Young Leaders for a Better World


 This global health crisis made us more human. It makes us realize that our body has its capacity while our mind is limitless. This is the time that we saw new leaders, not only that they are determined, fierce and aggressive but also with a heart for giving as proven by the initiator of community pantry in Maginhawa street in Quezon City and now emulated by hundreds of young leaders around the nation.

We present the 4 young leaders from different industries who are breaking the barriers now. They are innovators even at a young age. They are also nominated at Asia Leaders Awards 2021


Harvey Ong
Chief Operating Officer, Alfamart Trading Philippines

 Alfamart opened its first store on the Philippines in 2014 with only 200 stores. It’s a joint venture between Alfamart Indonesia and SM Retail. Harvey as the COO now handles more than 1000 branches nationwide with annual revenue of USD 350M. It’s the fastest growing retail chain in the Philippines.

Harvey Ong, Alfamart

In addition, AlfaMart offers services such as bills payment or ATM in select Alfamart stores, allowing them to become a one-stop shop for customers.


Avin Ong

Chairman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Macao Imperial Tea

 Avin is a 29 years old CEO of Fredley Group of Companies  with more than 1000 branches of Macao Imperial Tea and other brands such as  Nabe Japanese Izakaya and Hot Pot, Mitasu Yakiniku, New York Fries & Dips and Liang Crispy Rolls.

Avin Ong

 Today, the company’s social responsibility initiatives are fiercely important. Filipinos with disabilities are employed by the company and the Employee Rewards Program subsidises expenses and tuition fees for employees’ children.


Sam Verzosa
Chief Executive Officer, Frontrow Enterprise

For this Pandemic alone, Frontrow Enterprise donated more than Php 100M to help the Frontliners and indigents not to mention the opening of E Eskwela with computer units to be used by the marginalised in different neighbourhood in the country through Frontrow Cares.

Sam Verzosa

An award winning entrepreneur with 1.2M distributors globally. Sam continues to help out in spite of challenges brought by this global health crisis.


Renan Ponce Morales
Managing Director, Paragon Group of Companies, Inc.

 Renan Ponce Pascual-Morales, or “Bespren” as what his friends and constituents normally call him, is the current President of the National Movement of Young Legislators in Region 3. He founded the Bestfriend ng Bayan Foundation in 2015 which provides assistance to rape victims, out-of-school youths, women caught in sex trafficking and prostitution, People With Disabilities (PWDs), and senior citizens who are neglected.

Renan Ponce Morales

Renan is a former professional car racer, an N-1 champion and F3 Formula Drive. After his racing career, he started to focus on different advocacies to help uplift the lives of his countrymen. He became a public servant and a town councilor in Nueva Ecija. Later on, he also got involved in supporting different sports group such as Basketball and Volleyball Tournaments, Persons with Disability Paraplegic Athletes and the Philippine Memory Sports.

Asia Leaders Awards objective is to acknowledge honorable men and women who promotes the Philippines as the premier business hub in Asia and beyond and who shows leadership not only to his peers, but also tries to solve the problem of the country and beyond and who demonstrated an outstanding achievement for the welfare of others even for public service.

These young leaders are creative, innovative, fierce and have the will to succeed not just in the business arena but also in helping out the indigents. Young leaders worthy of our emulation.   




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