Asia CEO Awards reveals 2020 Circle of Excellence finalists

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Asia CEO Awards 2020
A total of 115 finalist-awardees are vying for 14 major awards in the 11th Asia CEO Awards.

The Asia CEO Awards (ACA) revealed on Wednesday its Circle of Excellence finalist-awardees for the 2020 edition.

The Asia CEO Forum Partnerships announced on September 23, 2020, a total of 115 finalists vying for 14 major awards in the 11th edition of the largest business awards in the Asia Pacific Region.

The grand winners from among the recognized nation-builders will be selected by a distinguished Board of Judges in the awards event to be streamed on Facebook on October 13.

ACA Chairman Richard Mills said that aside from their excellence in their respective fields, the largest business awards in the Asia Pacific Region aims to highlight their willingness to fully serve their stakeholders no matter the situation.

“They all deserve to be recognized for their contribution to the business sector and the society in general most especially in this time of pandemic,” said Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President and Chief Executive Officer, and concurrently the Senior Vice President and head of PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups.

Together with its partners, with the theme “United Towards First World”, ACA hopes to inspire Filipinos and even people around the world to always support and celebrate initiatives that bring positive impact to the community.

Rebecca Bustamante, ACA President and CEO, encourages everyone to strive for excellence in whatever industry or profession one is in.

“Let us all be united for our great nation, the Philippines,” Bustamante added while thanking their program partners: Marriott Manila for venue; PWC for knowledge, FIND Human Resources for cocktails; and CNN Philippines, Business Mirror, Business World, Philippine Daily Inquirer – Inquirer. Net, Philippine Star – PhilStar Global, Good News Pilipinas for media.

Here are the Circle of Excellence Finalist-Awardees (In alphabetical order)

KYANI WELLNESS COMPANY OF THE YEAR:

  • 3M Global Service Center
  • Concentrix CVG Philippines, Inc.
  • Paypal Philippines, Inc.
  • Shopping Center Management Corporation (SM Supermalls)
  • Tata Consultancy Services (Philippines), Inc.
  • Wipro Philippines Inc.

JLL EXPATRIATE EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR:

  • Andres Ortola, Country GM Microsoft Phils.
  • David Sutherland, Global CEO International Care Ministries
  • Elena Palacios, Pres and CEO Lexmark Research and Development
  • Jared Morrison, COO VXI Global Solutions, Inc.
  • John Nicholls, Country Site Lead PayPal Philippines
  • Shailesh Baidwan, PayMaya Phils., Inc.
  • Stephan Daoust, Country Leader and SVP Concentrix CVG Phils.

ERNST & YOUNG GLOBAL DELIVERY SERVICES YOUNG LEADER OF THE YEAR:

  • Cindy Rose T. Burdette, ALL CARE Technologies Phils.
  • Donn Gamboa, White Cloak Technologies, Inc.
  • Dr. Daniel Dasig Jr., Telus International Philippines
  • Felix Concepcion Veroya, Ask Lex PH Academy
  • James Buskowitz, Buskowitz Group
  • Jan Oliver Z. De Leon, Dr. Carl E Balita Review Center
  • Josef Werker, Penbrothers & Humble Sustainability
  • Paolo Azzola, Paymaya Philippines, Inc.
  • Ryan Gersava, Virtualahan, Inc.

TELETECH DIVERSITY COMPANY OF THE YEAR:

  • Accenture Philippines
  • CGI Philippines, Inc.
  • DDB Group Philippines
  • Delex Pharma Philippines
  • HP PPS Philippines, Inc.
  • IBM Philippines
  • Teleperformance Philippines
  • Transcom Worldwide Philippines, Inc.
  • Wipro Philippines, Inc.

SITEL SERVICE EXCELLENCE COMPANY OF THE YEAR:

  • 24/7 Customer Philippines, Inc.
  • CGI Philippines, Inc.
  • Concentrix CVG Philippines, Inc.
  • Government Service Insurance System
  • Home Credit Philippines
  • Infor PSSC, Inc.
  • Teletech – QA Managed Services Team
  • Telstra International Philippines Inc.
  • VXI Global Solutions B.V.

