MANILA, Philippines - Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) president and CEO Aurelio "Gigi" Montinola III has been named Management Man of the Year 2012 by the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP).
MAP said it chose Montinola for "his outstanding stewardship of BPI as a highly successful organization, a socially responsible corporate citizen and a fiduciary firm known for good governance."
Among others, he was cited for his contributions in strengthening Philippine professional management practices; and helping overseas Filipino workers improve their financial literacy.
The "MAP Management Man of the Year" award is given to individuals in the business community or government for attaining unquestioned distinction in the practice of management and for contributing to the country’s progress.
Previous winners of the award include Washington Z. SyCip (1967), Jaime Zobel de Ayala (1987), Raul T. Concepcion (1990), Alfonso T. Yuchengco (1992), Gabriel C. Singson (1998), Oscar M. Lopez (2000), Tony Tan Caktiong (2002), 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), and Erramon Aboitiz (2011).