Tony Tan Caktiong


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Antonio Tan Caktiong (January 5, 1953— ) is the founder and head of Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) the largest fast-food company in the Philippines. Brands under the Jollibee Foods umbrella include Jollibee, Chowking, Mang Inasal, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, and the Burger King franchise in the country. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees at St. Luke's Medical Center and the Asian Institute of Management, and a board director for First Generation Corporation, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, and the Temasek Foundation.

Tony Tan Caktiong is the third child of seven of immigrants from Fujian China who settled in Davao. He later went to Manila and graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in 1975 with a degree in chemical engineering. He has since honed his expertise with management tutoring certifications from Harvard University, Asian Institute of Management, University of Michigan Business School, Stanford University (Singapore) and Harvard Business School. He was selected by Ernst & Young as their World Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004.