Asia CEO Forum


Asia CEO Awards 2013 hosted upwards of 850 senior business leaders. Winners and finalists for the event are listed below. 

The Event Program is downloadable HERE.


The finalists for the Technology Company of the Year are:

  1. Hewlett Packard Philippines
  2. Integrated Micro-Electronics (IMI)
  3. Manila Electric Company (Meralco)
  4. Procter & Gamble Philippines
  5. Smart Communications
  6. Wind Prospect Asia-Pacifi
Winner: Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI)

Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI) is a leading provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and power semiconductor assembly and test services. The company vigorously responds to every challenge in its business environment with innovation. IMI is in the final stages of development of its fourth generation automotive camera platform. It will be among the smallest sensing camera modules available in the market.

Oscar Sañez, VP International of San Miguel 
Purefoods, and 2010 Asia CEO Lifetime 
Contributor Awardee presents the Technology 
Leadership Team of the Year award to 
Integrated Micro-Electronics (IMI) represented 
by Arthur Tan, CEO.



The finalists for the AdBoard Integrated Marketing Communications Company of the Year are:

  1. BBDO Guerrero
  2. Convergys
  3. De La Salle University
  4. Healthway Medical
  5. LBC Express
  6. Quorum International or Toby’s Sports
  7. Robinson’s Land
Winner: BBDO Guerrero

The “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” tourism campaign pitch developed by BBDO Guerrero is highly successful in promoting a positive image for the country. Their campaign resonated to the audience because of its simple message that it is the Filipino’s genuine warmth, hospitality, and good humor that make a visit so memorable. It’s a truth that was immediately recognized by Tony, as he developed the strategic framework, giving the all-important “tourist perspective” that proved critical in the development of the campaign.

Oscar Sañez, VP International of San Miguel 
Purefoods, and 2010 Asia CEO Lifetime 
Contributor Awardee presents the Technology 
Leadership Team of the Year award to 
Integrated Micro-Electronics (IMI) represented 
by Arthur Tan, CEO.



The finalists for the King’s School CSR Company of the Year are:

  1. Aboitiz Equity Ventures
  2. Canon Marketing Philippines
  3. Dell International Services Philippines
  4. Genpact Services
  5. HGST Philippines
  6. Korea Exchange Bank
  7. Magsaysay Maritime
  8. Manila Electric Company (Meralco)
  9. NetSuite Philippines
  10. Phinma Property Holdings
  11. SPi Global
  12. Telus International Philippines
Winner: HGST

Through CSR Start’s at Home, HGST has not only provided Corporate Social Responsibility outside the organization but also listened and addressed the needs of employees by providing them in-house educational assistance, free mass weddings for the unwed and flexible housing schemes, financial stewardship and livelihood.

Darren Brown, Executive Director of British 
Schools Foundation, presents King’s School CSR 
Company of the Year award to HGST Philippines, 
represented by Chandra Anamirtham, President 
of HGST Philippines.



The finalists for the SPI Global Young Leadership Award are:

  1. Raymond Abrea – President & Chief Strategy Officer, Abrea Consulting
  2. Donald Patrick Lim – Chief Digital Officer of ABS-CBN
  3. Aivyroz Torres – Principal Software Architect of Infor PSSC
Winner: Donald Patrick Lim

As Chief Digital Officer of ABS-CBN Corporation, Dr. Donald Patrick Lim has been the long standing champion of digital media in the business and marketing industry. While he himself acknowledges that he is not a “techie”, he recognized that digital media will shape the way marketing and business will be done in the future. His vision spurred him to give birth to the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines or IM-MAP, which has become the backbone of digital marketing in the Philippines.

Maulik Parekh, President & 
CEO, presents the SPI Global 
Young Leadership Award to 
Donald Patrick Lim, Chief 
Digital Officer of ABS-CBN.



