Nix Nolledo heads for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Awards


SGV hosted on 26 May 2016 a send-off cocktail for Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines (EOYP) 2015, Mr. Nico Jose “Nix” Nolledo, Chairman and CEO of Xurpas, Inc. Mr. Nolledo will compete against other EOY country winners in the World Entrepreneur Of The Year (WEOY) 2016 Awards in Monte Carlo, Monaco on 7-12 June 2016. Members of Mr. Nolledo’s family and Xurpas’ board were present, as well as EOYP 2015 judges former Prime Minister Cesar EA Virata and Ambassador Delia Albert.

In his opening remarks, Chairman and Managing Partner Vic Noel remarked on Mr. Nolledo’s achievements and that his win signifies the growing role of technopreneurs around the world. “With his vision of a mobile, tech-savvy and highly connected world, Nix went from being a fast-food restaurant manager to being the Chairman and CEO of one of the largest listed consumer technology companies in Southeast Asia. From a capital of PhP62,500 in 2001, he led the company to an initial public offering that raised PhP1.37 billion in 2014. And today, Xurpas is continuing its expansion, acquiring and investing in technology companies in the region and even in the US,” he noted.

EOYP Program Director Atty. Tonette Tionko presented Mr. Nolledo with a Philippine flag and a set of Laughing Buddhas for good luck before Vice Chairman and Deputy Managing Partner Itos Cruz offered a ceremonial toast. Planters Development Bank Chairman and President Ambassador Jesus Tambunting, who was the 2009 EOYP, shared some words of encouragement. Mr. Nolledo then expressed his gratitude and his hopes for technology companies like Xurpas to be recognized in the Philippines.