Ms. Teresita Sy-Coson received this year the prestigious Man of the Year award from the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), the same great honor bestowed on her father, retail pioneer Henry Sy, Sr. 17 years ago.
Mr. Sy, in his acceptance speech then said that the “day will come when I will look at this MAP award and remember the work it honors”.
Today, that day has come for his eldest child, Mrs. Coson who was cited by MAP for steering SM’s retail business to greater heights; for transforming SM’s property business into one of the largest integrated property developers in Southeast Asia; for her valuable contribution in sustaining BDO’s position as a leading bank; for her leadership in the substantial contributions of SM to national development, job creation and income generation; for strengthening the identity of companies under SM as socially responsible corporate citizens; and for her contribution to reshaping national values through her track record of integrity, professional competence and strong leadership.
The prestigious roster of MAP Man of the year awardees include: Washington Z. SyCip (1967), Geronimo Z. Velasco (1977), Henry A. Brimo (1978), Jose M. Soriano (1979), Cesar E.A. Virata (1981), Jaime V. Ongpin and Vicente T. Paterno (1982), Dante G. Santos (1983), Cesar A. Buenaventura and Roberto T. Villanueva (1985), Jaime Zobel de Ayala (1987), Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr. (1988), Jose B. Fernandez, Jr. (1989), Raul T. Concepcion (1990), Oscar J. Hilado (1991), Alfonso T. Yuchengco (1992), Juan B. Santos (1994), David M. Consunji and Rizalino S. Navarro (1996), Gabriel C. Singson (1998), Delfin L. Lazaro and Henry Sy, Sr. (1999), Oscar M. Lopez (2000), Tony Tan Caktiong (2002), Jesus P. Tambunting (2003), Rafael B. Buenaventura (2004), Manuel V. Pangilinan (2005), George S. K. Ty and Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala (2006), Jose L. Cuisia Jr. (2007), Antonino T. Aquino and Jesus P. Estanislao (2009), Lilia B. de Lima and Ramon R. del Rosario, Jr. (2010), Erramon Aboitiz (2011), Aurelio R. Montinola III (2012), Edgar O. Chua (2013), Albert F. del Rosario (2014) and Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. (2015).