CITY OF SAN FERNANDO---Laus Group of Companies (LGC) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lisset Laus-Velasco was named one of the outstanding women entrepreneurs among the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or Asean.

Laus-Velasco received the Outstanding Asean Women Entrepreneur Award from the Asean Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN) in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 2, 2023.

The Asean Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN) Award Recognizes the outstanding achievements of women entrepreneurs who have made a significant impact on their industries and communities, and who have overcome obstacles, shown resilience, and demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities paving the way to the success of their businesses.

It also recognizes the significant contributions made by women entrepreneurs in Asean member states to both their industries and in advancing the participation of women in all levels of economic activity.

Laus-Velasco's latest citation comes after she was named Woman Entrepreneur of the Year at the recently concluded Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines in November 21 last year.

The world-renowned annual search organized by Ernst and Young and SGV Foundation recognized the LGC chair and CEO for her exemplary management excellence over a sustained period of time, making her a trailblazer in her particular field of business.

In 2021, Laus-Velasco was also named as 2021 Ford Salute to Dealers Honoree, a Ford Motor Company initiative that recognizes dealer partners who work toward improving the lives of individuals and their communities.

Laus-Velasco was the lone honoree from Ford’s International Markets Group and the second Ford dealer principal from the Philippines to win the recognition from a total of 80 dealers from around the world nominated for the award. She joined five Ford dealer partners all over the globe who were cited for their impactful social contributions, philanthropic work, and community service.

Laus-Velasco was recognized for her advocacy on education, carrying on the torch lighted by her father, the late LGC Founder Levy P. Laus, who is a known countryside development advocate and socio-civic leader in the country.