Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) 2015, the region’s most prestigious awards for entrepreneurs, has chosen Globe Telecom executive Glenn Estrella as winner in the Most Promising Category for his efforts and perseverance.
Estrella’s selection was based primarily on his performance as Vice President for Globe Digital Media and his accomplishments as member of the board of directors of Yondu, Inc., a Philippine provider of IT and mobile services. Yondu started as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe before its majority stake was sold to Xurpas last September.
“The award is a recognition of the culture we have in Yondu and Globe. We have a culture that promotes an environment of true camaraderie (mutual trust and friendship). We know the value of having fun in what we do, we correct each other when needed, we depend on each when faced with challenges, and when the day is done or the task is done we say thank you and congratulate one another. I know how to do my job, but I love it because of the people I work with,” Estrella said.
The research and analysis carried out by the team of APEA 2015 analysts noted that Estrella’s excellent business foresight and managerial style, particularly in turning around Yondu Inc., was one of the key factors for him being considered a winner.
“Not everyone can turn around a struggling business, and what Mr. Estrella did at Yondu is undeniable. He hauled the entire organization, from a failing business into one of the most profitable units of Globe Telecom. Yes, there were tough decisions and choices which had to be made, be it managing the manpower or resources. Mr. Estrella took these decisions head on and what we see today is in no small part down to his astute managerial and man management skills,” the team said in their report.
APEA provides a real platform for companies and governments to recognize and be recognized for entrepreneurial excellence so as to spur greater innovation, fair practices and growth in entrepreneurship. As a regional award, APEA is able to group together leading entrepreneurs across the region as a powerful voice for entrepreneurs and a crème of- the-crop networking opportunity. APEA has a network of over 2,000 award winning business leaders and entrepreneurs from across Asia since its conception in 2007.