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The Asia CEO Awards will recognize individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership and excellence in October.


The Asia CEO Awards is back for its 14th year, honoring the individuals who are making a significant impact on the business world in the Philippines.

Reimagining its mission and vision, the Asia CEO Awards is reinforcing the Philippines’ standing as the center of business excellence. Hence, this year’s awards will honor the commitment of individuals and organizations, particularly in the face of challenges and opportunities presented by the rapidly shifting landscape.

The Asia CEO Awards has a noteworthy aspect called the Circle of Excellence, which acknowledges individuals and organizations for their noteworthy contributions to their industries and the country’s overall progress.

The Asia CEO Awards for this year has announced its winners for the Circle of Excellence in various categories, including ADEC Innovations Executive Leadership Team of the Year, Airspeed SME Company of the Year, Filinvest Expatriate Executive of the Year, Figari Entrepreneur of the Year, Foundever Young Leader of the Year, ibex CSR Company of the Year, iCXeed Diversity Company of the Year, Kyani Wellness Company of the Year, Lionheart Farms Sustainability Company of the Year, Microsourcing Service Excellence Company of the Year, PLDT Enterprise Global Filipino Executive of the Year, PSG Global Solutions Woman Leader of the Year, RELX Reed Elsevier Top Employer of the Year, Sprout Solutions Technology Company of the Year, and United Neon Most Innovative Company of the Year.

The ADEC Innovations Executive Leadership Team of the Year recognizes the executive teams of success-driven companies who are at the forefront of leadership initiatives in their fields.

The recipients of the ADEC Innovations Executive Leadership Team of the Year award are: Airspeed Group of Companies, Datamatics Global Services Corp., Eastvantage Business Solutions, Inc., Filinvest Land Inc., IBM Philippines Consulting Client Innovation Center (CIC), Maya, Northern Operating Services Asia Inc., Sante International Inc., Sprout Solutions, and VXI Global Holdings B.V. (Philippines).

The Airspeed SME Company of the Year award acknowledges exceptional small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) that excel in innovation, company culture, and job creation.

The following companies are part of the Airspeed SME Company of the Year: Autokid Subic Trading Corp., DynaQuest Technology Services Inc., eBiZolution Inc., Embiggen Group, Hytec Power Inc., Immuni Global Inc., Motovita, OVA VIRTUAL, PSO (Manila) Limited Philippine Branch Office, and What’s Your FLAN International Group of Franchise Companies.

The Filinvest Expatriate Executive of the Year is given to foreign leaders who assist in the growth of the Philippines’ economic and human resource potential.

The Filinvest Expatriate Executive of the Year award recipients are Amit Jagga, SVP and country leader of Concentrix Philippines; Aseem Roy, country head of Wipro Philippines; Eng Teng Wong, president and CEO of Pru Life UK; Kais Marzouki, chairman and CEO of Nestlé Philippines, Inc.; Praveer Chadha, SVP for Customer Management Services at Datamatics Global Services Corp.; Sanjiv Gupta, president and country head of IBM Solutions Delivery, Inc.; Shiju K. Varghese, country head and president of TATA Consultancy Services (Philippines), Inc.; and Sudhir Agarwal, founder and CEO of Everise.

The Figari Entrepreneur of the Year award honors individuals who launched and developed businesses from the ground up, ultimately achieving success.

The individuals recognized as the Figari Entrepreneur of the Year are: Charlotte Reyes, who is both the founder and president of OVA VIRTUAL; Chet Pastrana, the president and CEO of Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corp. (APFC); Francisco Magsaysay, the founder of Carmen’s Best Dairy Products Inc.; Jesus Joey Marcelo, the CEO of Sante International, Inc.; Joash Tubaga, the owner and founder of FIXMYMAC I.T. SERVICES; Maria Angeline Fon, the founder of Thinkstitute PHL; Mharicar Castillo-Reyes, the president and CEO of Asticom Group of Companies; Regieno Valencia, the owner of Interior Construction Services; Rolan Marco Garcia, the founding CEO and managing partner of Embiggen Group; Rommel Carlos, the chief executive officer of Nokarin & Arcus; and Victor Lim, the co-founder and CEO of Kraver’s.

