Ateneo, Unionbank to search for the best family business
The Ateneo de Manila University, through its Family Business Development Center (FBDC), and Unionbank of the Philippines (UBP), have partnered to look for the best Filipino family business.
A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Ateneo (represented by Dr. Maria Luz Vilches, Vice President for the Loyola Schools and Dr. Luis Dumlao, dean of the John Gokongwei School of Management) and UBP (represented by Dr. Justo Ortiz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Eugene Acevedo, Senior Executive Vice President, Center Head for Retail and Corporate Banking) at the Ateneo’s Loyola Heights campus on April 18, 2017.
Under the agreement, UBP will collaborate with Ateneo FBDC in implementing a program that recognizes and awards family businesses in the Philippines. The two will form a Criteria Committee that will provide the methodology for selecting the candidates, entry classification, winner selection, and other concerns related to the program.
Initiated in 2008, the Ateneo FBDC has given seminars to family businesses, enabling them to achieve their development goals while ensuring healthy business succession. It strives to be the leading resources for developing and strengthening businesses in the ASEAN region. For more details and seminar schedules, visit http://ateneofamilybusiness.weebly.com/.