The finalists for the Ford Quality Company of the Year are:

  1. CJ Philippines
  2. Fluor Philippines
  3. Hewlett-Packard Philippines
  4. iMaverick International
  5. Schneider Electric Philippines
Winner: Hewlett-Packard Philippines

Hewlett-Packard’s management team invests in building a quality organization as it continues to acknowledge the increasing value and importance of quality and innovation both strategically and operationally. Aside from maintaining standard certifications, HP goes above and beyond to bring quality and delivery excellence through the Industrialized Delivery System framework.

Kay Hart (left), Managing Director of Ford 
Philippines, presents the Ford Quality Company 
of the Year award to Hewlett-Packard 
Philippines, represented by Noel Mendoza,
Head of Application Services.



The finalists for the Shore Solutions Most Innovative Company of the Year are:

  1. ADEC Group of Companies
  2. AG&P – Atlantic, Gulf & Pacific Company of Manila
  3. Lenddo Philippines
  4. Magsaysay Maritime
  5. MediLink Network
  6. Primary Software Development Corp. (Prime Software)
  7. Procter & Gamble Philippines
  8. MediLink Network
  9. Smart Communications
  10. Wind Prospect Asia-Pacific
Winner: Lenndo

Lenndo is the first service to use social networks like Facebook to calculate trustworthiness and administer loans. With its innovative and technology-centric method of analyzing borrower’s online reputations through the social networks, it seeks to reach members of the new middle class in emerging markets around the world, many of whom are currently left out or underserved by the traditional financial system.

Darcy Lalonde, Managing 
Director for Corporate and IT
Services of SHORE Solutions, 
present the SHORE Solutions 
Most Innovative Company of 
the Year award to Lenndo 
Philippines, represented by 
Erika Aquino, Director of Sales 
and Marketing.



The finalists for the Jones Lang LaSalle Expatriate Executive of the Year are:

  1. Alan Chng – President & CEO, Canon Marketing Philippines
  2. Christian Eberle – President & CEO, Metro Drug
  3. Tony Harris – Chief Executive Officer, BBDO Guerrero
  4. James Michael Lafferty – CEO, British American Tobacco Philippines
  5. Brennan Lang – General Manager, Oceana Gold Philippines
  6. Philippe Reveilhac – President, Schneider Electric Philippines
  7. Joseph Sigelman – Chairman, AG&P
  8. Michinobu Sugata – President, Toyota Motor Philippines
  9. Masako Uemori – President, Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics Center
  10. Jeff Uthoff – President, Telus International Philippines
Winner: Joseph Sigelman – Chairman, AG&P

Originally from the United States, Joseph Sigelman graduated with honors from Princeton University and the Harvard Business School. As the Chief Executive Officer of A,G&P Philippines, Mr. Sigelman created a conducive working environment where little things matter – from providing three meals a day, free boarding and lodging to ensuring access to best-in-class healthcare, and most importantly, safety for his employees.

Sheila Lobien (middle), Director and Head of 
Project Leasing of Jones Lang LaSalle, and 
Lindsay Orr (left), Chief Operating Officer, 
present the Jones Lang LaSalle Expatriate 
Executive of the Year award to Joseph Sigelman 
– Chairman, AG&P.


The finalists for the Public Sector Leadership Award are:

  1. Atty. Darlene Marie Berberabe – CEO, Pag-Ibig Fund
  2. Lorenzo Formoso – COO, Duty Free Philippines
  3. Nona Ricafort – Commissioner, Commission on Higher Education
  4. Gracia Pulido Tan – Chairperson, Commission on Audit
  5. Atty. Francis Tolentino – Chairperson, MMDA
Winner: Atty. Darlene Marie Berberabe – CEO, Pag-Ibig Fund

Atty. Darlene Marie B. Berberabe, the Chief Executive Officer of the Pag-IBIG Fund, has been leading the Philippines’ premier government provident and housing finance agency since November 2010. Now on its 33rd year, the Fund continues to flourish and strengthen its presence in the lives of the 13.25 million Filipino workers registered as Pag-IBIG members.

Chang (left), President of the Korean Chamber 
of Commerce, and Jun Palafox (right), Founder & 
Managing Partner of Palafox Associates, present 
the Public Sector Leadership Award to Darlene 
Berberabe – CEO, Pag-Ibig Fund.



