IDC CEO Arch Romolo Nati receiving one of the Circle of Excellence Asia CEO Awards
To celebrate 10 years of “Driving the Philippines to the Top”, all winners and finalists of the previous years have been invited to attend, last October 15, a special occasion in the prestigious venue of the Manila Marriott, in Pasay City, to recognize and celebrate some of the finest Organizations, Executives and Teams at work in the Philippines today.
Asia CEO Awards, presented by PLDT Enterprise, is the largest business awards event in the Philippines and the largest event of its kind in Southeast Asia and promotes the Philippines as a premier business destination to the world.
Asia CEO Awards has given recognition to the most outstanding leaders and executives, to the most deserving companies along with several Filipino and expatriate business leaders who were feted for their “invaluable contribution” to the country’s continuing progress toward becoming a developed nation.
In past years, there have always been 2 Lifetime Contributor awardees – one for the private sector and one for the public sector. In this special 10th year of Asia CEO Awards, only one Lifetime Contributor awardee was recognized. Former president Fidel V. Ramos. who is now 92, was given this year’s Lifetime Contributor Award for his role in the 1986 EDSA people power revolution and restoration of democracy.
Arch. Romolo V. Nati was among the esteemed entrepreneurs and businessmen included in the Circle Of Excellence as Entrepreneur of the Year, an award category open to organizations which have demonstrated a commitment to introducing and boosting ASEAN economic capabilities and competitiveness within the region, and also as Expatriate Executive of the Year an award open to any non-Filipino who achieved measurable success while overseeing a business enterprise within Philippines. Arch. Nati, as Chairman and CEO of IDC, a design driven developer of sustainable properties focused on emerging cities in the Philippines, received a third commemorative plaque in recognition of the company’s Executive Leadership Team of the Year 2019.
Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC) among the elite organization included in the Circle of Excellence as Executive Leadership Team of the Year, an award for organizations which are doing the most to achieve its noble goal to move societies ahead and create a better world.
Included in this year’s list of judges is the distinguished economist Dr. Bernie Villegas; multi-awarded Finance Minister of the Year in the years 2011-2014 by Euromoney, The Banker, Finance Asia and Global Markets, Sec. Cesar Purisma; past Ambassador of the Philippines to United States of America, Mr. Jose Cuisia; Principal architect of the world renowned design and urban planning firm Palafox Associates, Arch. Jun Palafox; Past CEO of Pag-IBIG Fund and awardee of the Asia CEO Awards in 2013, Ms. Darlene Berberabe; Former President of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Mr. Don Felbaum; Awardee of the Global Filipino Executive of the Year at the Asia CEO Awards 2011, Ms. Marife Zamora; Former CEO of the highly respected IT & Business Process Association of the Philippines and current VP-International at the San Miguel Purefoods and also recipient of the Lifetime Contributor awards at Asia CEO Awards 2010, Mr. Oscar Sanez; and Former President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines and of Asia CEO Forum chairman, Mr. Richard Mills.