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Aboitiz Group Honored as Captain of Industry at CCCI’s 120-Year Gala Night

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Anton Mari G. Perdices (holding the award in the center), Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of AboitizPower Distribution Utilities, alongside Anthony Noel (third from the left), AEV’s Vice President - Corporate External Relations, accepting the prestigious "Captain of Industry: High Impact in Cebu" award from the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Credit Photo by Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry

In a night of celebration and recognition, the Aboitiz Group stood tall among Cebu’s business trailblazers at the 120-year Gala Night hosted by the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI). The event, themed “Recognizing Cebu’s Business Trailblazers,” acknowledged Aboitiz as one of the Captains of Industry: High Impact in Cebu.

The distinction was bestowed upon the Aboitiz Group in acknowledgment of its extraordinary journey from a humble family enterprise to one of the Philippines’ largest and most diverse conglomerates. Originating from Cebu, the Aboitiz Group has been a pioneer in the inter-island shipping industry, nurturing homegrown businesses, and assuming a captain of industry role in sectors ranging from power, shipbuilding, banking and financial services, food, infrastructure, construction, to real estate development.

Anton Perdices, who sits as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of AboitizPower Distribution Utilities, as well as Director, President and Chairman of Aboitiz Construction, accepted the award on behalf of the Aboitiz Group during the ceremony. The honor is a testament to the indomitable spirit, ingenuity, and resilience of the business leaders within the Aboitiz Group, who have played a pivotal role in propelling Cebu into a more competitive and dynamic player in the global economic landscape.

“The Cebu Chamber award is a testament that the Aboitiz Group has roots that are deeply embedded in Cebu. The accolade recognizes the conglomerate’s significant contributions to various industries, making it a symbol of innovation, resilience, and leadership,” Perdices said.

CCCI, celebrating its 120th year, stands as the oldest and most esteemed local business membership organization in the Philippines, with close to a thousand member companies from various sectors, including Industry, Trade, Service, ICT, and Sectoral Business Associations. CCCI has consistently held its vision as “the Engine of Cebu’s Business Growth and Competitiveness in the global economy.” Serving as the voice of Cebu’s business communities, the chamber remains committed to fostering growth and sustainability.

The recognition of the Aboitiz Group as a Captain of Industry aligns perfectly with CCCI’s mission to honor those whose pioneering pursuits have propelled Cebu, establishing it as an investment gateway in the Asia Pacific. As both entities continue their respective journeys, this acknowledgment serves as a testament to the enduring impact of Aboitiz in shaping Cebu’s economic landscape for over a century.

As we journey our Great Transformation, our dedication to collaboration and fostering synergy remains pivotal in our sustainable journey, defining our evolution into becoming the Philippines’ first techglomerate.

About Aboitiz Equity Ventures

Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV) is the portfolio management company of the Aboitiz Group, leading investments in power, banking and financial services, food, infrastructure, land, and cutting-edge fields like data science and artificial intelligence. With a remarkable legacy spanning five generations, the Aboitiz Group is committed to driving change for a better world. The Group is undergoing its Great Transformation to establish itself as the Philippines’ pioneering techglomerate. This innovative growth strategy, powered by technology and a renewed entrepreneurial mindset, empowers us to advance businesses and uplift communities.

AEV is renowned as one of the best-managed companies in the Philippines and the region, consistently recognized for our unwavering dedication to good corporate governance and corporate social responsibility (CSR) through the Aboitiz Foundation.

As proud members of influential organizations such as the APEC Business Advisory Council, Private Sector Advisory Council to the Philippine government, Global Compact Network Philippines Board of Trustees, and the Global Council for Inclusive Capitalism, we actively champion sustainability initiatives both domestically and globally. Aligned with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), we drive policies, advocacies, and initiatives to make a lasting impact. Our transformative #OneNEWAboitiz Sustainability Framework aims to enhance sustainable practices in our life-essential businesses, fostering a positive impact on the environment and society.

To learn more about our journey to becoming the Philippines’ first techglomerate, visit our website: https://aboitiz.com/.

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