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PAGCOR Chief Named ‘Executive of the Year’ at Global Gaming Awards

PAGCOR Chief Named Executive of the Year
Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco was voted “Executive of the Year” at the prestigious Global Gaming Awards Asia-Pacific 2024. The ceremony was held at the Conrad Hotel in Pasay City on Tuesday, June 4th.

PAGCOR Chief Named Executive of the Year

Tengco expressed surprise and gratitude for the award, stating it validates the efforts PAGCOR has made over the past two years and proves the agency is heading in the right direction. He added that the recognition inspires him to work harder to realize PAGCOR’s plans and aspirations during his tenure.

The Global Gaming Awards, organized by gaming publication Gambling Insider, is considered one of the most prestigious accolades in the industry. Event Manager Mariya Savova congratulated this year’s winners and nominees, emphasizing that even a nomination is a significant achievement. She highlighted the Philippines as the most dynamic and innovative gaming market in Asia, making Manila a fitting host for the event.

The judging panel for this year’s awards included industry professionals such as:

  • Betty Zhao, Senior Vice President of International Operations at Aruze Gaming Global
  • Ken Jolly, VP and Managing Director, Asia at Light & Wonder
  • Jaclyn Wood, CEO of Global Players Network
  • Lucas Cai, Vice President of Gaming at Mohegan INSPIRE Entertainment Resort

The Winners List

  • Executive of the Year
    • Winner: Alejandro H. Tengco, Chairman and CEO, PAGCOR
    • Runner-Up: Hubert Wang, President and COO, MGM China
    • Joint Third Place: Lloyd Robson, General Manager for Asia, Aristocrat Gaming, and Joe Pisano, Founder and CEO, Jade Entertainment and Gaming Technologies
  • Casino Operator of the Year
    • Joint Winners: Galaxy Entertainment Group and Bloomberry Resorts Corporation
    • Runner-Up: Sands
    • Third Place: Wynn Resorts Macau

The comprehensive list of winners showcases the diverse achievements and innovations within the gaming industry. It highlights the excellence in various aspects from operations to corporate responsibility.


With the PAGCOR Chief Alejandro Tengco named ‘Executive of the Year’ at the Global Gaming Awards Asia-Pacific 2024, it underscores PAGCOR’s significant strides in the gaming industry. This prestigious accolade not only validates PAGCOR’s efforts but also motivates Tengco to further drive the agency’s ambitions and objectives.

The Global Gaming Awards continue to honor outstanding contributions and innovations in the industry, with this year’s winners exemplifying excellence across various categories. As the Philippines cements its position as a dynamic and innovative gaming market, events like these highlight the region’s pivotal role in shaping the future of global gaming.


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Written by Marjo Piedad

Traveler | Foodie | CONTENT EDITOR
📍Cebu, Philippines
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