Pioneering the Future: The Ayala Story

Ayala Corporation is one of the oldest and largest business groups in the Philippines, running continuously through seven generations. This year the firm celebrates its 175th anniversary. Ayala traces its roots to Casa Roxas, a business house established in 1834 when Manila was little more than a small town, and the Philippines was a remote archipelago of rural villages; it began as an institution based in agriculture and trading and later developed into an important manufacturing and services concern. Today, Ayala is one of the biggest and most widely diversified conglomerates in the Philippines, a leading player in real estate development, banking and financial services, telecommunications, electronics and information technology and water infrastructure development. Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ayala Corporation. He is a member of the JP Morgan International Council and the An The Asian Families Series An Evening Presentation with JAIME AUGUSTO ZOBEL DE AYALA, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Ayala Corporation Mitsubishi Corporation International Advisory Committee, and holds a B.A. degree in economics from Harvard College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Zobel will discuss the challenges of running a family business which includes succession planning, the concept of perpetuity, retention of professional managers, and the culture and values of his organization.

Event Details

Thu 12 Nov 2009
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Hang Lung Office, 28/F, Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4 Des Voeux Road, Central Hong Kong
$650 Asia Society members only. RSVP: 852-2103-9508
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