For almost three decades of teaching marketing and real estate development to ATENEO graduate school students, coaching heads of family-owned businesses in the ASEAN and speaking before entrepreneurs and business leaders here and abroad, Prof. Enrique Soriano III was awarded the National Agora Award for Excellence in Marketing Education by the Philippine Marketing Association.

Distinguished Educator 

Better known as Prof Eric in the academe and business industry, he is a professor of global marketing at the ATENEO Graduate School of Business (AGSB). He chairs the marketing cluster and heads the real estate program.

A Certified Professional Marketer, he is also the immediate past president of the Association of Marketing Educators and director of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry QC.

Family Business Coach and Speaker

Prof Eric’s advocacy and academic work on strategic management and family business governance has made him a sought-after advisor and resource speaker in international conferences in the ASEAN, United States and Europe.

In the Philippines and the ASEAN alone, he delivers more than 200 talks every year on strategic innovation and growth strategies for family businesses.

At present, he is the Senior Advisor of the Wong and Bernstein Advisory Group, a strategic consulting group servicing ASEAN organizations on branding, strategic leadership, growth of Asian family businesses, organizational change and competitive strategies.

He has helped re-engineer and transition many family-owned businesses to the next generation with governance, growth and profitability.

Business Executive

Prof. Eric served as Group CEO of the Belo Medical Group, his last executive engagement. He was also chairman of publicly-listed Suntrust Developer, founding president of publicly-listed Travelers Hotel International (Resorts World), Country CEO of Singapore-based ERA Philippines and founder of the Commercial and Lifestyle Malls of Megaworld Corporation.

Further, he was the VP and Group Head for business development of Greenfield Development Corporation of United Laboratories Group.

Book Author and Columnist

Prof. Eric also contributes columns to national newspapers and business magazines in the Philippines and a leading Filipino-American newspaper in the US. His columns are widely circulated in popular online magazines in Europe.

He has written a family business book, Kite Runner, and will soon release his second Asian edition book, Business Governance: Powerful Insights on Leadership and Succession.

He holds a B.A. in History from the University of the Philippines and an MBA from De La Salle University. Has Doctorate Units in Public Administration and pursued post graduate executive education at the National University of Singapore Business School.