Hyundai's Go posthumously awarded Lux in Domino Award by ADMU

Edward Go

The late Chairman of the Board for Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) Edward Go has been bestowed with the Lux in Domino Award.

The said award is being given to honor the life and work of an individual who embodies in an outstanding manner the noblest ideals of the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU).

According to HARI, Go was supposed to receive the Award in 2022 but Ateneo reset the conferment to this year upon learning that he was seriously ill.

During the virtual ceremony last Tuesday, ADMU President Fr. Roberto Yap, SJ said that they are sad that Go is no longer around for the recognition. “We are sad that Eddie is not here for the ceremony, but we are glad to honor him for who he was as a leader, colleague, and friend,” Yap said.

HARI Chairman Edward Go

Also in attendance during the online ceremony were the two past presidents of the Ateneo, Fr. Bienvenido Nebres, SJ, and Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ. — who both have worked with Go in his over 40-year career in banking and finance.

The capstone award along with a replica of the Sacred Heart carved by National Hero Jose Rizal, one of the first graduates of the Ateneo, was posthumously presented to Go’s widow, Pacita and daughter Christine. A mass followed the awarding, which commemorated 40 days since Go’s passing last September 16 at the age of 83.

“The conferment of this award helps soothe our hearts as we are still mourning the passing of our beloved patriarch,” Go’s daughter said. “This award is the ultimate honor from his beloved school.”

The ceremony closed with personal greetings from attendees who were one in highlighting the late HARI chairman’s exemplary integrity and professional brilliance.

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“We will miss his wise insights at Board meetings… his elegant manner of conversing with local and foreign VIPs at our many corporate events. But most of all, we will miss his dry humor when chatting with employees at our office lobby,” HARI President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo said.

“He walked the walk. He lived not by large words. He led by example,” said Board Member at ASA Philippines Foundation Richard Dee.

“He was quiet, but he always commanded trust and respect. Throughout his life, he lived the ideals of St Ignatius, of being a man for others, tirelessly serving the Ateneo all he could,” said Fr. Nebres.

As a student, Go was consistently at the top of his class from grade school to college. He served as a member of the Ateneo de Manila Board of Trustees (1998-2014) during which he spent four years as Chairman of the Board. He also sat in the board of several leading companies in the country, chaired the NAMFREL, and spearheaded the poverty alleviation programs of ASA Foundation and the Ateneo.

As a pillar of HARI, he played a key role in the expansion of the business in its 20 years of operation in the country, and was a moving spirit behind HARI Foundation, Inc. (HFI), the corporate social responsibility arm of HARI. He helped forge the Foundation’s lasting alliances with Gawad Kalinga and the Ateneo.

Photos from Hyundai Asia Resources Inc.

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