Chairman and CEO, Sunrise Events
Wilfred Steven Uytengsu is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Alaska Milk Corporation (AMC), a leading milk company in the Philippines.
He is also President of GenOSI, the exclusive supplier of meat products for the McDonald’s chain of restaurants in the Philippines.
He was born in Cebu City, Philippines in 1961. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship Program) from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in 1983. While in college, he was captain of the USC men’s swimming team and a member of the Beta Theta Phi Fraternity. He was also a member of the Philippine National Swimming Team and competed in the 1981 South East Asian Games.
Mr. Uytengsu was named the Philippines’ Ernst & Young 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year in awards held in Manila last February 5, 2008 in conjunction with the SGV Foundation. He was recognized for his achievements in expanding, developing and professionalizing AMC’s systems to become one of the most respected and well-governed companies in the Philippines. In addition, Mr. Uytengsu was also awarded the Master Entrepreneur for exemplifying sound management practices in the areas of finance, shareholder value, corporate governance, marketing, human resources and sales as well as fostering strong relationship with his employees, customers, suppliers and shareholders.
Mr. Uytengsu was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year with his brother Michael in 2013 by the University of Southern California’s Lloyd Grief Center for Entrepreneurship.
As part of Alaska Milk’s franchise in the Philippine Basketball Association through the Alaska Aces, Mr. Uytengsu served as a two time Chairman of the League and was awarded the Executive of the Year in 2016. The Alaska Aces have won 14 titles in their 30-year history under Mr. Uytengsu’s leadership.
Mr. Uytengsu is a member of the internationally recognized World Presidents’ Organization (WPO). He has also served as International Chairman of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) from 2002-2003, and was the first Asian member to do so in the organization’s 55 year history.
Mr. Uytengsu is a two-time Ironman World Championship finisher in Kona, Hawaii. He is married to the former Kerri Elaine Dunn and has three children.