Retail pioneer Henry Sy, Sr. is this year’s recipient of the 2016 Ramon V. Del Rosario (RVR) Award for Nation Building.
The award is a project of the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Manila and the Asian Institute of Management’s Center for Corporate Social Responsibility.
Named in honor of JCI’s (formerly Manila Jaycees) founding president, Ramon V. Del Rosario, it recognizes individuals who best exemplify outstanding corporate citizenship and have an underlying passion for nation building.Sy joined JCI Manila in 1958 and became an officer in 1963.
“We are honored to receive this award from JCI Manila and in cooperation with RVR. This award is meaningful to my dad. He always enjoyed his time with Manila Jaycees. It is here where he learned a lot from other members,” Ms. Teresita Sy-Coson, SM Investments Corporation Vice Chair said in accepting the award on behalf of her father.
Ms. Sy-Coson said that Mr. Sy liked to tell his children that joining the organization made him realize a very important lesson in life. “If you want to be a leader, you have to make things happen. It was through Jaycees that my father learned more about entrepreneurship, the importance of nation building and of corporate social responsibility which he continues to apply today,” Ms. Sy-Coson said.