Henry Sy Sr.
94 Years OldMr. Henry Sy, Sr. has been the Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of SMPH until his passing on January 19, 2019. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of SMPH for ten (10) years from 1994 to April 2014. He was the founder of the SM Group and is currently, Chairman Emeritus of SMIC, SM Development Corporation (SMDC), Highlands Prime, Inc. (HPI) and BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO) and Honorary Chairman of China Banking Corporation. He opened the first ShoeMart store in 1958 and has been at the forefront of SM Group’s diversification into five lines of businesses – shopping malls, retail, financial services, real estate development and tourism oriented entities such as but not limited to hotels and convention centers. Mr. Sy earned his Associate of Arts Degree in Commerce Studies at Far Eastern University and was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Business Management by De La Salle University.