Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Shawarma Shack CEO Walther Buenavista Joins Rising Tigers Magazine’s Men of the Year Awardees!

Shawarma Shack CEO Walther Buenavista Joins Rising Tigers Magazine’s Men of the Year Awardees!

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When we say successful, we mean it; growth, financial stability, and corporate social responsibility for the communities.

You cannot say that you’re a successful entrepreneur if you don’t have those three mentioned, since those are the proof of success.

One of the young leaders of this generation with proven success. The person behind the success of Shawarma Shack is its Founder, President, and CEO, Walther Uzi Buenavista. In the seven years that Buenavista has been managing the business, his direction is always laser-focused on his three main motivations: Growth, Innovation, and Employment.

Thus, what started as a simple food stall in Divisoria in February 2015 has now become a leading innovator in the food cart business. Buenavista’s “distinctive visioning ability” facilitated the growth of the company.


This growth was also felled by his desire to bring their products closer to the customers. Shawarma Shack now has stores in key locations across the country with over 700 branches and still counting. “It presented a significant growth in terms of augmenting the demand from our customers and expanding enterprise sales, Buenavista pointed out.

Because of the company’s growth, Francorp Philippines gave Shawarma Shack a “One to Many The Millennial Club Award” in October 2017. This award is given to businesses that were able to reach double-digit number of branches in three years. In 2017, Shawarma Shack already had 28 outlets, the same year when Buenavista was just 28 years old while Shawarma Shack was only two years old.

Heart for the country

He is also very active in having relief efforts to the Filipinos who were badly hit by the typhoons here in our country as his way of giving back to the community.

For this year, Rising Tigers Magazine, the most distributed magazine right now in National Bookstores launched the “Rising Tigers Ball” highlighting the men and women who are making a difference in the country today with “Men of the Year and Women of Substance” awards.

The list of honorees is as follows:

  • Senator Miguel Zubiri
  • Capt. Stanley Ng of Philippine Airlines
  • Gerald “Gerry” J. Santos of Mr. Freeze Tube Ice
  • Ronald Daniel Mascariñas of Chooks2Go
  • Atty. Salvador Panelo
  • Leo Ortiz of Glutalipo
  • Walther Uzi Buenavista of Shawarma Shack
  • Jeffrey Amurao Geronimo of AquaSkin
  • Rico Hizon of CNN
  • Christian Bautista
  • Congresswoman Ruth Mariano Hernandez
  • Jessa Macaraig of The Pretty You
  • Ghie Pangilinan of Skin Magical
  • Pia Arellano of Transunion
  • Sarah Mateo of SPD Jobs
  • Congresswoman Richelle Singson Michael

The event was held at the Maynila Ballroom of the historic Manila Hotel with a welcome address by former Senator and president of Manila Hotel, Atty. Joey Lina followed by the Keynote speaker, Ambassador of Poland, His Excellency Jarosław Szczepankiewicz, who had previously served as the Polish ambassador to Ethiopia between 2008 and 2012.

High society, business leaders, and rising tigers also attended the event, including:

  • Becky Garcia
  • Ambassador of Romania Răduţa Dana Matache
  • former Philippine Ambassador to Russia Vic Garcia and Madam Connie Guanzon Garcia
  • Franchise Guru Butz Bartolome
  • Jorge and Frieda Hizon
  • Manny Victorio
  • Dr. George Sarakinis
  • Rey Langit
  • Merle Mendoza
  • Usec Sandy Montano
  • Richie Cuna of Kurimi & Fiorgelato
  • Remy Bondad
  • Andria Nicolas
  • Grace Bondad Nicolas of Tag Media Group
  • Etihad Airways General Manager Saeed and wife Ruth Eltanal

The main objective of the ball is to celebrate these leaders to be emulated and to inspire others with their challenges and success.

Check the website to know more about the magazine, rising-tigers.asia or call 09778978877. Email at president@rising-tigers.asia