November 10, 2011 – Ambassador Philippe Jones Lhuillier, PJ Lhuillier, Inc. chairman, was recognized at the Asia CEO Awards as one of the finalists under PLDT Alpha Enterprise Global Filipino Executive of the year category. He was awarded for his management achievement, financial contribution, international recognition, pioneering achievements, and social commitment in business, the pawnbrokering industry, and in governance.
Held at the Marriott Hotel Manila, the Asia CEO Awards aims to recognize extraordinary leaders who have demonstrated outstanding achievement for their organizations and contributions to others.
The board of judges for this year’s run was composed of distinguished leaders here and abroad, including Dr. Bernie Villegas, University of Asia and the Pacific president, who is also a judge in the Search for the Happiest Pinoy 2012; Jun Palafox, president of the Management Association of the Philippines; Francis Estrada, chairman of the Board of Trustees at the De La Salle University; and, Don Felbaum, former president of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, among others.
Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop has been the leading pawnshop chain in the Philippines with over 1,500 branches across the country—from Aparri to Tawi-Tawi. For 25 years now, Cebuana has been true to its slogan “Walang Kapantay Magpahalaga” through the incomparable services that the company offers to its customers- this includes — pawning, local and international remittance, insurance, bills payment, e-load, collection, and foreign exchange. Founded in 1987 by the current Philippine envoy to Portugal, Ambassador Philippe Jones Lhuillier, Cebuana Lhuillier is currently managed by its President and CEO, Jean Henri Lhuillier.