List of Known Businesses and Entrepreneurs in the Philippines

Posted by Manny on September 9th, 2007

admired entrepreneursHave it ever occur to you when you see a thriving business, for example a fast food, a large company or a well known store you see in malls and there is a question in your mind – “who owns it?” Well, some of the successful and businesses owners are listed below. Below are list of the most admired entrepreneurs here in the Philippines. You can read their profiles and something about them in the August 2007 issue of the Entrepreneur Magazine.

Alejandra C. Clemante – Rajah Tours

Alfonso T. Yuchengco – Malayan Group of Insurance Companies

Alfredo M. Yao – Zest-O Corp.

Andrew L. Gotianun, Sr. – Filinvest Development Corporation

Andrew Tan – Chairman and President of Megaworld Properties and Holdings

Antonio Meloto – Executive director of Gawad Kalinga

Axel Kornerup – Netopia Internet Cafe

Ben Chan – Bench

Ben Colayco – Level Up

Bernie H. Liu – owner of Penshoppe

Boni Comandante, Jr. – Buhi Marine Worldwide Supply Inc.

Bryan Tiu – owner of Teriyaki Boy Restautant

Cecilio Kwok Pedro – President and CEO of Lamoiyan Corp. (maker of Happy toothpaste)

Daniel Moran – former President of Red Ribbon Bakeshop (now aquired by Jollibee Foods Corp.)

Dennis Mendiola – founder and owner of Inc.

Doris Magsaysay Ho – CEO of Magsaysay Maritime

Dr. Amable R. Aguiluz V – AMA Institute of Computer Studies

Emelda and Eric Teng – Ninety Nine Peso Store

Erickson and Roxanne Farillas – Plains & Prints

Felipe L. Gozon – President, CEO and Chairman of GMA Network Inc.

Ferdinand V. Agustin – Bayo

Filemon Barbasa – Filbars

Fred Reyes – President of Godiva

George T. Yang – Golden Arches Development Corp. (Local Franchiser of Mc Donalds)

Glen Anthony Soco – President and general manager of Coffee Dream

Henry Lim Bon Liong – Sterling Paper Group of Companies

Henry Sy – founder of SM Group of Companies

Jaime Aristotle Alip, Ph. D. – Center for Agriculture and Rural Development

Jaime Augusto II amd Fernando Zobel de Ayala – President and CEO of Ayala Corporation

Jaime Zobel de Ayala – Chairman emeritus of Ayala Corporation

John Gokongwei Jr. – JG Summit Holdings

Johnlu G. Koa – Founder and CEO of the French Baker Inc.

Jon Ramon Aboitiz – President of Aboitiz & Co.

Jonathan Jay Aldeguer – Island Souvenirs

Jonathan Y. Dee – CEO of Alliance Tuna

Jose S. Concepcion Jr. – CEO of RFM

Josie Go – Karimadon

Kamela Seen – owner of Plato Wraps

Lance Gokongwei – President and CEO of JG Summit Holdings

Les Reyes – President and CEO of Reyes Hair Cutters

Lucio Tan – Fortune Tobacco

Margarita Fores – Cibo Cafe

Marni Ocampo – President of Sari-Sari Group of Companies

Martin Lorenzo – Lapanday Group

Melissa Limcaoco – President and managing partner of Entertainment Gateway Group (EGG)

Michael Trillana – President of Dougnut People Inc.

Michelle Asence – Zen Zest

Oscar M. Lopez – Chairman of Lopez Group of Companies

Oscar P. Chan – San Jose Kitchen Cabinets Manufacturing

Pacita ‘Chit’ Juan – Figaro Coffe Company

Raffy David – Pilipinas Teleserv Inc.

Ramon Tan – President of Carica Herbal Health Products

Ricardo and Rosemarie Andres – Candy Corner

Ricardo Y. Cuna – CEO of Milkin Corp.

Ricky Reyes – founder of Ricky Reyes Salon

Roberto R. Gandionco – Julie’s Franchise Corp.

