CEO, Alliance Global Group, Inc / Megaworld
Taking over from his father, the young tycoon heads a massive business empire
Kevin Tan’s group oversees not only real estate through the Megaworld Corporation but also the fast-food industry through the Golden Arches Development Corporation, hospitality and property management through Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc, and liquor through Emperador Inc. Alliance Global Group, Inc (AGI) was founded in 1993 by Kevin’s father, Dr Andrew Tan.
Kevin Tan has lofty ambitions, as he had previously targeted the company to become carbon neutral by 2030, though this goal had to be pushed back due to the pandemic. He has also set his eyes on creating five million jobs for Filipinos through Megaworld’s real estate developments across the country. The ventures do not stop there, either. As president of the Megaworld Real Estate Investment Trust (MREIT), he is also at the helm of one of the Philippines’ largest REITs, with a little over PhP27 billion in an initial public offering. He also co-founded Pick-A-Roo, a consumer delivery app.
The years of pandemic lockdown certainly have not slowed Tan’s ambitions or enterprises, which seem to be accelerating now with the opportunities an ever-changing world offers. AGI has also created a conglomerate-wide ESG programme called “Sustain-AGI-lity” and has taken measures to complete a company-wide vaccination programme for all their employees, their families and their township communities.
In 2021, Megaworld launched 72 new ventures alongside Emperador, which has gone global. Tan seeks to make a big push to revive the Philippine tourism sector by constructing more hotels, entertainment and MICE facilities all over the country.
“Global headwinds affect all businesses today. We need to look for efficiencies in all aspects of operations constantly.”
Champion of Champions (International CSR Excellence Awards)
CSR Company of the Year, Circle of Excellence Awardee (Megaworld Foundation) (10th Asia CEO Awards)
Most Innovative Company of the Year, Circle of Excellence Awardee (Megaworld Corporation) (10th Asia CEO Awards)
Best Real Estate Development Company for the Philippines - International Finance Awards
Did You Know?
Emperador uses organic biogas to fuel the boilers in its distilling plants. These boilers produce steam that power turbines, creating electricity that reduces their carbon footprint. Their operations in Spain also invested in deficit irrigation, which benefits locations that have low water supply.