Sy, Hans T.
DLSAA Distinguished Lasallian Awardee
"for his leadership of the country's top businesses that provide opportunities for income and growth among Filipinos, and for incorporating innovative ways of risk reduction and climate change resiliency in every new venture he establishes"
DLSAA Order of Madame de Maillefer Awardee
Being at the helm of many corporations and business entities in the Philippines, Sy has helped boost the national economy in countless ways, such as creating consistent growth in the retail, real estate and banking sector. Sy was the first Exec. Vice President of the privately held SM Investments Corporation, a major con-glomerate involved in retail, banking and property development. He also serves as President and CEO of the publicly-listed SM Prime Holdings, Inc., one of the largest and most valuable property companies in Southeast Asia that develops malls, hotels and residential areas. Sy oversees the shopping mall operations, as well as the engineering and construction divi-sions within the SM Group. Furthermore, SM Prime has launched many initiatives related to civic assistance and environmen-tal sustainability projects. This includes continuous efforts to refine business operations through its Green Retail Agenda as well as their partnership with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Re-duction (UNISDR). Thanks to Sy's leadership, his ventures have created gainful employment and business opportunities and has elevated the quality of living in the Philippines.