REGUS ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR:

  • Avin C. Ong, Founder, CEO Fredley Group of Companies
  • Dennis Anthony Uy, Converge ICT Solution
  • Dr. Carl Balita, Pres and CEO, Dr Carl Balita Review Center
  • Felix Concepcion Veroya, Founder and CEO Ask Lex PH Academy
  • Jean Henri Lhuillier, Pres and CEO PJ Lhuillier
  • Rossana Ladaga-Llenado, President AHEAD

SPROUT SOLUTIONS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY OF THE YEAR:

  • Converge ICT Solutions, Inc.
  • DynaQuest, Freelancer.com Philippines, Inc.
  • Multisys Technologies Corporation
  • PayMaya Philippines, Inc.
  • PCCW Solutions Philippines
  • SPi Global / SPi Technologies, Inc.

UNITED NEON MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANY OF THE YEAR:

  • iQor Philippines, Inc.
  • Lexmark Research and Development Corporation
  • Multisys Technologies Corporation
  • Pag-IBIG Fund – Home Development Mutual Fund
  • PJ Jhuillier, Inc.
  • SPi Global / SPi Technologies, Inc.
  • The Insular Life Assurance Company, Ltd.
  • Transcom Worldwide Philippines

INSULAR LIFE SHERO OF THE YEAR:

  • Aisa Mijeno, Founder and CEO, Sustainable Alternative Lighting Corp.
  • Carla G. Lanza, Chief People Officer, PayMaya
  • Christine Ann T. Urbanozo-Ibarreta, Group Director of Sales and Marketing, Golden Phoenix Hotel
  • Dr. Shalimar Sani-Rakiin Al-Hadja, Medical Center Chief II, Amai PakPak Medical Center
  • Gemma Gaerlan, Director, EY Global Delivery Services
  • Gina Romero, Founder and CEO, Connected Women
  • Irene Lloren, President, Primetrade Asia, Inc.
  • Jill Charmaine R. de Jesus, VP and BU Leader, CGI Philippines
  • Marilene C. Acosta, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Home Lending Operations, PAG-IBIG
  • Myla Villanueva Chairman, MDI Novare Technologies

LBC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS SME COMPANY OF THE YEAR:

  • ALLCARE Technologies Philippines, Inc.
  • Buskowitz Group
  • Centro Manufacturing Corporation
  • First Circle
  • Go Virtual Assistants, Inc.
  • Pepper / PSO (Manila), Sante International, Inc.
  • White Cloak Technologies, Inc.

SPi GLOBAL TOP EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR:

  • 24/7 Customer Philippines, Inc.
  • Concentrix CVG Philippines, Inc.
  • IBM Philippines
  • Lexmark Research and Development Corporation
  • Reed Elsevier Shared Services (Philippines), Inc.
  • Sykes Asia, Inc.
  • Teleperformance Philippines
  • Teletech
  • Transcom Worldwide Philippines, Inc.
  • VXI Global Solutions
  • Wipro Philippines, Inc.

SMART ENTERPRISE GLOBAL FILIPINO EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR:

  • Dr. Patrick Alain Azanza, President, Eclaro
  • Gil Chua, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DDB Group Phils.
  • J. De Ruyter C. Oroceo, CEO and Chairman, Delex Pharma International
  • Mary Jane Alvero Al Mahdi, Group CEO, Prime Group Of Companies
  • Rex Tiri, Founder And Ceo Lifeline Diagnostics Supplies, Inc.

MULTISYS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM OF THE YEAR:

  • DDB Group Philippines
  • KMC Solutions
  • Concentrix CVG Philippines, Inc.
  • Insular Health Care Inc.
  • Lexmark Research And Development Corporation
  • PayMaya Philippines, Inc.
  • Qavalo
  • Teletech Business Contingency Team
  • Wipro Philippines Inc.

WORLD VISION CSR COMPANY OF THE YEAR:

  • Aspen Philippines Inc.
  • Binalot Fiesta Foods, Inc.
  • Ernst & Young Global Services (Philippines), Inc.
  • Globe Telecom
  • Home Credit
  • Innodata Knowledge Services, Inc.
  • Insular Foundation, Inc.
  • Manila Water Foundation, Inc.
  • Mondelez Philippines, Inc.
  • QBE Group Shared Services Centre
  • Reed Elsevier Shared Services (Philippines), Inc.
  •  Telstra International Philippines, Inc.

SEND GOOD LUCK WISHES in the comments below to all the finalist-awardees of the 2020 Asia CEO Awards.

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