AGSB Alumnus, Mon Abrea, is one of the 2015 TOYM Awardees
May 13, 2016
Ateneo Graduate School of Business alumnus Raymond “Mon” Abrea was recently honored as one of the 10 recipients of 2015’s The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) award, in recognition of his contributions in the field of accounting and finance. Instituted in 1959, the TOYM awards is an annual program of the Junior Chamber International, the Gerry Roxas Foundation, Inc. and the TOYM Foundation.
Mon successfully completed AGSB’s Regis MBA program in 2010. He is President and Chief Strategy Officer of the Abrea Consulting Group (ACG), and founding president of the Center for Strategic Reforms of the Philippines (CSR Philippines). Popularly known as “the Tax Whiz”, he is a former BIR examiner who is currently considered the country’s most prominent advocate of genuine tax reform. His advocacy is to help people enjoy a tax-free lifestyle: not a lifestyle free from taxes, but one that is free from the unnecessary burden of penalties and compromises. He promotes the Citizen Tax Planning (CTP) Certification Program, which awards a “Seal of Honesty” to qualified taxpayers. He believes that we can reform business towards “right” behavior: paying the correct taxes without compromises.
The TOYM award is only the latest in a long series of accolades and recognitions that Mon has received: he was awarded Asia CEO Young Leader of the Year in 2015 and was named one of Go Negosyo’s Angelpreneurs. He is an alumnus of the Ayala Young Leaders program, past recipient of the Gerry Roxas Leadership award, and author of the bestselling tax handbook, “Got A Question About Taxes? Ask the Tax Whiz!: Most Frequently Asked Tax Questions in the Philippines.”
Congratulations, Mon Abrea, not just for this latest award, but especially for being a wonderful example of an AGSB alumnus who is “making the country his business”.