Baptism of fire
I didn’t want the position. It was forced on me because my uncle retired, and there was nobody else. So they thought, “Why don’t you just make me COO, and you become the president?” And he said, “No, if you’re going to run it, you be the president.” So I mean, it was my baptism of fire.
If you want to call it express lane, or whatever it is, it was a lot of work. I didn’t take a vacation for 5 years. And I worked 7 days a week. It was not easy.
And then that’s also when we also started putting together all the shipping companies. There were so many challenges. At the end of the day, one of the most memorable things was we started containerization in the Philippines. Domestic containerization was started by us, in Aboitiz. The first ship was by Aboitiz. Read More @ https://www.rappler.com/business/217894-question-answer-with-jon-ramon-aboitiz-never-fall-in-love-business
Business tycoon Jon Ramon Aboitiz passes away – is not about his death is about what he have left behind “A GREAT STORY” for all Filipinos.
“Jon will be profoundly missed as he was an inspiring leader, loving and lovable, and someone who easily connects with everyone around him. His passing is certainly a great loss, not only for the Aboitiz Group, but for Philippine business as well,” Erramon Aboitiz, AEV president and CEO, said. Read More @ https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/companies/676699/aboitiz-conglomerate-chairman-jon-aboitiz-dies-at-70/story/
Many a times we look at our glory and our achievements but what we truly left behind makes a difference – and I enjoyed every moment of Jon Ramon and his business achievements. He is an icon and a model for all Filippino businessman to emulate.
Take care and may the Good Lord be with you always!!
Article by: Ashok