Marvin Agustin bags Young Entrepreneur of the Year
October 26, 2012
Dreams do come true for every Juan. Marvin Agustin did not imagine being in the roster of the most powerful and influential names in business and economy having won the 2012 Young Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year of the SGV Foundation. Held at the Awards Banquet in Makati Shangrila Hotel last week, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year annually recognizes individuals who have shown exemplary extraordinary passion, vision and conviction that led respective businesses to success. Marvin Agustin shared the limelight among the finalists named; Raul M. Ang, President of Maxima Machineries Incorporated, Jaime I. Ayala, President and CEO of Hybrid Social Solutions, Inc.(HSSI), Antonette P. De Guzman and Carolina S. Osteria, Managing Directors, ACM Landholdings Inc., Venus C. Genson, CEO and President Art N’ Nature Manufacturing Corporation, Raoul Roberto P. Goco, Executive Chef and Owner Cyma Greek Taverna Co., Ronald P. Guzman M.D., Chief Executive Officer, President and Founder Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines, Raphael T. Juan, President Centro Manufacturing Corporation, Amelia D. Manas, Founding President and CEO Bruno’s Services Corporation, Nelson C. Par and Siu Ping Par PR Gaz Franchising Corporation, Jose Victor Paterno President and CEO Philippine SEven Corporation, Edwin M. Salonga Chairperson and Mariel Vincent A. Rapisura President and CEO Social Enterprise Development Partnership Inc., (SEDPI), Raphael Lim Soon President North Park Noodle House, Jonathan O. Suy, General Manager, Jomaray Pulp Packaging Industries, Toomanny Tan President and CEO, Filipino Entrepreneurs and Resources Network (FERN) Inc., Willy Tee Ten President and Dealer Principal of Autohub Group of Companies and Dennis A. Uy, President and CEO of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc.,
Bagging the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award designed by the world renowned sculptor, painter and graphic designer Michael Cacnio, Marvin Agustin did not expect to have brought home one of the five awards, Young Entrepreneur from the prestigious Ernst and Young Judges chaired by Cesar E.A.Virata along with Br. Narciso Syloria Erquiza, FSC, Engr. Merly M. Cruz Undersecretary of the Department of Trade and Industry-Regional Operations and Development Group (DTI-RODG), Vivian H. Gee, Head of Asia t the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship as well as Associate Editor at the World Economic Forum, Dr. Milwida M. Guevara President of Synergiea Foundation, Rafael Cojuangco Lopa Executive Director of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) and Hans B. Sicat President and CEO of The Philippine Stock Exchange.
Marvin has a lot of stories to tell and inspire the youth to success. Dreaming to be a restaurant manager when he was young, he pursued the passion in the restaurant business after studying at the International School for Culinary Arts and Hotel Management under the tutelage of Chef Norbert Gandler. He gained more skills and knowledge in culinary arts after graduating Managing Arts Program at the Asian Institute of Management which eventually led him to venture with his friends Raymond Magdaluyo and Ricky Laudico opening SumoSam Foods Inc., in 2004. SumoSam has exponentially grown with more established partner restos Mr. Kurosawa, John and Yoko, Johnny Chow, Robotosan and Marciano’s. Today, Marvin shares the inspiration tapping on his experience in media with Futuretainment Inc. and Media Nation Inc., with manager Annabelle Regalado-Borja, production companies that organizes and presents successful concerts by renowned international artists in Manila.
Adding to the array of accolades, Best Operations Award from Ayala Merchant Awards in 2009 and Most Promising Restaurant in 2008 for John and Yoko, and Mr. Kurosawa in Eastwood Libis named as one of Philippine Tatler’s best restaurants in 2009 is Ernst and Young’s 2012 Young Entrepreneur of the Year award of the President of SumoSam Foods Inc., Marvin Agustin omniscient of the Filipino entrepreneur and inspiring the youth to hope and achieve.
“Hardwork, dedication and determination. Dreams really do come true”- said Marvin joined by manager and friend Annabelle Regalado-Borja and business partners Raymond Magdaluyo and Ricky Laudico.
Christian Melanie Lee is a freelance social media manager and web developer. She also devoted her time managing her food blog, and music/concert blog. One of the Hootsuite Ambassador for the Philippines since 2014 and currently working as social media manager for the local band, The Itchyworms.
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