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Gokongwei is 2017 MAP Management Man

For “his business acumen and management qualities,” taipan John Gokongwei Jr., 91, joins the ranks of some of the country’s best businessmen, government officials and top executives, after he was named Management Association of the Philippines Management Man of the Year.
The MAP also recognized
Gokongwei’s “foresight and exceptional ability to launch new ventures and transform existing ones to better adapt to challenging times and an unpredictable future,” as well as “his leadership role in the substantial contributions of the Gokongwei Group to national development, job creation and income generation through its huge investments in food manufacturing, real estate, air transportation, banking, petrochemicals, shopping malls, livestock farming, publications, power generation and telecommunications.”
The MAP added Gokongwei is an “entrepreneur par excellence and an exemplar of Filipino talent in management excellence for national building.”
Gokongwei’s son, Lance, welcomed the recognition, saying, “We are all very proud of my dad and want to thank the MAP for recognizing his achievement in nation building and entrepreneurship.”
The prestigious MAP Management Man of the Year award is bestowed on business or government individuals “for attaining unquestioned distinction in the practice of management and for contributing to the country’s progress.”