The prestigious Asia CEO Awards has presented the shortlist of finalists for the 2014 awards, and the main event is set on November 12, 2014, Wednesday, at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila.
With the theme “Emerging Asia”, business leaders from several industries in the Philippines were carefully selected, highlighting the country’s shining examples of good leadership. The awards recognize extraordinary leaders who have demonstrated outstanding achievement for their organizations and contributions to others.
This year, Primavera Residences’ developer, Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-development Corporation (ITPI)’s President Atty. Jose “Jojo” D. Leviste, III, is one of the finalists in the 5th Asia CEO Awards in the category of SPi Global Young Leader of the Year.
Pioneering sustainable real estate developments in the Philippines, Atty. Jojo is passionate about environmental design and urban planning. Aside from being ITPI’s president, he also serves as the President of Constellation Energy Corporation, ITPI’s sister company that is engaged in the business of renewable energy, including geothermal, hydro and wind.
“We want to be thought leaders. At first at the level of our projects, but in the longer term I would like our ways of thinking (in relation to design, efficiency and quality of life) to spill over and influence what Filipinos should come to expect of our living environments in a wider sense,” Leviste expressed.
Making a difference
Atty. Jojo Leviste is known for his passion in helping the country become a more sustainable, progressive nation through his extensive knowledge and application of the best practices in renewable energy and environmentally sound projects. The companies he lead – ITPI and Constellation – are built upon the philosophy of making a difference in property development in terms of sustainability and environmental impact.
ITPI’s premier project in Cagayan de Oro – Primavera Residences, a green, mixed-use development – was built to serve the city’s increasing demand for affordable housing with sustainability in mind. It was awarded this year as the Best Mixed-Use Development in the Philippines by the Asia Pacific Property Awards.
“I envision a future where man and nature work in harmony, I believe, together with my business partner, that ITPI is shaping the region to become a healthier, sustainable place to live in,” Leviste said.
The Asia CEO Awards 2014 and title sponsor, PLDT Alpha Enterprise, have 10 categories including two new award categories: Hospitality Award and First Carbon Solutions Green Company of the Year. The other categories are: Oracle Technology Company of the Year; CSR Company of the Year; SPi Global Young Leader of the Year; SHORE Solutions Most Innovative Company; NEC Quality Company; Jones Lang LaSalle Expatriate Executive of the Year; Smart Communications Global Filipino Executive; Meralco Top Employer Organization; and the KPMG Executive Leadership Team.