PwC Philippines and Entrepreneurs’ Organization Philippines (EO Philippines) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 17 November to work together in creating programs for EO’s next generation (NextGens) of family business leaders, and to exchange knowledge and expertise, in line with the vision of PwC’s NextGen Club.
EO Philippines President Mahesh Mirpuri expresses optimism for their members, who mostly run family businesses. “This is a strategic alliance that should prove to be mutually beneficial. Connecting with experts from PwC provides our members additional knowledge and helps them develop their business acumen.”
“Together, we will have many collaborations in terms of exchanges of knowledge, experiences and ideas, as we navigate our businesses, post-pandemic,” PwC Philippines Chairman and Senior Partner Rick Danao adds. “We can build trust together, solve many more problems and create a better Philippines.”
Globally, PwC’s NextGen Club was launched in 2015. It is where the next generation of family business leaders make the connections they need to succeed. Through the NextGen Club, NextGens meet and get inspiration from iconic family businesses, successful business practitioners, entrepreneurs and digital gurus – from all over the world. As members, they’ll be able to exchange ideas, share experiences, and look for opportunities to learn from previous generations of leaders. Currently, PwC’s NextGen Club has more than 2,500 NextGen members from 27 different countries and regions.
PwC Philippines Chairman Emeritus and ESG Leader Alex Cabrera has a bigger view: “We’re very happy to embark on this collaboration with EO. Our advocacy for NextGen Leaders is to promote better governance and enjoin them to immerse ESG in their business models, and use creativity to achieve inclusive economic prosperity.”
Top row, L-R: PwC Philippines Chairman and ESG Leader Alex Cabrera, PwC Philippines Deals & Corporate Finance Director Trissy Rogacion, and EO Philippines Strategic Alliance Chair Wilbert Cua. Second row, L-R: EO Philippines President Mahesh Mirpuri, PwC Philippines Assurance Partner and Entrepreneurial & Private Business Leader Geraldine Apostol, and Deals & Corporate Finance Managing Partner Mary Jade Divinagracia. Bottom row, L-R: PwC Philippines Chairman and Senior Partner Rick Danao, EO Philippines Strategic Alliance Co-Chair Benson Siao, and PwC Philippines Markets & Assurance Executive Director Allan Cao.
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About Entrepreneurs’ Organization Philippines. EO Philippines is part of The Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a global peer-to-peer network of more than 14,000+ influential business owners with 198 chapters in 61 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond. In the Philippines, EO has over 200 members.