Published June 11, 2024

We at the Norwegian Training Center (NTC) are deeply honored and humbled to receive the prestigious Nordic Spirit Award at the Nordic-Philippine Business Awards, hosted by the Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, on May 23, 2024. This recognition celebrates the values of resilience, innovation, and community that define the Nordic spirit. As we move forward, we remain committed to excellence and strive for even greater achievements.

Celebrating Excellence and Visionary Leadership

The Nordic-Philippine Business Awards held at Dusit Thani Manila was an evening brimming with business excellence and recognition. Visionary leaders and winners from various categories were celebrated for their significant impact on the Nordic-Philippine business community.

Meet the Winners

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the winners, finalists, and companies who submitted their nominations, as well as to all the participants who joined us in celebrating the contributions of every company in fostering a bigger and better Nordic-Philippine Business Community. Here are the distinguished winners:

  • Influential Leader Award: Mailyn Borillo, President, OSM Thome Philippines
  • Sustainability Champion Award: Yara Philippines
  • Nordic Spirit Award: Norwegian Maritime Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (NMFPI/ Norwegian Training Center)
  • Employer of the Year Award: KONE (KPI Elevators Inc.)
  • Community Impact Award: BPI Foundation, Inc.
  • Partnership Collaboration Award: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals (Phils.), Inc.
  • Business of the Year Award: ASSA ABLOY Philippines, Inc.
  • Legacy Award: Erik M. Nielsen, President at Global Process Manager Inc.

Embracing the Future

This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team at NTC. It recognizes our efforts to uphold the values that define the Nordic spirit and our commitment to making a positive impact in our community. We will continue to stand for excellence, innovate, and work towards even greater achievements in the future.


We are grateful to the Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines for this esteemed recognition and for organizing such a wonderful event. Let’s continue to strive for excellence and collaboration as we build a stronger business landscape together.

Thank you for being part of this incredible journey. Here’s to many more milestones and successes ahead!