Beepo CEO awarded with top honor at Asia leadership awards
Beepo CEO Haidee Enriquez was recently named one of Asia CEO’s 15 Woman Leader of the Year Circle of Excellence awardees and has now gone a step further by being crowned the category’s ‘Grand Winner’ at a glittering ceremony at the Marriott Manila Grand Ballroom on October 24th.
The largest event of its kind in Southeast Asia, the Asia CEO Awards celebrates the industry leaders and organisations shaping the Filipino business landscape, making contributions to their industries and to the country.
Accepting her award in front of more than 1,000 industry leaders, Enriquez paid tribute to the many people who had supported her during her remarkable career journey.
Drawing from the wisdom of Nobel Peace Laureate Desmon Tutu, she said, “You stand out in a crowd only because you have these many, many people carrying you on their shoulders”.
“And there have been many who have carried me on their shoulders as I journeyed from a small, remote barrio in Palawan where I was born and raised to this illustrious venue, surrounded by all of you beautiful people. I share this honor with them.”
One of 15 award categories, the Woman Leader of the Year prize recognises the successful careers of Filipino women who have contributed to the country’s economy and social status and Enriquez also paid tribute to other women leaders.
“The struggles and the triumphs of every woman leader here tonight are a resounding testament to the fact that yes - the Filipino can, and yes - the Filipino women can,” she declared before closing her acceptance speech in her Palawan tribe’s Cuyunon language:
“Matamang salamat kanindong tanan (thank you very much to all of you).”
The Asia CEO Awards, now in its 14th year, continue to grow in stature and recognition, having received a staggering 700-plus nominations this time around from the nation’s most influential leaders and organisations. The event and Enriquez’s achievement both serve as shining examples of the thriving business landscape in the Philippines.