Asia CEO Forum



The Board of Judges of Asia CEO Awards, presented by PLDT ENTERPRISE, include some of the most accomplished and recognized figures in the business community in Philippines. The evaluation process is scrutinized by PwC. Judges with commercial involvement with any of the nominated organizations and individuals inhibit themselves from voting.

Dr. Bernie Villegas

Bernie is considered by many as the nation’s most distinguished economist, author and professor. Closely associated with the University of Asia and the Pacific, he has been an advisor to 6 Philippine Presidents. Bernie received a PhD from Harvard University where he was one of the youngest ever teaching fellows.

Charito Plaza

Charito is Director General of Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA). She was elected to 3 terms as congresswomen representing Butuan City and Agusan del Norte (Mindanao) and is the nation’s only female Brigadier General of reserve forces. She is former campaign manager for President Rodrigo Duterte.

Don Felbaum

Don is former President of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines and founder and chairman of the ICT Committee and Health Committee.

Jose Cuisia

Mr. Cuisia is current Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States of America and former Governor of the Central Bank of the Philippines. He is also is vice-chairman in the Philippine American Life and General Insurance Co. Ambassador Cuisia is recipient of the Lifetime Contributor award at Asia CEO Awards 2015.

Jun Palafox

Jun is Principal Architect of world-renowned architectural design and planning firm, Palafox Associates. His firm is the first in Southeast Asia to be ranked among the Top 200 firms in the world.

Oscar Sanez

Oscar is former CEO of well-respected IBPAP (IT & Business Process Association of the Philippines) and built the organization into a global powerhouse. He was previously Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand for Proctor & Gamble. Oscar is currently VP-International at San Miguel Purefoods. He is recipent of Lifetime Contributor awards at Asia CEO Awards 2010.

Richard Mills

Richard is former President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines.

Esteemed Emeritus Judges

Edward Eun-Gap Chang
South Korea

Former President of Korean Chamber of Commerce Philippines and long term promoter of economic relations between Philippines and South Korea. He is also the founder and CEO of Global Logistic Company, APEX (Asia Pacific Express Corp), and professor of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea.

Francis Estrada

Independent Director in a number of leading, publicly-listed Philippine companies representing the property, insurance, banking and engineering/construction sectors, i.e. Ayala Land Inc., Philamlife, RCBC and EEI.

Served as President and CEO of the Asian Institute of Management, a leading Asian Graduate School of Management established in 1968 by a consortium consisting of the Harvard Business School, two leading Philippine educational institutions (Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle College) and a group of leading business leaders.

John Casey

Former President of the Australia-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (Philippines). Also, President & Chief Executive Officer of Blue Cross Insurance & Blue Cross Health Care, Inc.

Martial Beck

Vice President and General Manager of the European Chamber of Commerce & Project Director of the EU-Philippines Business Network Based in the Philippines since 1997, and well-travelled in the Asian region, Martial has a good understanding of the local socio-political and economic situation. A French national and a die-hard Euro-optimist, he is fluent also in German, English, and Italian.

Nobuo Fujii

Vice President of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Philippines.