The finalists for the PLDT ENTERPRISE Global Filipino Executive of the Year are:

  1. Antonino Aquino – President & CEO, Ayala Land
  2. Fernando Araneta – President, LBC Express
  3. Tony Tan Caktiong – Chairman & CEO, Jollibee Foods
  4. Bansan Choa – Chairman & CEO, I-Remit
  5. Frederick Go – President & COO, Robinsons Land
  6. Jeffrey Go – President & Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Philippines
  7. Jean Henri Lhuillier – President & CEO, PJ Lhuillier
  8. Henry Lim Bon Liong – Chairman & CEO, SL Agritech
  9. Rodrigo Rivera, Sr. – CEO, RD Group of Companies
  10. Hans Sicat – President & CEO, The Philippine Stock Exchange
  11. Arthur Ramos Tan – President & CEO, Integrated Microelectronics (IMI)
Winner: Tony Tan Caktiong – Chairman & CEO, Jollibee Foods

From its humble beginnings as an ice cream parlor back in 1975, Jollibee Foods Corporation grew as one of Asia’s largest food service companies and one of the most highly valued publicly listed restaurant companies on the world. All under the stewardship of the master entrepreneur himself, Mr. Tony Tan Caktiong.

Jovy Hernandez (left), First Vice President and 
Head of PLDT ENTERPRISE, presents the 
PLDT ENTERPRISE Global Filipino Executive 
of the Year award to Tony Tan Caktiong, CEO of 
Jolibee Foods, represented by Ysmael Baysa, CFO.



The finalists for the Meralco Top Employer of the Year are:

  1. ADP (Philippines)
  2. Deutsche Knowledge Services
  3. Fluor Philippines
  4. Golden Arches Development (McDonalds)
  5. Hewlett-Packard Philippines
  6. LBC Express
  7. Maersk Global Service Centres Philippines
  8. NetSuite Philippines
  9. PJ Lhuillier
  10. Thomson Reuters Manila
Winner: Thomson Reuters Manila

Thomson Reuters Manila is the fifth largest center of excellence within the 60,000-strong Thomson Reuters global network which spans over 100 countries and serves a global community of professional decision makers in finance, accounting, intellectual property, government, science, law, and media. From 43 people in 1996, Thomson Reuters Manila has evolved into a top-notch, full-fledged global information service hub, with over 2,200 employees.

Mon Segismundo (left), SVP for 
Human Resources and 
Corporate Services of Meralco 
presents the Meralco Top 
Employer of the Year award to 
Thomson Reuters Manila 
represented by Peter 
Buenaseda, GM and Head of 
Human Resources.



The finalists for the KPMG Executive Leadership Team of the Year are:

  1. ADEC Group of Companies
  2. Ayala Land
  3. Fluor Philippines
  4. Integrated Micro-Electronics (IMI)
  5. Manila Electric Company (Meralco)
  6. PJ Lhuillier
  7. Smart Communications
  8. SPi Global
Winner: ADEC Group

From a handful of people back in 1998, ADEC Group grew to become a global network of 5,500 personnel, a global leader in BPO, KPO, eLearning, skills and training and sustainability solutions. Its dynamism and rapid growth come from the leadership of the management team and the ability of its member companies to adapt to the needs of the times by offering innovative solutions that address unmet customer needs.

Roberto Manabat (far left), Chairman and CEO of KPMG, and Noel Bonoan (far right), Chief Operating Officer of KPMG, present the KPMG Executive Leadership Team of the Year to ADEC Group represented by Jim Donovan, CEO, and Carol Esguerra, CFO.


Awardee: Ambassador Delia Domingo-Albert

Ambassador Delia Domingo-Albert is considered one of the most accomplished civil servants in the Philippines. Delia was the first female Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines and the first women to hold the position in the ASEAN region. She was ambassador to Germany from 2005 to 2010, and to Australia from 1995 to 2002. In 2004, she presided the United Nations Security Council, the body in charge of international peace and security, among many other prominent postings and awards. She is one of the few people in the world who can speak German, French, Japanese, Romanian, English and Filipino fluently.