GMA Network chairman and CEO, Atty. Felipe Gozon, bagged the prestigious Global Leadership Award for Excellence in Media Sector, reaching another milestone in his distinguished career as a broadcast executive.
The awards’ ceremonies were held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 5.
Gozon made history by being the first Filipino recipient of this international award, which recognized his excellent management of the Kapuso Network and the company’s contributions to the local broadcast industry.
“This award is significant to me not only because I did not apply for it, but more importantly, I am told that I am the first Filipino to be given this award,” Gozon said.
Considered as the man who turned GMA Network around to become the leading local broadcast company today, Gozon believes that the network is headed towards a greater future.
“My vision for GMA Network is for its programs to enrich the lives of all Filipinos everywhere in the world and for the Network to become the number one TV station in Asia,” he said.
The Global Leadership Awards cited Gozon for his “keen involvement in spearheading the corporate business and community development, and for the continued effort and contributions done towards steering [GMA] to greater heights.”
Moreover, Gozon was honored for “the leadership values that he had consistently imparted to move forward and transform according to times and needs.”
Described as the “[Asean] Region’s most impactful event,” the Global Leadership Awards is organized by The Leaders International together with the American Leadership Development Association (ALDA). It aims “to convene and showcase the highest levels of Global Leaders representing the diplomatic, business, government, philanthropic, media, celebrity, and social sectors.”