MANILA, PHILIPPINES — SM Supermalls President Steven Tan was hailed as part of the Circle of Excellence and Grand Winner for Global Filipino Executive of the Year in the recently concluded Asia CEO Awards. The Asia CEO Awards honors companies, entrepreneurs, and executives that have both excelled, and have made a significant positive impact on society.
Under the leadership of Steven Tan, SM Supermalls did not only survive the pandemic but also emerged stronger. The company managed to recover and sustain its mall revenue, occupancy, and foot traffic targets. SM continues to be the first choice for market entry of global brands to the Philippines, and it’s the only mall operator to open new malls from 2020 until 2022. SM Supermalls also became a key player in helping the country and the economy bounce back from the pandemic through its Covid-19 testing and vaccination programs in partnership with local government units nationwide.
Committed to continuing serving the communities, SM Supermalls embraced the changes brought by the pandemic with agility, innovation, and responsiveness to the needs of its employees, customers, and tenants.
“We are people, helping people, and giving back to our communities have always been a part of SM’s mission and DNA,” said Steven.
Rising stronger from the pandemic, SM launched “Safe Malling at SM,” a comprehensive campaign that reinvented the malling experience, ensuring that every customer is safe and protected against Covid-19 in all its malls. Part of this campaign is the launch of its ecommerce platform called SM Malls Online, where customers can shop for their essentials in the comforts of their homes. New and safe malling experiences such as Farmers’ Market, Paw Parks, outdoor dining, and bike lanes among others were also introduced. SM also remains the first choice for market entry of global brands with the opening of the largest IKEA in the world at SM Mall of Asia Complex.
Behind SM’s business recovery and success are its people. It is for this reason that SM invests and prioritizes their growth and overall well-being. SM Supermalls provides its employees with tools and programs that enable them to become better individuals, capable of adjusting to the ever-changing market landscape.
Through these efforts to recover the business and with the leadership of Steven Tan, SM Supermalls has achieved much and continues to achieve its targets since 2021.
“I am honored and grateful to receive this recognition. With this award, we at SM Supermalls, promise to remain committed to serving our communities, constantly evolving and innovating our services to build a better future for Filipinos,” Steven said.
The announcement of the winners of the 2022 Asia CEO Award was held last October 11 at the Manila Marriott Grand Ballroom.