• Hyundai Brings The XCIENT Power At The 2017 PHILCONSTRUCT

      PASAY CITY, Manila – Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI), the Philippines’ official distributor of Hyundai passenger and commercial vehicles, will be introducing the New Generation of the Hyundai XCIENT heavy-duty truck at the 2017 PHILCONSTRUCT Construction Show which will be held at the World Trade Center & SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia from January 6 to 9, 2018.   PHILCONSTRUCT is the biggest construction show in the country. It caters both to the heavy equipment and machinery, …

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  • Hyundai Dream Center Philippines: Hyundai's Christmas Gift to our Underprivileged Youth

    (L-R) HARI Chairman Emeritus Richard L. Lee, HARI President and CEO Maria Fe Perez-Agudo, Plan International Philippines Country Director Dennis Guy O’Brien, and Plan International Korea External Relations Team Manager Choi Yun Sung

     

    December 5, 2017– Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI), the Philippines’ official distributor of Hyundai passenger and commercial vehicles, joined forces with the world’s third largest vehicle manufacturer, Hyundai Motor Company of South Korea (HMC) in …

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  • Hyundai Sparks GREEN Revolution in Marikina City

    At the Groundbreaking Ceremony of Hyundai Marikina were: (L-R) Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) SVP – Trade Operations and Development Cluster Numeriano Cortez, Jr., Marikina City Business Permits and Licensing Office Department Head Atty. Nancy Teylan, Marikina City First District Representative Bayani Fernando, Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro, Shaw Automotive Resources, Inc. (SARI) President Felix Limcaoco III, HARI President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, HARI EVP and CFO Ladislao …

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  • HARI grows by 12% in November with Grand Starex and Accent; H100 stages grand recoup

      “2017 PROVED TO BE UPBEAT FOR Hyundai, reflecting our driven and empowered industry. We expect to maintain this growth momentum, thereby contributing to the overall growth of the economy for 2017.” --Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, HARI President and CEO   Performance and Drivers   Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines, registered positive year-to-date growth in Passenger Car (PC) and Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) sales, growing by 12% …

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  • Hyundai Gears Up for 2018: Focused to Meet a Wide Range of Demands in Transport and Mobility

      Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the Philippines’ official distributor of Hyundai passenger and commercial (trucks and buses) vehicles, gears up in anticipation of the government’s intensified push for infrastructure in 2018. With its line of passenger cars, commercial, and special vehicles braced for a wide range of mobility and payload requirements, HARI underscores its role as the Filipino’s lifetime partner to success.   “We are broadening our corporate horizon at a very opportune …

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Hyundai PH Chief: Value of women to ASEAN is immeasurable, cites education as key to empowerment

 

Solaire Resort and Casino, November 13, 2017. We live in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (V.U.C.A.) times but, just like a bag of tea, you’ll never know how strong you are until you’re dipped in hot water. This was Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo’s homage to the strength of women in the face of persistent gender issues that beset ASEAN member states.

 

Ms. Agudo joined peers in the C-suite at the ASEAN Business & Investments Summit (ABIS) 2017 forum, “Unleashing Women Economic Power and Human Capital Development (Investing in Education, Global Competencies, Women and Affirmative Action)” to discuss the critical role of women in driving inclusive growth in ASEAN.

 

Moderator Chloe Cho, Presenter and Executive Producer of Channel News Asia (Korea/Singapore), had the Hyundai Philippines chief, SM Investment Vice Chair and ASEAN BAC Council Member Teresita Sy-Coson, UN Under-Secretary General Dr. Shamshad Akhtar (representing Pakistan), SME Corporation Malaysia CEO Dr. Hafsah Hashim, and Sinouk Coffee Managing Director and ASEAN Women Entrepreneur 2017 Sirina Sisombat-Hervy (representing Laos) share their personal journeys to success and insights on accelerating the participation of women in the digital ecosystem.

 

The panelists were one in declaring that ASEAN is a frontrunner in women’s participation in the economy, and that, given equal opportunities, women’s skills and competence can match those of men in running an enterprise. However, they also observed that much work remains to be done to shatter ill-conceived sociocultural perceptions of women, which can only be addressed through policies that put both sexes on equal footing in terms of access to education, finance, and the all-important digital connectivity.

 

Ms. Agudo underscored the education as key to empowerment. “The challenge is to reframe social expectations and attitudes towards women and women leaders through long-term efforts in education.” She also called on Government and Business to solidify collaboration in creating new value for all. “As regards the operational environment, we need to enhance financial literacy and the nurturing of talent to run businesses. As regards an enabling environment, we need to explore ways to collaborate—share best practices, even the most disruptive and unconventional ones--in order to learn and benefit from digital disruption, in order to contribute in a relevant way to the region’s sustainable development goals.”