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Makati Tourism Foundation Incorporated supports Asia Leaders Awards 2022


Asia Leaders Awards has continuously proven the prestige and recognition behind every award to gives out to the deserving businesses and individuals. The secret of its integrity is the distinguish line up of the Awards Committee ever since it started years back. They are all accomplished and respected individuals in their fields of service expertise.

One of ALA’s awards committee members who have been very supportive and one with its objective and purpose is Tan Yu III.

Tan Yu III is the son of Dr. Elton See Tan, Chairman, President, and CEO of the E-Hotels, Resorts, and Residences Suites, and the grandson of business tycoon Tan Yu, who was named the world’s seventh wealthiest man by Forbes magazine in 1997. For decades, the Tans have been building hotels and condominiums in the Philippines, Taiwan, and China.

Heart & Mind of a Tan Yu Offspring

Tan Yu III is the Financial Controller for The E-Hotels, Resorts, and Residences Suites brand, and he has a degree in Accounting. He is also the current Secretary-General of Makati Tourism Foundation Incorporated (MTFI), which was founded to promote Makati as the country’s top business and tourism destination through a variety of projects, exhibitions, and events. He is, indeed, a devoted and dependable Tan offspring.

Another Tan trait reflected on Tan Yu III, is the desire to help others. He has been a constant force behind the Kingpaoguat Typoco Tanyu Internationale (KTTI) Foundation, the platform his family uses to support their various civic projects.

Despite his hectic schedule, he finds time to volunteer for charitable organizations. He was able to join and lead other organizations despite being as busy as a bee managing the metro’s E-Hotel chain and as a Secretary-General of Makati Tourism Foundation Incorporated (MTFI). He was also a former Lieutenant Governor of the Kiwanis International Philippine Luzon District 3A.


Tan Yu III learned to be independent at a young age while growing up on the West Coast of the United States, living alone in a dormitory. He trained in several accounting firms and banks during the summers and holidays while attending the prestigious Menlo College in Atherton, California, where he earned his degree in accounting. Indeed, time is of the essence for this young Tan.

Integrity Upfront and Beyond

For the past four years, the ALA Awards Committee has truly demonstrated how their selections go above and beyond by placing a premium on the extent of winners’ individual and corporate social responsibility efforts: from their employees to their communities to the entire nation! With all of his credentials and background in the Hotel and Tourism industry, the soft-spoken younger Tan Yu (Tan Yu III) is a perfect fit as one of the Awards Committee members.

Asia Leaders Awards is the only recognition giving body whose awards committee is composed of respected leaders from different chambers, organizations, and embassies such as the Embassy of Singapore, Embassy of Poland, and Korean Council among others. Its main objective is to promote the Philippines as a premier business hub and destination in Asia.

This year’s Asia Leaders Awards (ALA) Awarding Ceremony will be held on November 22, 2022. And nominations are now open, visit for more details.


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