SM Supermalls Chairman Wins Global Filipino Leader of the Year – Manila Bulletin

Steven Tan, Chairman of SM Supermalls, was awarded the Overall Winner of Global Filipino Executive of the Year at the recent Asia CEO Awards.

The Asia CEO Awards honor Filipino companies, entrepreneurs and leaders who have excelled and made a significant positive impact on society. Finalists are included in a circle of excellence from which an overall winner is chosen.

Under Tan’s leadership, SM Supermalls withstood the difficulties of the pandemic and experienced a strong rebound and the economy opened up. The company was successful in recouping its revenue, occupancy and foot traffic targets in the mall. SM continued to be the first choice for market entry for new global brands in the Philippines, with the opening of the world’s largest IKEA at the SM Mall of Asia Complex. SM was the only mall operator to open new developments from 2020 to 2022. SM Supermalls has also partnered with LGUs (Local Government Units) nationwide and has become a key player in helping the country and the economy to bounce back from the pandemic thanks to its Covid-19 tests. and vaccination program with more than 10.5 million injections administered.

Committed to continuing to serve communities, SM Supermalls has embraced the changes brought about by the pandemic with agility, innovation and responsiveness to the needs of its employees, customers and tenants.

“We are simply people who help others, and giving back to our communities has always been part of SM’s mission and DNA,” said Steven Tan.

Emerging stronger from the pandemic, SM launched ‘Safe Malling at SM’, a comprehensive campaign that reinvented the mall experience, ensuring that every customer is safe and protected from Covid-19 in all of its malls. Part of this campaign is the launch of its e-commerce platform, SM Malls Online, offering customers the chance to shop essentials from home. New safe shopping mall experiences such as DOH Farmers Markets, Paw Parks, Outdoor Dining, and Bike Lanes, among others, have also been introduced.

“On behalf of SM Supermalls and the Sy family, I am honored and grateful to receive this recognition, and I dedicate it to our team, the Sy family and Mr. Henry Sy for his inspiration. With this award, at SM Supermalls, we promise to remain committed to serving our communities, constantly evolving and innovating to build a better future for Filipinos,” Tan said.

The announcement of the winners of the Asia CEO Award 2022 took place on October 11 at the Manila Marriott Grand Ballroom.

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