The pandemic has been with us for more than a year and it's challenging each and every one, rich or poor. People say, if you can make it through this pandemic, you definitely make it no matter what the situation is. Business-minded people nowadays does not think of just business, but they also consider helping others and how to help the community as a driving force as to why they build their business. That's what real leaders are all about.
“Giving back to the community will always be a priority for us and I’m proud of that. Poverty is a serious challenge in the Philippines and it frustrates me. I want to be someone who will change lives by helping them,” - Avin Ong
Fredley Group of Companies is making sure that in spite of the challenges , the company’s social responsibility initiatives are fiercely important and making sure that’s well implemented. Filipinos with disabilities are employed by the company and the Employee Rewards Program subsidises expenses and tuition fees for employees’ children. The Fredley Foundation is providing education scholarships and, ultimately, roles and a career path within the group to the less fortunate.
Chairman and CEO of Fredley Group of Companies, Avin Ong, who is just only 29 and an accomplished entrepreneur, with a double Masters degree, an honors degree from De La Salle University and global experience from Deutsche Bank isn’t afraid of taking risk since he started working at age seven for being so poor selling fruit shakes at the wet market.
Today, the company employs more than a thousand workers with the famous brand Macao Imperial Tea with 210 branches and also restaurants that includes Nabe Japanese Izakaya and Hot Pot, Mitasu Yakiniku, New York Fries & Dips and Liang Crispy Rolls.