The Entrepreneur Behind It All

Mr. John Gokongwei, Jr. is the founder and Chairman Emeritus of JG Summit Holdings, Inc. (JGSHI). He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of JGSHI until his retirement from this position in December 2001. He continues to be a member of the Board of Directors of JGSHI and Chairman of Ding Feng Real Estate.
In the past 60 years, Mr. Gokongwei has slowly built his business empire investing in diverse ventures. He was ranked 2nd in the 2015 Forbes Magazine annual list of Philippines’ richest. In 2014, he was conferred the Lifetime Luminary Achievement Award by Channel News Asia and was appointed Chairman of the Overseas Chinese Enterprises Association in Xiamen.