ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio
MANILA, Philippines - ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio will receive the Woman of the Year award for the Philippines at the prestigious Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards in Seoul next month.
Broadcasting giant ABS-CBN Corp. was also named the Gold Stevie Award winner in the Services Company of the Year - Philippines category.
The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the first business awards program to recognize achievement in business in all 22 nations of the Asia-Pacific region. The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world's premier business awards.
Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing Co. for Japan; Hyundai Steel for South Korea; MCI for Australia; and Delta Airline for Singapore are among the top Asia-Pacific companies that will also receive Gold Stevie Awards.
The awards will be presented to winners at a gala banquet at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul on May 30, 2014.
More than 300 nominations from organizations across the Asia-Pacific region were considered this year in 18 categories including Customer Service Leader of the Year, Exporter of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company of the Year and Woman of the Year, among others.
Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 50 executives from around the world. A second international panel of judges will choose five Grand Stevie winners from among the Gold winners in early May.
The Grand Stevie winners will be announced at the banquet in Seoul.
Aside from ABS-CBN, Globe Telecom was the only other Philippine company to receive a Gold Stevie Award.
Globe was named Gold Stevie winner for Customer Service Leader of the Year (All Other Nations), as well as New Consumer Product of the Year (All Other Nations) for its Globe Prepaid Gosakto.
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