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10th Asia CEO Awards: JLL Philippines to honor outstanding expats

Christophe Vicic

Christophe Vicic

JLL Philippines will present the JLL Expatriate Executive of the Year Award for the 10th straight year at the 10th Asia CEO Awards. Considered to be the largest business awards event in Philippines and Southeast Asia, the Asia CEO Awards annually recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of business leaders in the Philippines.

During the media launch on September 20, 2019 at the Marriot Grand Ballroom in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, JLL country head Christophe Vicic presented the list of nominees for the JLL Expatriate Executive Award. He said, “For the past decade, JLL has been recognizing outstanding expats in the Philippines who have brought their expertise and have become Filipino at heart for their strong contribution to the country’s economic progress.”

There are six nominees for the award. They are Angkas founder and CEO Angeline Tham, Teletech Asia Pacific senior vice president Arthur Nowak, Wipro Philippines country head Aseem Roy, Concentrix country leader Elek Toth, Anytime Fitness Asia CEO Maurice Levine and Italpinas Development Corporation CEO Romulo Nati.

The selection process of nominees was based on management achievement, financial contribution, international recognition, pioneering achievements, social commitment and cultural integration. The award will be given to the nominee with the most measurable success while overseeing a business enterprise within Philippines and the accomplishment must have made a strong contribution to the development of the country’s economic capabilities.

Since being a partner of Asia CEO since its founding in 2010, JLL has consistently honored expats over the past years. Winners included Chandra Anamirtham of Hitachi GST in 2010, Maulik Parekh of SPi Global Solutions in 2011, Dan Spinks of Fluor Philippines in 2012, Joseph Sigelman of AG&P in 2013, Lars Wittig of Regus Philippines in 2014, Michael Raeuber of Royal Cargo, Inc. in 2015, James Donovan of ADEC Innovations in 2016, Mark Lwin of AIG Philippines Insurance and President, AIG Shared Services in 2017 and Craig Reines of Sitel in 2018.

The 10th Asia CEO Awards will also honor Young Leader of the Year, Wellness Company of the Year, SHERO of the Year, Top Employer of the Year, SME Company of the Year, Executive Leadership Team of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Global Filipino Executive of the Year, Technology Company of the Year, Service Excellence Company of the Year, Diversity Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year and CSR Company of the Year. Winners will be announced on October 15, 2019 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom.

JLL is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Its vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions.

In doing so, JLL will build a better tomorrow for its clients, people and communities. It is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of over 90,000 as of December 31, 2018.

In the Philippines, JLL has been operating in the country since 1997 as a 100 percent wholly owned entity and currently manages about 5.2 million square meters of real estate with a workforce of over 1,100 employees. With more than two decades of local expertise working hand-in-hand with its global legacy, the company provides to the Philippine real estate market an unparalleled synergy of services with a strong commitment to achieve real estate ambitions through future-ready approaches.

JLL is the brand name and a registered trademark of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

Meanwhile, here is Vicic at the Asia Future of Work Summit 2019:

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