Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the country, recently announced the passing of chairperson Edward S. Go. Chair Go, a pillar and inspiring, well-loved figure of the company, who died last 16 September 2021.
Counting over 40 years of management experience in the country’s top banking and finance institutions, he earned the respect and admiration of colleagues and employees alike for his integrity and professional brilliance.
Chair Go consistently graduated at the top of his class at the Ateneo de Manila and generously put his talent and expertise at the service of the community. He sat in the board of numerous top corporations and actively supported the poverty alleviation programs of the Ateneo, chaired the NAMFREL, and spearheaded microfinance efforts.
He was a moving spirit behind H.A.R.I. Foundation Inc., the corporate social responsibility arm of HARI. He helped forge the Foundation’s lasting alliances with Gawad Kalinga and the Ateneo, where the Hyundai Hall, the university’s main performance venue, now stands. It would have been named the Edward S. Go Hall, had he not humbly declined.
“He left us as quietly as he had lived,” HARI president and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo said. “We will never forget his unassuming presence in our many events. Be it a major one with Government and Hyundai Korea or a company Christmas party, he would be there, on time, humbly shunning the spotlight. Yet, we all know that behind that modest facade was a Renaissance man, a great mind for business and a big heart for the poor.”