May 10, 2013 – The Polytechnic University of the Philippines bestowed the Doctorate of Humanities degree to Cebuana Lhuillier President and CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier.
For several years, PUP has been granting the honorary degree to individuals who have excelled in their own fields. This year, PUP chose philanthropist and the Honorary Consul General of San Marino to the Philippines Jean Henri Lhuillier to be the recipient of the honoris causa degree. The conferment was headed by PUP President Dr. Emanuel C. De Guzman.
Mr. Lhuillier was also chosen as the commencement speaker of the PUP Class 2013. In his speech, he highlighted that, ‘ambition should never be bounded by age,’ and any one of them can fulfill their dreams at a very young age especially now that technology is very accessible and has made people powerful.
Mr. Lhuillier also shared with over 3,000 PUP graduates his life principles, which were to always be hungry for knowledge, that success comes from failure, and to believe in oneself. “Whatever comes your way, choose what is right, choose to be the best, and choose to be happy,” Lhuillier reminded the graduates. His speech left them with a challenge to conquer the world and to make a difference in the country.
Jean Henri Lhuillier was acknowledged not only for his achievements but also for his sense of community and his vision of a good society. With this latest achievement, Mr. Lhuillier promised to better serve the Filipino people and the country.