Awards Committee

Rick Sobreviñas

We are very excited to announce that the AAP Chairman is one of the Judges. An investment banker from New York City.

Robert Laurel Yupangco

Proud to include Robert Laurel Yupangco as of the Judges. The grandson of former President Jose P. Laurel. Robert just bagged the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award (APEA) for Tourism, Hospitality and Food Service.

Yupangco is the President/CEO of Zoomanity-Yupangco Group and was cited for his exceptional contribution to the tourism and hospitality business sector. He established the foundations of Yupangco Group such as Yamaha School of Music, Sound Publishing Corporation, YL Development (Real Estate), Yupangco Electronics Corporation and YL Finance Corporation (micro-financing, consumer financing, and remittance services) with the help of siblings and his mother who is the matriarch of the family.

Dr. Elton See Tan

When your Dad was the richest man in Asia during his time (Yep! In the whole Asia not just in Philippines) and was a Chinese philanthropist and businessman who founded the Asiaworld Internationale Group and established the KTTI Foundation, which provided scholarships to and supported the education of thousands of young students, you cannot help but to prove that you are equally successful. Dr. Elton See Tan, doesn’t need to prove it as his heart belongs to the service for the people. An award winning entrepreneur, Dr. Tan is also the Chairman of E- Hotels & Resorts, President of Makati Tourism Foundation Inc and the Vice Chairman of Federation of Filipino- Chinese Chambers of Commerce among so many affiliations where he is one of the board of directors. Dr. Tan, same as other judges is one of the credible and most accomplished and recognized figures in the business community in Philippines.

Edward Ling

The President of Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industries in the Philippines. A Malaysian with over a decade of experience in the Philippines as an entrepreneur and who has successfully built his group of companies in the health and wellness industry. Among his notable achievements is the success in building a Malaysian brand of wellness products and turning it into a market leader in the Philippines. He was a Past President of both the Malaysian Association of the Philippines (MAP) and Foreign Chamber Council of the Philippines (FCCP). He is also the Co-National Director of Business Network International (BNI) Philippines and President of Global Business Integrated Holdings, Inc.

Mikel Yaw

One of our judges is an award winning entrepreneur from Malaysia. He believes in “People Come First” and implements this through good empowerment, leadership and team working to entrust people to success.

As a successful young entrepreneur, Mikel believes that, “When you achieved goals, you feel rewarding and you know well you are on the right track.”

Awarded the SME Award 2010.
Awarded the APEA Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award 2011.
Awarded the Golden Bull Award 2012 .

Last March 16, 2017, Mikel Yaw, the Group Managing Director of Elabram Systems together with the other empowered 13 entrepreneurs received another award from Asia- Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) and was held in Bangkok, Thailand.

The group is so happy to received the ”Outstanding Award in IT and Telecommunications Industry Category” which only implies the right practice and quality services done by the team not only in Thailand but also by Elabramers around the globe.

Ajay Kesavan

One of the biggest online travel agency in the Philippines and beyond is GI Philippines Corporation or most known as Biyaheko. Here’s the empowered and astute country head, Mr. Ajay Kesavan as one of the Judges At Asia Leaders Awards 2018.

Rudolf Kotik

We are proud to present Mr. Rudolf Kotik, the Founder and CEO of RK Franchise Consultancy. The only Franchise Consultancy in the Philippines with complete nationwide network and regional office in Cebu and satellite offices in Davao. Mr. Kotik spent most of his days traveling the world especially in Middle East to meet with clients. He is one of the judges at Asia Leaders Awards.

Jake Zyrus

Jake Zyrus achievements are enough to make him as one of the leaders. Meet Jake Zyrus as part of the Awards Committee.

“Zyrus released the studio album Charice in 2010; it entered the Billboard 200 at number eight, making it the first album of an Asian solo singer ever to land in the Top 10.

The single “Pyramid”, featuring singer Iyaz, is Zyrus’s most successful single to date, charting within the Top 40 in a number of countries after its debut live performance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Crossing over to acting on television, he joined the cast of TV series Glee as Sunshine Corazon. Subsequently, “Before It Explodes”, written by Bruno Mars, was released as the lead single from Zyrus’s second international studio album, Infinity.”

James Jimenez

Always supporting our events. We are thankful to Director James Jimenez for joining us as part of the judging committee. Welcome Director James Jimenez. The longest serving Spokesperson of the Commission on Elections, James Jimenez is the Director of that institution’s Education and Information Department.

Dante "Klink" Ang II

Presenting the CEO and President of Manila Times as part of the awards committee. Meet Dante Ang II.