We became more human as a result of the global health crisis. That our bodies have limitations, whereas our minds are limitless. We saw new leaders who are not only determined, fierce, and aggressive, but also have a heart for giving, as demonstrated by the founder of a community pantry on Magingawa Street in Quezon City, which is now being emulated by hundreds of young leaders across the country.
We present four young leaders from various industries who are currently breaking the glass ceiling. Even at such a young age, these individuals are innovators. Also nominated for the Asia Leaders Awards 2021, which aim to recognize honorable men and women who promote the Philippines as the premier business hub in Asia and beyond, and who demonstrate leadership not only to his peers, but also to the problem.
The Four Young Leaders from various industries
Alfamart opened its first store on the Philippines in 2014 with only 200 stores. It’s a joint venture between Alfamart Indonesia and SM Retail. Harvey as the COO now handles more than 1000 branches nationwide with annual revenue of USD 350M. It’s the fastest growing retail chain in the Philippines.
In addition, AlfaMart offers services such as bills payment or ATM in select Alfamart stores, allowing them to become a one-stop shop for customers.
Avin is a 29 years old CEO of Fredley Group of Companies with more than 1000 branches of Macao Imperial Tea and other brands such as Nabe Japanese Izakaya and Hot Pot, Mitasu Yakiniku, New York Fries & Dips and Liang Crispy Rolls.
Today, the company’s social responsibility initiatives are fiercely important. The company employs Filipinos with disabilities, and the Employee Rewards Program covers expenses and tuition fees for employees’ children.
For this Pandemic alone, Frontrow Enterprise donated more than Php 100 million to help Frontliners and indigents, not to mention the opening of E Eskwela with computer units to be used by the marginalized in various neighborhoods throughout the country through Frontrow Cares.
An award winning entrepreneur with 1.2M distributors globally. Sam continues to help out in spite of challenges brought by this global health crisis.
Renan Ponce Pascual-Morales, or “Bespren” as what his friends and constituents normally call him, is the current President of the National Movement of Young Legislators in Region 3. He founded the Bestfriend ng Bayan Foundation in 2015 which provides assistance to rape victims, out-of-school youths, women caught in sex trafficking and prostitution, People With Disabilities (PWDs), and senior citizens who are neglected.
Renan is a former professional car racer, an N-1 champion and F3 Formula Drive. After his racing career, he started to focus on different advocacies to help uplift the lives of his countrymen. He became a public servant and a town councilor in Nueva Ecija. Later on, he also involve in supporting different sports group such as Basketball and Volleyball Tournaments, Persons with Disability Paraplegic Athletes and the Philippine Memory Sports.
These young leaders are creative, innovative, fierce and have the will to succeed not just in the business arena but also helping out the indigents. Young leaders worthy of our emulation.