2004 award winner
Tony Tan Caktiong
Chairman and President | Jollibee Foods Corporation
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2003, Philippines
EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2004
Tony Tan Caktiong, President of Jollibee Foods Corporation, won the title of World Entrepreneur Of The Year in 2004. Jollibee was founded in 1975 as a two-branch ice cream parlor, which later expanded its menu to include hot sandwiches and other meals. The size, geographic expanse and breadth of the company's operations have grown exponentially — from a handful of Jollibee stores 26 years ago to 1,185 stores in 9 countries at the end of 2004. The prestigious Far Eastern Economic Review has cited Jollibee as The Most Admired Company in the Philippines for the past six years.