SM’s Sy-Coson Awarded for Vision and Management

Shown in the photo are former President Fidel Ramos, SM’s Mrs. Coson, and BizNews founder, chairman, and president Tony Lopez. (Photo courtesy of BizNews Asia)

SM Investments Corporation (SM) Vice Chair Teresita Sy-Coson was awarded for her vision and management excellence by BizNews Asia, one of the country’s most influential weekly business and news magazines.

BizNews Asia’s citation for Sy-Coson stated that she led SM and BDO Unibank, Inc. into becoming “huge, profitable, market dominant and pace-setting conglomerates without losing their focus on consumer welfare and the betterment of society and the environment.”

Sy-Coson is the Chair of BDO. Aside from SM and BDO, she has been largely involved in the development of Shoemart, the retail business that her father, Henry Sy, Sr. built.

BizNewsAsia was founded in 2001 by Antonio “Tony” Lopez, one of the most senior, multi-awarded, and experienced Asian journalists.  The magazine has a pass-on circulation of 350,000 readers.

The Entrepreneurship Excellence Awardees for vision and management also included: Ramon S. Ang, president and vice chairman of San Miguel Corp.; Felipe L. Gozon, chair and CEO, GMA Network, Inc.;  Edmund Gaisano Sr., chair, Gaisano Capital; Andrew Tan, chair-CEO, Alliance Global, Inc.; Manuel B. Villar Jr., chair, Vista Land; Edgar “Injap” Sia, chair-CEO, DoubleDragon Properties, Inc.; Amable R. Aguiluz V, founder, AMA Group of Companies; and Zenaida Tantoco, chair-CEO, Stores Specialists, Inc.