Have 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 Chikka.com 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