A send-off for Tennyson Chen

The SGV Foundation and the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) co-hosted a cocktail reception in honor of Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines 2010 Tennyson Chen on 13 May at the Executive Lounge, DBP Building. Mr. Chen will soon be leaving for Monte Carlo, Monaco where he will represent the Philippines in the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Awards. He will join more than 50 Entrepreneur Of The Year country winners on 2-5 June 2011.

Development Bank of the Philippines President Francisco del Rosario formally opened the program, after which a video recapping Mr. Chen’s win at the Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines awards banquet in October 2010 was shown. Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines Program Director Tonette Tionko presented Mr. Chen with a good luck keepsake of a bejewelled hen laying golden eggs, which represents outstanding yield and infinite luck in business activities and even personal endeavors. SGV Chairman and Managing Partner Vic Noel led a toast in honor of Mr. Chen, paying tribute to his passion for hard work and excellence. Mr. Chen, in his response, shared his hopes of continuing to help the industry innovate and expressed how proud he is to represent Filipino entrepreneurs to the world.