Frederick Dy Ong, President and CEO of Pepsi Cola Products Philippines, Inc (PCPPI)—the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages in the Philippines—will be honored during the launch of business and lifestyle magazine Rising Tigers: Nation Builders as one of the Top 50 Rising Tigers in the Asia Pacific.
This latest publication will feature the best and the brightest in the Philippines and Southeast Asia who never fail to balance commitment to growth with corporate social responsibility, even during the most trying times.
“Asia Leaders Awards Presents the Top 50 Rising Tigers in the Asia Pacific to motivate us all that, in spite of the challenges, we will emerge triumphant. These are the top leaders with the very new vision of the world now,” shared billionaire Robert Laurel Yupangco, an esteemed member of the ALA Board.
Harnessing 25 Years of Sales Leadership
Frederick D. Ong, an Economics graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University, is an epitome of that leader of the future who never fails to emerge triumphant amid challenges, transforming his company into his vision of the future.
“I feel honored to have been chosen to lead a dynamic team of ethical and purpose-driven individuals who are leading the industry to transition into a more sustainable business model that puts priority on the people, environment, and the future of the world,” Ong said in a statement after his appointment to PPCPI’s top post.
He harnesses his 25-year senior level experience and expertise in commercial management to “lead high performance teams across cultures” and “drive innovative business improvement aligned with PPCPI’s sustainable business approach.”
Ong rose from the ranks as Marketing Trainee to Senior Brand Manager for Nestle Philippines, Vice President for Sales and Marketing for Metrobank Card Corporation, National Sales Operations Director for The Coca Cola Export Corporation, and Customer Development Director for Johnson & Johnson Philippines.
He then became Director of Sales for Reckitt Benckiser SDN BHB, International Customers Pacific Group Director for Coca-Cola Far East Limited, and Vice President for Sales and Marketing of Samsung before finally taking over the helm of PPCPI.
Leading PPCPI to Environmental Sustainability
Under Ong’s leadership, Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc, in 2021, goes full blast in reaffirming its commitment to sustainable business practices as it focuses on environmental protection and stewardship.
PCPPI has continued to practice light weighting to drastically cut virgin plastic in their plastic packaging materials—saving 118 metric tons of plastic resin, or 6 million PET bottles!, as of September 2021—and save cartons as secondary packaging.
Likewise, PCPPI has continually engaged in boosting its stewardship of water forms—adopting six bodies of water under its care—through local coastal cleanup drives by having its Batangas, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, and La Union regional offices partner up with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
“PCPPI has fervently elevated our business practices to benefit the environment and the people. It’s still a long journey towards achieving plastic neutrality, but we are happy to see that we’re making remarkable progress and positive impact on the environment,” Ong said.
PCCPI manufactures 7-Up, Aquafina, Gatorade, Lipton, Milkis, Mirinda, Mountain Dew, Mug, Premier, Sting, Tropicana, and, of course, Pepsi-Cola.
Visit PCCPI’s website https://www.pepsiphilippines.com/ for more news and updates.
Recognizing the Leaders of Tomorrow
This milestone, another brainchild of the Asia Leaders Awards (ALA) Committee, will be held on March 22, 2022, at the Grand Hyatt Manila at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.
Asia Leaders Awards is only the recognition giving body whose awards committee is composed of respected leaders from different chambers, organizations, and embassies such as Embassy of Singapore, Embassy of Poland, and Korean Council among others.
Its main objective is to promote the Philippines as a premier business hub and destination in Asia.
For more information about Asia Leaders Awards, visit https://www.facebook.com/AsiaLeadersAwards.