IABC Confers CEO Excel Lifetime Achievement Award on Lopez Group Chairman

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The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines conferred on Lopez Group chairman Oscar M. Lopez its highest award, the Lifetime Achievement Award in the 2010 Communication Excellence in Organzations (CEO EXCEL) Awards.IABC Philippines President Rey Anthony David Jr. said the organization’s board of trustees unanimously voted to recognize Lopez for his “extraordinary and transformational leadership over the years in communicating effectively the vision and values of the Lopez Group of companies to employees, business partners, customer and other stakeholders.”The CEO Excel is awarded to individuals who consistently demonstrate vision and leadership in his commitment to effective business communication. Contributions to communication include achievements such as initiating, directing, supporting or sustaining outstanding and effective communication programs. The award is given to chief executive officers (CEOs), managing directors or presidents. Both IABC members and non-members can nominate individuals for the award.Other 2010 CEO Excel awardees from the Lopez Group were ABS-CBN President and Chief Operating Officer Charo Santos-Concio for Media and ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. (AFI) Managing Director Gina Lopez for Corporate Foundation.In accepting the award on March 23, Lopez said the “Phoenix-like nature of the Lopez Group” was not an accident. “This ability to last and outlast our challenges and challengers is made possible by careful nurturing of a corporate culture that values excellence in the conduct of our various businesses,” he said. …