List of Known Businesses and Entrepreneurs in the Philippines

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