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Asia’s Finest honored at the 11th Asia CEO Awards

/ 01:47 PM October 23, 2020

Amidst the many challenges, the country once again earned a reason to celebrate year 2020 as the largest business awards in the Asia Pacific Region, the 11th Asia CEO Awards (ACA), recognized outstanding individuals and organizations last October 13.

With the theme “United Towards First World”, ACA Chairman Richard Mills and its world-renowned board of judges bestowed the awardees with the honor of being the best in various business, innovation, leadership and development categories. 

Meanwhile, two giants received were recipients of the lifetime contributor awards, San Miguel’s President Ramon Ang, and Department of Agriculture’s Secretary William Dar.


Mills, who is also an awards juror, said that “this is leadership and service at its finest.” He shared that it was a tremendous task to select the awardees, but at the same time one of the most fulfilling.

Title sponsor is leading telecommunications and digital services provider in the Philippines’ corporate business unit PLDT Enterprise. Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President and CEO, said “collaboration with the same visionary individuals and enterprises brings a notch higher the impact we have in the lives of every Filipino.”

Honoring Asia’s Finest

Concentrix CVG Philippines, Inc. is KYANI WELLNESS COMPANY OF THE YEAR. It achieved holistic integration of physical, mental, & social well-being of their 85,000 employees. During the pandemic, they invested Php 3.56 billion for their staff and helped achieved 97% retention an all-time high satisfaction rating.

Elena Palacios, President and CEO of Lexmark Research & Development and Cebu SSC General Manager is JLL EXPATRIATE EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR. Her stellar career of over 30 years is full of recognition for achieving high level of customer satisfaction, enhancing consistent reduction of operational costs, and a consistent track record of driving improvement.

Felix Concepcion Veroya of Ask Lex Ph Academy is ERNST & YOUNG GLOBAL DELIVERY SERVICES LEADER OF THE YEAR. In a span of four years, he grew his company, generating around five million a year, while delivering excellence by maximizing value creation for individuals and organizations through programs for continuous improvement and innovation.

Accenture Philippines is TELETECH DIVERSITY COMPANY OF THE YEAR. It employs more than 55,000 personnel – of these 40 to 50% are women, 14,000 are from LGBTQ+ community, and 2,000 are persons with disabilities. They are the first to offer benefits: 120-day maternity leave, same-gender life partner, 30-day paternity leave, secondary caregiver leave and adoption leave benefits.

TeleTech – QA Managed Services Team is SITEL SERVICE EXCELLENCE COMPANY OF THE YEAR. They are an internationally recognized leading global customer experience technology and services company focused on the design, implementation and delivery of transformative customer experience for many of world’s most iconic and disruptive brands.

Dennis Anthony Uy of Converge ICT Solutions is REGUS ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR. This multi-awarded businessman with a soft heart for the people led socio-civic contributions that have been instrumental in pushing smart city projects in key areas like Makati and Clark. With him at the helm, his company helped provide strong and reliable connectivity to Angeles and Imus.

SPI Global/SPI Technologies, Inc. is SPROUT SOLUTIONS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY OF THE YEAR. They are an internationally acclaimed leading content technology and content solutions enterprise that recently made a revolutionary shift in the delivery and consumption of content in books, journals, databases or platforms for scientific, technical and medical fields research, learning in K-12 and higher education, and business services.

Multisys Technologies Corporation is UNITED NEON MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANY OF THE YEAR. Aiming to become the Silicon Valley of the East, the offer cutting-edge and effective solutions, and serve as a hub for technology and innovation to the local, regional, and global IT communities. Their ready-to-use software and technologies serve more than 2,500 companies and organizations.

Myla Villanueva of MDI Novare Technologies is INLIFE SHERO OF THE YEAR. In the Philippines, she helped build the first local systems integrator, founded the first broadband wireless company, and the first and largest mobile value added software development company. She is a champion of the environment, women, and voters rights.

ALLCARE Technologies Philippines, Inc. is LBC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS SME COMPANY OF THE YEAR. With lean startup methodology, they devise services well-suited to their individual, MSME and B2B markets. Recently, they enjoyed a 1,400% growth from its first 6 months – on point to close over Php 30 million in revenue and cash profitability only on its second year.  

Transcom Worldwide Philippines, Inc. is SPI GLOBAL TOP EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR. Their over 12,000 employees can access top notch programs such as site enhancements for diverse needs, health and wellness hubs, and expanded health care programs. During the lockdown, it provided employees with accommodation and living quarters, work from home provisions, loans, and Covid19 tests, among other essentials.  

PayMaya Philippines, Inc. is MULTISYS TECHNOLOGIES EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM OF THE YEAR. As it instituted new processes to adapt to the work from home set-up, this pioneer in mobile money and payments managed to post tremendous revenue and operational growth, reaped international recognitions, and is a partner of the local and national government in its digital transformation.

InLife Insular Foundation, Inc. is WORLD VISION CSR COMPANY OF THE YEAR. This pioneering foundation in the country is known for youth development, environmental protection and conservation. They are geared towards creating a sustainable planet and investing in human development. These programs magnify the mother company – Insular Life’s 110 years of uninterrupted service to the Filipinos.

For the SMART ENTERPRISE GLOBAL FILIPINO EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR, the board of judges decided not to name one grand winner as they were unable to arrive at a majority decision as to who stands out from the Circle of Excellence.

LIFETIME CONTRIBUTOR AWARDEES for private sector is Ramon S. Ang, President and Chief Executive Officer of Top Frontier Investment Holdings, Inc., the largest shareholder of San Miguel Corporation. While for public sector, the awardee is Honorable William Dar, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture.

ACA President and CEO Rebecca Bustamante said she had always been proud of the Filipinos’ excellence in business. “Congratulations to all the awardees, and once again, we are very grateful to our partners, without them, all these would not have been possible,” Bustamante said.

The 11th Asia CEO Awards would like to thank Marriott Manila as official venue partner; PWC as official knowledge partner; FIND Human Resources as official cocktails partner; and CNN Philippines, Business Mirror, Business World, Philippine Daily Inquirer – Inquirer. Net, Philippine Star – PhilStar Global, Good News Pilipinas, and ABS-CBN as official media partners.

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