Wilcon Depot founder and chairman emeritus William T. Belo was recognized as one of The Manila Times: Man of the Year during the Asia Leaders Awards 2019 held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel on November 19, 2019.
Asia Leaders Awards acknowledges leaders who are making a difference not only in their respective fields but also in promoting the Philippines as the premier business hub in Asia and beyond.
From the humble beginnings of his company, which started with a single 60-square-meter store along Quezon Avenue, Wilcon Depot is recognized as the Philippines’ leading home improvement and construction supply retailer having 56 retail outlets nationwide.
Belo’s determination and passion have paved the way in transforming the home retailing industry and establishing the company as the trusted name by many industry professionals, home enthusiasts, and homeowners nationwide.
Undoubtedly, with Belo’s leadership and an endless pursuit of offering superior quality products and excellent services and fulfilling their mission to help people build, improve, and refine more Filipino homes for a sustainable and comfortable life have exemplified him as a leader and businessman who contributes to the country’s economic growth and stability.
The Man of the Year award was presented by The Manila Times and co-presented by the Embassy of Malaysia and the Embassy of Korea.