Roberto S. Claudio – Toby’s Sports and Hobbies

Rolando Hortaleza – President and CEO of Splash Corporation

Rommel Bautista – Fino Leatherware Inc.

Rommel Juan – President of Binalot Fiesta Foods

Ronald Pineda – President and CEO of Folded & Hung

Rosanna Llenado – owner of Ahead Learning System

Ruth S. Callanta – Center for Community Transformation Inc.

Senen Bacani – LA Frutera

Sheree Roxas-Chua Gotauco – Freeway, Ensembles, and Solo lines of women’s clothing

Soccoro Ramos – founder of National Bookstore

Steve Benitez – Coffee Centrale Inc.

Susana ‘Annie’ Guerrero – Founder and President of Cravings Group

Tess Ngan Tian – President and tresurer of Lots ‘A Pizza

Tony Tan Caktiong – President of Jollibee Foods Corporation

Victor Tan – Founder and President of Crolific Garments Manufacturing Corp.

Walden Chu – Banana Leaf Curry House

Washington Z.Sycip – Founder and Chairman of SGV Group

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22 Responses to “List of Known Businesses and Entrepreneurs in the Philippines”

  1. Kano says:

    Go Pinoy !
    I have met so many smart n talented Filipinos.

  2. Barbz says:

    i cant believe it !! im actually reading the owner/creator of every known products !! im very surprised on how they connect their names to create a new and unique establishment.. im totally proud to say “Filipinos are the BEST !!”

  3. kate segnaben says:

    who are the top ten CEOs in the Philippines?

  4. sandy says:

    @ayala companies
    your my idol because ur succesful companies
    more bleesing 4 you thanks

  5. krisha_09 says:

    gling tlga ng PINOY,,,sna one day,,mging isang successful entrepreneur dn ako pra m2lungan ko ung church nmin,,,:-)

  6. araceli salazar narciso says:

    Iam 1 of the employee of Sterling Paper Products in 80’s and I’m very proud to be a part of the company in Caloocan Office..
    More Power to you Sir Henry,Joseph Willlie and my Boss Gerry Lim.
    God Bless…

  7. Vic says:

    Inspiring Filipinos. I hope to be in the list soonest. Thanks for sharing the post. I wish we both be in the list in the next years.

  8. Gabriello says:

    i hope na mging ganyan din aqoh para mging msaya ang buhay qoh at mging proud sa akin ang parents qoh…………………………………….:]

  9. Filipino is a worth dying for. Some of the filipinos now are getting their success. Hope we can reach our goal to be famous in philippines.

  10. Kudos to your blogspot, Sir Manuel. These are the kind of news.. GOOD NEWS that we should be hearing instead of the hype news that the prime time Television shows are fighting out to get more viewership.

    Keep up the good works.

  11. caezar gaspar says:

    wer can I find their contact info??? thank you.

  12. Manuel says:

    Read my post again in the beginning and you will see it.

  13. kariz says:

    @Manuel: wer can i find their success stories?
    pls help, tnx

  14. i hope na maging ganyn din akw………………………..????

  15. hahai……ang talino talga nila noh…..sana rumami pa cla……………….

  16. Manuel says:

    I’ll make a research on that and make a post about it.

  17. kharen says:

    can i know who are the top 10 known ceo’s in the philippines

  18. Manuel says:


    Yes I have made post about their success stories but only a few like Cecilio Kwok Pedro, Filemon Barbasa and Mrs Gandionco. I plan to post all of their success stories soon.

  19. chris says:

    have you posted their successful stories? tnx

  20. Jessica Turingan says:

    Can you reccomen companies that handles On the Job Trainess??? thanks

  21. Windy says:

    Yan lang mga negosyante natin? Kawawang mga pinoy….kokonti mga entrepeneurs…monopolized by the millionaires…kaya kinalalabasan…puro OFW ang bumubuhay sa economy ng pinas. Tsk..tsk..tsk…

  22. proud 2 be pinoy……
    keep up d gud work…

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