Ever Bilena CEO talks about staying simple despite success

Jan Yumul, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 14 2017 06:21 PM | Updated as of Sep 14 2017 09:19 PM

Ever Bilena president and CEO Dioceldo Sy (L) and his daughter, Denice Sy (R) speak to Cathy Yang (center) for ANC's The Boss Bryan Realgo, ABS-CBN News 

Being a good boss means staying grounded and setting a good example for your employees, says Ever Bilena president and CEO Dioceldo Sy.

As his cosmetics empire turns 35 next year Sy said he remains in touch with his workers, even eating the same food at the same canteen where his workers eat.

"I don't like to create that curtain or wall that I should be different from them," said Sy. 

"That's what I teach my kids, (be) simple, grounded, be what you are. Don't say you're the boss, you'll be something different... (you) should be equal to everybody," he added.

The 60-year-old cosmetics magnate also shared with The Boss how his company is literally expanding by adding a new building with more than 22,000 square meters of floorspace this December.

"We had to knock down two buildings to create this," said Sy. 

"I hope this new building will be enough for the next generation," he added.

Catch Dioceldo Sy on ANC’s The Boss at 7:30p.m. on September 14, with replays at 11:30p.m. on Thursdays; Fridays at 3:30a.m. and 1p.m.; Saturdays at 4:30.am. and 10a.m.; Sundays at 4:30a.m. and Mondays at 9:30a.m.

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