Monday, 24 June 2024

Oscar M. Lopez, President and Chair of the Board, Benpres Holdings Corporation

Philippines

Champion's Profile

Mr. Oscar M. Lopez assumed the presidency of Benpres Holdings Corporation in 1999 and has chaired the company’s board since inception. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College (cum laude) and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Harvard University. He is chairman and chief executive officer of First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPHC) since 1986, chairman and president of Lopez, Inc. (since 1999), and chairman of among others, First Philippine Infrastructure Development Corporation (FPIDC). Mr. Lopez is also involved in a number of social concerns. He is chairman and president of the Eugenio Lopez Foundation, which houses a major Filipina museum and library. He is also chairman of the Lopez Group Foundation.

UNDP SDG

Reducing Poverty, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, and Partnership for the Goals

Description and impact

Lopez Group Foundation, Inc. (LGFI) is a non-stock, non-profit organization that functions as a social, charitable institution. It also coordinates the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives of the Lopez Group of Companies, which is into, energy, real estate, manufacturing, broadcasting and communications. LGFI was incorporated on January 28, 2004 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It is certified as a done institution by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and is registered with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as an auxiliary social welfare and development agency. LGFI stands on the pillars of the Lopez family values of public service, nationalism, and entrepreneurship. The present generation of Lopez's continues the Lopez legacy, building on past acts of philanthropy, creating bridges on present initiatives in corporate social responsibility.