Venture's Executive Director, Mayan Quebral, has been selected as a finalist in the search for the Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines 2009
. As a social entrepreneur, Ms. Quebral has aligned business goals with social values and has also empowered non-profits and individuals to become self-reliant while celebrating the joy of giving.The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year®
is the world's most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs. Its inception in 1994 was for the celebration of entrepreneurs who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses. The Entrepreneur of the Year recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.
In the Philippines, the Entrepreneur of the Year 2009
is a program of the SGV Foundation, Inc., with the participation of co-presenters the Department of Trade and Industry, Ateneo Graduate School of Business, Development Bank of the Philippines, Philippine Business for Social Progress, Philippine Stock Exchange and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. Sponsors include SAP Philippines, William J. Shaw Foundation, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, and the Universal Motors Corporation
Winners of the Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines 2009
will be announced at the Awards Banquet on October 15, 2009. The Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines will represent the country in the World Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 in Monte Carlo, Monaco in June 2010.http://www.bworldonline.com/BW092309/content.php?id=006