The Foundever Young Leader of the Year award acknowledges exceptional young leaders who have greatly impacted the country’s economy and global standing.

The recipients of the Foundever Young Leader of the Year award are: Eric Darryl Lim, who holds the position of executive vice-president at Autokid Subic Trading Corp.; James Aaron Lacsamana, head of IT at Eastvantage Business Solutions, Inc.; Joshua Palisoc, COO of Ask Lex PH Academy; Mark Alvarez, managing partner and senior business director for Southeast Asia at Human8; Ralph Ray Chua, chairman of the board and president of Immuni Global Incorporated and Shireli Manufacturing Company; Rolan Marco Garcia, founding CEO and managing partner of Embiggen Group; Sean Gabriel Villoria, CEO of GerWeiss Motors Corp.; and Walther Buenavista, president and CEO of Shawarma Shack Group.

The ibex CSR Company of the Year award acknowledges the efforts of both corporate and non-corporate entities in benefiting Filipinos through initiatives such as environmental conservation, livelihood programs, and youth development projects.

The following companies are included in the ibex CSR Company of the Year: DynaQuest Technology Services Inc.; EXL Service Philippines, Inc.; Gardenia Bakeries (Philippines), Inc.; Genpact Services LLC – Philippines Branch; HSBC Global Service Centre Philippines; Innodata Knowledge Services, Inc.; KMC Solutions; Manila Water Foundation; Maybank Philippines; Nezda Technologies Inc.; OpenText (Philippines), Inc.; Personal Collection; Procter and Gamble Philippines; TDCX (PH), Inc.; and Wipro Philippines Inc.

The iCXeed Diversity Company of the Year honors organizations that show active acceptance and respect for human differences.

The iCXeed Diversity Company of the Year includes: Aboitiz Land, Inc.; Foundever Philippines Corp.; Genpact Services LLC – Philippines Branch; Hewlett Packard Enterprise; HSBC GSC Philippines; loveyourself inc.; Manulife Business Processing Services; Nestle Philippines, Inc.; Northern Operating Services Asia Inc.; Shell Companies in the Philippines (SCiP); Teleperformance Philippines; TTEC; and Ubisoft Philippines.

The Kyani Wellness Company of the Year recognizes businesses that excel in promoting workplace health through policies and activities that encourage healthy habits and enhance the well-being of employees.

The following companies are included in the Kyani Wellness Company of the Year: CBRE, Diageo APAC SSC LTD INC, Dyson (Dyson Electronics Pte. Ltd. – Philippine Branch), Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Infosys BPM Philippines, Manulife Business Processing Services, Seda Hotels, TDCX (PH) Inc., Teleperformance Philippines, and VXI Global Holdings B.V. (Philippines).

The Lionheart Farms Sustainability Company of the Year award acknowledges companies that make notable strides in promoting environmental causes and display dedication to sustainable practices.

The recipients of the Lionheart Farms Sustainability Company of the Year award include: Aboitiz InfraCapital; Alaska Milk Corporation; Bank of the Philippine Islands; Concentrix Philippines; DynaQuest Technology Services Inc.; Filinvest REIT Corp.; Foundever Philippines Corp.; Land Bank of the Philippines; Lexmark Research and Development Corp.; Nestle Philippines, Inc.; Robinsons Land Corp. – Commercial Centers Division (Robinsons Malls); and Securities and Exchange Commission Philippines.

The award for Microsourcing’s Service Excellence Company of the Year is presented to companies that consistently uphold exceptional service standards.

The following companies are part of the Microsourcing Service Excellence Company of the Year: Amaia Land Corp.; Asian Hospital and Medical Center; CGI Philippines, Inc.; Eastvantage Business Solutions, Inc.; GoTyme Bank; ING Hubs Philippines; Public Attorney’s Office (PAO); Sprout Solutions; Sutherland Global Services; Tech Mahindra Limited; Theos Cyber Solutions; and Unified Internship Program.

