As President and CEO of the PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies, the name Jean Henri Lhuillier has always been a force to reckon with in the world of business. The head honcho of Cebuana Lhuillier’s parent company has steered the company towards becoming the Philippines’ leading and largest micro-financial services provider. Specializing in pawning, remittance, microinsurance, and micro-savings, companies under Jean Henri’s watch has achieved tremendous success in business through assistance that uplift the lives of Filipinos, Jean Henri has also become a strong profounder of corporate social value and responsibility.
One of Jean Henri’s key approaches as a means of giving back to society has been through the promotion of sports in the Philippines. A former college varsity tennis player, Jean Henri enjoys playing sports and being involved in the world of sports. He is the President of the Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines (ASAPHIL) and was the man behind the exploits of the RP Blu Girls and Blu Boys in recent years, Founder and President of the Unified Tennis Philippines (UTP) which runs numerous tournaments both age group and professional tennis tournaments every year. Lhuillier was also the team manager for the RP Davis Cup teams for several years and was the man behind bringing top tennis players in the country through the International Premier Tennis League as part-owner and team manager of the Philippine Mavericks. He also used to support basketball thru the Cebuana Gems and even spearheaded national teams in the Southeast Asian Games.
As a true patron of sports, Jean Henri also throws his support behind athletes who show exemplary skills and passion in their chosen field. One such individual is Daniel Miranda, a multi-awarded kart racer who has already brought home several awards, including the Philippine Karter of the Year in 2013; Vios Cup overall champion in 2017; and, the TCR Asian Drivers’ Champion in 2019. More recently, Miranda has brought his A-game in Drifting, the sport of driving a car by sliding it and smoking its tires through a set course. Most Filipinos would have been introduced to the sport through the anime series “Initial D” or through movies such as “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.”
“I’m so elated and proud of what Daniel has achieved. I’ve never doubted his capabilities. I and Cebuana Lhuillier will continue to support in his pursuit for further greatness,” according to Lhuillier.
The country is blessed to have a dedicated sports patron like Jean Henri Lhuillier. His steadfast commitment to continue doing what he describes as “my part in bringing glory to Philippine sports” has been proven invaluable by many of the athletes and organizations he supports.