Olivia Limpe-Aw is the fifth-generation Chairman and CEO of the Philippines’ oldest distiller Destileria Limtuaco & Co., Inc., which her great-great granduncle founded in 1852. An immigrant from China, he brought with him a family recipe for herbal wine sold as “Vino de Chino.” Since taking the helm in 2004, she has added new products and focused on growing overseas.
The company now sells more than 40 spirits, wines and liqueurs, including tropical-fruit blends, and exports within Asia and to the U.S. When some cities in the Philippines earlier this year banned booze amid quarantine restrictions, Destileria Limtuaco switched to making hand sanitizer and disinfectants. The fifth of seven daughters, Limpe-Aw is also president of Foresight Books Publishing & Dist. Co., Inc. and Philippine Archipelago International Trading Corporation. (Forbes Asia, 2020)Leave a reply →