(l-r): Cirilo P. Noel, Chairman & Managing Partner, SGV & Co.; Francis Glenn L. Yu, President & CEO, SEAOIL; Antonette C. Tionko, Program Director - Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines

SEAOIL President & CEO Francis Glenn Yu awarded as one of the finalists in the 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Philippines

SEAOIL President & CEO Francis Glenn Yu recently received an award as finalist in the 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Carefully chosen by the organization's selection committee, Mr. Yu was 1 of the 16 outstanding entrepreneurs who became finalists in the said award.

A well-deserved award for Mr. Yu, his achievements encompass the success of SEAOIL under his leadership. From one station in 1997, he led the way to increase it to 200 in 2011, making SEAOIL the largest and leading independent oil company in the country. He promoted franchising as a viable and sustainable business platform, giving the SEAOIL franchise advantage over competitors. He also advocated the use of biofuels in 2005 as an alternative source of energy for the transport sector, which continues to receive citations up to this date.