The PLDT Enterprise Global Filipino Executive of the Year award is given to Filipinos who have attained notable accomplishments as leaders, both in the Philippines and globally.

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The PLDT Enterprise Global Filipino Executive of the Year comprises of the following individuals: Dante Abando, leader of Makati Development Corp. (MDC); Eppie Titong III, Senior Vice President and Country Manager of VXI Global Holdings B.V. (Philippines); Jennire Torres, Chief Executive Officer of Atos; and Atty. Jose Martin Loon, president and CEO of United Coconut Planters Bank.

COCOLIFE, also known as Planters Life Assurance Corp., is joined by Lito Villanueva, Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation and Inclusion Officer of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.; Ma. Rhodora Campos, Country Head of Infosys BPM Philippines; and Raymund Berja, Chief Financial Officer of AirAsia Philippines.

The recipient of the Woman Leader of the Year award from PSG Global Solutions is an acknowledgement of the achievements of Filipino women who have made significant contributions to the economy and social standing of their country.

The PSG Global Solutions Woman Leader of the Year award recognizes the achievements of the following individuals: Abigail Del Rosario, who serves as the country director for Maybank in the Philippines; Annalyn Cuisia, the CEO, founder, and president of Traxion Tech; Cosette Canilao, the president and CEO of Aboitiz InfraCapital; Divine Gomez, a partner at IBM Business Services specializing in Business Process Operations and Talent Transformation; Grace Vera Cruz, who is the country head of Grab in the Philippines; Haidee Enriquez, the CEO of MicroSourcing and Beepo; Lotis Ramin, the country president of AstraZeneca; Ma. Rhodora Campos, the country head of Infosys BPM; Marilene Acosta, the CEO of Pag-IBIG Fund; Nerissa Gerial, the deputy executive director for Nursing Service at NKTI; Rosemarie Rafael, the chairperson and president of Airspeed Group of Companies; and Tonichi Parekh, the vice-president of Concentrix Philippines.

Presented to Philippine-based organizations, the RELX Reed Elsevier Top Employer of the Year highlights the importance of employer success while overseeing a business enterprise within or outside the country.

The following companies are part of the RELX Reed Elsevier Top Employer of the Year: [24]7.ai Philippines, United Coconut Planters Life Assurance Corporation (COCOLIFE), Concentrix Philippines, Gardenia Bakeries (Philippines) Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HSBC Global Service Centre Philippines, IBM in the Philippines, PepsiCo Inc. Philippine Branch, Shopping Center Management Corporation, Tech Mahindra Limited, Teleperformance Philippines, TTEC, and Wipro Philippines Inc.

The Technology Company of the Year award recognizes organizations that have achieved success by placing a high value on information and communication technology, biotechnology, material science, mathematics, and engineering.

The companies that make up the Sprout Solutions Technology Company of the Year are: Ask Lex PH Academy, Dyson (Dyson Electronics Pte. Ltd. – Philippine Branch), EdukSine Production Corp., GoTyme Bank, PCCW Solutions Philippines Inc., Pili Seal, and TATA Consultancy Services (Philippines), Inc.

The award for United Neon Most Innovative Company of the Year is given to companies that demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and have a significant impact on a global scale.

The following companies have been recognized as part of the United Neon Most Innovative Company of the Year: ALLCARE Technologies Philippines, Inc.; CGI Philippines, Inc.; Converge ICT Solutions, Inc.; Embiggen Group; GoTyme Bank; Maya; Maybank Philippines; MDI Novare; Ramco Systems; Traxion Tech; VXI Global Holdings B.V. (Philippines); and Western Digital Storage Technologies (Philippines) Corp.

The recipients of the Asia CEO Awards 2023 Circle of Excellence and the Grand Winners will be announced on October 24 at the Manila Marriott Grand Ballroom. For more information about the event, please visit https://www.asia-ceo-awards.org.

 


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