The SGV Foundation announces the launch of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines 2022 program. This is the 18th year of the program, which aims to recognize the inspiring men and women whose remarkable contributions are pivotal in shaping the Philippine entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Guest speaker Benjamin Yao, Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines 2019 as well as president and CEO of SteelAsia Manufacturing Corporation, shared his experience of the previous program, saying, “There are opportunities to contribute, build where there was none, correct the wrong and improve or add to what is already good. We need to remain undaunted and unstoppable. I learned much during the Entrepreneur Of The Year experience. The EOY organization and its past winners have reaffirmed our vision, further strengthening our resolve.”
The program is organized by the SGV Foundation and its co-presenters, namely: the Department of Trade and Industry, the Philippine Business for Social Progress, the Philippine Stock Exchange, the Asian Institute of Management, and official media BusinessWorld and ABS-CBN News Channel. The program is sponsored by Gold Sponsors SteelAsia Manufacturing Corporation and Uratex and Silver Sponsors Intellicare, OneWorld Alliance Logistics Corporation, and Regan Industrial Sales, Inc.
Former finalists and winners graced the launch event, including Jim Ayala, Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines 2012 and founder and CEO of Hybrid Social Solutions, Inc.; Sindulfo “Etchin” Sumagang, president of Oneworld Alliance Logistics Corporation; Alvin Hing, chairman & CEO of Excelsior Farms, Inc.; Robert Blancaflor, managing director of Robert Blancaflor & Groups Inc.; Ricardo Lagdameo, vice president of Damosa Land, Inc.; and Roberto Claudio Sr., chairman & CEO of Quorum Group of Companies.
The theme for this year’s program is “Undaunted. Unstoppable.” In honor of our indomitable Filipino entrepreneurs, the award celebrates their courage, resilience, resourcefulness, and determination as they transform with unprecedented scale and reach new heights in spite of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Since its inception in 2003, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines program has become one of the most prestigious events for the local business community. The program recognizes the strength, dynamism, and resilience of Filipino entrepreneurs who take the lead in founding and operating sustainable, successful enterprises. The program will run from the start of the nomination period this April until the awarding of winners in November 2022.
The search is open to all Filipino entrepreneurs. To be eligible, a nominee has to be a Filipino business owner or founder who is primarily responsible for the growth of his or her company. The nominee must still be active in business, which must have been in operation for at least two years. A completed nomination form, audited financial statements, and other documents must be submitted to the EOYP website (https://eoy.ey.com) for a nomination to be considered for further judging. Nominations to the award will be accepted until 31 July 2022.
There will be five award categories for this year: Master Entrepreneur, Small Business Entrepreneur, Young Entrepreneur, Woman Entrepreneur, and Technology Entrepreneur. From among these categories, winners will emerge the Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines 2022, who will represent the country in the 2022 World Entrepreneur Of The Year awards in Monte Carlo, Monaco in June 2023.
For nomination forms and other information, please email the Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines secretariat [email protected].