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Winners and Finalists - Asia CEO Awards 2016

Winners & Finalists

Asia CEO Awards 2016

The event received by far the largest number of nominations and a huge jump from any previous years. See winners and finalists chosen by the judges below. Download the Event Program Here.


SECRETARY ALBERT DEL ROSARIO (former Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs)

The Board of Judges of Asia CEO Awards 2016 has chosen Secretary Albert Del Rosario as this year’s Lifetime Contributor-Public Sector awardee. Under his leadership, the Department of Foreign Affairs was consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top government agencies according to various surveys — despite his term being one of the most difficult in Philippine history. Known as a disciplined and balanced patriot, Secretary del Rosario served the country as Secretary of Foreign Affairs under the Aquino administration. Congratulations to Ambassador Albert del Rosario!


DADO BANATAO (Chairman of the Philippine Development Foundation)

The Board of Judges of Asia CEO Awards 2016 has chosen Dr. Dado Banatao as this year’s Lifetime Contributor-Private Sector awardee. His technology innovations are part of most PCs in the world. Dado Banatao Educational Foundation, annually awards educational scholarships to intelligent Filipino students with bright futures in the field of engineering and technology. Through his Banatao Filipino American Fund, he assists Northern California high school students of Filipino heritage who are pursuing a college education in engineering. Congratulations to Dr. Dado Banatao!



The award is open to for-profit organizations that achieved significant business growth and expansion across the ASEAN region. This award category is open to organizations which have demonstrated a commitment to introducing and boosting ASEAN economic capabilities and competitiveness within the region.

iMaverick International Corporation
Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc.
Wipro BPO Philippines

Winner: Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc.

IMI has quietly built itself into one largest electronics manufacturing, assembly and test services providers in the world. The company has 15 manufacturing sites and sales offices across Asia, Europe and North America and has moved aggressively to high-value services such as engineering and design. Congratulations to IMI for putting Philippines among the global manufacturing elite.



The award is open to any Philippines-based organization that achieved important success within Philippines or outside of it. The accomplishment(s) must demonstrate Filipino (or mixed Filipino/expatriate) management talent performing at the highest standards and be recognized as internationally significant. The innovation must be meaningful to the business/organization and to the society..

Kalibrr Technology Ventures
Manulife Philippiness
PawnHero Philippines
PJ Lhuillier, Inc.
The Insular Life Assurance Company

Winner: Kalibrr Technology Ventures

There are many innovative companies in Philippines today and the finalists all have great stories. Kalibrr is revolutionizing the way jobseekers and employers go find each other and interact. The result is vastly expanded job options for jobseekers and speedier outcome for everyone. The company also raised the largest financing deal for a local startup in Philippine Tech history. Congratulations to Kalibrr and we hope they conquer the world.

Wells Fargo


The award is open to corporate organizations, academe and startup companies that focuses on Information and Communications Technology, Bio Technology & Material Science, Sciences and Math & Engineering.

Advanced World Solutions
Aseana Holdings
Pointwest Technologies Corporation
Tata Consultancy Services
Wipro BPO Philippines

Winner: Tata Consultancy Services

Tata Consultancy Services is one of the largest IT services companies in the world with more than 350,000 employees in 45 countries. Not only does TCS have a sizeable and growing workforce in Philippines to serve global clients but it is one of the few that has aggressively focused on serving clients in Philippines. One project in particular transformed Manila Water’s IT systems to the highest global standards and is enabling world-class service to customers.

Meralco Biz Partners

Entrepreneur of the Year

The award is open to any person who achieved measurable success by starting a business or businesses in Philippines from scratch. The entrepreneur must have assumed and overcame personal risks in doing so. The business or businesses founded should not be subsidiaries of other companies.

Corazon Ballard, RLB Philippines., Inc.
Henry Motte-Munoz,
Patrick Thomas Lynch, First Circle
Jose Magsaysay, Potato Corner
Bryce Maddock & Jaspar Weir, TaskUs
Mon Abrea, Abrea Consulting Group
Dr. Eduardo De Leon Cabantog, Alliance In Motion Global, Inc.
Mario M. Valderrama, Marby Food Ventures
Ric Atienze, iMaverick International Corporation
Albert M.G. Garcia, Whealth Inc.
Renato C. Sio, Sanitary Care Products Asia
Sherill R. Quintana, Oryspa Spa Solutions
Iyah Enciso, FAD School of Modelling

Winner: Joe Magsaysay, President of Potato Corner

Joe Magsaysay started Potato Corner in 1992 and soon after opened its first franchise outlets using the easy to run kiosk style of operation. Today, it has 500 stores across Philippines and in countries as diverse as Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and USA. Congratulations to Joe Magsaysay for making Potato Corner the tastiest franchise in Philippines and being the winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year award.



