SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority made it to the finals of this year’s Asia CEO Awards, the largest business awards event in Philippines and one of the biggest in the Asia-Pacific.
A list posted on the Asia CEO Awards website numbers the SBMA among the six finalists for the Executive Leadership Team of the Year award.
The SMBA is the only government entity vying for the title in this category.
The other finalists are contact center and performance marketer Acquire BPO; top BPO firm Cognizant Technology Solutions Philippines Inc.; appliance maker Concepcion Industrial Corp.; electronics manufacturer Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc.; and cargo logistics giant LBC Express, Inc.
The Asia CEO Awards, which is presented by PLDT Alpha Enterprise, recognize the leaders’ contributions to their organizations and to society.
It promotes the Asean as a premier business destination and is much-awaited by its business leaders.
The annual awards presentation was an offshoot of the Asia CEO Forum, the largest regular networking event for the business community in Philippines.
Among the awards to be given are: Global Top Employer of the Year, Global Filipino Executive of the Year, Expatriate Executive of the Year, Service Excellence Company of the Year, Young Leader of the Year, Green Company of the Year, CSR Company of the Year, SME Company of the Year, Heart for OFWs Company of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Technology Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, and Asean Company of the Year.
The Executive Leadership Team of the Year award, for which the SBMA has been nominated, honors a management team whose leadership skills maximized stakeholders’ values and attained significant business accomplishments.
This award was presented to Clark Development Corp. in 2015 and to SM Prime Holdings in 2014.
This year, the Asia CEO Awards Night will be held on October 18 at the grand ballroom of Marriott Hotel Manila. More than 1,200 of the most senior executive managers active in Philippines and the Asia Pacific are expected to come.
The SBMA, which manages the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, has been recognized for its record-setting financial performance in the last four years under SBMA chairman and administrator Roberto Garcia.
Last year the Subic Bay Freeport was the overall winner in Asia and overall winner in the sub-region of South and Southeast Asia in the Global Free Zones of the Year 2015 Awards.
The Subic Freeport also received commendations in the form of bespoke awards for infrastructure development and reinvestment.