“We are all winners,” said Blue Cargo Shipping Agency President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Elmer Francisco Sarmiento who has been awarded as one of the ten (10) finalists for the annual Asia CEO Awards – Global Filipino Executive of the Year category during the 2017 Asia CEO Awards held last October 17, 2017 at Marriott Grand Ballroom, Makati City.
Mr. Sarmiento received a trophy and was joined by nine (9) other finalists from different firms including Integrated Micro-Electronics, Alalay sa Kaunlaran Inc., Artemisplus Express, Institute of Corporate Directors, PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies, LBC Express, Light Rail Manila Corporation, Sta. Lucia Land and TaskUs.
The Global Filipino Executive of the Year award is annually awarded by Asia CEO Awards committee to any Filipino citizen or person of Filipino descent who achieved recognizable success in Philippines or outside of it.
Asia CEO Awards is an award-giving body that recognizes the achievements and highlights many of the most accomplished management teams and industry leaders in Southeast Asia Some of the other awards given were Wellness Company of the Year, Executive Leadership Team of the Year, Top Employer of the Year, Expatriate Executive of the Year, Service Excellence Company of the Year, Young Leader of the Year, Green Company of the Year, CSR Company of the Year, SME Company of the Year, Heart for OFW’s Company, Entrepreneur of the Year, Technology Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year and ASEAN Company of the Year.
Mr. Sarmiento in his speech, thanked his boss, mentor, partner and friend, Mr. Michael Raeuber, the Group CEO of Blue Cargo Shipping Agency Inc. Mr. Raeuber won the Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL) Expatriate Executive Award in 2015. “The same goes to our hardworking and dedicated officers and employees of Blue Cargo Shipping Agency because if not from them, we will not be where we are now. And most of all to my wife and family – my children and granddaughters who served as my inspiration,” he added.
The awarding ceremony was graced by the presence of his daughter, Zaza Sarmiento and son, Enrique Sarmiento. Also present were the Blue Cargo Shipping Agency management team including the Global CEO, Mr. Michael Raeuber, Ms. Loida Tasis, Ms. Eva Sunga, Atty. Roville Sunga, Mr. Leodie Limcangco and Ms. Madette Bernardo.