This award is given to private and public corporations that implement specific programs that produce a positive and significant effect to Filipino overseas foreign workers and their families.

Magsaysay People Resources Corporation (MPRC)
PJ Lhuillier
Sta. Lucia Land

Winner: Magsaysay People Resources Corporation (MPRC)

The Heart for OFW’s award recognizes companies that don’t just serve overseas foreign workers but go far beyond what is normally required to help their special needs. As one of the world’s largest providers of skilled personnel for the shipping and cruise industries, Magsaysay maintains relationships with OFW’s over periods as long as 25 years. It delivers diverse programs from savings and investment and family connectivity, to career transition and business financing. Congratulations to Magsaysay People Resources for its great services to our OFW Heros.

LBC Business Solutions

SME Company of the Year

The award is open to any Profit-Making Company that achieved important success. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are defined as non-subsidiary, independent firms employing between 10 and 500 employees.

Beacon Solutions
iMaverick International Corporation
Oneworld Alliance Logistics Corporation

Winner: iMaverick International Corporation

The success of small and medium-sized enterprises is critical to the future success of all nations. iMaverick International, and its founder Ric Atienza, is a superb example. It took over an abandoned plant and its workers, and take a big risk to continue the business. The result is a fast growing enterprise that employs a growing number of people. Congratulations to iMaverick and its management team.

ASKI Global


The award is open to corporate and non-corporate organizations that achieved important success in providing a social commitment to the Filipino people by promoting environmental protection & awareness, livelihood programs and youth development projects which can contribute to the society

ANZ Global Services and Operations (Manila)
Capital One Philippines
Hewlett-Packard Company
HSBC Electronic Data Processing (GSC) Philippines
LBC Express
Marco Polo Davao
Philex Mining Corporation
PJ Lhuillier
SMART Communications
Wipro BPO Philippines

Winner: ANZ Global Services and Operations (Manila)

The finalists for the CSR Company of the Year award are companies making significant contributions to the nation. It was only with detailed analysis that ANZ Global Services was found to stand out by its scale and diversity of its CSR programs and the large number of employee volunteers involved. Congratulations to ANZ Global Services for doing so much for Philippines and Filipinos.

ADEC Innovations


The award is open to cor porate and non-corporate organizations that have demonstrated strong leadership and participation in sustainability and environmental protection programs initiatives in Philippines.

Alalay sa Kaunlaran Inc. (ASKI)
Imperial Homes Corporation
Sony Global Business Services

Winner: Imperial Homes Corporation

Imperial Homes built the nation’s first solar-powered housing developments. The company has also been recognized by the World Bank for its pioneering mass housing projects that lower costs for home-owners. Congratulations to the leading edge work of Imperial Homes and their goal to make Philippines the solar capital of Asia.

Capital One


Candidates for this award can be either organizations that have done exemplary work developing young leaders or for individual young leaders who have accomplished remarkable achievements. The young leaders should be should not be older than 35 years old during the year considered and have the title ranging from manager and up.

Clarissa Delgado, Teach for the Philippines
Dingdong Dantes, YesPinoy
Jeffrey James Saez, NuWorks
Jhondie T. Abenaza, Zeenoh, Inc.
Joseph Calata, Calata Corp.
Luis Arcangel, Montgomery Fitch
Patrick Gentry, Sprout Solutions
Patrick Thomas Lynch, First Circle
Willem Tuks Lavarias, Eximius

Winner: Clarissa Delgado, Teach for the Philippines

This award category received a huge number of submissions and finalists are people for all of us to watch. Clarissa Delgado founded an organization to revolutionize education in Philippines. Her purpose is to give 22 million children in the public school system equal access to excellent education by attracting motivated young graduates to teach where their skills are most needed. Congratulations for Clarissa Delgado of Teach for the Philippines, winner of the Young Leader of the Year.



The award is open to any Philippines-based organization that achieved important success within Philippines or outside of it. The accomplishment(s) must demonstrate Filipino (or mixed Filipino/expatriate) management talent performing at the highest standards which resulted to the company’s customer satisfaction.

Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)
Advanced World Systems, Inc.>
Infosys BPO Ltd.
AIG Shared Services (Philippines) Business Processing, Inc.
Infosys BPO Ltd.24/7 Customer Philippines, Inc.
Wipro BPO Philippines Ltd. Inc.
Thomson Reuters Manila

Winner: Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)/span>

The judges were greatly impressed by the continuing world-class quality initiatives of all finalists. However, GSIS stood out by the depth and breadth of the transformational improvements they achieved resulting in dramatic increases in service levels to members across the entire nation. Congratulations to GSIS, winner of the Services Excellence Company of the Year, for their amazing success and hope they will teach all government agencies to do the same.



The award is open to any non-Filipino who achieved measurable success while overseeing a business enterprise within Philippines. The accomplishment must have made a strong contribution to the development of the country’s economic capabilities.

Coleridge Shelley, VA Tech Wabag Philippines, Inc.
Darcy Lalonde, syncHRony Global
Eric Kaufman, IBEX Global
James Donovan, ADEC Innovations
Jared Morrison, VXI Global Holdings B.V. Philippines
Mark Lwin, AIG Philippines Insurance
Pushkar Misra, Hinduja Global Solutions

Winner: James Donovan, ADEC Innovations

The list of candidates includes expatriates who have made tremendous contributions to the nation’s economy and people. Jim Donovan stood out by building from scratch a Philippines-based organization that has become a world leader in its areas of focus. ADEC Innovations employs more than 5,000 employees at locations in 5 continents. Congratulations to James Donovan, CEO of ADEC Innovations, winner of the Expatriate Executive of the Year.

Smart Enterprise


The award is open to any Filipino citizen or person of Filipino descent who achieved recognizable success in Philippines or outside of it. Award candidates can be in any discipline but more attention is given to fields such as business, government and academics.

Arthur Tan, Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. – IMI
Bansan C. Choa, iRemit
Carmelita P. De Leon, Healthway Medical
Edgar Chua, Shell of the Philippines
Frederick D. Go, Robinsons Land Corp.
Gerard Santino Inong, TaskUs
Gilbert Santa Maria, IBEX Global
Jean Henri Lhuillier, Lhuiller
Ric Vincent G. Atienza, iMaverick
Ruth S. Callanta, CCT

Winner: Edgar Chua, Shell of the Philippines

Imagine how difficult it was for judges choose a winner with so many amazing finalists. The judges acknowledged Edgar Chua career of long-term and diverse contribution to his organization and the nation. His company supplies 30% of the country’s fuel for power and global model for sustainable production. He is responsible for its fast growing shared services operation that is the largest in the world for the global company. His work on environmental initiatives, industry associations, CSR activities and skillful handling of politicians is renowned. Congratulations for Edgar Chua, Chairman of Shell Companies in the Philippines for his life-time of contributions.

syncHRony GLOBAL


The award is open to any Philippines-based organization that achieved important employer success while overseeing a business enterprise either within Philippines or outside of it. The accomplishment(s) must demonstrate Filipino (or mixed Filipino/ expatriate) management talent performing at the highest standards and be recognized as internationally significant.

ADP (Philippines), Inc.
Concepcion Industrial Corporation
Hewlett-Packard Company
HSBC Electronic Data Processing (Philippines), Inc.
IBEX Global
Microsoft Philippines, Inc.
Transcom Worldwide Philippines
VXI Global Holdings, B.V. Philippines
Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Service, LLC – Philippines
Wipro BPO Philippines

Winner: HSBC Electronic Data Processing (Philippines), Inc.

This award is one of the most fiercely contested categories with many of the nation’s highest quality employers nominated. HSBC stood out for its world class employment practices and benefits, high retention rates and employment growth. Congratulations to HSBC Electronic Data Processing (Philippines), winner of the Top Employer of the Year.



This award is open to any profit-making organization’s Executive Management Team that has attained significant business accomplishments in the country and the world. These leadership teams continue to demonstrate exceptional leadership skills, giving rise to the maximization of their stakeholders’ values.

Acquire BPO
Cognizant Technology Solutions Philippines, Inc.
Concepcion Industrial Corporation
Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI)
LBC Express, Inc.
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority

Winner: Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority

The finalists were many of the nation’s most extraordinary organizations. The public sector stood out again for the outstanding scale of advances. SBMA has achieved double or triple digit improvements in its results. Whether it is tourist arrivals, investments committed, containers delivered, jobs created, manufacturers attracted, on and on, the people behind SBMA are working to make their region one of the fastest growing in the country. Congratulations to SMBA for winning the Executive Leadership Team of the Year.