MANILA, November 8, 2012 -- Doris Magsaysay Ho, President and CEO of A. Magsaysay, Inc., was recognized as the Global Filipino Executive of the Year at the recently concluded Asia CEO Awards 2012 held last November 8, 2012 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater.
Asia CEO Awards, presented by the American Express, represents the grandest alliance of local and international business leaders who promote the Philippines on the world stage. The award ceremony is touted to be one of the largest events in the Asia-Pacific region.
Presented by PLDT Alpha Enterprise, the award recognized Ho’s tireless and inspiring efforts in transforming Magsaysay into becoming one of the trusted and largest human resource companies in the Asia Pacific region. Ho’s affiliations with the APEC Business Advisory Council, PECC-ABAC Joint Task Force on International Labour Mobility, Asia Society New York, The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association Bermuda Limited and the Hague Process on Refugees and Migration, has allowed her to rally her vision of a global framework that benefits the sending and receiving economies as well as the global worker. The award was received by her children, Alexandra Maxwell Cecala and Jesse Maxwell.
“Thank you to the Asia CEO Awards for giving me this prestigious recognition. It has indeed been a privilege to work with the most wonderful partners and colleagues—the men and women that make up Magsaysay. I dedicate this award to the thousands of colleagues who brave the high seas away from home in pursuit of their profession and careers. I have always been inspired by their amazing dedication, courage and pursuit of excellence,” said Ho.
Other finalists of the said category included Bansan Choa (I-Remit), Bong Borja (NCO Group), Butch Campos (Del Monte Pacific), Hans Sicat (Philippine Stock Exchange), Jim Tobojka (Schneider Electric) and Tony Aquino (Ayala Land).
Magsaysay Maritime Corporation (MMC), the manning arm of the Magsaysay Group of Companies, was also a finalist in the Quality Excellence Company category along with Cognizant, Dusit Thani Manila, Fluor, Hewlett-Packard, Maersk Global Services Centres, Manila Doctors Hospital, Maxim, Schneider Electric and Telus International. MMC has previously won awards in 2011 and 2010 for Executive Leadership Team of the Year and HR Leadership Team of the Year respectively.