Salceda bags prestigious AIM ‘Triple A’ award

January 31, 2012 11:17 am 

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 31 — Albay Gov. Joey Salceda will shortly be honored with the prestigious Alumni Achievement Award or “Triple A” honors from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Alumni Association in recognition of his "excellent performance in developmental endeavors" as a public servant.

Salceda will share the honors with another Filipino, Alexandra Prieto-Romualdez, president of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and three other foreign alumni during formal recognition rites on February 23, this year at the Fuller Hall, AIM Campus in Makati City.

Gregorio Atienza, secretary general of the Federation of Asian Institute of Management Alumni Associations (FAIM) has identified the three AIM Triple A foreign honorees as Ravi Prashad, a Hindu CEO of Himalaya Drug Company; Fu Shih-Choib, a Taiwanese; and Milon Bikash Paul, a Bangladeshi.

Every year FAIM pays tribute to its outstanding members with excellent performance in various professional disciplines through the illustrious Triple A awards.

“I am honored to receive the 2011-2012 Alumni Achievement Award (AAA) of the Asian Institute of Management, globally recognized as the Harvard of Asia, and Asia's premiere institution of higher management education. I sincerely owe this award to all Albayanos since I was chosen for the work we do together in Albay,” Salceda said.

The governor has already received various awards and recognitions during his term as Albay’s chief executive, from various institutions, including the United Nations for his pioneering efforts in the fields of Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction. He is now being offered to be the Asian representative in the Board of the Green Climate Fund of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Through his leadership, Albay has been a consistent recipient of the Department of Interior and Local Government’s "Galing Pook" Award for Disaster Risk Reduction. Earlier this year, Albay was conferred the same award for "Best Health Practices."

Salceda, who earned his Master of Business Management at AIM in 1990, thanked his professor and now Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Sonny Coloma, who nominated him for the honors.

AIM is a business graduate school and a center of business and management research. It is one of a few in Asia that enjoy accreditation with the global Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

AIM is often referred to as the "Harvard of Asia" because aside from its world class stature, it was established in partnership with the Harvard Business School whose case study teaching methodology it also uses. It is considered the best in the Asia-Pacific in terms of quality and effective education for executives. (PNA)

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