Cebuana Lhuillier president and CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier has received the prestigious Global Filipino Executive of the Year plum during the Asia CEO Awards 2019 held at the Marriott Hotel Manila.
The Global Filipino Executive of the Year distinction is given by the Asia CEO Awards, the largest award-giving body in Southeast Asia, to Filipino citizens or persons of Filipino descent who have achieved success in the Philippines or otherwise, whether in the business sector, the government, or the academe.
“This award is a testament of a bigger challenge that is presented to me and my team to keep true to our mission of empowering more Filipinos to be included in the conversation on financial inclusion.” said Lhuillier.
The award recognized Lhuillier’s visionary leadership that continues to raise the bar for Cebuana Lhuillier and parent company, PJ Lhuillier. He has shown his passion-fueled desire to not only achieve success in his business endeavors but also influence others with his philanthropic initiatives.
This year, Lhuillier led the introduction of the company’s Micro Savings product, in concurrence with the “#KayaNa: Unbanked Filipinos No More” movement. He is also the chief Iponaryo of the campaign to ensure the Philippines becomes a nation of people well-versed in the value of saving.
The Global Filipino Executive awardee is at the forefront of the expansion of the Cebuana Lhuillier pawnshop chain which has become a one-stop-shop for microfinancial services with 2,500 branches nationwide. His directions on partnerships with entities abroad continue to improve and update the company’s money remittance service that provides convenience to Overseas Filipino Workers.
Lhuillier is also committed to help his fellowmen by creating opportunities for their betterment. Through the Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, he has opened nearly a hundred Alternative Learning System (ALS) centers which has benefited 8,000 learners and sponsored more than 1,000 scholars.
The Asia CEO Awards recipient is also a longtime softball and tennis patron, and is the person responsible for the impressive run of the RP Blu Girls in the recent Asia/Oceania Qualifying Tournament in Shanghai, China. He also supports international tennis stalwarts such as Treat Huey and Ruben Gonzales.
The Asia CEO Awards 2019 bestowed 15 awards to individuals and companies who represent Asia’s best in leadership and growth.