. Enjoy cocktails and hors-doeuvres and build working relationships with those who are making a difference in Philippines and Asia. The success of all our businesses and careers are dependent on people who know us and believe in us.

It is easy to do business when you have friends who are backing you. Whether it’s uncovering clients, sourcing suppliers, forming partnerships, choosing who to hire or acquiring advice, if we are to be successful, we all need friendships with people who trust and respect us.

Join us from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at Twenty-four Seven McKinley, 7th Avenue corner 24th Street, Bonifacio Global City. Enjoy the sunset with free-flowing cocktails and hors-doeuvres. The price of admission is just Php1,000.

Asia CEO Social is presented by JLL, the nation’s premier real estate advisory firm.

To register to this event pls visit


Asia Sales & Marketing Summit 2015

 Presented by PLDT Alpha Enterprise features high-profile industry leaders presenting topics of significance to driving revenue creation in their businesses and for the entire nation. The purpose of the event is to bridge the gap between sales and marketing and inspire greater respect and professionalism of both professions by highlighting the country’s top practitioners.

Any business owner will tell you it’s easy to create a product or a service. The real challenge is: HOW TO SELL IT?

Hear from some of the country’s most successful sales and marketing leaders describe how they built or turned around companies and product lines through world class sales and marketing and absolute dedication to their customers and employees.

Speakers include:
Daniel Ericksen – flying in from Washington DC to describe how to disrupt the sales process to dramatically improve sales effectiveness.

Pauline Fermin – one of the region’s most experienced marketing leaders will show how to use world-class marketing strategies to dominate your industry.

Jonathan De Luzuriaga – President of the Philippines Software Industry Association (PSIA) and Global Business Development Head of ADEC Innovations, one of the nation’s most international companies.

Rebecca Bustamante – Known as the Maid-to-Made, Rebecca has become one of the nation’s inspirational figures. Her story has been featured on numerous primetime television programs (ANC, TV5, GMA, SMNI, IBC-13, BiznewsAsia, etc.).

For registration pls click this link


Strengthening the Philippines through Asia Finance Summit, How do they do it?

Makati City- Business leaders and top executives  from different companies such as real estate, financial institution, food business and a lot more, showed up at the Makati Diamond Residences for the Asia Finance Summit  happened last April 21, 2015.

An overloaded information given by the speakers and they were able to deliver the reports systematically. Mr Hans Sicat, President and CEO of Philippine Stock Exchange was the first to deliver the speech, mr Sicat highlighted  a lot of points why Philippines is on its right track to be the first in Asia in terms of economic growth, some of the many points mentioned are as follows: The size of the Asian Bond Market, Domestic Markets Capitalization (DMCap), Capital Market Regulators and he also presented how the ASEAN Initiatives on Capital Markets works. Followed by Mr Roberto Dispo, President of First Metro Investment Corporation,  Mr. William Valtos, Group President - Financial  Services of ICCP Group, Mr. Gil Beltran, Undersecretary and Chief Economist of the Department of Finance of the Philippines, Mr. Bansan Choa, President and CEO of iRemit. These are the first batch of presenters where each of them presented their business profile and strategic planning on how to keep the company organization working consistently, showing forecasts, and projecting revenues to push  up the Philippines one at a time.


Asia CEO Awards 2015: Nomination period to start on Labor Day

The nomination period for the 2015 Asia CEO Awards, the Philippines’ biggest annual business event, will start on May 1, Labor Day.

Some of the biggest names in Philippine business have been recipients of the coveted award:
Henry Sy, Chairman of SM Prime Holdings and Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Jr. of the Department of Tourism (2014 Lifetime Contributors Awards) and Roberto Juanchito Dispo, President of First Metro Investment Corporation (2014 Global Filipino Executive of the Year).
In 2014, the other big winners in the annual awards included Smart Communications (Top Employer of the Year) and SM Prime Holdings (Executive Leadership Team of the Year), among others.

Rebecca Bustamante, President of the Asia CEO Awards, said the 2015 Asia CEO Awards is exciting because nominations will be accepted across the ASEAN region.
“The Asia CEO Awards is considered the largest event of its kind in Southeast Asia and we plan to make it into a true regional event that will promote the entire region to the world's greatest companies and leaders,” Bustamante said.