The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), in collaboration with SGV as its Knowledge Partner, conducted the 2023 NextGen CEO program from June to November 2023. This marks the program’s third year and aims to empower leaders to future-proof their businesses and emerge as transformative trailblazers in their respective sectors. The program concluded with the graduation ceremony and the recognition of the Outstanding Transformative Leader along with special awardees on 9 November 2023 at the Sheraton Hotel. SGV Consulting Leader and EY Asean Business Consulting Leader Rossana A. Fajardo, Consulting Partner Maria Kathrina S. Macaisa-Pena, SGV Consulting Markets Leader and Principal Lee Carlo Abadia, and Consulting Principal Randall C. Antonio led the program with the sponsorship of SGV Chairman and Country Managing Partner Wilson P. Tan. Consulting support team members Carol Aquino-Formilleza, Irish Anne Galaroza, and Patricia Ann Empleo assisted with planning and logistics for the face-to-face classes and virtual catch-ups. NextGen Leaders receive plaques of recognition The recognized Transformative Leaders are: 2023 Outstanding Transformative Leadership Awardee Donn GamboaWhite Cloak Technologies, Inc.Project: Unang Paglinang – Aims to provide an avenue for young, bright minds to leapfrog societal barriers and grasp a brighter, more secure future while contributing to the country’s rise as a go-to destination for IT Talent. 2023 Transformation Challenge Special Awardees Atty. Jo Kristine “Kaye” CeleraRegulatory Affairs Director – East ZoneManila Water CompanyProject: SCALE-UP - Aims to effectively create a culture of responsible sanitation management. Rolan Marco “Rolan” GarciaFounding CEO and Managing PartnerEmbiggen GroupProject: Embiggen Ventures – Aims to harness the power of Artificial Intelligence’s use in driving new disruptive businesses. NextGen CEO Transformative Leaders Efren Caringal, Jr.COOInsular Life Neal Carlson “Neal” CoGeneral ManagerParkmall Micah del CarmenPresidentNoahsys Corporation Gene Atilano GañganDirector for Research and Talent Intelligence PracticeZMG Ward Howell, Inc. Eduardo Luis “Ed” LuyPresident and COOMacroAsia Corporation Sergio “Serge” Oñate Ramos IIIPresident and Co-FounderPCI Innovations Tech Center, Inc. Elvin Ivan “Elvin” UyExecutive DirectorPhilippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) Al Douglas “A.D.” VillaosSenior AVP - Business DevelopmentVivant Energy Corporation Juan Antonio “Ja” VillaluzPresidentSouthland College Cristina “Tina” VivasHead of Consumer Goods and Retail, Food Service, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals DivisionZMG Ward Howell, Inc. Technology@Speed Plenary participants The program commenced on 29 June with a Leading with Purpose session. Through 20 July to 17 August, various plenary sessions delved into EY’s transformative drivers: Humans@Center, Technology@Speed, and Innovation@Scale. Social events were also integrated into the program on 24 August and 19 October. Leading with Purpose session Technology@Speed Plenary with guest speaker Noel Mendoza Leaders in their respective fields were invited as plenary guest speakers to share insights and experiences related to each of the transformative drivers. These included EY Singapore Business Consulting Partner Zee Fakier, EY Sydney Associate Director Nadia Woodhouse, AIA Philippines Chief Technology Officer Noel Mendoza, and Sanofi Australia & New Zealand Managing Director Gladys Peters. BS Works Chief Executive Officer and NextGen Committee Chair Cliff Eala was also present. SGV Chairman and Managing Partner Wilson P. Tan speaks at the SGV-MAP social event NextGen Committee Chair Cliff Eala gives his speech at the SGV-MAP social event As the program’s final requirement, participants proposed a transformative idea for implementation within their respective companies, sector, or larger community. These ideas should embody Purpose and the transformative drivers emphasized during the program. The participants were coached by CL Follosco Group, Inc. CEO and President Maria Ester Follosco-Bautista; UBE Media, Inc. President Donna May Lina; Asticom Technology Inc. President and CEO Mharicar Castillo Reyes; Pacific Sun Solutions, Inc. President Deliza Goze Ridoloso and SGV Consulting Partners Rossana A. Fajardo, Ryan Gilbert K. Chua, Jan Ray G. Manlapaz, Marnelli Eileen J. Fullon, Charisse Rossielin Y. Cruz, Warren R. Bituin, and Principal Lee Carlo B. Abadia.